Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

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Changing Higher Ed Episode 43: Raising Money for Universities during COVID with Scott Roberts and Tim Hill . How are they able to raise money? UConn has changed their back-of-house software in how they track constituent interactions, expanding the categories to include virtual meetings along with phone calls, emails and face-to-face meetings. Restricted vs. Unrestricted Gifts. Roberts said 90-95 percent of UConn Foundation’s donor gifts are restricted.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money


Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. The quicker and easier you make giving, the more you will raise. You are likely to see a 10% to 20% bump in gifts. You can also ask sustainers to make a 13 th gift in 2017. Use create-a-list to segment on more than recency, frequency, and average gift. Segment your donors by how they are most likely to interact with your organization. We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


New to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more? 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. Matching gifts are almost exactly like those chocolate chip cookies. What are matching gifts? Matching gifts are contributions that donors’ employers give to eligible nonprofits after an initial donation has been made.

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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

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As a fundraising Coach and Consultant, Kathie helps development professionals like you to have your best year yet raising money for your nonprofit’s mission. There is huge potential for impact when you connect your nonprofit organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. But what does it take to be successful with major gift fundraising? As a start, here are seven must-have tools and tactics for launching a major gifts program at your nonprofit.

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Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars


Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”? Get their first gift. Received at least one gift, but not reached their goal. Not yet received a gift. I haven’t received any gifts and frankly don’t have the time. Include a sample email and talk about the impact of gifts ( Did you know just raising $25 can provide sick kids with a toy this holiday?).

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6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

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Also, on October 8 in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, Julia will be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. It allows eligible nonprofit and individual accounts to raise money without leaving Instagram! . So how can nonprofits use this unique and fun Instagram feature to raise money and attract new donors? Describe where the money raised is going to go.

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Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Despite this increase in mobile traffic, up from 44% last year, mobile users accounted for just 30% of gifts, and 21% of revenue. On a small mobile screen, the more content being displayed, the smaller and harder to interact with it becomes. EveryAction’s donation pages come ready to use on screens of any size and new features like Apple Pay ensure that nonprofit professionals like you can raise more money. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits.

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3 Tips and a BIG Christmas Bonus to Supercharge Year-End Online Giving

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According to statistics, 40% of your organization’s donations could be raised during the last six weeks of the year. They’re going with the intent to make a gift. Have you tested making a gift? Kerri Karvetski of Company K Media recommends giving two to three friends $10 or $20 and having them make a gift and report back on the good, the bad and the ugly. In keeping with our focus on the donor, where do they land after making a gift?

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9 Sessions You Can’t Miss at #bbcon 2016!

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If you’re not tracking people’s interactions and behaviors on your website, then your relationship is incomplete. 3:15 PM – Behind the Scenes of the Raise+Engage Podcast. To give you an idea of just HOW big this report is, organizations raised over $1.76 This session will present real-life examples of the tests that are actually lifting response rates, raising average gifts, improving click throughs and increasing engagement.

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9 Tips to Raise Cash Online: Lessons from research into the sustainability of internet-based resource development

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Roughly 21% of this came from gifts, donations, and grants, while 79% came from fees, contracts, and other revenue streams. Younger generations have been raised with it and on it. But the days of these donors only having knowledge of, and contact with your organization through personal face-to-face interaction are long gone. posted by Kevin Godfrey Academic Advisor, Rio Salado Community College. Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University.

American Giving Challenge Raises $2.1 Million Dollars for Charity


The challenge raised $2.1 “The open design enabled any individual supporting any organization to enter the contest, and truly leveled the playing field between large established institutions and smaller grassroots organizations, said Sokunthea Sa Chhabra , Director of Interactive Communications for the Case Foundation. More than 82,000 individual donors made 105,000 donations to nearly 8,000 causes with an average gift of $17.73.

The 7 Keys to a Donor Retention Strategy Full of Thanks

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loses 70% of donors after the first gift. And to make matters worse, the probability that a donor will make five consecutive gifts is only 10-15%.These Frankly, I believe developing a robust gratitude program is the most important thing you can do if you want repeat gifts. That gift can be a one-time transaction, or a transformational experience — which is so much more. The gift is the first step towards joining our community.It’s Gifts.

Is December Really the Best Time for Fundraising Emails?

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We’ve seen that far more is raised online in December than any other month. And how people give larger gifts. It may simply be nonprofits raise more online in December because they’re sending more email (along with driving more traffic from multi-channel campaigns ). More money is raised online in December than any other month. Honor dad with a gift to prostate cancer research.

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Getting Rich off the Gift Economy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

gift economy,??? There is another post called " The Future of Open Business " riffing off the recent Times Magazine article which defined the Gift Economy : People who are creating OpenSource Software on a volunteer basis. Open Business raises some interesting questions about this: ???What and how do they interact A few months ago, I wrote a post called " Is some big old mean commercial scanvenger getting fabulously rich off my photos?

