How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on February 19 in collaboration with Nonprofit Tech for Good, she’ll be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. Community fundraisers. 2) Share compelling fundraising videos.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Behavioral Science is a powerful area of study, and can be a serious tool in the world of nonprofit fundraising. for Online Fundraising. Here are five tips for using behavioral science theories to engage your supporters and raise more money for your NPO: 1.

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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

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.

Jewish Federations of North America Use Text-to-Pledge to Raise Thousands of Dollars in a Crisis

Mobile Commons

Mobile messaging can be a powerful way to raise money quickly. ”) But did you know there are a host of other ways to use mobile to raise money? Text-to-Pledge asks patrons to text in their desired pledge amount; your fundraisers then follow up later.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before. Nonprofit organizations getting more attention – and more money – can only be a good thing that benefits us all, right?

Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?


Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? For the organizations that are raising money on Facebook in particular – here’s a breakdown of how money is being raised: 33% raised money via Individual Giving.

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Little Giants, Big Money: Lessons in Social Media Fundraising From a Liberal Arts College

NonProfit Hub

Wabash knows how to leave a BIG impact, and can “school” other nonprofits on running a successful fundraising campaign. The goal: get donations from 430 donors in 24 hours, hopefully totaling $43,000 in pledges from alumni. Wabash College knows that it isn’t fundraising for an institution, it’s fundraising for a cause. But by maintaining and illustrating the experience, Wabash could better fundraise when the time came.

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

Amy Sample Ward

Samsung pledged to contribute up to $100,000 through this social action challenge, providing a donation of $5 to the Dan Marino Foundation each time someone pledged their support of autism awareness by sharing an infographic with their Facebook friends or sending a tweet with the hashtag, #teamautism. That campaign had an infographic and charity partner and a set amount of money Samsung were donating based on social actions taken online.

3, 2, 1… How to Successfully Launch a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

Today, I’m sharing some ideas for launching your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. And, fun is important for keeping your fundraisers engaged and motivated. Create campaign-specific fundraising “thermometers” and social media badges that fundraisers can use to show off their progress.

112 Tips to Raise More Money by Mail


This week guest blogger Gail Perry is back with her top tips to help us all raise more money by mail. 112 Tips to Raise More Money by Mail. Direct mail is the most important fundraising and communications tool you have. Using the right envelope as a fundraising tool.

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Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to imagine a time when peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising wasn’t fueled by digital platforms and online communications tools. Paper pledge forms were compelling enough to drive donations back in the P2P olden days. So, is Facebook changing the game for P2P fundraising again?

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. Higher Conversion Rates = Raising More Money.

Fundraising Success Story: Couple Raises Money to Adopt a Child with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

The money will aid them in the lengthy and expensive child adoption process. Friends and family of Chris and Shelley were able to support their fundraising efforts and receive a token of appreciation in return. Fundraising tsfundraising teespring tsteespring

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Mobile Fundraising: A Complete Overview — Pt. 2 of 3

NonProfit Hub

In the first part of this mobile fundraising series , we covered the basics, diving into the various forms of mobile fundraising and key terms that every mobile fundraiser should know. Can mobile giving technology be used for more than just fundraising?

Introducing Fundraising’s Best Friend: Text Messaging!

Mobile Commons

But did you know that it can also be a great tool when you need to raise money? That’s right: text messaging can help you boost your fundraising efforts and increase donations. The first step in a fundraising campaign is getting people to take action. Fundraising

3 Powerful Fundraising Strategies for Email

John Haydon

In fact, Blackbaud has found that this year-end fundraising spike happens every year. Check out last year: What’s your year-end fundraising plan? The fundraising strategies you employ during year-end should be rock solid. For example, pledges, sweepstakes and petitions.

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7 Unique Fundraising Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits , a 40-hour work for a new media manager is outlined with five hours allotted weekly to experimenting with new online and mobile fundraising tools. Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media

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Tweetathon: Jerry Lewis Meets PBS Pledge Drive To Promote Twitter Book and To Support Clean Drinking Water On Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The event takes a television concept from the 1960's, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethons , which does non-stop celebrity performances and pitching to raise money for charity and puts it on Twitter as well as live streaming on Fundraising events should be fun!)

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters. A college grad researching a career in fundraising recently asked me what’s changed since I started in the field. Disrupting Fundraising Since: 2000. So is giving money.”.

Five Winning Attributes of Winning Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Major-gifts officers, and fundraisers in general, need to be a lot of things to be successful at what they do. Let’s take a look at some of the winning attributes of winning fundraisers. 2) Fundraisers need to be able to sell the cause. 3) Fundraisers also need to be patient!

My board won't fundraise

Connection Cafe

To get those hesitant board members more engaged with your fundraising efforts, here’s five easy, no-pressure non-ask activities you can ask them to help with. Even if they only pledge $5 at that time, their neighbor at the table won’t know that but they will feel a little more pressure to jump on the giving bandwagon if they see someone next to them stuffing that little white envelope. Now tell your board members to help you make some money. Author: Cheryl Black.

5 Mobile Fundraising Apps for Do-Gooders and Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 many mobile fundraising apps have been released, but few have been successful. Six years later the design and functionality of fundraising apps has improved significantly.

How HelpAttack Can Raise Money for Your Nonprofit with Facebook Updates and Tweets

John Haydon

Those supporters pledge a specific dollar amount each time they update Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more (or elect to have HelpAttack update social media sites for them). emails supporters who pledge throughout the campaign to let them know how they’re doing.

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Non-Profits and Political Campaigns Turn to Mobile Fundraising


Are you using mobile fundraising technologies? ———————— If merchant services can go mobile with credit card processing, why can’t non-profits and politicians tap some of that technology to raise money?

