Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

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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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Actions Speak Louder than DEI Corporate Pledges

Media Cause

Remember how many corporations and nonprofits hopped on that bandwagon, pledging to do better with racial equality? In June, we took a pledge to focus on not only diversity but transparency in how we’re approaching our objectives and key results (OKR) with any and all DEI measures.


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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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Take The Emial-Free Vacation Pledge

Eric Jacobson

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. As the season of spring vacations continues throughout the U.S, David has found that a growing number of his clients are looking for new ways to address mounting email overload in their workplaces.

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.

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. 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.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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

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.

'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

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. 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.

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

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

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.

$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

The philanthropic response to the rise in Asian hate


In the wake of their deaths, individuals, communities, and organizations have shown solidarity with words, actions, and millions of dollars pledged to end anti-Asian discrimination, violence, and hate. Corporate pledges in response to anti-Asian hate in 2021.

9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6) Encourage pledges. Did you know that 49% of pledges are initiated through a text message link? Or that 84% of pledges opened during a fundraising event are fulfilled? It’s safe to say that pledge requests during your virtual nonprofit event are a must!

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.

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!).

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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How to Plan Virtual Fundraising Events


Thank you to our partner Pledge , for sponsoring this guide. The COVID-19 pandemic forced nonprofits to shift long-planned fundraising events online.

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!

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ask for a Pledge to Increase Conversions. Asking for pledges is a great way to secure more future, predictable donations. Do you know the Behavioral Science of why pledges are so successful? Since this transaction is pushed off into the future the pain at the time of the pledge is felt less and the potential donor still receives the ‘warm-glow’ feeling from committing to do something good.

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Celebrating Equal Pay Day

Media Cause

Taking the 3% agency pledge for pay equity and commitment to its three pillars: We have conducted a wage review within the last two years or plan to within the next 12 months. When we first started this pledge there was a 4.4%

Nonprofit Mission Statements: 5 Reasons to Care

Double the Donation

This post was contributed by the team at Click & Pledge. Click & Pledge helps nonprofits generate more impact with an all-in-one digital fundraising platform. Since 2000, Click & Pledge’s innovative technology has helped over 20,000 fundraisers with their campaigns.

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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YouTube Giving Tools: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube will show matching pledges from individuals and brands within a Fundraiser. Currently in beta, YouTube has released a new suite of giving tools for a small number of nonprofits in the U.S., however, in the coming coming weeks the company will roll out the tools to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. If your organization would like to get access to the tools as they roll out, make sure you have signed up for the Google for Nonprofits Program.

6 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Built for publishers that produce a lot of content, Action Button is a widget that features “Donate” buttons (as well as Tweet, Call, Pledge buttons) directly inside trending articles published by their partners.

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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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How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Another strategy is to have supporters publicly pledge their contributions for the year such as donating, attending an online conference, signing an online petition, or volunteering, with other supporters on social media.

Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Individual pledge commitments or reports on pledged revenue by date, campaign, or program can be tracked easily. It integrates directly with your website to process online donations, pledges, and payment. SalesForce is extremely beneficial to large, national organizations that send out large batches of appeals and subsequent incoming pledges and gifts.

8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day


Volkswagen, GM, Amazon, and the USPS pledged a commitment to green vehicles. Environmental sustainability is an ongoing movement, and Earth Day is an excellent reminder of our role.

Where Do You Get Your Best Donors?


In a 2-step digital acquisition process the first step is an initial offer, such as a petition, pledge, quiz, virtual event, or downloadable resource. Think fast: do you know where you get your best donors?

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Free (and Cheap) Mass Texting for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

Text-to-give/Text-to-donate/Text-to-pledge tools. These tools are narrow focused tools that let nonprofits collect donations through texting either via pledge, mobile webform or through direct from mobile bill.

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5 Ways Neuroscience Helps Your Nonprofit Understand Donor Behavior


Notre Dame received $1 billion pledged and more than $300 million raised in just a few days. This donor behavior post is written by UNICEF’s senior coordinator and featured speaker at the 2021 Collaborative: Virtual Sessions , Francesco Ambrogetti.

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How to find donors online – 22 ideas that work

Whole Whale

Pledges. Pledges to reduce use or avoid a purchase decision can be built with any basic form tool and offer a way to promote a campaign that builds an email list with an evergreen ask.

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Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week

Saleforce Nonprofit

As part of HandsOn Connect’s commitment to Pledge 1% , the organization focuses on donating expertise to nonprofits involved in disaster deployments. By: Melissa Hill-Dees, Founding Partner of HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions.

Introducing the 2021 Classy Awards Leadership Council


Pledge 1%. President of Blue J Strategies, a strategic advisory that she founded with Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins, where clients include Pledge 1%. The collective knowledge of our Leadership Council makes the Classy Awards a distinction unlike any other.

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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. Since the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 many mobile fundraising apps have been released, but few have been successful. Some apps were based on good ideas, but ahead of their time and others simply weren’t good enough to keep users interested.

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Candid and COVID-19: Getting information to a world in crisis


There was also a large manual component to identifying COVID-19 funding data—several people actively searched press releases, websites, membership reports, surveys, and local news for references to COVID-19 grants and pledges; coded that information; and uploaded it to the database.

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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 ). If your nonprofit is committed to maximizing engagement on Twitter, then you must create visually compelling call-to-action images for fundraising and advocacy campaigns.

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