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Project Agape raised $2.5 million in first year of operation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Online Fundraising , Project Agape Causes raised $2.5 million in first year of operation 05.30.08 | 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation The Causes audience, to date, has raised $2.5 Causes on Facebook and MySpace has become a gateway for people seeking to take action in support of causes and issues they care about, as well as raise funds to sustain positive change. 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation

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How to Get the Most from December 31st

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What this means is identify who have behaved in a favorable manner that may likely contribute to a year-end gift. The afternoon email sent by the Aquarium had twice the open rate and average gift amount than the morning email and resulted in a 49% bump of funds raised by email on the last two days of the year. Learn how Engagement Factors derive meaning within your online strategy; advanced segmentation strategies will include different interaction types.

Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Surprising Twitter Stats, Content Creation, and Media Love for Your Next Event.

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Some People Make Excuses; Others Raise Money – Fundraising Coach, Marc A. Encourage Planned Gifts By Telling a Bequest Story – Claire Meyerhoff, a guest writer on Gail Perry’s Fired Up Fundraising Blog, gives suggestions for how your organization can use a bequest story to inspire planned giving. This was one of those weeks that will go down in history.

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Fundraising Trends: Mobile Giving and Crowdfunding, and the Next Generation of Canadian Giving

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He has helped raise over a billion dollars for his clients. Some interesting data emerged around how the mobile technology and crowdfunding trends are shaping each generation of Canadian donors’ interaction with charities and nonprofits. Give your donors a hassle-free mobile web and donation experience, and your donors will thank you — perhaps even with another gift. Indiegogo was a close second receiving gifts from 25% of Canadian Boomers.

Testing Your Donation Form Part 3: Wrangling Guinea Pigs

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Note: This is the third in a series of posts about usability testing your website from guest author Brandon Granger, Senior Interaction Designer for Blackbaud. gift cards in hand. gift card for a free drink if you will test drive our website for 10 minutes while I watch and take notes. At any rate, you are doing this to improve your website and raise more money. Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design fundraising tips internet usability

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Re-branding, The Truth Behind Selfies, and Lessons on Listening.

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What’s worse than a donor that doesn’t come back to make a second gift? On Firespring’s blog, Jay Wilkinson talks of The Importance of Empowering Your Volunteers to Raise Money. Interactive Austin Kleon Big Duck fundraising ideas fundraising tips marc pitman pamela grow “Tonight, try to sit back and just listen. Don’t do some much of the talking, and see what happens. Just listen.”. I’ll never forget it.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Secrets, Emails, and Tips for Better Donor Retention in 2014

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Here are this week’s retention highlights: Want to know The Secret to Raising More in 2014 ? And it starts with the relationship that’s formed after the first gift, says Fundraising Coach Marc Pitman. Interactive Claire Axelrad donor retention Fundraising Effectiveness Project fundraising ideas fundraising tips marc pitman Marshall Simmonds Mike Snusz npEXPERTS The Agitator

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools


Perhaps your software isn’t equipped to handle major gifts or planned giving programs effectively and new tools will increase revenue in that area? Speaking with them privately gives them the opportunity to raise their questions and concerns directly to you, and allows you the chance to win them over before you take your proposal to the full board.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Mission Statements, Roadblocks, and Working the Room.

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Whatever your goals may be- raising more awareness, building deeper relationships, telling better stories- the posts below will help you stay on track. Be appreciative of the small gift-givers; some of them might just become your major donors one day. Interactive Ahern Donor Communications Beth Anne Locke Charity Dynamics donor retention Erica Waasdorop Event Registration Joanne Fritz Marc Koenig Mazarine Treyz monthly giving storytelling

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5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected


Effective management of major gifts relationships. A database built for managing major gifts can streamline and organize this process, allowing alumni fundraisers to save time and effectively target and maximize the asks made of alumni. It’s no secret that more and more people, especially more recent younger alumni, prefer online communication, so it is crucial that alumni are easily able to interact with their alma mater through the internet, including for fundraising purposes.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected


Effective management of major gifts relationships. A database built for managing major gifts can streamline and organize this process, allowing alumni fundraisers to save time and effectively target and maximize the asks made of alumni. It’s no secret that more and more people, especially more recent younger alumni, prefer online communication, so it is crucial that alumni are easily able to interact with their alma mater through the internet, including for fundraising purposes.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

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He has helped raised over a billion dollars for his clients. But, can you really raise money through social networks? Social media has already shown that it is paying off for many nonprofits, but in a new way – not through direct gifts, but by deepening relationships with supporters, by empowering evangelists and much more. Interactive Social Media by Michael Johnston, President and Founder, Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc).

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You


It’s no secret EveryAction’s best-in-class tools have been proven to help thousands of nonprofits raise more money while saving time on day-to-day operations. With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. You really get to understand their interaction with your organization which is a big deal.

