More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. What sort of fundraising software are we talking about?

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10 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising More Social

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Online fundraising is becoming more popular each year. It is offering new opportunities for nonprofits to improve their fundraising success while trying out new channels. So, how can you make your fundraising more social? Fundraising should not be just about making the ask.

Polls and ratings! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) nonprofittechblog Polls and ratings! 11.04.06 | 111 2 Comments [link] Polls+and+ratings%21 2006-11-04+05%3A57%3A46 Allan+Benamer I’ve installed polls on this site as well as a way to rate every post. 111 2 Comments [link] Polls+and+ratings%21 2006-11-04+05%3A57%3A46 Allan+Benamer 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width On 11.05.06 This is a great example of using the audience poll widget to build a relationship with your reader.

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3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

NonProfit Hub

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea. Survey, poll or focus group. Heal Kids”—a fundraising marathon to benefit CMN. .

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Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

We have been asking nonprofits a very important fundraising question, and getting some surprising results. The question: Is it easier or more complicated to execute a fundraising campaign today than it was 5 or 10 years ago? Note Q2 in the poll.

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New Poll: Who will win the nonprofit CRM wars, round 2!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Kintera , Microsoft , Polls , Strategy , eCRM , salesforce.com New Poll: Who will win the nonprofit CRM wars, round 2!!! 03.13.07 | 3134 6 Comments [link] New+Poll%3A+Who+will+win+the+nonprofit+CRM+wars%2C+round+2%21%21%21 2007-03-13+16%3A52%3A18 Allan+Benamer Another poll to select the next set of major nonprofit CRM vendors is out.

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Don’t Let “Moby Dick” Destroy Your Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Unfortunately, too many fundraisers and board members are also in search of their own version of Moby Dick — the single donor who is going to fund the programs, provide seed money for a new vision, or even bail out a nonprofit that is barely clinging to life. That’s not to say that an unexpected (or even expected) super-major gift isn’t something every fundraiser dreams about. 1 in 3 Americans Lacks Faith in Charities, Chronicle Poll Finds”.

Year-End Fundraising by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

Nobody said year-end fundraising would be easy. Of those polled as part of the Nonprofit Insiders Network , 28 percent said that they raised between 26 and 50 percent of their total annual income from the year-end ask alone. Featured Fundraising

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Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Whether it’s your first fundraising event, or tenth, helping supporters be great peer-to-peer fundraisers is always on the mind of successful event fundraising organizations. The more we can provide our fundraisers, the easier we make it for them to fundraise.

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. Fundraising

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

“Donate Now” buttons were launched in the late 1990′s and since then the nonprofit sector has learned through trial and error the basics of successful online fundraising: 1. Prioritize year-end fundraising. Advertise your fundraising campaigns on your blog.

3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

Mobile Commons

Poll students, for example, in order to see what type of campus events they would like to see more of, or how they enjoyed ones that have past. Collect student pledges for fundraisers with SMS. Alerts & Reminders Fundraising Live SMS Chat Surveys, Polls & Quizzes Text Messagin

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The investment the early adopter nonprofits made into online fundraising technology and strategy in the late 1990′s and 2000′s is now finally starting pay off – especially if they have also invested into a smart, multichannel, integrated social media strategy.

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New Poll: Who will win the CRM wars? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Internet , Kintera , Polls , nptech , salesforce.com New Poll: Who will win the CRM wars? 01.17.07 | 190 7 Comments [link] New+Poll%3A+Who+will+win+the+CRM+wars%3F+ 2007-01-18+00%3A43%3A28 Allan+Benamer Chime in with your answer on who will win the CRM wars? 190 7 Comments [link] New+Poll%3A+Who+will+win+the+CRM+wars%3F+ 2007-01-18+00%3A43%3A28 Allan+Benamer 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width On 01.17.07

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Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a fundraising strategy webinar with Chris Goodman , SVP of Strategy & Marketing for 2Dialog. The topic – “Drive Your Fundraising Success with Strategy, Smart Technology and Better Data” – focused on the importance of aligning fundraising strategy, technology and a data in order to maximize the efficiencies of all three. We opened the event with a short audience poll about fundraising technology.

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The 10 Necessary Steps Before Launching Your Fundraising Plan

NonProfit Hub

Poll your clients and see what they thought of your programs—they may have some great ideas for how you can improve your offering this year. Map Out a Strategic Fundraising Plan. The post The 10 Necessary Steps Before Launching Your Fundraising Plan appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

7 Common Mobile Fundraising Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

SocialFish

Luckily, your organization doesn’t have to spend years cultivating your mobile fundraising strategy the way a chef would work meticulously on his caramelizing. Ignoring peer-to-peer fundraising as an option. Take a sample and poll them for opinions.

Build Your Mobile List at Holiday Fundraisers

Mobile Commons

As the busiest giving season of the year draws near, use mobile strategies to make your fundraising event the most memorable one for your donors! The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo polls conference goers.

10 Donor Data Migration Decisions: Q&A with Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

We asked several interesting poll questions to open the event, and the wrapped with a Q&A session. The purpose of this post is to share the results of both the polling and the Q&A. The polling results. Marketing / fundraising staff = 61%.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Infectious (In a Good Way) AFP Conference

NonProfit Hub

There’s most definitely something in the air here at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Because even after day one, the raw energy and willingness to learn more about fundraising in order to better our causes is both apparent and infectious. Event fundraising.

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications

NTEN

On August 2-3, I attended the 5th biennial Money for Our Movements (MFOM) social justice fundraising conference in Baltimore, Maryland, convened by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. We also asked the audience what tools they would recommend through Poll Everywhere.

Will Donor Confidence Impact Year-End Fundraising?

