A Look Back at 2010

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ll still have nonprofit posts, and there will be more about for-profit business around here, more about making money on the side, about building relationships, about time-saving tools and ways to be even MORE successful online. Happy New Year!

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Ep173: How to Use Pokemon Go to Raise Money for Charity

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Stephanie Bagley , COO at Charity Miles, about the new Pokemon Go game and how it can be used to raise money for good causes. A 2000+ surge in new users of the app.

Evaluation Methods - How Can A Nonprofit Use Them To Raise More Money More Often

Seeking Grant Money Today

Donors, today, are understood better by the nonprofit sector to be people looking to solve our communities' issues but are doing it by providing resources (money, expertise, paying expenses for us, etc.) The February 2000, Volume 9 issue of Snapshots , the Aspen Institute 's free PDF newsletter provides a short but good summation about nonprofit evaluations. Many nonprofits, today, must learn about evaluation methods.

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What Amount of Money Should I Ask For?

Seeking Grant Money Today

In order to decide, though, how much money to ask for from each and every foundation that your organization is going to approach - you have to have accurate budgets pulled together for every program, project, or capital item (etc.) Be sure that the foundations you are going to approach are interested in funding your cause, in the geographic region that you serve, and like to give support to whatever you're asking for grant money for.

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

iMarketSmart

Brooks book titled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism): In 2000, households headed by a “conservative” gave, on average, 30% more money to charity than households headed by a liberal although the “liberal” households earned 6% more.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

EveryAction

Some of their current campaigns include "A World Without Hermoine" that works to raise money to keep girls in school around the world and "Neville Fights Back" which encourages supporters to call their congressman to protect the Affordable Care Act. began as a hip hop conference at the University of Maryland in 2000. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!

Yet Another Example of Donors Expecting Results; Non Profits, You Can't Just Take the Money and Cross Your Fingers Anymore

Seeking Grant Money Today

The first survey of area residents was completed in 2000, and the foundation is using the results of the latest survey, Social Capital: Cultivating Community Connections (34 pages, PDF), to inform its grantmaking in Androscoggin County. While this study is very specific to a certain Maine county, this study and how its findings are being used by a grant donor is a great example of how today's donors are researching how to make the greatest impact in our communities with their donations.

What everyone is missing about the 2018 $410 billion giving figure from Giving USA

iMarketSmart

Many philanthropists gave their money to their own foundations and donor-advised funds, not directly to charities. households making charitable donations has declined steadily in recent years, from about 67 percent in 2000 to 56.6 The reason why wealthy people put money in their foundations and donor-advised funds… the reason why fewer households are giving… and the reason why retention rates are in the toilet: CHARITIES ARE FAILING TO DELIVER ENOUGH VALUE.

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The myth of the disappearing donor

iMarketSmart

” The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s article titled Where Are My Donors reported: “Since 2000, the percentage of households that donate has dropped in every age group. Instead, they are spending their money elsewhere. Lots of folks think donors are disappearing. .

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Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As of the 2000 census, the African-American, Latino, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities represented 30 percent of the U.S. CultureStrike’s Julio Salgado reimagines 90’s sitcoms with diverse casts. A lot of my peers grew up watching the popular 90’s sitcom FRIENDS.

Get Your Millennial Audience Off My Lawn, Part 2

The Agitator

Well, let me ask you which of these you prefer: Making more money or less money. You probably like money, experience and expertise, and more control over your work environment. Most dramatically, 58% of households led by 51- to 60-year-olds gave in 2014, down from 78% in 2000.

#Philanthropy: As Steve Jobs The CEO Retires, Will Steve Jobs The Philanthropist Step Forward?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Carnegies, the Mellons, the Rockafellers, the Buffetts… They all made scads of money in their chosen careers. They all founded foundations and gave away scads of money in their later years. Profits were made hand-over-fist by 2000, but no philanthropic efforts returned.

Successful Fundraising in Turbulent Times

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She is also the author of Fundraising for Social Change (now in its fifth edition, 2006), Fundraising for the Long Haul (2000), which explores the particular challenges of older grassroots organizations, and Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations or Projects, Raise More Money (2001) which she edited with her partner, Stephanie Roth, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis (2004).

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#interview: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, and Columnist

Non Profit Marketing 360

I had no idea what they were, but I fell in love with the mission and in 2000, as a volunteer, I founded the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island , a social justice organization that fights for leveling the playing field for women and girls. And right now, it’s not raising money.

Op Ed Writing: Countering Your Opponent’s Argument

Getting Attention

Here’s what rebuttal paragraphs look like in actual practice: Some taxpayers may grumble at spending the public’s money on DNA tests for individuals on death row. In 2000, the investigative journalists at the Medill Innocence Project offered to pay for the DNA tests.

4 Steps to making your first donor retention calendar

Wild Woman Fundraising

You just have to get money in, by any means necessary. In 2000 Mazarine was an intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Our donors don’t give year after year. Donors staying loyal is the exception, not the rule.

