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Katya Andresen on Fundraising Widgets

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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?" I mean you put the widget in the hands of the community.

Michael Stein on Fundraising Widgets

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I tracked down Web/Internet Strategy expert, Michael Stein , to get his take on widgets for fundraising. Here's the transcript: "When I think about web widgets, I think about the potential they have for online fundraising campaigns.

Why Use Widgets Anyhow?

Idealware

I'd like to thank new Idealware blogger Debra Askanase for the inspiration for this post, which actually take from her idea for a post around fundraising and advocacy widgets, and which she graciously let me run with due to my slight obsession with widgets. There are many great resources and experts out there on viral strategies that apply to using widgets and I won't try to cover all that here. Why use widgets anyhow?

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 More on widgets.

Change.org Launches Fundraising Widget

Have Fun - Do Good

Change.org , the social network where users can find like-minded do-gooders based on shared issues that they want to change, or nonprofits that they support, has launched a fundraising widget (pictured left). The widget can be placed on a blog, MySpace, Facebook, or a website.

Widgets, snippets and badges, oh my!

Connection Cafe

Last night while pondering what I would write today’s blog post on, I read through other recent posts on Connection Café Emma Zolbrod’s post on participant fundraising hit a personal chord. Emma, thank you for sharing your story and experience with participant fundraising. I, too, have participated as a fundraiser and athlete in Team in Training’s (TNT) program. How can orgs put the “fun” back in fundraising?

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Let's Go Widget Shopping!

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This weekend I went widget shopping! I installed (and unstalled) lots of widgets until I found a few good ones that might be appropriate for nonprofits. Where to find widgets. Many widgets I came across are designed to work with various Web 2.0

What is a Widget?

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If you've been following my widgets category , you know that I'm working on a screencast and have been researching and playing with widgets. For the script, before jumping into the how-to of widgets, the screencast will give some context, of course. What is a Widget?

Widget Fundraising Case Study: Translated Into Italian!

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Francesco Santini translated and published the widget fundraising case study on the Italian portal on fundraising. Guide for the best use of fundraising widget and even more ( [link].com/2007/06/05/guida-allutiliz Via my flickr stream.

Results from Widget Experiments

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I am working on a screencast about nonprofit blogs and widgets. If you don't know what a widget is, here's an overview. I experimented with two widgets, linking them to content and conversation. Using widgets is not yet a common practice on nonprofit blogs.

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

NetWits

Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Starting too late tends to result in participants raising an average of 27 percent less online than if they were given six months or more to fundraise.

Ad Revenues VS Fundraising Widgets

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It is probably unfair to compare these two strategies for grassroots internet fundraising. So, the campaign has earned $331 via widgets to facilitate contributions and $1.72 Wanna donate? Click here. But I will just for giggles. Revver pays content creaters based on placing ads on the videos and paying for the click thrus. For my Sharing Foundation campaign, I uploaded the campaign video into revver. (I I got the idea here ).

Priming the widget response network for action

Rebooting Charity

So I think Nigel Dunn is onto something with his concept for a widget response network. While the UK-based DEC does have a Rapid Response Network for Big Media, he believes (and I agree) that they could benefit enormously from providing a badge/widget that is available all the time.

More About Widgets for Nonprofits

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About a year ago, I did a lot of research on a screencast about widgets for nonprofits and put together two wikis - Nonprofit Widgets (for a session at 2007 NTC Conference) and Fundraising Widget. So, I was really interested in hearing what colleague Peter Deitz has to say in his recent NTEN Webinar on the Sprout Widget. I like Peter's analogy of a widget as a bumper sticker. I've heard some people describe widgets as suitcases.

BlogRaising with Widgets | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

So far we (at Beaconfire) have worked on two widget campaigns and have been keeping track of a few others; here are a few things we??ve Keep in mind that MySpace and some other sites restrict the use of some widgets, so try to create an alternative to your widget.

Widget for Publishing RSS Headlines

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I put query out on the NTEN affinity group for nonprofit blogging about widgets. Reed Stockman from AFP Blog (Associate of Fundraising Professionals) told me that he is using a widget called RSSMIX to combine feeds and republish them on their Master Blog.

