Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

Connection Cafe

According to the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmark Study , 5K events are struggling to recruit participants and raise funds. Revenue declined by 13%, participation decreased by 12%, and online fundraising was down 19%. Later registrants must fundraise more.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

Below are 10 simple steps you can take to raise donor awareness. Nonprofits need to educate donors on the benefits of matching gifts. Approximately 1 in 10 gifts to nonprofits can be matched. Nonprofit Fundraising Social Good corporate social responsibility csr matching gifts

Design a Fundraising Appeal that Raises More this December

Connection Cafe

Email is one of the most important communication channels for your nonprofit. Structurally, we now know multi-message, multichannel campaigns raise more money. Design your fundraising appeal for mobile. Want more insight into crafting a fundraising appeal that raises more?

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The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

I recently returned to Blackbaud after a 3-year stint working for a large cancer hospital where I established a brand new institutional P2P fundraising event—The Boot Walk to End Cancer. 3 Reasons Why Leadership Volunteers Are Pivotal to a Successful P2P Fundraising Strategy: 1.

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Does Responsive Design Really Raise More Money for Nonprofits? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

So many nonprofit websites are moving to responsive, but how does responsive help organizations raise more money? This month, I gathered some compelling data across 105 nonprofits to help answer these questions. Many more nonprofit websites are responsive than expected.

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K).

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Fundraising badges.

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Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”

NetWits

Nor could I see how the nonprofits I work with would have time for yet another social network to their already hard enough social media struggle. Really, Pinterest for Nonprofits ? Here are 5 Ways You Can Raise Money with Pins.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast

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[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause. How to set up your nonprofit crowdfunding page. Date: April 16, 2019. Time: 1 pm EST/10 am PST.

Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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?

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

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.

Raising Money Using Social Media: Five Ways to Support Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

In 1860, the Pony Express was the fastest means to communicate from coast … Benchmarks & Stats Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile benchmark Friends Asking Friends Social Media Social Media for Nonprofits

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. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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.

How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

The 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study released this month give us some interesting insights into different types of fundraising events. The graph suggests there is a lot of room to expand revenue by increasing the focus on participant fundraising.

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6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events. At numerous nonprofits, these DIY programs were created years ago to provide some extra income without much staff involvement.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

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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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

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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Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

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. They’ll be sure to make your next money-raising endeavor stand out. Featured Fundraising

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals

NetWits

While nonprofits often deliver highly relevant content in direct mail appeals – based on giving history, interests and past actions – that approach isn’t always carried over to their email appeals. How much the event raised that year. Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?”

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8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. And while charity events can be important for raising funds for your cause, it’s no secret they can also be a lot of work. 6) Add social fundraising to your event.

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause. These days you can fundraise online. Online Fundraising Websites.

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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. And because fundraising continues to shift from offline to online nonprofits are faced with a growing need to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising through online sources. One-day fundraising events (i.e.

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How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? Social media by itself is not a very effective channel for direct fundraising. Here are 5 ways that you can use stories to raise money for your nonprofit on social media.

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. Here’s the typical treadmill for many fundraising professionals: You work so very hard to bring in new donors, but your current ones are flying out the window. A sustainable funding base: the holy grail for nonprofits.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

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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Crazy Fundraising Events To Raise Money For Charity

SocialFish

Periodically, we like to give the floor to an association or nonprofit who requests it. There is nothing like surfing the net for amazing and crazy stories of how people have raised money for charity to actually cheer the soul. Best Practices for Nonprofit Video.

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To raise money with social media, start with social data

Connection Cafe

I’m sorry to say it, but.your social media presence is not the key to fundraising. However, that being said, data acquired through social media holds the key to dramatically improved fundraising. Fundraising CARE data insights database nonprofit social media

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. If you’re just learning the basics of incentive-based fundraising and want some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your organization, you can check out our first guide, Incentive-Based Fundraising 101.

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

BoardAssist

Think your nonprofit has tried every possible way to raise money for their good work? Nonprofit Hub has inspired us with lots of great new ideas in this week’s guest post. Has your nonprofit tried them all? Thanks for the tips Nonprofit Hub!

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

Connection Cafe

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 Best Way to Thank Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Any fundraiser worth their salt knows they should be thanking people who donate or fundraise for their cause. However, there seems to be confusion around the best way to thank Facebook fundraisers, with many nonprofits not thanking them at all.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

EveryAction

Here's a handy breakdown from Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, which outlines some of the easiest ways to incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. How can your nonprofit promote matching gifts? Fundraising events. fundraising guest post

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82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising Stats. of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving ( Charitable Giving Report ). The number of new retained donors dropped 14.9% ( Fundraising Effectiveness Project ). Email Fundraising. Nonprofits lose 20.18% of their email revenue ($92.8

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What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Is it about the most dollars raised or more specifically the cost to raise a dollar? Did they substantially improve your ability to raise money? Annual giving teams already know the power of person-to-person fundraising.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. How about your nonprofit, school, or chairity?

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?

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.

How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit organization, the work you do is dependent on the generosity of your supporters. A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year.

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4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, automation offers specific benefits in terms of transparency and efficiency. It can simplify your administrative work, allow for 360 degree view of your organization, and even help you raise more money. Cherrice Browne of Houston, TX based nonprofit The R.O.C.K.