Life after Common Ground: Part 2 – Click & Pledge

Judi Sohn

I started this series by talking about the Nonprofit Starter Pack , now I’m going to focus on Click & Pledge. Click & Pledge isn’t just a Salesforce application, it’s a platform. An organization can build their forms to “speak” to Click & Pledge’s processor. The feature I’ve chosen to highlight is how Click & Pledge handles reconciling donors to Salesforce.

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Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date. Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign

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All About the Pledge

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On road trips as a child my dad would frequently joke that if we drove long enough we’d eventually find a pledge drive on a local NPR station. Later in life, when I traveled extensively for my job, I’d call him when the town I was visiting was in pledge and my wife, who travels for her job, loves to do the same with me. Clearly we have to start with the Alec Baldwin pledge drive promos that hit the air in 2010. Author: Jonathan Weldon.

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Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

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Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3

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Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Tech mogul Jack Dorsey has launched a foundation to aid needy communities around the world and will give it a nearly one-fifth stake in mobile-payments company Square, Quartz and the St.

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'Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends

AFP Blog

Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends : During Friday night’s biennial Comic Relief Red Nose Day event on the BBC, where comedians and other entertainers come together to help raise money for various charities, Fiona Mactaggart, a lawmaker from the country’s main opposition Labour Party, tweeted to her 2000 or so followers that she would donate 1 ($1.50) to Comic Relief for each retweet

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Hugh Jackman makes $100,00 charity pledge on Twitter - Telegraph

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Hugh Jackman makes $100,00 charity pledge on Twitter - Telegraph: "Australian actor Hugh Jackman has asked fans on microblogging site Twitter to help him choose a charity worthy of a US$100,000 donation

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Pledge Drive Plugin for Wordpress

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a comment on one of my vlogging for nonprofits posts from Devlon of LoadedPun who tipped me off to a wordpress plugin that he created for live vlog/blog pledge drives. (It It allows a vlogger/blogger to add pledge drive on the blog - visitors can pledge, have it be linked to PayPal, and then have a graph show the progress towards the goal.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. Track your grants and pledges all in one place. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1. Higher Conversion Rates = Raising More Money.

I'm Taking the Pledge Against Hunger, Won't You?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's why I'm taking the pledge to end hunger because if we all do a little bit - it can go a long way. Our goal is to encourage individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations to help promote this website and help us obtain at least 1,000 pledges. To become a Champion, all you need to do is: Sign the Hunger Pledge. Write a blog post (if you have one) endorsing the Hunger Pledge. It's hard times.

Jewish Federations of North America Use Text-to-Pledge to Raise Thousands of Dollars in a Crisis

Mobile Commons

The Jewish Federations of North America recently launched a fundraising campaign using “text-to-pledge” – and raised thousands of dollars in response. Text-to-Pledge asks patrons to text in their desired pledge amount; your fundraisers then follow up later. While text-to-pledge does not have the guarantee of text-to-give, and does require follow-up from your staff, it also does not limit the amount you can ask for from your donors.

Mixing Digital and Physical: The Holocaust Museum's Handwritten Pledge Wall

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It's a small space that features stories of recent and current genocides and encourages visitors to "take action" via an interactive pledge wall. I've seen several museums experimenting with inviting visitors to take action, make promises, and join communities of intentionality (here's a post with examples from 2007 ), and the USHMM effort is particularly compelling for some specific design choices made in the development of the pledge wall. The USHMM pledge cards are complicated.

Technology for All: From Gandhi to TED - Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For example, the Giving Pledge campaign that began with efforts by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett is encouraging the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Erik Brynjolfsson technology Gandhi market failure Gandhi''s theory of trusteeship TED2013 Harris Wofford Giving Pledge socent social entrepreneurship Robert Gordon economic justice

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Make A Pledge To Hire A Veteran By Year's End

Eric Jacobson

As we wind up this year's Memorial Day, consider making a pledge, as Siemens Corp. has done, to hire a veteran. For Siemens, by the end of this year, they will have hired almost 1,000 vets across many of its U.S. businesses. According to Siemens Corp. President and CEO Eric Spiegel, as featured in this week's Bloomberg's Business Week magazine, "Veterans make excellent employees and leaders." He adds that it can also be a tremendous boost to corporate morale. When hiring veterans, G.I.

