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3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors

iMarketSmart

I don’t have any data on this whatsoever but something tells me that a good number of fundraisers might lean left when it comes to politics.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. The political campaign fundraising moves very fast.

Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. Agitator readers in the U.S. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone. Up from $3.8

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Political Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Political campaigns, especially in presidential years, are great testing grounds for new communications and fundraising techniques that eventually transfer over to the nonprofit world. Howard Dean revolutionized small-dollar online giving and Barack Obama was the first to integrate mobile/texting both for campaign advocacy and fundraising.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Much like the age-old saw about not discussing religion or politics at social gatherings, this is meant to avoid controversy, and, more to the point, not give any work associates reason to disagree with you (or terminate your job, etc.). The only possible area of controversy is the political. But, really, what have I got to hide?

Target Audience: A Lesson from Politics

Mission Minded

It’s election season. While you might get tired of the constant commercials, news clips, and solicitations, we have to give a nod to the candidates and their campaigns. Because perhaps more than anyone, politicians know their audience.

Making The Most Of A Charged Political Climate

The Agitator

Recent news of the fundraising results of Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign  — $33 million in the last three months from a base of 2.2 million donors who give an average of $27 — got me thinking about the various problems and opportunities faced by vastly different types of organizations. What’s wrong?”

Leverage The Political Noise

The Agitator

The Chronicle of Philanthropy just headlined a story, Political Gifts Don’t Hamper Philanthropy , based upon Blackbaud data indicating that charitable donations don’t really diminish in an election year, despite the intensity of political solicitations. Two things struck me in that article. billion was spent on the.

Learning From Political Digital

The Agitator

The political guys say they’re looking for audiences (folks sharing some key online behaviors), as opposed to targeting sites. advocacy communications Don't Miss these Posts issue fundraising online advocacy online fundraising politicsTime will tell. That’s a lot of time-shifting.

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. But not surprisingly, politics is not the driver of social net sites. The

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. But not surprisingly, politics is not the driver of social net sites. The

Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters

Fundraising Coach

NPR did a great piece on political direct mail. Political junk mail is about to hit. You might want to reconsider that plan.

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Research: Just how much do faith, ethnicity, politics and age affect giving?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

recently posted some fascinating information on ethnicity and online behavior; now there’s a study on various donors by religion, political persuasion, ethnicity and age and it, too, may reveal some surprising things. The study also looked at the influence of political persuasion, ethnicitiy and age. The bottom line?

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Online Politics Update

The Agitator

For those who study how political campaigns use the online channel, and advocacy groups in particular should, here’s a recent update from ClickZ Politics … the latest in political use of Twitter, mobile, and the ‘plain old’ web. But nonprofits shouldn’t withdraw from the playing field.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine. Why do political donors give? Other donation.

Political Digital

The Agitator

Here’s a good rundown of how the political candidates are using online video and social media — ad targeting on Facebook, Pawlenty breakthrough video treatments, budget allocations, and more. advocacy communications issue fundraising online activism online advocacy online fundraising online video politics

Mobile Politics

The Agitator

Pew terms 26% of adult Americans “mobile political users.&# 12% of adults used their cell phones to keep up with news about the election or politics. Don't Miss these Posts Hot Research mobile advocacy politicsPew Internet Research published some good stuff during the holiday break. You can download the full report here.

Recently There Are Concerns By and About the IRS and Its Oversight of Political Organizations In This Election Year

Seeking Grant Money Today

Many political organizations wishing to acquire or retain their 501(c)(4) charitable status also collect donations without reporting from whom or where the donations came and how much those donations were. news political organizationsThis is not new. This has been the rule and law for tens and tens of years.

Happy Birthday to Me!

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s my birthday. To be clear I’m not giving it up.

A warning about fall fundraising appeals

Fundraising Coach

But listening to NPR's All Things Considered on my ride home this evening, I remembered how much more challenging political mailing will make your fundraising this fall. Ask Fundraising Letters Video fundraising letters politics year endFall fundraising is hard enough. So I pulled to the side of the rode to record this reminder.

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Abortion. A line in the sand.

Wild Woman Fundraising

People said she should keep her personal and political views out of her newsletter. Look what I found. Let me tell you a secret. The end.

#CIVICS: Nonprofits Should Watch Their Politics On Their Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

We are supposed to be involved in politics because we are called to be engaged citizens. So get engaged politically! Darya V.

#SocialNetworks: Primary Politics Offer Models For SM Strategy

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whatever your political affiliation, don’t let divisive partisanship cause you to ignore what works for your organization. Herman who?

4 things I learned from making an ask this week

Wild Woman Fundraising

They had never met anyone like Irene before, coming from a community that does not get involved in politics. This week I did something scary.

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?

SocialButterfly

There’s been plenty of debate on the true value in crowdsourcing. Before you say crowdsourcing is so 2008, give me a second. hu8QDhNeNdQ.

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?

SocialButterfly

There’s been plenty of debate on the true value in crowdsourcing. Before you say crowdsourcing is so 2008, give me a second. hu8QDhNeNdQ.

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Engaging Board Members & Volunteers

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation board members volunteering volunteers Lets talk a little more about getting donors (and board members) involved in your nonprofit. think that it is important that we do not take a too narrow view of fund development. How often have the lines been blurred between all of these different areas? One last thing.

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You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

political in the last year. Why I am more political has to do with Occupy. that my blog posts have gotten a little more. Libraries?

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5 Super Useful Digital Advocacy Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Phone2Action is a suite of advocacy tools that helps nonprofits and political campaigns connect supporters directly to decision makers. Twibbon.

Digital Political Campaigning

The Agitator

As this report from ClickZ Marketing news indicates, political video ads have surged in this election season, to the point where inventory is scarce — and significantly bid up in price — in hotly contested markets.

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This seems about right. Have you heard about everything going wrong with the games in the UK this year? They are getting people banned from Twitter.

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Oh No! Not Another Good Idea

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation New ideas are also many times very scary for those around you to implement and support.

Development Fatigue

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation Are you experiencing “Development Fatigue”? think this happens to the very best of us.

Take Initiative

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationI am not a particularly brilliant or innovative person nor am I fabulously talented or charismatic. Any success that I have had I’d contribute to a God that cares about me, great friends, and initiative. I am baffled by how many people will only do exactly what they are told or asked to do and nothing more.

Take Initiative

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationI am not a particularly brilliant or innovative person nor am I fabulously talented or charismatic. Any success that I have had I’d contribute to a God that cares about me, great friends, and initiative. I am baffled by how many people will only do exactly what they are told or asked to do and nothing more.

ClickZ Politics & Advocacy

The Agitator

ClickZ, an online marketing news service, offers a feed focused on online political and advocacy marketing. Agitator readers in the cause world might want to check it out. Check it out. P.S. Before our US readers check out for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to register for our webinar next week on mobile engagement.

Fundraising is Not a Narcotic

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationOver the last few months I have been secretly peddling drugs. My blog was hacked and, unknown to me, written into the metadata was advertising for a narcotic. I’m very sorry that I did not catch it sooner. There is not a lot in common between fundraising and drugs. Fundraising is not a narcotic.

Fundraising is Not a Narcotic

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationOver the last few months I have been secretly peddling drugs. My blog was hacked and, unknown to me, written into the metadata was advertising for a narcotic. I’m very sorry that I did not catch it sooner. There is not a lot in common between fundraising and drugs. Fundraising is not a narcotic.

From The Political Online Fundraising Front

The Agitator

It pains me to do this already in July 2011, but here’s a rundown on what the emergent 2012 political campaigns are doing with respect to online fundraising. This report from Clickz.com provides several articles for you political groupies, covering Obama, Romney, Palin, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Huntsman … and even Ann Coulter.

Connecting Protests to Political Power

A. Fine Blog

But they couldn’t move it enough to match the power held by Republicans inside the political system. We progressives have a bad habit of assuming that large numbers of people supporting our positions is the same as gaining political power. We need more purposeful, long-term protests that turn into political power.