6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Phone Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

They’re the Kate Uptons of fundraising. We’re also wannabe hipsters, however, so today we’re going to walk you through how to improve your nonprofit’s phone fundraising because, well, we’re totally retro and not mainstream. Don’t Ask for Money, Show How to Make a Difference.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in the Real World


To coincide with the launch of our latest resource, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Workbook , we solicited this guest post from Nicole Lagace. Even better, anyone can start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for any nonprofit on Fundraising

How to Turn Your Volunteers into Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Have you ever thought about asking your volunteers to help you fundraise? Each startup created a team to compete to raise the most money for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Walk-a-thons, read-a-thons, bowl-a-thons and ‘a-thons’ of all types can be a fun and affordable way for volunteers to organize grassroots fundraising. Each participant ‘pledges’ a certain donation amount for a task they complete. Featured Fundraising Volunteer Management

Fundraising Ideas

Tech Soup Blog

It can be hard trying to get people in your network and community to donate or get involved in fundraising activities. There are three obvious and often forgotten tricks to having a successful fundraising event. Do not only ask once and in one way; people might not be able to donate money but they might be to give their time. Make your fundraising event unusual or fun. Here are a few fundraising ideas that I have seen work in the past. General Fundraising Ideas.

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P2P: It’s All About That Bass…Or Base?

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that returning peer-to-peer event participants are more engaged and raise more money than new participants. Returning participants are passionate, loyal, and effective fundraisers. Be sure to remind them of their pledge when you’re asking them to come back!

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Turning Pain into Gain for a Cause

Connection Cafe

Crowd fundraising is equally powerful, but for a different reason. When supporters pledge $35, $50 or $100 toward a friend or colleague’s personal goal, they’re acknowledging a one-to-one connection with that person. Within two weeks I’d made my fundraising goal.

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Webinar: Show Me The Money: Reaching Donors Across Generations


• Wondering how to best segment donors by age to achieve greater fundraising success? Join us for Show Me The Money: Reaching Donors Across Generations , a joint webinar by Convio and Care2 on May 25th at 2PM to build on the new report of the same name by Convio, Edge Research and SeaChange Strategies. You'll also hear how experts at Amnesty International USA and AARP/AARP Foundation are using age segmentation to achieve better fundraising and communications results.

The Top 3 Things to Learn for Your First Nontraditional Fundraiser

Tech Soup Blog

With online and mobile fundraising becoming more popular each year, it's no surprise that traditional fundraising methods like email and direct mail marketing, and in-person fundraising events with paper pledge forms, are starting to see exciting changes.

3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

Connection Cafe

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. pledge?than new donors, retain the support of old friends, and raise more money in 2019.? . Don’t waste your money or alienate your donor-fans?by money?by?over-appealing.

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Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

Technology for nonprofit development and fundraising is quickly changing. In the TechSoup premiere our new #NPLive interactive series of video events, join us to discuss The Future of Fundraising online in the social media matrix on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

Fundraising Tools to Help You Prepare for End-of-the-Year Campaigns

Tech Soup Blog

With #GivingTuesday and end-of-the-year campaigns only a few months away in December, we wanted to round up some of the best fundraising tools from the TechSoup catalog. BlackBaud's eTapestry lets you track donors, prospects, members, and alumni while managing gifts, pledges, and payments.

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Personalizing the Online Fundraising Experience


Let's begin by asking a question: "Why do donors choose to give money to one worthy cause over another?". This helps sets one fundraiser apart from another. Each participant should be able to set a personal fundraising goal and then track donations to monitor progress.

Let’s Get Personal: How to Ask P2P Participants to Make a Donation

Connection Cafe

And that comes with even more good news – according to the recently released 2014 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study , donors make better fundraisers. Be transparent about where the money goes. Let’s help them become great fundraisers.

An Interview of Heather Cronk, PledgeBank: Advice On Raising Money on Your Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We think that, if folks had some kind of assurance that they wouldn't be the only ones to show up at a playground-build or a rally or a fundraiser or a river clean-up, they would likely be more willing to show up themselves. Heather Cronk 1. Tell me about you.

In this post we’ll look at renewing major donors, and how to follow up on pledges that have been made by donors, but for which payment has not yet been received. If a new or recurring donor commits to give, we record the pledge as one of the last steps in the ask process.

5 Steps to Setting Up a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

Do you want to increase your fundraising proceeds dramatically, without significantly increasing your costs? In this post, we will teach you how to effectively increase your fundraising proceeds through the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising. fundraising donationsandgrants

3 Superhuman Ways Donor Management Software Can Improve Your Organization’s Fundraising Efforts

NonProfit Hub

CRMs give your organization the tools needed to raise more money , and no one has to wear spandex to heroically pull off the feat. Specifically, there are three ways that CRM software can deliver a positive jolt to your fundraising campaigns. Fundraising is hard enough without the hassle of scrambling to find donor information that should be readily accessible to fundraisers. Suppose you’re fundraising for a Grateful Patient Program.

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YouTube Giving Tools: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraisers. Fundraisers allow individuals to donate to creator-led campaigns directly on YouTube via a “Donate” button. Community Fundraisers. Community Fundraisers enable multiple creators to co-host the same fundraiser. Social Media YouTube Fundraising

Four Social Media Fundraising Tools


Social media fundraising is driven by a combination of relationships and immediacy. Your gala event is a culmination of a year or more of relationship building, multi-channel outreach and face-to-face interaction, just like a social media fundraising campaign. Social media doesn't raise money, people raise money." Cause Birthdays = relationships + immediacy Causes launched long before social media (or fundraising thereon) was ready.