Every Human Has Rights: Sign the Pledge for the Elders

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Do you believe we all have human rights? Do you believe: • You have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety. Nobody has the right to treat you as his/her slave and you should not make anyone your slave. Nobody has the right to torture you. • You should be legally protected in the same way everywhere, and like everyone else. • The law is the same for everyone; it should be applied in the same way to all. These are 5 of the 30 points listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tweetathon: Jerry Lewis Meets PBS Pledge Drive To Promote Twitter Book and To Support Clean Drinking Water On Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In February 19th, Joel Comm has organized an event called " Tweetathon " on Twitter to promote and sell copies of his new book, Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time and help a nonprofit that supports children in Africa, China, and India. The event takes a television concept from the 1960's, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethons , which does non-stop celebrity performances and pitching to raise money for charity and puts it on Twitter as well as live streaming on

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

Amy Sample Ward

Samsung pledged to contribute up to $100,000 through this social action challenge, providing a donation of $5 to the Dan Marino Foundation each time someone pledged their support of autism awareness by sharing an infographic with their Facebook friends or sending a tweet with the hashtag, #teamautism. fundraising interview campaign foundation online campaign pledges twitter

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Process: Renewing donors and following up on open pledges Process: Renewing donors and following up on open pledges Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 10:50 Written by Steve Monday, 19 March 2007 02:32 Update: All process maps are now available in PDF format in links below the figures. If a new or recurring donor commits to give, we record the pledge as one of the last steps in the ask process.

How Much Code Should You Know?: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Associations Now : " common new kind of New Year’s resolution—competing with old standbys like losing weight and quitting smoking—has been a pledge to learn a programming language. It sounds like a good idea, but perhaps the real goal for non-technical employees should simply be a pledge to become a little more tech-literate in 2016." 'via How Much Code Should You Know?:

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Why Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Our Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

And we had senior leaders ready to lead the charge as our “Pacesetters,” collectively promising to pledge 10% of our goal in the month leading up to the campaign. I can usually tell you at any given time during that period how much money we’ve raised and how many pledges we have.

Giving Challenge sets record of $6.6 million for Manatee, Sarasota nonprofits | Breaking News Blog | Bradenton Herald

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million pledged in the 24-hour 2015 Giving Challenge -- which ended at noon Wednesday -- local nonprofits outdid themselves by smashing the fundraising record by more than $600,000." 'via Giving Challenge sets record of $6.6 million for Manatee, Sarasota nonprofits | Breaking News Blog | Bradenton Herald : " With more than $3.85

Spendrise: New Platform Helps You Spur Change Where You Shop


Start a Pledge You support a Spendrise campaign by pledging to spend money if the business makes a positive change that you believe in. It's free to pledge, and your purchase only happens if the campaign succeeds. Share the Pledge The more people that pledge to spend to see the pledge implemented, the more likely a business agrees to make the change. Spread the word and see the pledges grow!

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart

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As the CEO of Young Innovations, a Nepali technology company that develops innovative solutions for social impact, Bista sprang into action within 24 hours of the earthquake to build the OpenNepal Earthquake Portal, a data sharing platform that brings greater transparency to people, organizations, and countries pledging money to Nepal." 'via Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going?

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Executive Support in Driving and Maintaining CSR Programs

Connection Cafe

The CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge emphasizes the need for leadership to pave the way for societal change to happen within their organization. Over 1000 CEOs across a multitude of industries have signed this pledge to commit to addressing and advancing their D&I strategies.

Companies with a mission mix profits, charity -

AFP Blog

Smart phone apps are cheaper and more versatile than texting a pledge to a charity, he contends Companies with a mission mix profits, charity - : Or so says Dale Knoop, co-founder of RAZ Mobile, an Overland Park startup that just launched a new smart phone app that he believes will revolutionize how churches, charities and other non profit organizations raise funds.

Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association

AFP Blog

The supermarket giant, which sold more than 36 million ice cubes over the last week alone, has so far pledged to donate 20,000 to the charity. Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association : Tesco has announced that it will donate the profits made from an increase in sales of ice to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which has now received over 3m through donations from the ice bucket challenge.

Mobile giving grows up - smartphones, Mobile Apps and Services, internet, e-commerce, e-business, consumer electronics - Computerworld

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Now, people make all kinds of charitable donations and pledges through wireless smartphones and tablets -- and the donations don't have to be done by text, according to industry officials. Mobile giving grows up - smartphones, Mobile Apps and Services, internet, e-commerce, e-business, consumer electronics - Computerworld : Since the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, mobile giving has moved beyond disaster aid.

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Ebola fundraising appeal sets record for most individual online donations | Guinness World Records

AFP Blog

Organised by instant messenger service Tencent QQ alongside the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the United Nations World Food Programme, the charity drive received 105,803 individual pledges on 23 December last year." ''via Blog this''.

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Calling all techies: Donate your skills

AFP Blog

Thursday at Temple University''s 1810 Conference Suite, his website-and-event company will unveil its new initiative, the "Commit Pledge of Service." Calling all techies: Donate your skills : But this year, Technically Philly co-founder Brian James Kirk is focusing on something beyond his usual promotion of entrepreneurship and networking. At 8 a.m.