Widgets of the world unite…

Rebooting Charity

First though, if you’re playing catch-up a bit, Heidi Cohen has written a good widgets primer on ClickZ. And, you guessed it… you can easily and quickly configure your own widget (or ‘badge’ in Yahoo-speak) and install it on your website, blog and / or social network page with a simple cut and paste. If you hadn’t guessed already… for me, widgets are one of the most exciting ingredients in the emerging Web 2.0

Wall Street Journal Article on Fundraising Widgets

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Trying to catch up before I head for NTC, and found this on Lucy Bernholz's blog. It lead this excerpt. Damn, don't have a WSJ subscription! Maybe some kind soul will send me an email with text so I can forward to my mom and dad. Got it from reader: Download Kanter-article-WSJ.pdf.

Ask Your Lawmaker Widget

NTEN

I love widgets. There's so much potential for fundraising, advocacy, and general outreach. . A lot of you have probably heard about the recent success of a Toronto blogger who combined a fundraising widget from Chip-In with the networking power of Twitter to raise over $14k in about 2 days. Well, we just heard about another great free widget that you and your organization might want to share with your community.

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success! (Part 2)

Connection Cafe

A few weeks back, I kicked off my blog series on how to coach your first-time fundraisers towards success. I highlighted important tips on the first step of getting your participants to access their fundraising tools. Step 2: Teach your newbie fundraisers how to use their online tools.

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Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) ChipIn , Internet , Nonprofit 2.0 , Online Fundraising , Security , nptech Fundraising Widgets = Possible Phishing Attack 12.24.06 | 167 4 Comments [link] Fundraising+Widgets+%3D+Possible+Phishing+Attack 2006-12-24+07%3A25%3A05 Allan+Benamer You know, I was wondering about the speed of implementation for all these badges and widgets appearing on the Web. I thought to myself, was it really that easy to create a me-too fundraising widget?

WeAreMedia Module 5: Social Networks (and widgets) for Community Building, Taking Action and/or Fundraising

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This week, we're talking about Module 5: Social Networks (and widgets) for Community Building, Taking Action and/or Fundraising. What are the best getting started for using fundraising widgets and social networking fundraising apps for fundraising?

A few more examples of Widget Fundraising Campaigns

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Heifer International has rolled out a fundraising widget campaign. s easy and fun to invite your community to participate in a fundraising challenge. Then they will provide the widget code, campaign, and strategy tips. It also isn't clear whether they are using a widget service like Chip In or built their own.

Fundraising Widget Campaign: Success! Thank You! You Can Still Contribute!

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Click To Play. We are very grateful to everyone for their contributions, links, and advice. I'm elated that we made goal. I'm pulling together all my notes and will post reflections about all the campaign shortly! In the meantime, enjoy the thank you video!

Widget Fundraising Experiment: Come on over to Katya Andresen's Blog

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I've created a real life personal fundraising campaign for the Sharing Foundation using chipin widget and I'll be sharing what works and what doesn't. s fundraising widget and set it up on my blog. What advice would you give to your supporters so they are successful in a group fundraising campaign. I'm the guest blogger over at Katya Andresen's Getting to the Point Blog Nonprofit Marketing Blog this week.

Fundraisign Widget: ChipIn V.2 Beta

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but long time nonprofit technology community member and start up CEO, Carnet Williams, from ChipIn, has just sent me a note about the beta release of their fundraising widgetfor nonprofits and personal fundraising. Read more on using the web for personal fundraising here and here. It's still in beta.

nfp 2.0 » Mapping your donors with a widget

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in.

Personal Fundraising with Widgets: A Few Reflections and Campaign Update

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I'm taking a deep breath to capture the learnings and roll them into the next steps for my personal fundraising campaign on behalf of the Sharing Foundation 's College Sponsorship Program and Leng Sopharath. In the past, I've solicited mostly friends and family for fundraising causes. What advice would you give to your supporters so they are successful in a group fundraising campaign? I'm not a marketing or fundraising professional. throw a fundraiser/houseparty.

Steve Bridger's Widgets of the World Untie! Must Read!

