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.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

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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.

Support in the Philippines

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Our dedicated support team stands ready to help you with your needs. To provide support to one of the many nonprofit organizations providing aid, choose one of the reputable organizations linked to below: AmeriCares.

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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#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.

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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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? 50 gift card for $5,000 raised).

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Incentives are motivators that influence your donors to give and influence your fundraising teams to raise more.

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Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

Connection Cafe

Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! Additional data also supports this forecast, especially when considering the following trends: $300 million has been raised on Facebook via “Donate Your Birthday”.

How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day

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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 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.

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.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

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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.

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.

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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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By understanding how people make the decisions they do, your NPO can take strategic steps to raise more money and drum up more support, without running yourself ragged in the process. With this in mind, try and show that other people are supporting and/or donating to your cause.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

So, it’s crucial to the ongoing success of your grant office that there’s clarity within the organization around: . Where the grant office should live within your organization. Your organization may be interested in creating a centralized grant office because: .

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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.

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million, organizers at The Miami Foundation realized that Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet.

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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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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.

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.

Revenue Grows for Faith-based Organizations

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Overall fundraising revenue for 334 churches, synagogues and other faith-based organizations representing nearly $1.2 target="_blank">The Blackbaud Index that tracks fundraising revenue for congregations and other faith-based organizations. Among 3,097 charities that raised nearly $1.7

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I know this first hand because my family and I have been honored to support the college education of two young Cambodia women through the Sharing Foundation ‘s education program. Won’t you raise your hand in support of girls around the world?

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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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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.

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.