10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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This is the fourth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Page Fundraisers.

8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

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Resilient fundraisers stand ready to take on whatever the day brings, even if it wasn’t part of the plan. We talked about the tactics that resilient fundraisers should be embracing and they offered advice on how to build new processes and define strategies differently.

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Two Keys for Successful Virtual Challenge Fundraisers

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In the day job, peer-to-peer fundraising at Blackbaud, we have seen the proliferation of the term ‘Virtual event’. It’s no surprise that nearly every nonprofit is working to move physical events online and searching for ways to diversify more traditional fundraising channels.

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

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There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

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And as the giving season comes closer, your 2020 fundraising events have probably changed quite a bit as well. Fundraising from home has presented some challenges in that traditional events aren’t the most reliable anymore. Featured Fundraising

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[WEBINAR] Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. This is the second of three webinars in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits. Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (90 minutes).

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

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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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How to Cheat at Nonprofit Fundraising + Get Away with It

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Fundraising is a huge job at any nonprofit. No matter the size, legacy, or cause, all nonprofit organizations dedicate endless time + resources to soliciting donated dollars. That got us thinking: is it possible to cheat at nonprofit fundraising + get away with it?

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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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.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

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Savvy healthcare nonprofits and foundations have identified a bright spot among these challenges, and that’s the ability to impact their institution’s bottom line by engaging past and current patients through healthcare philanthropy.

3 Emerging Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

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For nonprofits, fundraising can be a challenging proposition. There are strict rules regarding what you can do to collect funds, and what you’re allowed to do with that money once you have it to retain your nonprofit status. The Power of Fundraising Technology.

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A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

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The concept of ‘DIY Fundraising’ has been quite popular in the nonprofit world for some time now. Lately, the DIY fundraising mentality has been adopted by the for-profit world as well. What is DIY Fundraising? Trends in DIY Fundraising. Why DIY Fundraise?

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The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the world, nonprofit fundraisers have been required to take one of three actions for their spring peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) campaigns : cancel, postpone, or take it virtual. Three Reinvented Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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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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How Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

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Instagram can be a powerful tool for nonprofits wanting to connect to a broader audience. Here are four strategies your nonprofit should keep in mind when using Instagram for fundraising: 1. Selecting a business profile will allow you to add “Nonprofit” to your bio.

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

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This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. We especially like this fundraising idea because it accommodates donors large and small.

How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

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Nonprofit advocacy campaigns are becoming increasingly popular to help advance the mission of organizations. However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts. Featured Fundraising

Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

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Participation fell off for many nonprofits. She proved that speaking to people in a way that reflects how they see themselves increases both their feeling of well-being and their attachment to the nonprofit. Mother Nature just ripped our shorts off. We are exposed, bigtime.

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How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

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Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

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What should be the focus of our fundraising during this time of crisis? So yes, focus on how to help people feel better in each fundraising communication. Learn more in the free webinar on resilient fundraising hosted by Blackbaud Nonprofit Solutions! .

The Top 17 Fundraising Software Tools for Nonprofits

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Looking for fundraising software? nonprofit-fundraising-software fundraising-software-for-nonprofits fundraising-software-tools fundraising-software FundraisingCheck out this up-to-date guide to see which one best suits your organization.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

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Livestream fundraising – you’ve probably heard the term, but do you really understand how your social good organization can leverage this popular strategy? Topics Discussed in This Episode: The definition of livestream fundraising. Webinar: Decoding Livestream Fundraising.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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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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5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

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If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising.

An Analytics Consultant’s Recommendations for Fundraising During COVID-19

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In the past, members of the analytics consulting team at Blackbaud have written on this subject matter in the 2009 publication Building Fundraising Momentum in a Recession and the 2011 article Raising Money During Challenging Times. As consultants, we give advice for a living.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

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Kachuriak and the NextAfter team conducted a survey among 500 nonprofit executives, consultants, managers, and practitioners. Most nonprofit jobs seem to be a dead end. Nonprofits remain concerned about employee retention and fit.

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8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

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Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. But, in reality, nonprofits have many reasons for hosting an event. For example, are you looking to target volunteers, fundraisers, or even VIP donors? .

5 Expert Opinions on the Future of Email Fundraising

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What Previous Crises Can Teach Us About Navigating the Current Fundraising Environment

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Whether it be the tragedy of 9/11, a tsunami, an economic recession, an earthquake in Haiti, a country divided by an election or a devastating brushfire, there are many high-profile events of the past that have threatened to push the fundraising landscape to its limit.

The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

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Conducting a comprehensive feasibility study is a critical first step in every major fundraising effort. I think of it as determining how much water is in the pool before you “dive in” to a fundraising campaign. It’s hard to find a nonprofit executive who would disagree with this logic.

3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

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I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. I thought nonprofit fundraising was the opposite of lawyering.

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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5 Nonprofit Fundraising Laws You Should Know About

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Following government regulations for your nonprofit can be confusing. This helpful guide will help you navigate the world of nonprofit fundraising laws and stay compliant

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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.

Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound was excited to host their annual Big Breakfast, a celebration of their impact on the community and their second highest grossing fundraiser of the year , on March 26, 2020.

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Why Your Healthcare Nonprofit Needs a Written Fundraising Plan to Succeed

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Every nonprofit organization – including yours – needs a written fundraising plan in order to be successful. Your healthcare nonprofit’s fundraising plan shouldn’t be “in your head.” Here’s why having a written fundraising is so important for your nonprofit: .

26 Fundraising & Digital Marketing Research Reports for Nonprofits

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The research reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and digital marketing strategy. For Nonprofits Worldwide: 1.

Why Now is the Time to Focus on Long-Term Relationships for Fundraising

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Relationships are the foundation of fundraising. Even in uncertain times you still have a fundraising goal to meet, so this is the perfect strategy. Face-to-face meetings are the preferred communication method for fundraisers, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are popping up everywhere as they continue to grow in popularity. By now, most people have encountered several peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns whether they realize it or not. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Donating to a friend’s Facebook Birthday Fundraiser ? Peer-to-peer fundraiser! sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. What Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

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However, just because they are a fundraising staple doesn’t mean that annual campaigns don’t require the same amount of attention, creativity, and work that other campaigns do. Filling a funder requirement Sometimes, as nonprofit staff, you’re tied to funders’ requests.

[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

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Being in the nonprofit sector, it is no different, whether seeking fundraising dollars or volunteer help. So, let’s break down each of the ideas in this book to better understand how we can be better (and more persuasive) fundraising professionals in the nonprofit industry.

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Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

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Nonprofits have the potential to Do. The 2017 Luminate Online Benchmark Report , just released by Blackbaud, shows donation and email trends based on online fundraising and email campaigns by 707 Luminate Online customers. See trends specific to your nonprofit sector.).

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