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I wish at the time I had Steve Bridger's excellent analysis and roundup of using widgets or charity badges for fundraising or advocacy, focusing on examples from the UK and beyond. He also writes about several other widget examples, but I won't spoil them for you - go read it.

nfp 2.0 » An interview with the Widget King

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Social Entrepreneurship , Startups , change.org , npwidget Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers 03.16.07 | 3141 23 Comments [link] Change.org+joins+the+ranks+of+widget+makers 2007-03-16+14%3A42%3A15 Allan+Benamer Change.org is now the THIRD Flash-based widget maker for the nonprofit sector. Below is from Ben Rattray’s e-mail to me regarding the widgets: As compared to Chipin’s widget, I think there are three things that make us different.

How I Raised $100,000 for A Good Cause Using Widgets

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A lot of people have asked me about those widget fundraising campaigns I did last December. ChipIn asked me to write up a formal case study on my first personal fundraising campaign using their tool. Using the ChipIn Fundraising Badge for a Personal Fundraising Campaign How I raised over $800 for a Cambodian Ophran's College Education in A Couple Weeks The lessons learned from my action learning experiment.

Online 3rd Party Fundraising Done Right

Connection Cafe

In recent weeks, I’ve been hearing more and more interest from event fundraisers on providing online tools to support their third-party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE.) Tying fundraising back to the mission of your organization is smart way to motivate your fundraisers.

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Video Fridays #8

NCE Social Media

John Haydon , a social media strategist for nonprofits and small businesses, has a great video explaining how to embed a social or fundraising widget into your Facebook page. Tags: Education and Training Facebook Tools Video embed facebook haydon john widget It discusses how to harness static facebook markup language (a simple to use code) that will have a positive impact for you without being hung up on scary computer codes.

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Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

If you do a quick search online, you’ll find thousands of people fundraising for one cause or another. It has an easy-to-use dashboard and widgets to help you keep track of your progress. RocketHub is a great place to launch your fundraising campaign.

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

If you do a quick search online, you’ll find thousands of people fundraising for one cause or another. It has an easy-to-use dashboard and widgets to help you keep track of your progress. RocketHub is a great place to launch your fundraising campaign.

Prizes for Paperless Fundraising

Robert Weiner

Have you successfully moved from paper-based direct mail fundraising to digital tools (email, websites, video, social media, widgets, and/or mobile)? The Paperless Choice Challenge is rewarding successful, creative, replicable campaigns that use electronic fundraising tools by giving away eight prizes totalling over $20,000. Want to gloat about your successes and possibly make some (more) money as well?

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Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Widgets Org 2.0 3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0 May I point out that many Web widgets or Seth Godin’s Org 2.0 technologies are that they can link up to your Web fundraising activities. Fundraising should be the most teched-out department in a social services organization.

Group fundraising primer

Rebooting Charity

Anyway, this SlideShare version of Peter Deitz’s powerpoint presentation from yesterday’s webinar, Group Fundraising 101: From Benchmarks to Success Stories does a pretty excellent job of reviewing the current (and rapidly evolving) “Group fundraising&# landscape. through the use of blogs, widgets, images, video and social networking websites

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Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

AFP Blog

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA : LAFAYETTE — The Community Foundation of Acadiana launched a new donation method — an embeddable fundraising widget — to make it easier for people to give to nonprofit organizations that are assisting those recovering from last week’s flash flooding.

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Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

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My screencast on widgets is featured in this month's NTEN newsletter in a section pointing to " How To Build Online Community." " The link will take you directly to the screencast , but I also went to the trouble of putting together some extensive program notes that will help you explore widgets in more depth and provides credits to all the wonderful cc licensed material I used in the screencast. You need to think about these questions first, widgets second.

How To Embed A Social Or Fundraising Widget Into Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

O ne of the most effective social media tools available to small non-profits are embeddable widgets. Youtube videos, fundraising widgets and social networking widgets can empower your fans to take action for your non-profit. Microactions are key. A word of advice. Chris Garrett and I mentioned during the Philanthropy.com chat , it’s best to ask visitors to your Facebook page for specific and doable actions.