19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. Once you download the Fundraising Ideas e-Book you’ll gain insight into: 6 Steps to a Well-Measured Social Fundraising Campaign. by Steve MacLaughlin , Director of Ideas Labs at Blackbaud.

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7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that will help you meet your #GivingTuesday goals and get you into the spirit of the most charitable (and the spookiest) season of the year!

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Great Ideas: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

SocialFish

I’m back from ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference and have a lot of thoughts swirling around my head about what to include in a recap for you. But the piece (the “great idea” for me) that has really stuck in my mind is the idea of developing autonomy. Sounds like a great idea to me!

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5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

Connection Cafe

So, over the past 9 months, we’ve taken a ‘spaghetti against the wall’ approach, experimenting with a wide variety of content ideas to see what sticks. 5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits.

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New Ideas at TED2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Of course, that included getting new ideas for software for social good! Idea One: Tackle Indoor Pollution First, I sat down with the controversial Bjorn Lomberg , also known as the “ Skeptical Environmentalist.” Bjorn was a bit reluctant, but agreed on the proviso that we were just “spitballing,” brainstorming ideas without expectations that they would be thought through. Worth some thought: I’ll stick that idea into the Benetech Labs hopper !

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Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

That same big-picture trait that gets my heart a-flutter for classic lit is why I’m excited about the NEW 2016 Big Idea eBook. And, the best thing about the Big Ideas is they aren’t just conjecture. Who knows—maybe the next Big Idea will be coming straight from you!

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11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

With these ideas as inspiration, you can start planning your best holiday fundraising season yet! And, don’t forget to combine any (or all) of these three ideas with the events listed above! The post 11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

EveryAction

This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them. Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice.

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3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Connection Cafe

3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions: 1. Crowdfunding is the idea of an individual fundraising for a specific projec t by asking their friends and family for donations.

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6 Enewsletter Ideas to Help Retain Donors

NetWits

While nonprofits are challenged with retaining donors, one overlooked cultivation tool may be the enewsletter. The right type of enewsletter content can help strengthen donor relationships.

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Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates

NetWits

Nonprofits often use this study to benchmark their own online activities and fundraising ideas. Make sure to check out these email fundraising ideas. Email fundraising ideas you can’t miss. The Obama team has some incredible email fundraising ideas.

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3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

Connection Cafe

Here are some ideas! . When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? What makes you like , comment , and share ? I get excited when I see content from nonprofits.

4 Fascinating Facts about Online Fundraising (and some ideas to help boost your fundraising results)

NetWits

If you had to guess how much charitable giving grew in 2012, what … Online Fundraising 2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud fundraising best practices fundraising ideas fundraising tips

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50 Social Media Content Ideas

Connection Cafe

You have absolutely no idea what you are going to post to Facebook, let alone the (seemingly) 500 tweets you need to come up with. Here's 50 ideas that will keep your nonprofit social media presence alive and healthy all year long. Author: Cheryl Black.

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8 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Advance Your Mission

Connection Cafe

Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing fundraising ideas fundraising tips peer to peerFundraising 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.

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5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Here are a few ideas: 1. Turn to Your Actual Customers for Ideas. Surveying your customers from time to time to learn what interests them most is a good idea. Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand?

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

Connection Cafe

That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. By Madeline Turner : A lover of words, fellow middle children, bold ideas, and Thai food. By Steve MacLaughlin : Director of the Blackbaud Idea Labs, Fundraising data nerd, and 15+ years building successful online initiatives with for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the world.

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10 Ideas for Raising Awareness on a Budget

John Haydon

The post 10 Ideas for Raising Awareness on a Budget appeared first on John Haydon. Are you being asked by your boss or board of directors to: Raise awareness?Do Do some public outreach?Get Get some media attention?Get Get some word of mouth going?Go Go viral?

7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Here are some top ideas for writing awesome blog posts for your nonprofit: Photo Essay.

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8 Remarkable (and Stolen) Content Marketing Ideas

AFP Blog

8 Remarkable (and Stolen) Content Marketing Ideas : "One of the benefits of my work is that I get to travel around the world to meet with fascinating people who have amazing ideas. Here are eight of my favorite content ideas that I’ve stolen. Much of my speeches and my writings on content marketing are filled with the thoughts of others. I’m sharing them with you in the hopes that they will help you as much as they’ve helped me." 'via via Blog this'. NPContentMarketing

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Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving [+Slides]

Connection Cafe

Here are a few fundraising ideas … but what I’d really enjoy is seeing yours. How about you leave a comment below with your best ideas on how to use The Next Generation of American Giving Research to improve fundraising performance? All generations are not created equal!

