Want to Boost New Donor Acquisition Online? Try Speed-Dating, Not Dinner and A Movie

Connection Cafe

People’s friends are online : 50% of donors give because a friend asked them to, while only 22% give because the organization asked them to give, according to Blackbaud’s 2011 Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Consumer Survey. If you’re like most nonprofits, you reflect at the end of each year.

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Movie Mondays for Fundraisers

Wild Apricot

Movie Mondays is a free weekly series of video interviews with fundraising professionals – a mix of practical tips, in-the-trenches experience, and creative ideas to help you meet all kinds of fundraising challenges.( Tags: Fundraising nptech training Videos

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

Yes, Fundraising is Hard Work!

Connection Cafe

Thomas created a Kickstarter page to raise money for a Veronica Mars movie. Fundraising is hard work; sometimes hand cramping work. Maybe fundraising isn’t for everyone. Visit the Blackbaud Index and compare your fundraising prowess with the rest of the landscape.

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11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! While the concept of giving money to jump into a freezing body of water may not sound very appealing to some, this fundraising trend has become wildly popular in recent years. Movie screenings.

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44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter. One that's passionate about a cause and ready to be a fundraising super star! Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars?

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

Connection Cafe

Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising insights, we decided to do it again! That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. I have no doubt that you’ll improve your fundraising efforts and boost acquisition rates if you take the advice each of these professionals are sharing.

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits. If all I watch are action movies, the system isn’t going to recommend a drama. By Ray Gary.

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Going Against the Fundraising Grain: Three Unconventional Fundraising Tactics

NonProfit Hub

Sometimes people dread fundraising because they view it as simply asking people to give you their money. However, you don’t have to take the common approach to fundraising. We’ve asked around and collected some of our favorite, more unique fundraising approaches.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. João is also the executive director of ABCR , the professional association for fundraisers in Brasil and the host of the annual ABCR Festival.

Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

It’s the fundraising equivalent of your big box office movie: you have your summer blockbuster, rom-com, or holiday season movie. Implementing a Hyper-personalized Fundraising Campaign.

Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie. The movie conveys the action, the emotion, and the narrative much more powerfully than just pictures and words. Why we love video.

Show The Love: Thoughtful Engagement to Retain Donors [eBook]

Connection Cafe

And we all know that improving retention rates is crucial to long term success, so much so that it might possibly be the single most important fundraising metric of them all. By Pamela Grow : No BS nonprofit fundraising. Fundraiser. Movie lover & Tech geek.

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We ? Relevancy: How P2P Events Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Connection Cafe

Jet Blue told me that “Love is a Trip”, Redbox offered movies I’d “Fall in Love With”, and Groupon had gifts I could “Send Faster Than Cupid’s Arrow.”. As someone with an affection for Peer to Peer fundraising and email marketing, I’m head over heels in love with relevancy.

10 Ways Hospital Foundations Can Use Giving Tuesday to Enhance End-of-Year Giving

Connection Cafe

Thanksgiving holiday (and after the commercial Black Friday and Cyber Monday), and is a huge fundraising day for thousands of nonprofits and social good organizations. While #GivingTuesday is a huge fundraising day, it doesn’t compare to the last day of the year. .

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Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

As I was discussing fundraising and membership with a coworker, I realized that my emotional connection to one particular type of organization created a foundation on which I base my giving. Maybe think about activities you could support that would offer parents a place for their kids to go and learn, like a movie series, art classes, or a small-scale concert. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Fundraising arts fundraising fundraising tips generational giving

Is it time to take our events back? Part II

Connection Cafe

We need to go beyond creating an event experience; we need to create an event culture – we also need to create a fundraising culture. It was hot, very hot and I was tried and sweaty then all of a sudden like Prince Charming from a movie someone said to me “Princess Amy right this way.”

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onPhilanthropy: Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds

AFP Blog

onPhilanthropy: Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds : "Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds By: Tom Watson, 07/26/06 Soaring mountains, shimmering seas, futuristic buildings, strange vehicles flying in the air. They buy land and buildings (all virtual of course), clothing and accessories, movies, vehicles, and music.

Is it time to take our events back? Part II

Connection Cafe

We need to go beyond creating an event experience; we need to create an event culture – we also need to create a fundraising culture. It was hot, very hot and I was tried and sweaty then all of a sudden like Prince Charming from a movie someone said to me “Princess Amy right this way.”

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3 Tips and a BIG Christmas Bonus to Supercharge Year-End Online Giving

Connection Cafe

Committed to empowering small shop fundraisers everywhere with the tools for sustainable funding, Pamela Grow has collaborated on fundraising systems like 100 Donors in 90 Days and The Donor Retention Project. free gifts guaranteed to skyrocket your fundraising.

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What Do the Reading Habits of Teens Have to Do With Your Donor Acquisition Strategy?

Connection Cafe

By Scott Gilman : Louisville Cardinals, horse racing, nonprofits, music, movies, various rants. Same is true for marketers and fundraisers, for organizations and their constituents. Acquisition Donor Acquisition fundraising ideas fundraising tips Mobile

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Excellent Use of Video in A Personal Fundraising Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He documented it on film several versions are available, including a higher quality quicktime - The Water Buffalo Movie. It is a terrific example of story telling and use of video as tool to support a personal fundraising campaign. Robert Thompson, an American musician who lives in China, went out and bought a water buffalo and presented it to a poor family in China.

