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21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! Here are just 21 ways to give back through your holiday shopping. 1. PEOPLink.

7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Charity Navigator found that while charities on average receive 13% of their total annual donations online, this number is growing.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

A Simple Way To Get More Social Media Engagement This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

As the holiday season approaches, everyone is going to have “giving” on the brain (at least, we hope). It’s simple, and effective. ” 2.

Buying the charity message: Holiday fundraising trends in 2012

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today’s New York Times has a story on charity campaigns that seek to convince shoppers to add charity to their lists this holiday. Exhibit two is Oxfam America’s “Unwrapped” holiday giving campaign with “gifts” such as water pumps for the poor. Here’s what I like about these campaigns: 1.

10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. Publicize the charity you support and offer free hot cocoa or hot apple cider to set your tree lot apart from others in town. Host a Christmas charity dinner.

Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Draft 1 of the letter, page 1. The founder of H.O.P.E. On the right you’ll see her first draft of the appeal letter. Notice the stock photograph.

New Charity Widgets May Increase Holiday Giving

Marketing for Nonprofits

Looking for a way to increase holiday giving? Many individuals are using widgets to raise money for the charities that they care about. To learn more about how individuals and nonprofits are using charity widgets to raise money for their cause read this report. Consider adding widgets to your fundraising mix. Happy widgetizing!

Getting Your Donation Web Page Ready For The Holiday Rush

Non Profit Marketing 360

Most any nonprofit or charity has a website. Trust Seals: placement of BBB , Charity Navigator and VeriSign seals on page. Not really.

#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yep, the groundwork for a successful holiday season needs to start soon, like tomorrow. The pools are open and busy. It’s July. Right?

#SocialNetworks: Bring Them Back To Facebook For The Holidays

Non Profit Marketing 360

The holiday season is prime gift-giving and donation-giving season. May we suggest a few? couple of (appropriate!)

Givewell talks about their mistakes

Wild Woman Fundraising

It started simply by saying, Who will give you the most bang for your buck, charity-wise? So a Missouri domestic violence nonprofit should be evaluated differently than an international malaria charity. Which raises important points about the true efficacy of charity. So Givewell started smaller. That sort of thing. link].

Now is the time to send your Holiday Appeal!

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how to make sure your holiday appeal works for your organization? Maybe you’re an arts organization and the business case for giving is that the arts invigorate your local economy, driving up tourism, holiday spending, etc. Does it have: 1. Testimonials? 2. Stories? 3. Pictures? 4. Stats? Are you quoting from their holy text?

6 Thanksgiving Cause Marketing Promotions I’m Thankful for

Selfish Giving

Capplause cause marketing holiday giving thanksgivingMaybe it’s just the fact that you’re alive! Powerful stuff, Mark! love Boston.

The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Especially during difficult economic times, charities and nonprofit organizations should consider fundraising strategies that require little or no cash outlay. By enlisting the help of a local radio station, charities and nonprofits can often achieve significant donations without any cash investment on their part. Recycling.

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Holiday Conundrum

Donor Power Blog

Retailers and non-profits have a lot in common, especially as we near year-end: there are too many stores/charities chasing too few customers/donors. We also share a marketing tactic – both sectors have been starting the season earlier each year. The question is, have we changed the amount of consumer spend or just moved it around ?  .

What's the Best Holiday Fundraising Campaign?

Getting Attention

We just received the Heifer holiday catalog last week and my daughter Charlotte went nuts marking the pages with the animals she wants to give. He remembers being struck by the prevalence of holly pins -- sold as a Christmas campaign by the ISPCC 's (Ireland's most well-known children's charity).

#HowTo: Online Anonymity & Security Pivotal For Holiday Season

Non Profit Marketing 360

group whose members provide technology assistance to charities. One lesson learned? 2010). Delete it! One such program is free: Tor.

First Returns Indicate Record-Shattering #GivingTuesday 2016 Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2,556 charities. Now, Giving Tuesday isn’t for everyone. I see plenty of fundraising pros poo-poo the holiday. I’m not one of them.

URGENT ACTION REQUEST: Jailed in Dubai for Helping Children

The Agitator

A British-Australian dual national living in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates city that bills itself as a “friendly holiday resort”,  has been detained for weeks because he tried to raise money for Afghan child refugees using his Facebook page.

3 Bonus Holiday Fundraising Tips: A Companion the Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

Fundraising 123

This holiday, ask some of your biggest supporters to invite their friends and family to support you. " Emotion motivates.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Creating custom postcards and stationary with student art would make a great fall fundraiser, as many parents would love to transform their child’s art into attractive holiday cards that they can send to family and friends. Custom postcards and stationary.  Many parents would buy this as a keepsake. Your group could paint for 24 hours. 