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Dig Deep For Ideas

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The next time you are looking for ideas for how to grow revenue, streamline processes and procedures and/or reduce expenses, dig deep within your organization. Be sure to acknowledge receipt of each idea. Keep everyone informed of the types of ideas you've received.

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Can You Crowdsource Your Next Big Fundraising Idea?

Connection Cafe

Starbucks has been involving coffee regulars for seven years on My Starbucks Idea. Members submit and vote on ideas, while Starbucks employees comment on, pilot, and make the ideas a reality. Lego Ideas asks for actual models of your Lego set idea.

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Nonprofit Branding: The Big IDEA

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to branding, it’s time to talk about a big new IDEA. In “ The Brand IDEA ,” Nathalie Laidler-Kylander and Julia Shepard Stenzel looked at 70 nonprofits to see what the most successful organizations are doing right with their brands.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Whether you’re new to peer-to-peer fundraising or a veteran, the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum conference will connect you with the big ideas, practical information and connections you need to run more successful campaigns. The Great Ideas Conference. The Great Ideas Conference.

200+ Fundraising Ideas Proven to Raise More Donations For Your Cause

Wild Apricot Blog

Finding the perfect fundraising idea takes a lot of precious time — time that could be better spent actually raising funds. That’s why I’ve created this list of fundraising ideas: to make it easy for you to find an idea that will generate revenue for your organization. fundraisers fundraising-ideas fundraiser Fundraising

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Five Ways To Get More Ideas From Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Ask for wild ideas.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Here are a few ideas: 1. Turn to Your Actual Customers for Ideas. Surveying your customers from time to time to learn what interests them most is a good idea. Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand?

8 Ideas for Social Media Rewards

Connection Cafe

I know the best-practice for a blog post is to keep it short, but instead of making you chase link after link of reward ideas I thought I'd go ahead and post some of my favorite, and simple, social reward programs here. Social Reward Ideas. Author: Kent Gilliam.

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40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

In this post, I've pulled together some tips to get you started on your event's social media strategy plus 40 ideas to tweet about on the day of your event. 40 Ideas to Tweet about on Event Day. Author: Robyn Mendez.

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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Creative new media managers will expand their ideas about what their nonprofit can write about and experiment with publishing blog posts that share resources and useful advice. The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

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7 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday, check out this list of ideas to inspire you. giving-tuesday-ideas giving-tuesday

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How To Get More Ideas From Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas. Ask for wild ideas.

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10 ideas to get your blog started

NetWits

Here are 10 blog ideas to get you started in the land of blogging (if you haven’t already!): How often do you update the content on your website? Updating your website content frequently has 2 key benefits: It makes your supporters return to your website to see what’s new.

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Big Announcements. Big Innovation. Big Ideas| #bbcon Day 2

Connection Cafe

Just when we thought #bbcon couldn’t good any better, Tuesday’s announcements, Big Ideas, and deep-dive learn labs blew us away. The theme of yesterday’s opening session? Modern. Integrated. Open: Introducing Blackbaud SKY.

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Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

Also, the act of “hoarding” plugins, themes and widgets is a terrible idea as it can hamper site performance. The post Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Please Stand By: Ideas for Making a More Creative Maintenance Page

Byte Technology

The post Please Stand By: Ideas for Making a More Creative Maintenance Page appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. The dreaded maintenance page: it is, as they say, a necessary evil.

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35 Ideas to Recognize Top Event Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

Here are some ideas to get you started: Pre-Event. Author: Robyn Mendez. People are motivated to participate in peer-to-peer fundraising events for many reasons. As an event fundraiser, your mission should be to figure what is motivating your most valuable participants (Top Fundraisers & Team Captains) so that you can recognize their fundraising efforts in ways that deepen their relationship to your event and more importantly the mission of your organization.

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See you at Great Ideas! #ideas14 LK1

SocialFish

Join me and Bryan Kelly of Aptify as we reprise our super fun hip hop presentation in Orlando at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference. Yo yo yo! Monday March 10, 1:30 pm, in Plaza D. Mark Your Calendars

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14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

NTEN

[Photo credit: Idea Accelerator contestants high five after practicing their pitches at the Microsoft evening reception, Sept. Credit: Broken Banjo Photography] It takes a lot to jump onstage and pitch a brand new idea in front of a new group of people. Interested in any of these ideas?

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Now, that doesn’t mean that it is going to be easy sailing from here – it takes dedication and innovation to raise funds and it all starts with a great fundraising idea. Give them plenty of ideas to get started and help them get set up, but set them free to have fun and fundraise.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Here came the idea that if we want to have an impact on the issues we care about, such as censorship, we need to build the political power of young people. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years.