The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Conducting a comprehensive feasibility study is a critical first step in every major fundraising effort. In my experience, the how and who aspects of the study are where many organizations tend to falter. Delivering a quality study with care is extremely important.

Boost Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 4 Key Strategies

Connection Cafe

If your nonprofit has ever launched a big fundraising campaign (like a capital campaign or an annual fundraising campaign), it’s pretty likely that you conducted a feasibility study to get prepared. When an organization conducts a nonprofit feasibility study , they interview important stakeholders in their organization to assess their support of an upcoming fundraising campaign. Looking for tips to take your nonprofit feasibility study game to the next level?

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New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

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In this study , we specifically looked for giving behavior that might be affected by the factors listed above. It has long been believed that the health of the philanthropic sector is directly linked to the passion people have for organizations and their missions. To that end, there has been a great focus on communication and stewardship of donors to further increase giving.

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2012 Convio Benchmark Study

Connection Cafe

The sixth annual Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study is now officially released. Author: Vinay Bhagat. At a macro-level, we continue to see online engagement growing at a healthy rate. In fact, over the past five or six years, online fundraising has grown at a similar rate to retail e-commerce, good news for nonprofits. I’m particularly encouraged by a new metric we added this year: growth in monthly giving.

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New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction releases the highly-anticipated 2017 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into how much spam is impacting online fundraising programs. Based on the latest benchmark figures from M+R, our study found that over 18 percent of nonprofit fundraising emails ended up in junk folders in 2016. The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising. Now, get your free copy of the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study for your next fundraising team meeting and discover what the numbers mean for your nonprofit.

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The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Will Soon Make Its Way to Your Inbox!

Connection Cafe

Join us next week for a preview of the annual study. Nonprofit Fundraising 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report p2p p2p metrics P2P Study peer Peer to Peer FundraisingIf you’re into peer-to-peer fundraising numbers like me, then you’re probably anxious to know how your participants compare to the industry. This webinar will be filled with a few of our favorite things… we’re not talking rain drops on roses or whiskers on kittens.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

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Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? 42.3% of the entire American population use Facebook. Twitter has over 16 million users. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

Connection Cafe

The debate surrounding nonprofit feasibility studies can sometimes pose interesting questions: Do nonprofits need to conduct them to host successful capital campaigns? Here’s where we stand: nonprofit feasibility studies are valuable tools that can help you strengthen donor relationships, build your internal operations and prepare for a fundraising campaign with the most direct information available to your organization. Carefully consider the feasibility study results.

Case Study in Free Agent Fundraising @AbolishCancer

Amy Sample Ward

Case Study. Tags: case studies fundraising cancer health twitter I often talk about individuals when I’m discussing the way social media can be used to support organizations. Because social media may be about networks, communities, and collaboration; but it is only possible because of the dynamic and powerful tools individuals are using. Social networks are built from all the content individuals share.

Making Giving Fun: Case Study from Oxfam

Amy Sample Ward

What I like most is that the educational side of the scenario doesn’t stop: you’re given a case study about how, in this example, solar panels are actually impacting the lives of others. Tags: case studies campaign christmas education games gifts giving holidays oxfam

My Study Abroad, at Convio

Connection Cafe

Author: Emily Goodstein. Howdy, Connection Cafe readers! Have you ever wondered who else works at Convio? Behind the mysterious software curtain? I mean. the people who actually engineer our products. Or those helpful folks who you've only ever spoken to by phone and always wanted to meet? Well, today is your lucky day.

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The Millennial Running Study: Turning Their Miles Logged into Your Mission Spread

Connection Cafe

Last month, a fascinating study was released called the Millennial Running Study. From decades of self-experimentation and study, I can say that these two actions are a winning combination for hacking happiness. The study, which analyzed Millennial runners who participate in competitive running events (including 5Ks, half-marathons, etc.), The study offered some real food for thought as to how we can continue to engage the millennial generation through exercise.

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

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7 Year-End Campaigns to Study for a Stellar Fundraising Season

EveryAction

The year is almost over but nonprofits around the world are busy with year-end giving , all leading up to one of the largest giving days of the year: December 31st. With December in full swing and the pressure of living up to arguably the best fundraising month, we know things can get overwhelming. To help you make the most out of your year-end appeals, we’ve put together a list of seven nonprofits that are rocking this giving season.

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

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Case Study Social LearningThis post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. Most APIC members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, or medical technologists. Thanks, Marci, for sharing your experience!

Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges

TechImpact

The world of nonprofits has no shortage of studies and reports claiming to contain answers for many of the problems facing organizations today. Many of the studies feature examinations of trends and benchmarks, but many offer ways to improve operations moving forward. A recent post from Miratel examined the recently released Nonprofit Fundraising Study … Continued The post Study Highlights Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges appeared first on Tech Impact.

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Yesterday saw the announcement of a new study by ShareThis , in partnership with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners. However, while this specific number is impressive for a single networking service, I believe nonprofits can gain more from this study by discovery the gems of data that will be found by reading between the lines. The study found that shared links are clicked on about 4.9

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

M+R's 2018 Benchmarks Study reported that, "nonprofit homepages took 3.181 seconds on average to load content visible to the user, while the main donation page on each site loaded in 2.816 seconds," and that even a one-second delay in loading time could lead to an 11% decrease in traffic to the page.

