6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. You Reach New Supporters.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This campaign is part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge , an effort launched by the Skoll Foundation in partnership with The Huffington Post and CrowdRise in order to support leading social enterprises. We would love your support for our campaign today through November 22nd.

The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

Connection Cafe

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Your congregation, the families who send their children to your school, and the supporters of ministry are all potential donors for your organization. The 5 phases of the faith-based supporter lifecycle : Step #1: Getting to Know You. The next step in the supporter lifecycle is the donor stewardship process.

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Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters

TechImpact

The internet is a big place, and it can be hard to find people who understand your message and support your cause. As reported in a post from Socialbrite, a new application … Continued The post Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters appeared first on Tech Impact.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of.

How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age. Donors with a liberal ideology support: 1. Donors with a moderate ideology support: 1.

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters. With the high cost of acquiring a new supporter, it becomes even more important to retain them so you can realize the benefits of this initial investment.

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Supporting Artists With Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists. This work supports the diversity of artistic expression and helps talented people sell directly to collectors.

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5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

Instead of making do with the average welcome message, the campaign utilized the initial interest a supporter shows in submitting an email address to learn more about the individual via a low barrier ask: answering a simple question. Your supporters are not all cut from the same cloth.

ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives

TechImpact

” Upon graduating with dual certifications, and one of the highest grades in the class, William secured an entry-level help desk support position with IPR International. The post ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

Everyaction

This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together. border , providing material and legal support to families applying for asylum. In addition to working to protect Syrian refugees, they participate in the Share The Journey Migration Campaign with several other Catholic organizations, encouraging supporters to make a pilgrimage in solidarity with migrants around the world.

Supporting your supporters

Connection Cafe

When I’ve volunteered for charities before, especially when I am raising money – it has been striking how important it is to get the right support from the charity itself. If a volunteer can build on the personal connection they have with donors by building an emotional connection to your cause, you’ll see the results as you'll have new long term supporters who support the charity long after the event is over. Author: Martin Campbell.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support. How do you decide which organizations to support?

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. Our [statename] staff and volunteers are planning local activities to deliver thousands of petitions telling lawmakers why they must reject any proposed cuts to cancer research and support increased research funding.” .

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

To mark the courage and strength of the brave men and women working on the front lines of conflict and raise awareness for those affected by disasters around the world, we’re highlighting 10 nonprofits that are making a difference by driving action and support for aid efforts. Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these abuses.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Therefore each individual relationship, interaction, and correspondence with these supporters is vital to a nonprofit’s overall sustainability. Celia Astheimer, a CRM Consultant at Tech Impact, helps nonprofits find sustainable solutions for managing their growing supporter database.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

Tips for Riding the Media Wave to Increase Nonprofit Support

Connection Cafe

Advocacy groups often rely on the news cycle to drum up support and activate their constituents. The moment the news broke that he was acquitted would have been the ideal time for sexual assault support centers to comment and remind their donors of the increasing need for their support.

Three Things Nonprofits Must Start Doing to Cultivate Supporters

Connection Cafe

It’s time to help supporters walk along our donor continuum, not just roll our eyes in frustration because they just don’t get it.

Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

Connection Cafe

Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. But while those strong feelings may easily translate into signed petitions or tweets in support, they don’t always immediately translate to donation dollars. So that begs the question: How can you motivate your supporters to also become your donors? Instead, regularly monitor the news for issues and opportunities that you can email your supporters about.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Galvanize & Grow with Innovative Tactics to Attract & Retain Supporters

Connection Cafe

Every nonprofit relies on their supporters to take action, volunteer, and donate. And even worse, you may potentially turn off new supporters who are looking for ways to get involved. Increase the pool of new volunteers and supporters with gated content that requires an email address to access: Offer webinars or other educational sessions. Supporters will give their email address, download the infographic or meme, and post to their social media channels.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

However, ask any NPO media guru what’s the difficult part of generating interest in said fundraiser and their answer will no doubt involve achieving a well-canvassed publicity campaign: in short, you can create the concept, but you need to encourage supporters to pass the word.

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4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

Their generosity and financial support is what allows you to carry out your work and set a bold vision for the future. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Introduce Your Supporters to Faithful Stewardship.

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. But until that happens, our support team wants every interaction to delight customers through friendly service and proactive problem-solving.

Technology Support as Teaching

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. Part of it is being prompted by my own technology support experiences with my satellite “broadband&# provider (which have been largely frustrating). All technology providers have to deal at some level with support.

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3 Unique Strategies To Thank Your Supporters On Social Media

TechImpact

Your nonporift’s supporters are potentially the most integral part of your entire nonprofit. For example, if you receive a particularly large donation, or a follower on your social media is constantly interacting with your Twitter feed, you should take the time to thank them for their support.

Petition Apple to Support Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

As Beth shared in your post: “I love my iPhone,but I don’t want to support a company that is so nonprofit unfriendly. Thanks to the leadership and quick acting of Beth Kanter and Sue Anne Reed, there’s now a petition is up on Care2 focused on the fact that Apple’s iPhone app policy does not allow nonprofits to gather donations via the mobile phone platform.

Scary Supporter Horror Stories

Connection Cafe

So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. A one-letter typo nearly cost an organization a dedicated supporter. And away with her brain went all the years of evidence that a certain supporter had played an integral role in getting grant funding from a couple of key local foundations. A new supporter attended the big event, had a blast and decided she’s 100% going again next year and bringing her girlfriends.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Supports Bookshare!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Thanks to the support of the EB team, we now have direct access to digital versions of many important reference series, along with the ability to provide these books to people with qualifying print disabilities in Canada, the UK, India and all over the world! The news is excellent.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters

NetWits

In the nonprofit world, games can strengthen the resolve of your supporters and staff by making a common, achievable goal more visceral. Bottom line: games connect your supporters and push them to act in a way no newsletter or static Facebook page can.

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Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

There are other examples of organizations finding some tricks and functionality that really help them make connections with supporters, and then Facebook changes the functionality. Facebook’s new Open Graph is designed to support the viral growth of highly relevant actions.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. Text supporters about volunteer activities. How to Create a Super Advocate Program supports the investment by nonprofits to cultivate their people power through programmatic support, training and technology.

I’m a Millennial. This is Why I Support Nonprofits

Frogloop

I’m a millennial in my early 20s. This admission requires me to embrace certain stereotypes. I’m aware of what many people think when they hear the word Millennial: a coffee drinking, gluten “intolerant,” smartphone obsessed, young person who often seems entitled.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund Link

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The United Way of Western Connecticut has established a support fund for the families and the community of Newtown. To donate go here. Children: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 Catherine V.

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4 Fab Cat Nonprofits to Support on International Cat Day

EveryAction

Cat lovers, rejoice! It's International Cat Day , and if you're anything like us, you know one (or more) kitties that bring joy, laughter, and a whole lot of cat-itude to your life. To mark this year's celebration, here are four of our favorite feline-focused nonprofits to follow and fund! Introducing my new foster kittens: Jelly, Fritter, and Bearclaw!

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

Is Your Nonprofit Converting Online Visitors Into Supporters?

TechImpact

Every time someone visits your … Continued The post Is Your Nonprofit Converting Online Visitors Into Supporters? Your website is the face of your organization, but is it doing enough to engage visitors and transform them into something more?

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. Text supporters about volunteer activities. How to Create a Super Advocate Program supports the investment by nonprofits to cultivate their people power through programmatic support, training and technology.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

Everyaction

From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers. One of their key campaigns, called Fair & Safe, supports communities of color to end mass incarceration.