Yes, Fundraising is Hard Work!

Connection Cafe

I stopped in my tracks and chuckled as I was getting ready for work this morning. Fundraising is hard work; sometimes hand cramping work. Maybe fundraising isn’t for everyone. Be great to your donors, embrace the hard work and know that it does make a difference.

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

NetWits

Fundraising via Social Networking. So, the question remains, Facebook is a great platform for many things, but is it useful for fundraising? Online Fundraising Social Media #nptech Facebook fundraising Non-Profit Social Media Strategy

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Keep Calm and Write On| The Guide to Creating Fundraising Appeals that Work

Connection Cafe

As you know, a successful fundraising strategy takes months, sometimes a full year, of preparation. If your donors inboxes are anything like Steves, your end of year fundraising appeal is one in a stack of a few hundred. Real-world examples of successful fundraising appeals.

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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.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Connection Cafe

As you look at your fundraising calendar, you can easily become overwhelmed. People … Fundraising planning

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Fundraising at the Speed of Life

Connection Cafe

Maybe you’ve felt the effects of reduced alumni participation, or maybe you’re worried about the sustainability of a fundraising model that draws wealth from a few, volatile sources. Work focuses on engaging donors at all levels of the giving pyramid through sustained programming.

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AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

Happy or Sad Fundraising Stories: Which Works Best?

John Haydon

The single most important element of any fundraising campaign are the fundraising stories. The post Happy or Sad Fundraising Stories: Which Works Best?

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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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Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. fundraising digital

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Here’s how it works.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Prior to working at Blackbaud, I spent 10 years working in annual giving. I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me in those years that all my work in annual giving was really direct marketing. Segmentation works. This strategy works.

Social media's impact on charitable fundraising: Does it work? - USATODAY.com

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Social media's impact on charitable fundraising: Does it work? USATODAY.com

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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. fundraising nonprofit campaigns Development

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. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends. Fundraisers fuel our clients’ important causes.

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Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Fundraising is certainly not exempt from this problem; we base decisions too often on expediency rather than an analysis of long-term consequences. As fundraisers, facts are the basis of much of our work, especially with the direct response portion of our program.

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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. No matter the reason, I’ve never heard more chatter about DIY fundraising than I have over the past year.

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User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Marketing #nptech Content marketing Online Fundraising websites For many nonprofits, writing new online content can be a huge burden. It always seems to be the most daunting task in a website redesign project.

3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work

NetWits

By now many of you have been working on your end of year campaigns, but if you haven’t started planning the good news is you still have time to put a plan in place to maximize end of year giving. Online Fundraising holiday campaign holiday fundraising nonprofit fundraising

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. With so much competition, organizations can no longer rely on #GivingTuesday or year-end pushes to meet their fundraising marks.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? You can show Susan that the feeling is mutual by tracking her interests and sharing stories that demonstrate how her support moves your work forward. Reward his volunteerism by offering Vince the opportunities that work best for him.

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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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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The most successful healthcare nonprofits and foundations are laser focused on this and have shifted from fundraising for “nice to haves” to focusing on day-to-day priorities. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work

NetWits

By now many of you have been working on your end of year … Online Fundraising holiday campaign holiday fundraising nonprofit fundraising

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season. No matter what’s on your fundraising to do list this fall, there’s one must have that you can’t afford to leave off that to-do list – stories.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

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In the Blackbaud Institute’s report, The Right Mix , Anne Wallestad spoke about the Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness framework that quantifies the risk associated with a lack of diversification in fundraising.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Set a Fundraising Goal. After the event, the work doesn’t stop.

Make No Mistake: Fundraising IS Mission

Connection Cafe

But then, later in the summer, I found myself in different rooms filled with people who were just learning about nonprofits and fundraising, rooms where the thinking was different. These experiences were important and necessary, pointing to the fact that we have more work to do.

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years. Online Fundraising is Creating Big Opportunities for Schools.

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. Having one alumni ask their social networks of former classmates to donate is another flavor of peer-to-peer fundraising. In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December.

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

This milestone got me thinking about how fast time flies, but also about the huge changes the company has seen in the digital fundraising space. The digital fundraising space has changed so much in the last ten years, what will the next ten hold?

8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. But what exactly is social fundraising? . Sponsored Post Social Media Fundraising

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support. Check out 5 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising for more! End of Year nonprofit websites fundraising

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside the rides, walks and runs, many organizations are utilizing Third Party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE) to raise money for specific campaigns.

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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7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

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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.

Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t watched fundraising expert Joe Garecht’s Heating Up Multichannel Fundraising webinar or read his Raising Money through Multichannel Communications white paper, we highly recommend you do so. Tip 1: Master your direct mail fundraising. Fundraising emails.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

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I did this to learn more about how Canadian charities were doing online fundraising in 2018 by becoming a follower and donor to these organizations and then created a report based on what we found to help marketers and fundraisers in 3 critical areas for online fundraising: Email Signup.

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Hospital Marketing and Fundraising: A Dynamic Duo

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Regardless of reference, we are all looking for ways to work smarter , not harder. Pairing your hospital marketing and fundraising teams is one of the best ways to ensure that you work smarter. Here are three quick illustrations of how you can activate this dynamic duo: Integrate messaging: Marketing and fundraising communications should share a common agenda and voice. Share stories: Stories are the common currency between fundraising and marketing.

When Two Worlds Collide: Why Marketing and Fundraising Should Work Together

NonProfit Hub

Which side are you on—marketing or fundraising? As development director, she had a hard time getting her marketing director to understand and work with her. They’ll show us firsthand that marketing and fundraising can (and should) be one team.