Example Phone Scripts to Use When Asking for End-of-Year Gifts for Your Nonprofit


Here are example phone scripts a staff member can use to ask for a gift: . Here are example phone scripts a board member can use to ask for a gift: . Need more than example phone scripts?

Greasemonkey User Script Question

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Okay, so I installed the greasemonkey and downloaded the script. But when I go in bloglines the script is not working. Is the script crap or broken? I've been avoiding tools like Greasemonkey only because I thought it might be too technical/geeky for me. But I was motivated to install because I came across a tweak that would really improve my blogging efficiency (integrating delicious and bloglines). It's this one.


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Nonprofit Fundraising Videos Inspire More Giving

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For a longer video, consider writing a script. Scripting: Even if you don’t plan to read from a script, you still should write a script. Nonprofit fundraising videos bring your organization’s work to life in a way that written stories just can’t.

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7 Tips to Create a Fundraising Video to Increase Donations (Even If You’re Not a Tech Person)

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising video for a nonprofit can seem daunting, but with a fundraising video script, an elevator pitch, and a story, it’s easy

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Make sure to go through a quick training and provide a script that folks can use when they reach a donor’s voicemail. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits


Instead of scripting anything, you spend a day with the organization and you see what you get. Grassroots movements have been doing it because they didn't have the resources to script. I shot an ad the other day where we went through the script over and over again. I can do scripted content, but I’d much prefer just sitting down, turning on the camera — not even touching it — and having a conversation with the person.

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Your Digital Donor Thank-You Kit

NonProfit PRO

It’s packed with thank-you email templates, video scripts, segmentation tips, and more. Consider this your guide to crafting timely, personalized thank-you messages. Get your kit now

How To Overcome Doubt In Order To Better Serve Your Nonprofit And Your Community


Identifying your scripts and the stories you tell yourself. Scripts are the beliefs we’ve formed about ourselves that lead us to think and act a certain way. If you doubt yourself often, you’re probably listening to scripts that reinforce a negative opinion of yourself.

ATTN NGOs: ?????,??, &.opr Are Now Available

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications for each of these three new domains, which translate to “organisation” or “institution” in non-Latin-based scripts – one in Devanagari (.?????) , one in Cyrillic (.???) , and one in simplified Chinese (.??). The need for these localized scripts is clearly indicated in numbers below: 143.5

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Top Tips For Hosting Virtual Nonprofit Headquarter Site Visits


Write a tightly crafted script—and rehearse it. Prepare a brief, 10-minute script about your nonprofit, your programs, and your outcomes. Rehearse the script so you know how long it takes you to get through it.



I created a set of scripts for you to download if you’d like to leverage Akismet with your web to lead forms. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Akismet blocking web-to-lead spam Akismet blocking web-to-lead spam Last Updated on Friday, 1 June 2007 08:21 Written by Steve Friday, 1 June 2007 08:21 Scott Hemmeter shows again just how smart he is. I decided to try and see if I could incorporate Akismet into the web to lead process and I was successful in doing so!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:35 Written by Steve Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:33 I went into my Personal Setup today in Salesforce.com and got a surprise–my start and end of day times showed AM and PM in what appears to be Arabic script. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Good Morning Baghdad! Good Morning Baghdad!

Phonathons: The Fundraiser’s Ultimate Guide & 15+ Top Tips

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Create a standardized script. Include matching gifts in call scripts. To illustrate our point, take a look at two possible phonathon script introductions: Phonathon Script Introduction #1: “I’m calling on behalf of University X to raise money for our annual phonathon campaign.

6 Surefire Tips for Asking for Donations Over the Phone


Have a script when you ask for the donation…. When they are the ones making donation appeals, the asks are more genuine and sincere as opposed to scripted and stiff. Have a script when you ask for the donation… …But don’t read from it.

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40+ Ideas to Light a Fundraising Fire Under Your Nonprofit Board Members

Blue Fox

Inform, guide, motivate, and recognize your board members and watch them become your fundraising heroes! Grab your pumpkin spice latte! Fall is in the air. That means fundraising season is right around the corner. Many nonprofits (most?)

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Amazon S3 for web server backup

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

We have a script going which runs by cron daily to do the backups. One of the scripts we’ve use is here. (We I’ve been getting to know Amazon S3 lately, and there are some great things about it. I think it is one of the long list of unpredicted successes that resulted from the near-ubiquitousness of open source software on the server side. We’ve been using it for “offsite&# backup for drupal sites for a while now.

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6 Nonprofit Video Marketing Trends and Tips to Guide Your Online Strategy


Use a script to communicate with your audience . This is great news for nonprofits with tight budgets or small teams seeing as though polished brand advertisements can involve professional lighting, sets, script writers, and more. .

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How to Overcome a Victim Mindset in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community


Often, your mindset is influenced by what you’ve been taught to believe through your own personal experiences or “scripts.”. These are three mindsets you can have surrounding your script—the dialogue you have in your mind about yourself, your history, and your future.

Finding the Best Consultant for Your Nonprofit: Taking a JEDI Approach


Tailor your evaluation matrix and script . Also, as it relates to the hiring matrix and the interview script, be sure to consider the role you wish for the consultant to play and their skills, experience, and expertise, as well as any specialized training required for the role. .

Finding the Best Consultant for Your Nonprofit: The Search and Selection


Share the interview script with all interviewers. That makes the preparation you do in advance to create an interview script, the evaluation matrix, and qualifying criteria that much more valuable. This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here.

