6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. You Reach New Supporters.

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Their generosity and financial support is what allows you to carry out your work and set a bold vision for the future. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission.

The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

Connection Cafe

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher calling. Whether you are a place of worship, school, or other organization of faith, the truth is that you have donors, and you rely on them to keep carrying out your mission and vision.

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Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This campaign is part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge , an effort launched by the Skoll Foundation in partnership with The Huffington Post and CrowdRise in order to support leading social enterprises. We would love your support for our campaign today through November 22nd.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Viewers can then donate to the organization, in addition to commenting and reacting during the broadcast. Fundraising is about building trust, sharing stories of impact, and growing a community of supporters.

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How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day

VolunteerMark

You spend hours volunteering your time, try to raise awareness and give financially where you can. WonderWe, a crowdfunding platform, offers a solution to this issue by providing the tools to help organize a successful giving day. There’s a cause near and dear to your heart.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? Social media is great for enticing potential supporters and piquing their interest, through eye-catching visuals and emotional stories.

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Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, as blogger Vu Le says, donating to organizations on the ground can be a form of self-care. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support.

Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

Donors can be fickle, and they’re fleeing our organizations in vast numbers these days. Getting your donors to renew their gifts is the easiest way to raise money for any nonprofit. That’s where sustainable funding comes from— these wonderful, lovely, loyal supporters.

#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath.

Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K).

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Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

Susan is a grandmother, a cancer survivor and the major ingredient that differentiates organizations that truly make change from those that just make a lot of digital noise. Every grassroots organization has volunteers like Susan. How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

To mark the courage and strength of the brave men and women working on the front lines of conflict and raise awareness for those affected by disasters around the world, we’re highlighting 10 nonprofits that are making a difference by driving action and support for aid efforts. Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these abuses.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyaction

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected. South End Community Health Center is a non-profit health care organization for residents of the Boston’s South End.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

Everyaction

In this series, we’ll be exploring the unique concerns that organizations in different fields consider when searching for a CRM software. This month we’re talking about an area near and dear to all of our earth-loving hearts: environmental organizations. Offline Organizing Capability.

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

The event took place in November and I’m super exited to share that it attracted 6,000+ participants and raised over $1M in personal fundraising and sponsorships, more than double the revenue originally projected in our financial forecast.

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How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

Mobile Commons

After a person donates, you can send a follow-up text thanking them for their services, or even conduct a survey in order to get feedback on your organization. The post How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Tips for Riding the Media Wave to Increase Nonprofit Support

Connection Cafe

There are a lot of ways nonprofit organizations can tell their stories. Most often, nonprofit storytelling is referenced in terms of organizations creating and sharing their own stories. Advocacy groups often rely on the news cycle to drum up support and activate their constituents.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Super advocates, volunteers, ambassadors, or whatever you might call them, are the most committed to an organization’s cause, and live on the top rungs of the engagement ladder. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. Host or organize local events such as house parties or rallies.

Scary Supporter Horror Stories

Connection Cafe

So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. A one-letter typo nearly cost an organization a dedicated supporter. After the event, though, he got copied on the heartfelt volunteer thank-you note the organization sent its volunteers. And they only raised half what they’d planned at the rescheduled concert. An organization has their gala/luncheon/whatever and makes an ask.

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3 Reasons Why Your Participants Aren’t Raising Enough Money

NetWits

How do you get your supporters to raise more money for your cause? So what’s holding them back from raising the kind of money you know they’re capable of?? It’s the participant’s story about why they’re fundraising for your organization.

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

When it comes time for them to give, incentives can show supporters that their donations are valued at your organization. Exclusive donor clubs can incentivize donors to give more and continue giving to your organization. Organically drawing new donors.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Super advocates, volunteers, ambassadors, or whatever you might call them, are the most committed to an organization’s cause, and live on the top rungs of the engagement ladder. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. Host or organize local events such as house parties or rallies.

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals

NetWits

Several of our Blackbaud nonprofit customers have recently had incredible success using a personalized approach to email: 1) An animal rights organization doubled click-through rates by personalizing an event email invitation with: The last year people attended.

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

Everyaction

Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Say thank you before you ask your supporters to give again. Tell them what their past support has made possible. The quicker and easier you make giving, the more you will raise.

Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”? Here are five extremely effective ways that we’ve found to work for countless organizations. Promote teams (they raise more $).

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44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. million raised annually since 2004 by helping participants become fundraisers.

Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support Their Executive Director and Organization

BoardAssist

We know nonprofit leaders rely on their boards for financial support, but they also need so much more from them in non-financial ways. Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support Their Executive Director and Organization.

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

SXSWcares , co-branded as SXSW4Japan, was a campaign that rallied the SXSW community to raise awareness and harness support for disaster relief. In the end, it raised over $120,000 from 1500+ donors. The original goal was to raise $10,000 within 5-days.

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. What is different for those people that our grants support?” Perhaps before implementing across your organization, you can try to pilot in an area that you have control over.

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The Value of Company-Supported Nonprofit Board Service for Nonprofits and Communities

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit organizations seek board members who bring valuable experience and expertise as well as diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. [1] 1] The study demonstrates the following advantages for nonprofits when companies encourage and support their employees to serve on boards.

How to Predict What You’ll Raise by Year-End

NonProfit Hub

What if that crystal ball could tell you how much money you’ll raise by the end of the year? Start by clearly defining your organization’s impact goal. Goals with zip and zing tend to raise more money than those that are ordinary and unremarkable.

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Buy Me! Support the 11NTC Scholarship Fund

Amy Sample Ward

And, as you may know, every year, NTEN tries to raise $10,000 to send staffers from small nonprofits to the conference who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend. And you don’t have to be an NTEN member or attend the NTC to make a bid and support our campaign!

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My Organization is in “the cloud”! – What does that mean?

3rd Sector Labs

Worse still, if you weren’t in “the cloud”, then your organization was exposed to all sorts of risks, problems and unnecessary costs? You can’t eliminate all technology risk from your organization. Both are equally as damaging to your organization.

The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

NetWits

They also have varying levels of commitment to your event and organization. Superstar fundraisers respond differently than those who raise the minimum. Fundraisers raised an average of $32 more in 2010. Highlight statistics about how social media can help them raise even more.

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How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Last year we shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to exceed their fundraising goals with a few clicks of a button. Since then ACCO has continued to be wildly successful through a total of 7 Teespring campaigns, raising over $27,000!

Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to the Giving Tuesday report , $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions. They promoted the event using both paid and organic social media. ” Did your organization try something new for Giving Tuesday?

Mud, Color, Glow, Run, and Raise: The Rise of Multi-Charity Events

Connection Cafe

Commonly referred to as multi-charity events, they offer a handful of nonprofit organizations an opportunity to be a part of the same event. If her cause or charity is not designated by the event as a “preferred” organization, she will simply choose not to fundraise.

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Whether it’s your first fundraising event, or tenth, helping supporters be great peer-to-peer fundraisers is always on the mind of successful event fundraising organizations. In addition to recognizing great achievements, also recognize opportunities for improvement and support.

How Sierra Club Used Text Messaging to Raise Smog Awareness

Mobile Commons

With over 2 million members, the Sierra Club is an influential grassroots environmental organization that translates national movements into legislative results. It’s a double bonus by being both instant – and free – publicity for your organization.