Frogloop

As nonprofits rush to put the final touches on year-end fundraising campaigns, what financial returns should they expect for Quarter 4 in 2010? The reports results aren’t very surprising considering 82% of American’s still feel that the economy is in a recession, according to a Gallup Poll from August 2010. Tags: Online Fundraising

Tips to Boost Your Online Fundraising

Frogloop

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some resources to help you get started on specific aspects of your year-end online fundraising. Develop relationships with your supporters: over time, you can survey or poll your members to find out more about themselves and their interests (helpful for list segmentation), and create special messages and landing pages based on what they tell you

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51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Uncomplicate Your Communications Strategy

Connection Cafe

Surely, at the very least, you’ve answered a survey or poll question. The single greatest threat to effective communications is our inability to identify and prioritize who we’re communicating with. However, in spite of this well-known truth, an easy solution sometimes feels out of reach.

3 Reasons Why Your Participants Aren’t Raising Enough Money

NetWits

Blackbaud and the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council recently conducted the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Consumer Survey where we asked people who’ve participated in at least one run, walk or ride event in the past two years to answer a series of questions online.

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Attention nonprofits: We don’t know our donor data!

3rd Sector Labs

If we don’t know our donor data, how can we effectively plan a fundraising appeal? Build a fundraising strategy? Next problem, the fundraising advice. A recent Third Sector Labs survey of fundraising advice showed us that 80% of expert advice focused on content, messaging and materials. Yet all fundraising appeals and campaigns start with data. Your VP of Development and your fundraising team know many of your donors personally.

A Golden Nugget in Your Own Backyard

Connection Cafe

I’ve informally polled a few colleagues about whether they have ever organized or been asked to participate in a staff Planned Giving campaign or encouraged to make a Planned Gift as part of the staff appeal.

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3 Tips to Get Millennials to “Look Down” on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Recently, I polled Blackbaud employees, and while not the largest sample set (44 respondents), it yielded some interesting results. Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing #GivingTuesday fundraising tips giving tuesday

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Why Continued Training Is Necessary For CRM Success

TechImpact

Here are the 3 biggest reasons training is imperative to the success of your nonprofit’s CRM (and future fundraising) success. It’s sophisticated, and perhaps most importantly, it’s integral to the effectiveness of our nonprofit and its fundraising efforts when appropriately implemented.

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Katya Andresen on Fundraising Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Katya Andresen of the Nonprofit Marketing Blog left me a message on Odeo in response to the question "What do you think about widgets for building community, in particular fundraising widgets?" People want to use widgets to be messengers whether it is a fundraising vehicle or poll."

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

Connection Cafe

The interesting thing is that when you poll donors, they tell you the opposite – that they’re overwhelmed by frequency and by noise. Nonprofit FundraisingMany nonprofit organizations struggle with communications.

How do you like our redesign? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Polls How do you like our redesign?

M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | CIO.in

AFP Blog

M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | CIO.in : A June 2011 poll of 233 non-profit organizations found that mobile adoption continues to grow and that there is a shift away from texting toward use of mobile Web media.

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Five Fundraising Tips for Grassroots Organiztions

NTEN

Whether your grassroots organization relies on social networks or thrives on face to face (F2F) contact, these five basic tips will help you achieve your fundraising goals more successfully. Successful major fundraisers such as PBS ask for open-ended donations but also forcefully stress during their Pledge Weeks that "a donation of $60 will get you a CD, $120 a DVD…" and so on. Commit to the dynamics of this new paradigm and enjoy the boost to your fundraising activities!

12 Quick Hit Facts On Nonprofit Content Marketing

TechImpact

Among the organizations polled, respondents who use blogging, social media, email, a video to bolster their marketing efforts claim their marketing campaigns are more effective than those that do not. Image courtesy of lmsShortSales.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

As the calendar ticks down towards the end of the year, the fundraising focus shifts to #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a philanthropic response to the commercial shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List

NetWits

Include your events, photos, maps, twitter link, polls, and of course, your email list. Email Marketing email email fundraising eMail marketing email newsletter email subscriber nonprofit

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Asking the community for its opinion about Non-Profit Tech Blog podcasts | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Podcast , Polls New poll on Non-Profit Tech Blog Podcasts 05.02.08 | 3409 No Comments [link] New+poll+on+Non-Profit+Tech+Blog+Podcasts 2008-05-02+14%3A43%3A50 Allan+Benamer The blog had 600 podcast downloads last month and I figure that’s time to consider upgrading their quality. Tagged: podcasts , Polls , reader interaction How relevant was this post to you? (No

CRM data migration: it’s all about the future

3rd Sector Labs

Too much bad or unusable data, however, will leave you with an array of data hoarding problems that will clog your donor databases, put a drag on fundraising efficiency, and hurt your organization. 1 Start with your fundraising strategy. Your fundraising plan is your roadmap. Do you conduct your fundraising campaigns without a plan that is revisited at least once every year? That new CRM is your transportation to future fundraising success.

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12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is committed to maximizing engagement on Twitter, then you must create visually compelling call-to-action images for fundraising and advocacy campaigns. Complete an online survey or poll. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Transparency and Fundraising: Is There a Connection?

NTEN

Is there a connection between more transparency and more successful fundraising?" Furthermore, provided our fundraising efforts are successful (!), As evidence of this belief, we present the following: prior to launching the transparency and accountability dimension of our rating tool this year, we polled our donors to ascertain their level of interest and support for such information. Tags: NPTech NTEN transparency Fundraising Ken Berger & Robert M.

The Best Nonprofit Media Campaigns of 2018 (So Far)

NonProfit Hub

TED Twitter polls. TED , a nonprofit that spreads ideas through short, motivational talks, has been using Twitter polls to their advantage this year by asking their audience which topics and speakers they’d like to hear from next. Facebook birthday fundraisers.