Peer to Peer Fundraising: How Do You Measure Up?

Connection Cafe

Peer to peer fundraising events like runs, walks and rides have become a staple for nonprofit fundraisers, and often bring in more revenue than any other fundraising campaign throughout the year.

How does your Fundraising Event Measure Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Even wonder how your fundraising event is doing compared to other events in the industry? Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising

Measuring ROI in Multichannel Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

Measuring ROI in multichannel fundraising campaigns can be a lot of work, but … Fundraising Industry Trends Research & Trends multichannel fundraising ROI

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How to Measure Your Prospect Management System

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Once you have consistent and relevant prospect data at your disposal, what should you measure? Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects metrics Prospect Managment

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Measuring World Hunger Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: My take away from this guest post is the advice that my co-author, KD Paine, has been saying for years. ”Don’t measure the world, if you don’t have the time and resources to do so.” Measuring World Hunger Day – a guest post by Geoff Livingston.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

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A few months ago, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. The group included a mix of Google grantees as well as measurement professionals. Create a roadmap for measuring your financial + social impact.

5 Steps To Simple Nonprofit Performance Measurement


Big data and robust analytic measuring tools have enabled this revolution to go from a pipe dream to reality in only a few short years. Everyone wants to compare the success of their organization to a measurable analytic. Start measuring, and reporting. Keep measuring.

January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies. Blog Posts About Various Steps of the Measurement Process. Once you set measurable goals, you’ve got make sure they are realistic.

3 Big Fundraising Metrics Your Nonprofit Absolutely Needs to Measure

John Haydon

And which fundraising metrics should you measure? The post 3 Big Fundraising Metrics Your Nonprofit Absolutely Needs to Measure appeared first on John Haydon. Online FundraisingBeing “data-driven” is easier said than done. But where do you start?

KPIs, Metrics, and Benchmarks – Oh My!…How to Measure Your Year-end Campaigns

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Tis the time of year when end-of-year campaigns are in full swing and metrics, measurement, and benchmarks are top of mind. There are A LOT of ways to measure a campaign's success, let's look at a few. Campaigns Metrics & Measurement Planning end of year fundraising

The Online Benchmark Report is Here| How Does Your Org Measure Against Its Peers?

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It’s the largest and most comprehensive report of its kind, using data from nearly 800 Luminate Online customers to help you evaluate your overall strategies and performance in online fundraising. Nonprofit Fundraising luminate online Luminate Online Benchmark Report Online Fundraising

Recipe for (Measuring) Success

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Recipe for (Measuring) Success. If you’ve got an event (or many events) taking place this fall, and are using an online fundraising tool like TeamRaiser, you are probably up to your elbows in reports as well. Multiply by 100 and you have your percentage of fundraisers.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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How can advocacy make a measurable difference for your organization? And since advocacy often involves coalitions, it can be difficult to measure who owns the success—or quite possibly the failure—of initiatives. Does Advocacy Help with Fundraising?

Your Fundraising Decision Making Yardstick: Recruit-Retain-Reactivate

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As a fundraiser, it’s easy to be envious of the colleague from another organization who gets to be “Fun Fundraiser,” dabbling in—or spending all day perfecting—the innovative side of fundraising. But I can’t forget the bottom line: I am a fundraiser, and I must raise funds.

Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter


Through her work with clients like the Wildlife Conservation Society and her love of (math) problem solving, Amy has picked up a lot of wisdom + I wanted to better understand her process for approaching a social media campaign and measuring its efficacy. It's not enough to measure "likes" for every post and assume the ones with more had the most impact. Measuring beyond "likes".

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

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Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties. We are honored to have Laura Arrillaga-Andreeseen, Author of Giving 2.0 , write the foreword and it articulates from the donor perspective why nonprofits need to embrace measurement and learning.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and direct response agitators all in one place.

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What Funders Want: Outcomes 101 for the Frontline Fundraiser

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Tracking and measuring outcomes is no longer a nice to have or a buzzword, it is now imperative for fundraisers to embrace and communicate their organizations’ outcomes and results in order to stand out when competing for dollars and resources.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

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Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Fundraisers allow you to bond with prospects and donors, whether it’s formal or informal, strengthening your relationship. The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist: 1.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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Redefining Measurement and Value


Senior Fundraising Consultant. Generations of fundraisers have been trained to measure success around one specific metric—revenue. While the interpretation may vary; gross vs. net revenue, campaign ROI, long term value, the driver for fundraising tends to be oriented around campaign revenue and progress toward overall budget. There are other ways to measure success, and it depends on changing the idea that revenue generation is the only form of success.