Partnering with Salesforce and our customers for a better experience

Nimble AMS

Our development team recognized that they could write a script to automatically fix this syntax change throughout our customers’ solutions, and we offered to run this script for our customers.

8 Incredible Tips to Ask for Donations in Person


Check out these scripts for requesting donations from first-time donors and from recurring donors: Donation Request Script for First-Time Donors. Donation Request Script for Recurring Donors.

7 Virtual Volunteer Ideas

Whole Whale

The way that Vote Forward manages volunteers is by letting people “adopt” a mailing list of potential voters and then gives instructions for them to send letters from a printed script that can be customized.

Adobe Story Free

Tech Soup Blog

Adobe Story Free is a free online service from Adobe.com that you can use to create your script and help with screenwriting. " The film script format looks to be the simplest template to use. Once in the script you can then write in your script language. The application maintains the proper script formatting as you write. You can choose from a range of standard script types. You can also export your script to PDF, XML, CSV, TXT, and Microsoft Word.

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It’s Not Too Late: 3 Strategic Year-End Fundraising Tips


Here’s a sample script you can use: . “Hi! Did you know that nearly one-third of individual fundraising happens during the month of December and 12% of giving happens in the last week of the calendar year ? .

Successful Communication for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Cadmium CD

It may take a little extra work, but flipping the script and finding ways to accommodate different processes may work out for the better for all stakeholders. How to Improve Communication Between Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees.

You Don’t Have to Go it Alone

Social Velocity

And because I see so many of you struggling and needing help — but believing that help is not accessible to you — I want to flip that script for you. I know how scared you sometimes get. I see you tossing and turning in the middle of the night, terrified about how you will make payroll.

Advocacy Campaigns: 5 Essential Tools to Support Your Cause


Script-branching. You can ensure your canvassers never miss core points about your campaign with script-branching tools that allow for a naturally flowing dialogue while moving the conversation forward. .

What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Major Gift Fundraising


As you would send a note to a friend, do something to make it sound personal and specific, not scripted. Every October, I watch the 90s classic “Hocus Pocus.”

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How To Do A Donor Cultivation Event


Draft a letter or email that your board members and other dedicated fans can send to targeted individuals and provide talking points for a phone script. Considering doing a donor cultivation event ? Smart decision!

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Your Logo is a Spark, Not the Flame

Top Nonprofits

If you design modular furniture, a logo featuring Victorian script and flowers is going to be misleading. Remember these six words: Your logo is not your story. If you Google “nonprofit logos,” you’ll see some common themes. Hands. Globes. Holding hands around a globe. Hearts.

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7 Video Conferencing Tips To Get You Through Social Distancing—And Beyond

Global Giving

Do this by writing a bullet point script before, covering every point you want to make and add slides to match the main points. But virtual events are harder to dip in and out of, and should really stick to the script.

Leveling up your major gifts program


Start by creating sample scripts for thank-you calls, emails, and cards and ask your team to thank your major donors. It has been quite a year.

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How to Set Up an Event Live Stream


Consider writing up a script and asking someone to proofread the script to make sure that you are producing high-quality content. . Write a script so that speakers have talking points during the live video. .

How to Set Up an Instagram Printer for Your Next Event

Tech Soup Blog

Andreas decided to build his own using a basic photo printer (he used the Canon Selphy CP800, which retails between $75 and 90) and a script that can download photos from your phone to a computer. He used a program called If This, Then That to create a script that downloaded all of the Instagram photos with his event's hashtag to a specific Dropbox. He also set up a script that triggered the print function from his phone to his laptop.

50 Years of Environmental Impact: NRDC Nominated for a Webby Award

Forum One

We linked together key milestones to build a compelling story, using a traditional script format, giving the experience a cinematic and emotive quality.

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10 Simple Strategies for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Get Fully Funded

Work from a script so everyone is comfortable making these calls, asking for donations. With Giving Tuesday in the rear view, it’s tempting to forgo a year-end giving campaign and coast to the end of the year, catching up on work and enjoying the holidays. But don’t!

We’re 39 percent similar; how can we be exponentially better?


You can find Robinson's scripts used in this analysis here. Self-examination was the zeitgeist of philanthropy in 2021. We reflected. We adapted. We listened to the "rising voices of the people we serve" as a foundation staffer framed it recently.

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How to Set Up an Event Live Stream


Consider writing up a script and asking someone to proofread the script to make sure that you are producing high-quality content. . Write a script so that speakers have talking points during the live video. .

5 Things You had No Idea Your Donation Form Could Do


After a ticket is purchased and committed to our database, I run a small SQL script to dynamically assign ticket numbers, which are inserted into the purchase verification email. . . Sometimes a new challenge occurs and needs a creative solution.

Successful Communication for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Cadmium CD

It may take a little extra work, but flipping the script and finding ways to accommodate different processes may work out for the better for all stakeholders. How to Improve Communication Between Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees.

9 Ways To Thank Your Donors This Giving Season


Come up with a simple script for a short video. We all know how important it is to thank your donors. . However, while anything is better than nothing, you need to do more than saying thank you in a donation receipt email.

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Top Metrics For Success In Your Website

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

First, you can make or remove the scripts asynchronous to make them load in conjunction with other parts of the page. The other method is to defer all non-critical third-party scripts. How will you make a site great?