Wild World O’Widgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Place your bids on this fine movie poster, 90% of the proceeds go to Beaconfire client and (generally fine folks) the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation ! That’s a fundraising opportunity for nonprofits, many of which have struggled to alert their supporters to their auctions. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

The thought may initially conjure up images from the 1999 movie Office Space but don’t let that dissuade you. Nonprofit Technology Change Management Cloud Cloud based fundraising Financial Edge NXT nonprofit management Raiser''s Edge NXT

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4 Keys for Finding New Major Donors for Your School

Connection Cafe

This is a guest post by Joe Garecht, who has been involved in professional fundraising for over a decade. Most schools spend lots of time focused on small-dollar fundraising… things like events , raffles and product sales.

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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. You can also write about how your nonprofit decides which programs to assign a high priority and provide a timeline of the fundraising benchmarks that allowed your nonprofit to implement its programs.

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Getting on The List

NetWits

As I read his list I started thinking about how priorities affect fundraising. If we apply this to fundraising it comes down to one simple thing. Movie playing across town. Online Fundraising

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4 Ways to Increase Membership and Donations with Killer Customer Service

Connection Cafe

When I went to the ticket desk to explain that not only could I not make it through the movie but would not be able to experience the other two parts of this combo ticket, the ticket seller avoided eye contact and spit out a much-too-rehearsed “no refund policy” statement that made me furious.

Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

The movie hops around the timeline and makes stops in 1955 and an alternate 1985, but the film is most famous for the time spent in 2015 (October 21, specifically). Instead, let’s look at several specific quotes from the movie and what you, the nonprofit professional, can learn from them.

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Google Plus Video

NCE Social Media

Here’s a video from Movie Mondays , a free weekly video on fundraising, that addresses this issue. Google Plus, or Google+, can be a great tool. But how do you use it to help drive website hits to your organizations webpage? If you odn’t use it, did you know than more than 100,000,000 do? Specifically, Marc Pittman , noted author and speaker on nonprofits and technology, shares how Google Plus can benefit your organization.

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Seize the Month! Build Donor Loyalty this January

Connection Cafe

As a fundraiser, you pour your heart and soul into preparing the year-end campaign, but by the time the champagne has popped, the new year is off to the races before you have time to catch your breath. That may sound cold, if not ruthless, but you’re a fundraiser first.

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5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

More and more nonprofits these days use text messaging to keep in touch with people who care about their organization, especially during fundraising season. Your date simply texts in your current location to automatically receive a text detailing the nearest movie theaters.

8 Tips on How to Plan Your First Event

NonProfit Hub

Are you looking mostly for exposure and fundraising, or do you want people to take action in some other way? If your goal is to fundraise, don’t spend money on bells and whistles that won’t bring in more dollars. A rollerblading movie night?

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CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Expects to Raise Over $1M for Charity

Frogloop

While your nonprofit may be in the final sprint of planning its year-end fundraising campaigns, you may want to carve out extra time raising even more money by participating in the 3 rd annual Crowdrise Holiday Challenge. Nonprofit Events Online Fundraising Trends

Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

It will probably end in frustration, some ice cream and a good movie. Step By Step FundRaising’s Secrets From A Grant Reviewer. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m speaking from experience here).

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

These events raised $582 million in nine years and continue to shape event fundraising across the globe. Risk Taking in Pursuit of New Donors: It’s OK for a big budget movie or new product to flop. Nonprofit Management book review fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit

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3 Tips on Planning a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign

John Haydon

Crowdfunding is a very effective form of online fundraising. It literally means taking the power and reach of a crowd and applying it to fundraising. What draws you into book, a movie, or a play?

Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As crowdfunding practices mature and become an valuable part of the nonprofit fundraising toolkit, there is a need to set standards and expectations. Nonprofit crowdfunding is changing the landscape in online fundraising. Fundraising Flickr Photo by Lendingmemo.

Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Teaches about Marketing, Fundraising, and Making Social Change

NTEN

Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Well, as a certain pointy haired girl might say, "Prepare to have everything you knew about milk cans challenged" – at our upcoming webinar, " Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing, and Making Social Change ". Well, I say there are some things we don't want to know. Important things. - Ned Flanders. Ned has a point.

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How to Avoid the Elephant Stampede (And Other Crisis Communications Tips) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

They’ve been mentioned in television shows and movies since their conception. They bring together America’s fundraisers on one page, showing off their success whilst displaying how anyone can help them. 45 million was raised by nonprofits through Facebook fundraisers on Giving Tuesday.

With Mobile Giving on the Rise, where are all the Donors?

Frogloop

This report found that among active mobile giving programs, a whopping 77% sees mobile fundraising as just another way to engage donors. Despite this huge trend, 47% of nonprofits that have active mobile programs do not use them for fundraising at all. One respondent explained, "We've been promoting our mobile giving options in print, digital media, on billboards and even movie theaters. Mobile Online Fundraising

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Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Says Brian, “While we have several strategies for fundraising for this project, part of the appeal of crowd-funding is that it becomes a project for everyone, all of the donors, promoters, sponsors and endorsers.” Fundraising

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