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Fine-tuning your holiday appeal

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Tonight and tomorrow, I’m online at The Network for Good , our online community of nonprofits, providing advice on appeals that charities have bravely posted for comment. Come by to weigh in. Here is the advice I’ve been giving: 1. year-end online appeal should be short and sweet. 2. Make your call to action clear and direct. 5.

Holiday Online Giving Will Top $4 Billion

The Agitator

Based on research conducted for them by Forrester Research, Convio estimates that online giving to nonprofits in the US will top $4 billion this holiday season (Nov 1-Dec 31 — up from $3.1 For example, here from CommScore is data indicating online consumer spending is up only 4% over the same holiday period last year (i.e.,

Giving Thanks

The Agitator

The one holiday all Americans seem to agree on and celebrate. charities fundraising nonprofits premium Chances are there’s not a U.S. Agitator reader online or reading The Agitator today. You see, it’s Thanksgiving. The preeminent day in the U.S. Every U.S.

Get Off Your Butt Or Get Out

The Agitator

In the meantime I wish you the best for the holidays and the joy of making even more of a difference in 2013. accountability charities Don't Miss these Posts fundraising nonprofit management nonprofitsI only wish I could stop crying as I write this, my last post of the year. 28 dead from the Newtown shootings in Connecticut. Syria.

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Fewer Gifts Expected This Holiday Season

Donor Power Blog

charities are bracing themselves for a disappointing Christmas this year, according to a new Harris Interactive s urvey being released today.   The study, which was commissioned by World Vision , found that less than 40% of Americans expect to give a charitable donation as a holiday gift this year, compared with nearly 50% last year.

10 Safe and Fun Youth Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

bucket of soapy water, a sponge and a hose is all that kids need to host a charity car wash. Have the kids make signs detailing which charity they are doing the car wash for, in order to maximize donations. Set up a booth at a local festival or carnival and be sure to indicate to which charity the proceeds will be going. scream.

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Help End Hunger This Holiday Season

Marketing for Nonprofits

will be raising money to help end hunger. A new charity will benefit each day. What do Kevin Bacon, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Bridges, Charlie Sheen, Jeff Gordon and John Stamos have in common? They are all participating in a 6-day campaign to help end hunger in the U.S.! From Dec. 1 (today!) until Dec. 6., Cheers! Kevin Bacon Six Degrees

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It Feels Great To Give

The Agitator

charities communications Don't Miss these Posts fundraising nonprofit management nonprofits philanthropyEverybody feels great.

Straight Talk on the Give Local Crash from a Nonprofit Tech CEO #GiveDayLessons

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For some small charities without large marketing budgets, these online events have become critical tools for funding their mission. Jay Love.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you need to update your website and are looking for some inspiration, look at these  6 Charity Website Designs (from Nonprofits Like Yours).

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Veteran’s Day Cause Marketing with Outback Steakhouse

Cause Related Marketing

Holidays are natural hooks for cause marketers to hang their promotions on and Veteran’s Day in the United States is increasingly a favorite peg.

Ep193: Virgin America's 'Operation Chihuahua' Airlifts Dogs to Forever Homes

Selfish Giving

Joe's early experience with Virgin America in an online charity contest and his bitter loss to Rabbi Chaim!

Ep170: How GameStop Took a First Year Cause Partnership from Zero to $1.2M

Selfish Giving

What's GameStop's process for evaluating charities before they partner with them. Matt discusses GameStop's holiday campaign for St.

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10 ways to thank your donors

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

great example of this are charity: water’s 5th birthday thank you videos. 6. Remember to give thanks for donations early and often.

Flat Earth Fundraising: Wasting Time By Exalting The Trivial

The Agitator

It makes me cringe every time our agency says, ‘The holidays are coming, we need another match! Thank you. WHEN WILL THE MATCH GO AWAY?!? hours.

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Father's Day Ad Can't Save the Manatee

Cause Related Marketing

One of the oldest tricks in the retail promotions handbook is to base your promotion around a holiday. Merchants and retailers use holidays as a hook to hang their promotions on. The point being, effective marketers are able draw connections that didn’t exist before between holidays and sales promotions.

Creative Fundraising: The Groundhog Day Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a great example: A Groundhog Day campaign from House of Charity in Minneapolis. Melissa IFRAME Embed for Youtube.

Some Golden Nuggets of Social Change


Find your favorite charity or rally friends around one–and buy some wine in support of it. Enjoy! Can prevention PROSPER? on February 12?