The Next Generation of American Giving: Insights, Takeaways, & Suggestions From The Nonprofit Industry

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Make sure to check out the interactive infographic if you haven’t seen it already (the static version can be found below). Older Donors Are More Likely to Give Nonprofits Unrestricted Gifts – The Chronicle of Philanthropy. 6 Trends that Will Reshape the Way Nonprofit Groups Raise Support – The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Baby Boomers Now Largest Source of Charity Gifts, Study Finds – The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Upcoming Webinar September 19: Fundraising with Social Media

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Online giving surged by over 35% last year, with gifts over $1,000. Eastern) for a free, interactive webinar and learn how to raise big bucks for. Sign up now for this free, interactive workshop and learn how to. Fundraising Online Fundraising webinars tsevent Social Media for Nonprofits online seminars razoo raising funds becoming increasingly commonplace. What are the keys to successful. nonprofit fundraising online, especially through social media? Join us.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Obama – Online Fundraising Case Study

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Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman FEB 11, 2008 Obama – Online Fundraising Case Study In January, Barack Obama raised as much money, $28 million, as Howard Dean raised in his entire campaign last time around.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

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Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. So, here is Nancy Schwartz’s gift to you: Year-End Fundraising Checklist for Nonprofits. Don’t miss out on gifts because your form is a turnoff. Even though Gen Y has been bred on digital, they (we) recognize the value in face-to-face interactions. Think about how much of that money is wasted on awkward gifts- the junk. The 2nd gift. It’s been quite the year.

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When and How to Follow Up With Giving Tuesday Donors

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Share the good news of any preliminary results you have from your Giving Tuesday campaign, such as how much you raised or any challenge matches you’ve met. Subject line: Sofia, keep tabs on the impact of your gift by following us on social media.

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Bread for the City


The Solution: Using Blackbaud® NetCommunity ™, designers and consultants from Blackbaud Interactive™ worked with the development staff from BFC to create a new site that would better reflect the organization’s image, raise awareness, and engage constituents in a variety of ways. Online gift processing has created significant time savings for the staff. With our old site, we had to process online gifts and then manually re-enter them into The Raiser’s Edge.

I Bet You’d Never Guess Which Topics Were Most Popular on npEngage in 2013.or would you?

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She highlighted those steps here: How To Use Social Media To Raise Brand Awareness and Drive Donations. Steve MacLaughlin confessed that he used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric. Read his 5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size , and you might learn to love the metric too.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » America’s Giving Challenge

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Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman JAN 21, 2008 America’s Giving Challenge Can you spare $10? Beth Kanter , friend and blogger, is raising money for the Sharing Foundation, which supports kids in Cambodia.

Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Every $100 gained in 2014 was offset by $95 thru gift attrition! That is, only 43 percent of 2013 donors made repeat gifts to nonprofits in 2014. The gift retention rate was 47 percent in 2014 (Median). That is, only 47 percent of 2013 dollars raised were raised again by nonprofits in 2014. Here are some even more humbling numbers for the smaller non-profits: Organizations raising $500,000 or more had an average 10.4

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Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results

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P2P fundraising is an effective way to raise money and strengthen relationships, but it must start with a solid team of volunteers! Employee matching gift programs. Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Response: links for 2007-08-09 at justinhamilton.org on August 9, 2007 Advertising Age: How New FCC Mobile Rules May Affect Marketers once consumer expectations are raised by the new open access mobile systems that give them control over content and handset-carrier combinations, as well as the ability to switch carriers. These calculations say it is, but strategic interests that arent meausured in dollars raised pull in a different direction.

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An Analytics Consultant’s Recommendations for Fundraising During COVID-19

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Since the turn of the century, we have faced many societal and financial challenges to raising money for our organizations: September 11, 2001, the recession that began in 2007, and annual natural disasters that challenge the worldwide environment. In the past, members of the analytics consulting team at Blackbaud have written on this subject matter in the 2009 publication Building Fundraising Momentum in a Recession and the 2011 article Raising Money During Challenging Times.

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

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Believe it or not, your small nonprofit has some advantages over your larger counterparts, one of the most important being your ability to interact with donors on an individual basis. Encourage participation in corporate matching gift programs. Donors who share your mission know that larger gifts are essential to your organization’s future. You can help them increase or even double their gift eligible donors to participate in their employers’ matching gift programs.

5 Must-Know Recurring Giving Stats for Nonprofit Fundraisers

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2) Only 14% of organizations prompt one-time donors to upgrade to a recurring gift during the donation process. Let me explain this one a bit, because I’m not just talking about having a checkbox on your donation page to make a gift recurring. If they wanted to give a recurring gift, they would’ve just clicked the checkbox.”. But if we can make the case that a recurring gift is actually more impactful, we could win over more recurring donors.

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8 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Advance Your Mission

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While setting your organization apart from others and generating familiarity can be challenging, creative interactions will help you cultivate new donors and engage existing ones. Challenge gifts can increase the number of gifts received. Securing a 2:1 match reassures donors how their gift will make twice the impact. Below are two examples of successful matching gift challenges: Live auctions are a great platform to showcase a matching gift.

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450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

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Variations on “Gift” and “Give” were very popular this year. Several organizations have developed very successful year-end matching gift campaigns. Best Innovation in Graphics: This one goes to Lifeline Children’s Services for showing a giving pyramid inside the email noting how many gifts of each level they had received and still needed to get. RE: Urgent deadline: all gifts DOUBLED! Last chance to have your gift triple-matched.

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