New Study Explores the Undeveloped Value of New Donors

Connection Cafe

The donor marketplace is changing in dramatic ways. Part one of the Blackbaud Institute’s Vital Signs report showed a sector that has both rebounded from and struggled with the immense technological, economic, and demographic disruption that has shaped the world since the Great Recession.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. We spoke with Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, who is the lead researcher on the study to learn more. How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings?

The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. reports

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study. Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season.

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

EveryAction

If you're curious on how holes in deliverability can impact the long-term health of our organization, check out our EveryAction Deliverability Study for more information on how much nonprofits have lost in fundraising potential because of these complaints.

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NEW! Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study

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just run with it) where I’d like to tell the story of what I am doing around social media for Artomatic, as a living case study. Case Study Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open Community Risk and Social Media Social CRM and ROI As some of you may know, a couple of weeks ago I was engaged to run social media for Artomatic , an amazing all volunteer-led nonprofit arts festival in the DC area (and newly licensed globally a la TEDx.).

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day

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Case Study From the Trenches Humanize Open CommunityRemember Give to the Max Day, November 9, 2011? This huge one-day fundraising effort raised $2,034,389 from 17,838 individual donors. Holy cow! Well the Case Foundation, one of the event partners, has just released a full report on the giving day: “Giving contests are becoming an increasingly common tool for cities and regions to increase donations to nonprofits.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. We spoke with Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, who is the lead researcher on the study to learn more. For more insights into the Framework and the study please download your copy HERE. How do organizations track the impact of their online communities?

Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds The Internet is "not a magic bullet" for humanitarian fundraising appeals, with the source and style of an approach to donors mattering more than the medium, according to a University of East Anglia study cited by Science Daily, a compendium of research news." 'via

[Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?

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The first of hopefully many case studies of the awesome work that ICF (the company we consult for) does every day. A Healthline study in 2011 found a significant difference between the top health searches on desktop and mobile. Studies like this convinced our team that our audience was more likely to find us on their own personal devices. Ask, Don’t Tell” , a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, cites the effectiveness of a simple question “Mambo – How Are You?”

Social Business for B2B in Healthcare [case study]

SocialFish

This short and sweet B2B case study discussed by Sandy Carter of IBM shows us some numbers on how Premier , an alliance of 2500 community hospitals, leverages their online community. Case Study From the TrenchesAwesome.

New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good

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Guest post from Work For Good. Clearly a topic near and dear to my heart. Anyone working in the nonprofit world knows the magnetic draw of doing good for others and their communities. But how strong is that attraction once you are in the day-to-day grind of meaningful, yet hard work?

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70 Women Leaders Case Studies

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Prepare to be inspired, impressed and motivated by personal, real-life stories and case studies from 70 women leaders in the book, Wisdom Warriors , authored by Carol Seymour. Carol Seymour Highly readable and relatable, this collection of enlightening profiles will help readers, male and female, to find the strength they need to define and achieve success in all aspect of their lives.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

EveryAction

For more tactics and instructions on how to use them, download the full 2018 Email Deliverability Study today, and get ready for your best Giving Tuesday yet!

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New Study Shows that Text Messages Drive Voter Turnout

Mobile Commons

A new study out of Denmark shows that GOTV text messages increase voter turnout. The report analyzed four SMS studies with over 300,000 participants, and discovered that text messages increased turnout by an average of 0.74 Additionally, the study found that “messages delivered before Election Day … have a higher effect than those delivered on Election Day.” In a packed primary season, the study notes, voters are used to filtering out information.

Study uncovers record-high satisfaction with text donations | Charity Digital News

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Study uncovers record-high satisfaction with text donations | Charity Digital News : he mGive Foundation (TMF) has released its annual Text Donation Study, which showed record-high levels of satisfaction among respondents with text giving

What freedom in a humanized culture looks like [case study]

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Case Study HumanizeJamie posted about this last week , and I think we’re both just at the beginning of a whole series of possible posts about the human attributes we see in this Netflix slide deck about their corporate culture. In his post, Jamie talked specifically about part 1 of the deck, how they handle company values – as the values we want in our fellow employees, but even more than that, as tangible values that can be measured in performance and peer reviews.

4 Steps to Implementing Your Social Change Strategy: A Case Study with SEFCU

Connection Cafe

Since 2008, SEFCU’s Community Support Program has helped more than seven million people within its branch footprint – which includes upstate New York’s Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo areas – through funding vital nonprofit organizations. As the philanthropy has evolved for the 84-year-old credit union headquartered in Albany, NY, which is among the 50 largest credit unions in the U.S. with more than $3.7

Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s a Qriously case study, from Katy Gilbert – enjoy! case studies mobile data feedback information qriously questions research surveyQriously is a new application that puts questions you ask out to the world (or country, region, etc.) through replacing mobile ad space. I’ve played around with it and absolutely loved it ! So much so, that I gave away access to five organizations to try it themselves. One of the winners was Katy Gilbert from Stories of Our City.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

Here’s a short case study of how Ultra Violet has done this. As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season.

Quarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

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Network for GoodQuarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

A Case Study In Launching A Facebook Page

John Haydon

Following is a case study in launching their Facebook Page. Tags: Facebook Tips case study facebook page The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hired Inbound Zombie in June to help create a stronger presence on Facebook. Problems.

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]

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Case Study From the Trenches ImplementationThis post originally appeared on the Realtime Report. Author Tonia Ries kindly agreed to let me repost it here, ’cause it’s just that good. PediaStaff is not an association, however its target audience – pediatric therapists – are a classic example of the kind of target audience an association might have. PediaStaff is a staffing firm that specializes in recruiting and placing pediatric therapists.