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Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno

AFP Blog

They started a fundraising page on and have pledged to give all of the proceeds they collect to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in NYC Harvard University Students Running NYC Marathon in Boston for Hurricane Sandy | BostInno : On Sunday, Baker and Whitmore, both Harvard University seniors, did their own 26.2-mile marathon, here in Boston, while raising money to support those in need who were impacted by the furious October storm.

Life after Common Ground: Part 1 – Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

I’ll highlight what should make you smile in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Causeview , Click & Pledge , Soapbox Engage , Conga Composer , Apsona , Volunteers , and more if I can. True confessions: I never liked the way Common Ground handled Pledges and Recurring Gifts. Common Ground defined a pledge as a repeating gift with a fixed number of payments and end date.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

The timing coincides with the President’s remarks in Arlington, but one minute of silence can be pledged at any time, really. Here’s an example of a Senator showing his support for veterans through participation in the #gosilent pledge: Tracking silence. IAVA also set up a microsite for the campaign, in this case it is a specially-designed sub-section of their main website that is branded and focused on the #GoSilent pledge.

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7 Ways to Make 2017 A Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

But what if everyone in your nonprofit pledged to initiate an activity that promoted organizational well-being and resulted in improved productivity? We are all familiar with the tradition of making a New Year’s resolution where we promise to start a self-improvement habit or stop an unhealthy one. As we write in our book, The Happy […]. The post 7 Ways to Make 2017 A Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit appeared first on John Haydon. Your People

3 Ways to Spotlight Your Monthly Giving Program on #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with a $5/month pledge to Teeny Rescue Animal Shelter. Instead of a traditional dollar goal, let your donors know the desired number of monthly pledges you’d like to achieve in a single day. Remember: the smallest pledges add up to a sizeable yearly donation!).

Austin Gives program encourages area businesses to share profits

AFP Blog

Austin Gives program encourages area businesses to share profits : The measure aims to encourage area companies of all sizes to pledge — via an online form at — to give a portion of their pre-tax earnings to local nonprofit agencies.

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Is Your Nonprofit Half Way to Your 2020 Fundraising Goal$?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Pledges. First, take a look at the money that has already been promised to your organization through pledges. Reports like a Projected Pledge Payment report can be extremely helpful in assessing the revenue you can expect to accrue in the coming months.

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ASAE Responds to Election Response Concerns on Association Chat


On this edition of Association Chat , John Graham, CEO of ASAE and Scott Wiley, President joined host Kiki L’Italien to discuss ASAE’s participation in signing the National Association of Manufacturer’s letter pledging cooperation with the new administration. Here’s the recording for you in case you missed it (below and here ).

The Top Seven Reasons to Integrate Your Fundraising CRM and General Ledger

Connection Cafe

In that ‘scene’, the reason that the numbers were off was because some of the larger campaign pledges were conditional, and therefore, not immediately recognizable as revenue. In addition, low-dollar one-time telemarketing pledges were only recorded as revenue when they were paid, not pledged.

Success = Right Tech at Right Time | LinkedIn

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So, we changed course and lobbied the President to create A Billion Change, a challenge to secure pledges from 500 companies to not only provide pro bono services but also report on their activities. Success = Right Tech at Right Time | LinkedIn : Despite the clear nonprofit need and technology solution, the market simply wasn''t ready. We needed to do a lot more work before we could get the critical mass of pro bono providers to populate the marketplace.

O2 makes text donations free for charities - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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O2 makes text donations free for charities - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits: "O2 has become the second mobile operator to pledge to deliver 100 per cent of all text donation value to charities in a move which could signal an industry-wide shift.Mobile operator O2 announced today that from 1 August this

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How Exemplary Governance Can Keep Nonprofits Operational

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

For instance, in March, the Council on Foundations circulated a pledge promising new funding opportunities. How Exemplary Governance Can Keep Nonprofits Operational.

Big Data on Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

Since 2017, FreeWill has helped over 85,000 people pledge more than $920 million to nonprofits. The pledges have been enabled by our free estate planning tool, which nudges people to think about charitable giving while making a will (or guides them through the process with a lawyer). For years, fundraising professionals have heard that we’re on the precipice of a demographic trend called “the great wealth transfer.”

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P2P: It’s All About That Bass…Or Base?

Connection Cafe

Having people make a pledge or a commitment in advance increases the likelihood that they’ll return. Find ways to capitalize on participant enthusiasm and ask them to immediately commit to the next event – provide a calendar invite they can easily access from their phone at the event, give them the option to sign up to be the first to know when the next event is announced, or ask them to take a public pledge to continue fighting for your cause.

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