Take The Emial-Free Vacation Pledge

Eric Jacobsen Blog

communication expert, David Grossman, encourages you to take his pledge for an email-free vacation. When you take the pledge you''ll also learn from David his recommended Eight Great Steps to Unplug & Recharge. 1 You can find the pledge here.

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All About the Pledge

Connection Cafe

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.

$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

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. Click & Pledge lets an organization do semi-automatic matching.

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

Museum 2.0

It's a small space that features stories of recent and current genocides and encourages visitors to "take action" via an interactive pledge wall. The USHMM pledge wall is notable for its blending of digital and analog technologies. The USHMM pledge cards are complicated.

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

AFP Blog

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

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. Spread the word and see the pledges grow!

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.

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. It's hard times.

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?

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.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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.

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.

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.

Every Human Has Rights: Sign the Pledge for the Elders

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

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. Be sure to remind them of their pledge when you’re asking them to come back!

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.

Spotlight on We Can End This with Scott Henderson


It's official kickoff went down at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2010 much like the Pledge to End Hunger did in 2009. We Can End This is a yearlong initiative focused on sparking innovation and broader engagement in the movement to end hunger in America. On top of unvailing the new movement at SXSW a new website was launched and a frontpage promotion was put on Mashable.com.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The #LaborOfLove Campaign urges people across the nation to pledge to spread awareness about Goodwill and the importance of job placement and training programs. We will use both Twitter and Facebook to promote the campaign and encourage people to take the pledge.

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

Paper pledge forms were compelling enough to drive donations back in the P2P olden days. Instead of directing donors to paper pledge forms, fundraisers were now able to direct them to a website.

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Using Data to Predict Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

It doesn’t hurt to add “verbals” (pledge and pledge payment information) in a development report that can be used for finance.

Nothing for Nothing: Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo


You post your project, along with your goal, and a timeframe, and the community pledges money. Typically the projects will offer little rewards or thank-you gifts to donors, depending on how much is pledged ($1, $10, $50, and so on). While being generally annoying, this policy does light a fire under your supporters to actually pledge, spread it to their friends, and maybe be a little more generous than they would otherwise be.

Text-to-Give Fundraising: Making the Most Out of Mobile

NonProfit Hub

When utilizing this strategy in the past, organizations had to collect paper pledge cards from dozens or hundreds of attendees and then follow up to ensure that these pledges were fulfilled. Accept pledges. Pledges make donating viable for more supporters.

6 Proven Ways to Grow Your eMail List using Facebook [w/ Slides]

Connection Cafe

Pledges. Research has also shown that people who pledge to make a donation will likely will follow through on that promise. For example, the American Diabetes Association has a micro site around making a pledge to stop diabetes.

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Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

Pledged funds must be recorded as income when promised. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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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.

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Turning Pain into Gain for a Cause

Connection Cafe

When supporters pledge $35, $50 or $100 toward a friend or colleague’s personal goal, they’re acknowledging a one-to-one connection with that person. When we ask people to sponsor a team for a walk or run , we want them to make a connection with a mission.

Taking Major Gifts Online: Tactics for Going Digital

Connection Cafe

Depending on your technology, you can set up a donation form to enable donors to make pledges. Similar to how monthly giving is managed online, a pledge donation will charge the major donor’s credit card each quarter until the pledge is paid in full.

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12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sign online petition and pledges. It is true that tweets with images receive more engagement , but how much more engagement depends on the quality of the images and if they are properly sized for Twitter ( 1024 x 512 pixels or a 2:1 aspect ratio ).

Fun Runs the Most Profitable, Easiest Major Events for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

You can multiply it and you can see the pledges.”. However, the impact was multiplied as they asked the attendees to pledge donations during the next five years, which netted an additional $470,000.

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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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5 Mobile Fundraising Apps for Do-Gooders and Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An app that encourages users to pledge to make lifestyle changes (such as giving up a cup a coffee each week) and then enables users to donate the money not spent to nonprofits.

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5 Ways the Internet of Things Could Transform Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Imagine: Listening to your local public media during a pledge drive and signing up to become a monthly sustainer through voice recognition while driving. By the year 2020, over 26 billion things — cars, appliances, roads — will be connected to the internet.

Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters


Most importantly, we saw that hundreds of players went on to sign our pledge to be vegan or to order our free vegetarian/vegan starter kit. Have you ever thought about creating a game or using game mechanics as part of your online strategy?

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White House Summit Promotes Pro Bono Service: Connecting Companies with Nonprofits for the Sake of Social Good

Connection Cafe

In fact, more than half of the companies that have taken the pro bono pledge are small businesses. I’m off to the White House today.



In this post we’ll look at renewing major donors, and how to follow up on pledges that have been made by donors, but for which payment has not yet been received. If a new or recurring donor commits to give, we record the pledge as one of the last steps in the ask process.

How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Email List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Create online petitions and pledges. The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Not all email lists are the same.

The Slactavism Debate Settled Once And For All?


Used as part of a multi-channel approach online petitions and pledges can help raise awareness and motivate people to get more involved with campaigns that offer deeper engagement opportunities.

Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.


it, by pledging your financial support here. Funds pledged to my SMAC! You get some sweet rewards for pledging. Pledge here! Pledge today! Have you been touched by cancer in your community, family, circle of friends? me too.

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

Ask for non-financial support: Ask constituents to sign a pledge or take a related grassroots advocacy action. Andrew Shoaff manages Blackbaud’s Essentials with Go!