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.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

Connection Cafe

A supporter’s first few gifts might be occasional, or the donor might align directly in the major gifts category. However, by paying attention to trends in your donor database, you can begin finding supporter trends that will signal when a supporter is primed to take the next step.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

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?

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.

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.

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.

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening Guest Post By Roz Lemieux. It’s relatively easy to see trending terms with your supporter base, which is similar to seeing the weekly headlines in your CRM.

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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.” .

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.

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.

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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Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

In fact, you just need to follow these three easy steps and you’ll have a welcome series that leaves your supporters asking for more. Luckily, you just need to follow these steps to create a welcome series that will keep your new supporters engaged.

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.

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.

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.

3 Easy Ways to Amplify Your Welcome Series for New Supporters

Connection Cafe

Use your welcome series as an opportunity to educate that new constituent about your organization’s mission and convert that one-time donor into a long-term supporter of your cause.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. While I could have easily come up with 20 ideas and tactics for building a sustainable pipeline of support, I narrowed it down to 6.

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.

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.

HOW TO: Engage 5 Generations of Donors and Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Due the rapid speed of technological advancement, from this point forward nonprofits will have to embrace multiple communications and fundraising tools if they want to reach donors and supporters of all ages.

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.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Looking for additional resources like this?

[IMPORTANT] Support nonprofits using technology for social change

SocialFish

Please donate today to help NTEN build a stronger network of nonprofit professionals that do more with less by leveraging technology to support their work. Technology can revolutionize social change.

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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

It’s December and that can only mean one thing: the end of year fundraising campaign is in full swing! Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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6 Tips For Engaging And Retaining Your Nonprofit’s ‘BIG’ Supporters

TechImpact

The first step for any nonprofit, is to either build or buy a constituent relationship management system (CRM) to create a history of each supporter, recording their donations, if they volunteered, attended your event, or even sent you an email! Image courtesy of Etiquette Consulting Inc.

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

Want to better engage your supporters? By utilizing automated nurture campaigns as part of your marketing strategy, you can keep your supporters engaged all year round. You’ll ensure that your supporters are not receiving too many or too few emails from your organization.

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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How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. Our dream is to provide peer-led, in-person tech support for nonprofits in every community. Also, whenever we request for support from Eli van der Giessen , it is always provided.

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories (With Examples)

John Haydon

The post 5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories (With Examples) appeared first on John Haydon. Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours.

Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

John Haydon

The post Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters appeared first on John Haydon. Good stories connect people – to an idea or new information, and most importantly, to other people. Through nonprofit storytelling, we step into someone else’s shoes.

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SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

Mobile Commons

People are all too familiar with the woes that come with customer support. Fortunately, text messaging provides a faster, more efficient solution that solves common customer support problems. Consumers prefer SMS to other channels for customer support.

How to Grow Your Base of Support Online

SocialFish

Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships. Tips for using social media to engage and attract supporters.

How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

to get a better understanding of how your supporters are using hashtags that relate to your organizations' work. Engagement — Generally, we're referring to involving supporters through an interactive two-way strategy.

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just published this piece guest blog post over at MarketsforGood about how nonprofit data nerds can use data to set some new goals for 2017 to become healthier – Enjoy. The passion that many nonprofit data nerds feel for our work is a double-edged sword.

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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Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas

NetWits

Guest post by Amy Braiterman from [link]. — . It’s a great time to start fundraising contests if you’re managing or helping run a fall fundraising event. In fact, I bet you’re already planning a few.

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are your creepy pitches spooking your supporters? Flickr Photo by Las-Initially.

How to Get More Board Support for Your Annual Appeal

John Haydon

The post How to Get More Board Support for Your Annual Appeal appeared first on John Haydon. If you think it’s too late to get your board involved in your year-end appeal, think again.

Our Journey to Support Every Nonprofit on the Planet

Tech Soup Blog

This is a pivotal step in helping the world's estimated 10 million social benefit organizations gain visibility and connect with support critical to make a difference in their communities," says Rebecca Masisak, CEO of TechSoup. Twenty years ago, TechSoup was a very different place.