How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

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As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me. What has struck me as most interesting is how fundraisers and the staff they work with closely at foundations are quite similar.

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3 Tips for Putting the “C”, “R”, “M” in Your Program Measurement

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As a strategist, I live and die by having access to timely, relevant, … CRM Metrics & Measurement direct mail fundraising

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Overall, you want to be tracking these types of goals because it’ll help you determine the quality of your visitors and measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. The post Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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How to Measure CRM ROI for Your Nonprofit


CRM has a direct impact on fundraising effectiveness, marketing reach, and general productivity, so it’s no wonder decision-makers go to painstaking lengths to choose the best software for their teams. Measuring ROI is a little more black and white for commercial businesses.

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2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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Wondering how fundraising is performing so far in 2014? Using data from The Blackbaud Index , we are able to provide the first insights into fundraising trends for the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013. billion in fundraising revenue. billion in online fundraising.

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Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations

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If we continue trying to measure social change by financial criteria alone, we’ll never have full view of the inputs and processes necessary to create lasting impact. However, we shouldn’t rely on for-profit output measures to paint a complete picture of nonprofit success.

Measuring the Return on Relationships

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Measuring the Return on Relationships by Claire Diaz Ortiz (nee Williams). Last week, I started a discussion on Social Edge entitled, Fundraising, It’s Not Always About the Money ( [link] ). Measuring the ROI of a fundraising campaign is equally simple.

How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

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In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

New E-Book: Measurement 101 for Nonprofits by KD Paine @queenofmetrics

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I learned about measurement from Katie Delahaye Paine, who is the leading expert in measuring communications strategies. Part 3: How To Measure the Effectiveness of Your Efforts. Part 4: How To Measure Engagement. Part 5: How To Budget for Measurement. Measurement

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

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This milestone got me thinking about how fast time flies, but also about the huge changes the company has seen in the digital fundraising space. The digital fundraising space has changed so much in the last ten years, what will the next ten hold?

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement


I’m reading Measuring the Networked Nonprofit now and I’m kind of obsessed with it–I can almost envision myself becoming an Excel geek.

Making it Easy to Measure Social Media


That’s the secret to measurement—defining your goals, parsing out the individual social media activities that will support it, and then defining the information that will let you know if those activities are working. Which of these are the “right” things to measure?

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

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For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’m a designer who, up until recently, held some pretty naïve opinions about mobile fundraising. At the end of the 2014 giving season, we completed a mobile fundraising study across 343 nonprofit websites to help separate our facts from our opinions. I have a confession.

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What’s the Best Way to Measure Influence? DIY Not?Klout! - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media -

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What’s the Best Way to Measure Influence? Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - : As nonprofit senior leadership starts taking social media more seriously to engage supporters, they are also starting to ponder their own organization’s influence. DIY NotKlout! Fair enough. If your organization is going to devote staff resources and time in social media, you should have a solid understanding of the audiences you are reaching, and how strong those relationships are.

Are You Counting or Are You Measuring? : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Are You Counting or Are You Measuring? Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "Continuing our coverage of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 47th International Conference held in Baltimore last month, Steve MacLaughlin , director of Internet solutions at Blackbaud, shares his presentation, 'Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Online Results but Were Afraid to Ask.'Our

End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign – CHECK!

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Hopefully by now your plans for End-of-Year online fundraising are wrapping up. Once your campaign is out the door, it’s time to start checking your metrics to see how you measure up. We recently held some webinars where we discussed some tips for campaign planning and execution.

Measuring Return on Investment for Technology


We’ll share simple ways to measure and compare return on investment and go over a few tips for establishing your ROI measurement process. Let’s take a closer look at some simple ways to measure and compare ROI and go over a few tips for establishing your ROI measurement process.

Measuring Your Social Media Success


And though we are making huge strides as a sector to understand the most effective techniques and approaches to using these tools, we still have a lot to learn about one of the most important areas of social media: measurement. Think about fundraising for a second.

Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”?

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

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The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals.

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

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No longer does multiple-channel fundraising mean a home page mention and few Facebook posts during online campaigns. Multi-channel fundraising has evolved to include more donations driven from a nonprofit’s home page, digital advertising and social ambassadors.