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Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Holding a fundraising event soon? Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. Fundraising Guest Bloggers

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers


Then it dawned on me that wealthy people make financial transactions with stockbrokers and fundraisers in similar ways. Bad service. Tweet this!

Fundraising vs. Facilitating


Fundraising focuses on an organization’s process for raising money by requesting donations. Fundraising is what most of you are told to do. Fundraising is what some of your board members refuse to do. Fundraising  is focused on tactics that generate donations. Fundraising  sometimes offends supporters.

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4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking


The post 4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking appeared first on MarketSmart | . Transparency – Openness builds trust.

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5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites.

Fundraising Miracle

The Agitator

Short-term thinking is by far the greatest enemy of effective fundraising. Signs of this noxious enemy abound.

5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! The sandwich shop)


Here are 5 great lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway : 1. The post 5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! Tweet this!

Marketing is Killing Fundraising. Seriously???

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some fundraising bloggers/consultants have discovered a terrifying new boogeyman – the work of nonprofit marketing directors! All this time.

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-end fundraising planning. For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. Source:

4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have talked with so many people about fundraising. and of course, fundraising staff. We have never made a fundraising plan.

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you’re wondering how to combine the generosity of businesses and your nonprofit’s online fundraising strategy, you’ve come to the right place!

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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A New Fundraising Classic

The Agitator

Breaking Out of the Status Quo Demographics Fundraising analytics / data Integrated fundraising and marketing Nonprofit management premium

Why Journalism and Fundraising Make Good Bedfellows


Rather, this article is about the confluence of journalism and fundraising. I was a Journalism major. Actually, that was a huge accident.

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. For example.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? The right fundraising decision comes from face to face connections with individuals.

It ain’t friendraising… it’s fundraising


Usually, it is believed that extroverts make the best sales people (and fundraisers). And, since most fundraisers are not multi-millionaires, if they are extraverted they won’t be able to imagine what it’s like to part with large sums of money ($1 million for instance). Popular opinion is wrong. Tweet This! Tweet This!

Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

This so-called Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) sent the generally calm Professor Sargeant through the roof. We should all be grateful.

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Becoming a Fundraising Genius

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern is cranking out some great stuff for us this year! Copywriting Fundraising Nonprofit Communications

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


Fundraising events. fundraising guest postNew to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more? Education.

The fundraising pyramid is dead.


Many people don’t realize that fundraising is really just a subset of marketing. Therefore, fundraisers are marketers that raise funds.

Pokémon Go for Fundraisers

The Agitator

OK, Tom, we’re gonna have to give up Candy Crush and jump into Pokémon Go. What’s that?”, you say.

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7 major principles for major gift fundraising (including planned gifts)


Before we get into these 7 major principles for major gift fundraising (including planned gifts), let’s review some neat stats first.

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Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters ? Quite funny, isn't it? But it's true! Engage 3.

How NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign


Today I would like to discuss how NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign. Some 3,800 factors were analyzed. The result: A big mess!

6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

What in the world is “pure online fundraising”? I’m not sure that I could answer that question. (If you have ideas, leave them in the comments.).

The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the 5 questions nonprofits always ask me about fundraising appeals. 1) How long should my email appeal be? That’s the mechanics.

What major philanthropists really want from fundraisers


Schiller (a veteran fundraiser with too many accolades to list here) wrote a fantastic book titled Belief and Confidence. Ronald J. Want more?

5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads


Here are 5 proven reasons why fundraisers won’t call their leads to ask for donations: Fear of rejection: This is the most common reason for call reluctance. The post 5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads appeared first on MarketSmart | . It’s simple and basic. Just reach out. Tweet this! Tweet this!

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking


The best fundraisers know that you can’t ask for money until you’ve aligned with the donor’s personal mission. Tweet this!

What’s Wrong with Storytelling for Fundraising


There’s been a lot of talk about storytelling for fundraising recently. Fundraising I get it! I get it! Tell Tell stories!

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

will be able to create fundraisers. ” (This fee is pretty standard in the online fundraising software industry.). Pretty exciting!

Quality vs. Quantity: Which is better for selecting fundraising prospects?


But now, technologies exist that help fundraisers collect the information they need to get to know individual donor passions, interests, and memories.

Stop Looking for Fundraising Unicorns!


Therefore, I think this is a fundraising unicorn ! The post Stop Looking for Fundraising Unicorns! Fundraising

Fundraising problems are LEADERSHIP problems

Fundraising Coach

Image courtesy of Peter Wood A couple weeks ago, I shared a story with nonprofit executive directors who get my Fundraising Kick coaching emails.

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Fundraising Hypocrisy

The Agitator

Same with the fundraising trade association. If you’re one of our 872 UK Agitator readers this is for you. Most likely the  shoe also fits.

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4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

We might assume that nonprofits are full of happy extroverted fundraisers, going out and gladhanding donors like crazy. Are you an introvert?

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An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. First: It’s eye-catching.

24 amazing benchmark reports on fundraising all in one place


Anyway, I stumbled on this link that houses 24 benchmark reports on fundraising. Sometimes this stuff can lead to “analysis paralysis.”

What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?


This compelled me to come up with a simple methodology that I call “3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising.” 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising