Editorials | Seattle's Internet philanthropy campaign: Log in and give big | Seattle Times Newspaper

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Editorials | Seattle's Internet philanthropy campaign: Log in and give big | Seattle Times Newspaper : "SEATTLE'S deep roots in philanthropy and technology are nicely twinned in a bold, one-day fundraising campaign benefiting local nonprofits. Until midnight Thursday, an online donation to the charity of your choice, made through the Seattle Foundation, will garner a percentage match.

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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Running Free: Seattle Free School at Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

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The low-budget ethos is encapsulated no better than in the Seattle Free School. Founder Jessica Dally came down from Seattle to give a talk called Run Free: How to Transform Your Community Without Money.

We talk to The Seattle Foundation about GiveBIG, coming June 23!


On June 23, The Seattle Foundation is sponsoring this one-day, community-wide day of giving. Groundwire is participating along with hundreds of Seattle-area nonprofits. This is the first online giving event of its kind in Seattle. Our Director of Development Tiffany Devoy asked The Seattle Foundation’s Grantmaking & Community Leadership Associate, Allison Eltrich, to share a little bit more about GiveBIG: Q: Why is The Seattle Foundation sponsoring Give Big?

8 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Advance Your Mission

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Fundraising for your cause is exciting, challenging and should be unique to your mission. Annual appeals, #GivingTuesday and end-of-year fundraising campaigns are imperative to sustaining your operating costs, however, stimulating a donor or member to give beyond those efforts can be challenging. Here are eight strategies that can help you differentiate your organization and increase fundraising results: Creating giving societies can promote a sense of exclusivity to your donors.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles. Fundraising.

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

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For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be

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Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. Seattle, Washington: King County Executive Director Forum. Chicago, Illinois: It's Never Too Late: How Your CRM Can Save End-of-Year Fundraising. Seattle, Washington: What You Need to Know About Board Governance.

Arts & Cultural Takeaways from bbcon 2019

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Here are three takeaways I am bringing into 2020; whether you joined us in Nashville, or you’re considering attending bbcon 2020 in Seattle , I hope some of these ideas resonate. Whether you’re thinking about implementing digital membership cards , you’re re-vamping your entire fundraising strategy, or you’re dealing with , there’s no better time than the present. Arts & Cultural arts fundraising bbcon bbcon 2019

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Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! Not a fundraiser? Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Administration — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Seattle, Washington: Facebook Strategies for Nonprofits.

Meet Julie Cantrell, our new fundraising intern


Jump ahead, and I’ve since left my career as a project manager, completed a certificate in Nonprofit Management at UW, and am now in an MPA program at Seattle University. I'm also inspired by all the progressive efforts happening on the ground level in Seattle neighborhoods. Q: What brought you to us? A long, windy road…a few years ago, I realized I needed more from my job than just a paycheck and stress.

Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

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In an article by the Seattle Times , the FBI has advised on a short list of tips to help avoid scams including not responding to unsolicited emails , being skeptical of anyone representing themselves as a survivor needing help through email or social networking , verifying non-profits through independent Internet searching rather than following links, making contributions directly to known organizations and not giving out personal or financial information to anyone who solicits contributions.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


and all over the world, that focus on essential topics like: Fundraising & Grants. From communications to fundraising to technology to leadership skills, the conference offers something for everyone. International Fundraising Conference - IFC 2016. Fundraising & Grants.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards

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Our background in video production, web development and nonprofit marketing and fundraising are combined to create campaigns with emotional appeal that compel target audiences to action.

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A 2-Day Plan for Launching a Library Giving Day Campaign

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Developed in 2019 and envisioned by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Library Giving Day was created to support libraries nationwide. Step 3: Set Your Fundraising Goal . Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Donor Engagement Library Giving Day

npNEXT 2013 – Jeff Brooks

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This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US and 10 expert presenters for npNEXT. He lives in Seattle.

How KidsQuest Converted Members into Loyal Donors

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Does telefunding sound like an old-fashioned fundraising approach to you? As I learned from Katie Boehm at KidsQuest Children’s Museum this week, staying fresh in your fundraising approach is more about the approach and strategy then it is about the channel.

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Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

On this particular list, the recent conversations have drifted into the rights and wrongs of collecting (and using) personal information (like one’s birthday) for fundraising, and, more recently, the efficacy of “splash” pages — especially by nonprofits.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

On this particular list, the recent conversations have drifted into the rights and wrongs of collecting (and using) personal information (like one’s birthday) for fundraising, and, more recently, the efficacy of “splash” pages — especially by nonprofits.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% Seattle. Fundraising blackbuad luminate online most generous cities Online Fundraising online giving

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Want a Winning Volunteer Program? It’s Time to Bring in Your 12th Man.

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The Seattle Humane Society has the right idea with this principle. There must be something in the water in Seattle, because it sounds like they’re Superbowl Championing their field of work. Volunteer Services Animal Welfare fundraising ideas recruitment volunteer management

[Guest Post] Retaining Major Gift Donors

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This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. Join me in welcoming Vicki Shelton, Senior Director of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Seattle, Washington and please enjoy this post on retaining… Education Guest Post Major Giving

Meet A Wired Fundraiser: Anne Jackson, FlowerDust

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In August, I did a little fundraising experiment that involved Twitter and an integrated offline component at the Gnomedex Conference in Seattle. This story is the fundraising equivalent of the bikini-clad woman in the Slimfast ad - a special success story."

Jumping for Joy at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference

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Example: Seattle Seahawks / Texas A&M’s “12 th man” – this type of messaging makes the game about the fans. Nonprofit Fundraising Arts & Cultural loyalty programs Social Media

Great reads from around the web on September 13th

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Jolkona partnered with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), which pledged to match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Starting July 26th, Groupon Seattle’s G-Team allowed subscribers to join Jolkona and SIF in making an investment in women’s leadership by pledging support in increments of $10. Of course for us Ducks and most of you, this time of year is dominated by the ever-glorious year-end fundraising appeal.

Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.


Seattle, WA. The biggest movers in the top ten from the 2010 annual ranking are Seattle rising three spaces to number one; Cambridge, MA falling three spaces from number two to number five; and Ann Arbor, MI moving up three spaces from number nine to number six, said Convio. Marketing Research Online FundraisingEver wonder how charitable your city is? You’re in luck because Convio recently released their report on the 273 most generous cities across the United States.

Reflection and Analysis: Gnomedex Real-Time Social Fundraising Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My most recent experiment involved Twitter, fundraising, and an integrated offline component at the Gnomedex Conference in Seattle. I've been a little shell shocked for the past few days, but wanted to share this reflection and analysis of the Gnomedex fundraising experiment.

Fight for Your Right to Keep Your Monthly Donors (…and Party)

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The investment in a good defense wins championships, or at least it did for the Seattle Seahawks, and I’d argue a similar level investment should be made to retain your monthly donors. Interactive Online Fundraising monthly giving sustainer giving sustainers benchmarking

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6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

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This video from the Seattle nonprofit film studio Knock Studios illustrates this quite nicely, as you get an inside look into the types of things they do when not furthering their mission – like having meetings with peanut butter cookies.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Fundraising. Fundraising / #casesmg / @CASEAdvance. Fundraising. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles.

Higher Ed Trends and Learnings from the Experts at bbcon 2019

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This category includes fundraising consortia, religious organizations, and, significantly, donor-advised funds (DAFs). . Hiring an experienced professional that understands the nuance of the fundraising industry to lead talent management initiatives .

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4 bbcon 2019 Takeaways to Help You Maximize Your Foundation’s Impact in 2020

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If you were unable to join us last month, we hope that you’ll join us next year at bbcon 2020 in Seattle.

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Gratitude in Healthcare

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As fundraisers, we naturally think of grateful patients and offering a way for them to express gratitude. Andrea Gregory, director of event fundraising at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Then, lock in your ticket to bbcon 2020 in Seattle now with discounted super early bird rates ! In philanthropy, and especially healthcare philanthropy, we talk about grateful patients frequently.

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GiveBIG is May 2! Let's rally.


The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” challenge is a really incredible community-wide fundraiser. and the most donations received by a single organization was The Seattle Public Library Foundation. To count toward the GiveBIG challenge, donations must be made between the hours of midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 2, and they must be made through the Seattle Foundation website. Aw yeah, it’s GiveBIG time again.

Most Generous Cities in America

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Seattle, WA. The ranking comes from 273 cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and total amount donated online through Convio’s online marketing and fundraising suite. The year is young; take this opportunity to incorporate strategic online fundraising into your organization’s goals Author: Cheryl Black. How generous is your city? Check out the cities that made the top 10 for most generous online. Alexandria, VA.

Coming Soon to a City Near You.

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The workshop will be highlighting best practices in marketing, fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM). Session topics include acquiring and cultivating supporters through an integrated, multichannel approach, leveraging CRM to get control of constituent data across an organization, accelerating fundraising for small and growing nonprofits, social media and more. Author: Convio is coming to a city near you! Come one, come all!

Can We Talk about Money? Tweetchat on #RadicalGiving December 18

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I'm trying to more frequently convert my admiration into cash--just as I encourage people to do as a fundraiser for my organization every day. I've noticed that the more time I spend fundraising as part of my job, the more comfortable I get talking about money. comfort fundraising

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Our Fall Campaign! First-time donors get matched 3:1! Win tickets to our Connector Award Event!


For Groundwire's Fall Fundraising Campaign this year, every gift will be matched thanks to the generosity of long-time supporters C.J. Any gift of $20 or more during the Fall Campaign will be eligible for matching funds and you'll ALSO be entered to win two VIP tickets (worth $350 each) to the Connector Award Event on November 9 in Seattle. It is imperative that environmental organizations have access to the best engagement strategies and online tools available.

Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! Vancouver, Canada's NetSquared group is also focusing on fundraising this month with "How to Optimize Your Online Donations." Not a fundraiser? Seattle, Washington: Project Management for Nonprofits.

Your Cause Camp 2018 Lineup is Here

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Vu is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color,= and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community. Seattle, Washington: Mission-Driven Website Planning Workshop.

Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

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Seattle, Washington: Creating Videos to Inspire Fundraising and Engagement. Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Executives. Seattle, Washington: Storytelling Made Easy for Boards and EDs. Kampala, Uganda: Introduction to Online Fundraising.

MCON12 Live Blog: Findings from the 2012 Millennial Impact Report


The 2012 report also added three focus groups: one in Indianapolis, one in Seattle, and one in Washington, D.C. fundraising trends mcon12 Millennial Impact Report nptech nten FundraisingThroughout the day, I'll be living blogging sessions from MCON12, a virtual conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. For my next session, I'm covering "Findings from the 2012 Millennial Impact Report", with Derrick Feldmann from Achieve and Angela White from JGA.