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The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. Location: Atlanta, GA.

2010 Fundraising Review

The Agitator

According to one of the more comprehensive reviews of 2010 fundraising — the 2010 Year-End Survey of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative* (NRC) — a majority of charities surveyed saw their fundraising revenue remain stable or increase last year. quarters reported online or Internet fundraising.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a little holiday surprise for you, courtesy of my friend, movie buff, and fundraiser extraordinaire, Rob Blizard.

Essential Nonprofit Marketing Guidance: The Best of 2010

Getting Attention

My Top 6 Guides to Effective Fundraising—What Are Yours? 10 Ways to Make Your Online Press Room Perform for Your Nonprofit. Subscribe today.

Participate in a Marketing/Fundraising Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Interested in tracking something else related to nonprofit marketing, communications, or fundraising? Here are a few ideas. Go for it!

Who should pay for your training?

Get Fully Funded

After all, it’s the people who make or break a nonprofit organization. I get so frustrated with nonprofit leaders who are short-sighted and don’t see the benefit in paying for training and professional development for their staff, particularly the fundraising staff.  That’s admirable. 

I'll Be in Wash D,C, and Available for Meetings Feb 24 and 25

Cause Related Marketing

24 and 25.Want to talk cause marketing, marketing, corporate social responsibility, fundraising, nonprofit innovation, or the like?

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Top Fundraising Coach Blog Posts in 2010

Fundraising Coach

These were the highest traffic blog posts in 2010. Interestingly, Three of them weren’t DONE in 2010! Thanks for helping make this a great year! #10 Fundraising letters that connect with your donors [written in 2008]. This post includes real fundraising letters I used for the same fundraising event in different years.

Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think and What It Means for Promoting Your Cause

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People are not rational beings, but the patterns of irrationality are consistent, and understanding them is key to effective marketing and fundraising. Check out these resources and opportunities for some stellar freebies and trainings on the subject: Register for a free Nonprofit 911 teleconference on March 16, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Building Allies

A Small Change

This is so important for us in fundraising as we often end up touching the entire organization. Tags: Careers in Fundraising I find the first few months are so important at a new job. recently read the book The First 90 Days. One of the key items that the book talks about is building allies. Orientation is a great place to start.

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Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, we are going to look at online fundraising. The impact of online fundraising continues with the median growth rate at 15.8%.

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The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Book is Here!

Wild Woman Fundraising

So Happy! I am so excited and proud to announce to you that my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, is now available as a physical book!

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7 simple steps to online fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Actually, it’s not anything magical at all.  It’s simply fundraising using the internet as a tool. To make it really easy, I’ve got 7 simple steps you can take to get started or crank up your online fundraising efforts. 1.  Tags: Social Media Website/Internet online fundraising Communicate.

7 simple steps to online fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Actually, it’s not anything magical at all.  It’s simply fundraising using the internet as a tool. To make it really easy, I’ve got 7 simple steps you can take to get started or crank up your online fundraising efforts. 1.  Tags: Social Media Website/Internet online fundraising Communicate.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. 

Three Fundraising Lessons from a 365-Day Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But I’m frustrated by their fundraising appeals. Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Publication ManagementGuest Post by Marta Lindsey.

The Final Word on Year-End Fundraising: Five Things You Can Still Do to Boost Your December Income

Fundraising 123

The end of year fundraising party doesn’t really get started until after Christmas when the bulk of year-end money comes in.   So if you are just getting started now, it’s not too late. We’ve got five tactics you can accomplish in 24 hours or less to ramp up your year-end fundraising: Be open for business. It’s that time of year again.

Online Fundraising Continues to Grow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online fundraising will be a huge part of the conferences I’m attending this week. billion in 2010. Love the daily blogging? Great!

How to Get Your Donors More Engaged

A Small Change

Every development professional I know spends a lot of time thinking about how they can get their current donors more engaged with their fundraising efforts. Joe Garecht is the founder of The Fundraising Authority ( [link] ), which provides free articles and how-to information on fundraising for small and medium-sized non-profits.

Fundraising Event or Best Party in Town?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

By the way, Gail is not only a stellar fundraiser, but she’s well-known for throwing incredible porch parties at her house.

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QR Codes: The Future of Fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Think of this: What if you put a QR code in the poster for your next fundraising event? It’s called a “QR Code.&#. Amazing!

Convio’s 2010 Online Benchmarks

The Agitator

Convio has provided an excellent ‘must read’ review of 2010 online fundraising stats and trends. Heaps of useful benchmarking data here for online fundraisers. The data is drawn from the nearly 600 nonprofits that used the Convio Online Marketing platform in 2009 and 2010. Collectively, these groups raised $1.15

Three reasons December fundraising is so important

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofit marketing and fundraising friends: Do a great job this month.

Octavia Butler on Leadership

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sign up for my newsletter and get fresh nonprofit fundraising, management and career ideas monthly! To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to.

Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

US productivity increased twice as fast in 2009 as it had in 2008, and twice as fast again in 2010: workforce down, output up, and voilá!

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Is Your Nonprofit a Dabbler in Social Media or an Effective Power User?

Fundraising 123

The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place? A brief preface from Network for Good:  If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on social networks – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first.

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Ideas for newsletter content that donors will love

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Tags: Newsletter nonprofit fundraising

12 Questions that Lead to a Better Fundraising Story

Fundraising 123

It's easy to tell the story of the clients you serve -- especially in 2010, if you have a flip video camera, a social media platform and a few juicy questions to ask. Let's be honest: Storytelling often gets muddled when it comes to the fundraising process. Tags: Fundraising Quick Tips Who Do You Truly Represent?

Donor relationships are like gardens…

Get Fully Funded

Good donor relationships are the key to successful fundraising. Tags: Donor Relations General Fundraising AFP fundraising This was the topic of one of my presentations at the AFP Northern Arizona Education Day last week.  Here are some key points from this session: Donor relationships are like gardens. 

A Look Back at 2010

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising has become a place where I go just to look and admire the design. 10 Thought Provoking Posts from 2010. Trust!

How to Tap into the Heart and Soul of Your Organization When You Write

Fundraising 123

Is your organization one of the thousands that miss the mark when writing fundraising materials? And then try to push your fundraising toward this kind of right-brain thinking! Tags: Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices Inspiration Research recent study by Frank C. Dickerson, Ph.D. Based on research on more than 1.5

4 Keys to Successful Fundraising in 2012

Get Fully Funded

have been proactive and purposeful about fundraising. have several clients who have had their best years ever in 2010 and 2011. Take fundraising seriously. Nonprofits that will raise big money in 2012 will take fundraising seriously. The more important question to ask is ‘what will you do?’

4 Keys to Successful Fundraising in 2012

Get Fully Funded

have been proactive and purposeful about fundraising. have several clients who have had their best years ever in 2010 and 2011. Take fundraising seriously. Nonprofits that will raise big money in 2012 will take fundraising seriously. The more important question to ask is ‘what will you do?’

Crafting subjects for year-end fundraising emails

Fundraising Coach

It’s Not Too Late for Your 2010 Tax Deduction: Support [nonprofit] Today. When you do your fundraising emails this week, be very intentional with the subject. Learn how you can set up a brand new fundraising program, or re-tool your existing fundraising, to raise serious money for your cause. Simple Test. Really?

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Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

Wild Woman Fundraising

The data there will be current with the 2010 census as of this month. originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on May 8, 2012.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

This allows a trivia night fundraiser to become a successful recurring event because it does not exhaust your supporters.

Fundraising Secret #53: Take Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Fundraising Coach

What does ballroom dancing have to do with fundraising?”. Isn’t it odd that most fundraising training focuses on writing and speaking?

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How Improving the Experience Can Make Donors Want to Give

Fundraising 123

Fundraising Web Site 101 Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices InspirationDo you know what your donors want when they visit your site? Do you know why they are there or what they want out of the experience? Understanding the motivation behind your site’s users can help you direct them to the path of giving. Unfortunately it’s not that simple.

Distinct, Authentic Branding Boosts Stronger Relationships + Increased Giving – The Online Giving Study

Getting Attention

Read the complete study to learn more about these game-changing findings, then use them to fine-tune your 2011 marketing and fundraising plans.

Voter Use Of Internet During 2010 Campaign

The Agitator

Pew Internet Research has released new survey data on Internet usage by American onliners during the 2010 election campaigns. Should be of special interest to our advocacy group communicators and fundraisers. And for you fundraisers, 5% of Republican voters and 6% of Democratic voters donated money online in 2010.