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What Nonprofits Need to Know about Facebook Promoted Posts

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If you pay for this update to reach an additional 2000 people, it’s reasonable to expect that the update will receive approximately 200 likes, comments and shares, when adjusted for affinity. . Another way to say this is this: if you promote posts that are not already interesting, you are throwing money out the window. Do nonprofits have to pay to get their content seen on Facebook?

Cool Cause Marketing Campaigns from Two Commonwealth Countries

Cause Related Marketing

As an inducement, Molson is offering to carve out part of a $400,000 pot of money towards the restoration of parks near your postal code. In 2011 the Red Leaf Project resulted in the planting of 110,00 trees and collection of 2000 bags of litter.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

DEBRA: They all seem to approach me for the exact same reason: they want money! DEBRA: There’s always the organization that stresses the fact that, say, they have 2000 people who Like them on Facebook.

Passing The Plate Among the Religious

Cause Related Marketing

A new study out Monday, June 6, 2000 finds that contrary to conventional wisdom, religious people are more likely to donate to causes that aren’t strictly religious than to those that are.

The Alden Keene Cause Marketing Stock Index Dramatically Outperforms Other Indices

Cause Related Marketing

I don’t have the beta ratios yet, but in the down years of 2000 and 2001, the Keene lost less money than the other indices in the comparison. In the down years of 2002 and 2008, the Keene lost less money than all but one other of the comparison indices. There are stock indexes galore; the Dow, S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, the Wilshire 5000, the FTSE, and hundreds more.

Technology Can't Help You

Marketing for Nonprofits

If your donation page is non-existent or your website looks like it was created in 2000, then you definitely need to upgrade your stuff. Unless you LEARN how to INSPIRE your donors and ENGAGE them in your work, you'll never raise more money. It can also help you save money. Want to raise more money this holiday season? Should you purchase new fundraising software? Should you upgrade your blog to Wordpress?

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#Tech: Near-Field Communication Could Turn Smartphones Into Wallets & Leashes

Non Profit Marketing 360

“Google instead plans to make its money with targeted advertising and offers. Yes, let AT&T handle all your money for you, and see how that works out in the end.

Funding Your Startup or New Charity

Cause Related Marketing

In short, they raise money to give it away. IRS figures show that 16 percent of nonprofit charities that filed a 990 tax return in 2000, didn’t file one in 2005.

Grassroots Cause Marketing from Volvo

Cause Related Marketing

Buy a virtual glass of lemonade from Lemonadestandforlife.com , sponsored by Volvo, and the money goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support families who must travel for their child’s cancer treatments.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. It takes money to get elected. The first thing any candidate thinks is, “Am I going to be able to raise enough money?” Joe Garecht.

How does an appeal letter edit work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

There were days she went to the bank several times to withdraw money. Her bills are being paid on time, she receives a small amount of spending money each month and money is even being added to her savings account. Foundation grants and donations from those who support our mission make it possible for us to help the 2000 senior clients we serve each year. Sometimes she went to the bank several times a day to withdraw money.

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What happens when you don’t pay a living wage

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s NOT taking money away from the mission to ask for enough money to live on. All of this necessary learning time creates a productivity gap that will result in less money being raised. NO small nonprofit can afford to lose this much money!

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“It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up”

Cause Related Marketing

That’s not an unrivaled amount of money for a company to generate via product sales cause marketing: VIVA GLAM is now north of $225 million in funding for HIV/AIDS; Newman’s Own is over $300 million; Geoffrey Beene is right around $150 million. By contrast, Kohl’s Care’s for Kids was launched in the year 2000. Where does all that money go?

You Can't Efficiency Your Way to Greatness and Other Stuff I Learned This Week From Some Killer Fundraisers

Marketing for Nonprofits

They grew annual income by 57% in 10 years - from $29M in 2000 to $46M in 2012. They don''t talk about raising money for programming or operations (typical npo speak); they talk about raising money to fund a MOVEMENT.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

DEBRA: They all seem to approach me for the exact same reason: they want money! DEBRA: There’s always the organization that stresses the fact that, say, they have 2000 people who Like them on Facebook.

Learning social media with an 11 year old

Fundraising Coach

He just posted this animation this morning, but it all ready has over 1,800 2000 views! Making money and building influence with social media. I’ve been learning a bit about social media and marketing from my 11 y.o. It's gotten another 200+ since I started writing this blog post!]. He creates these animations from his Nintendo DSi. This Flipnote community is interesting. People rate them. Better animators give him tips.

The Risk of Cooperation

The Agitator

Ditto Conservation International which accepted $2 million from BP, advised the firm on oil extraction methods, and included John Browne, BP’s CEO at the time, on its board from 2000 to 2006. In short, the horrific nature of the spill serves to add credence to the arguments of anti-corporate purists that non-profits should accept no money from companies because it risks putting off and losing the support of millions of individual donors.

Fundraising during presidential campaigns: Do or Don't?

GenerationYGive

2) if you are worried about this being an "unprecedented" election, raising more money than ever before, so were the 2000, and 2004 elections-both raised "unprecedented" amounts of public funds and in both election cycles we didn't note a significant dip in our client's programs.

The Art of Rebranding

Mission Paradox Blog

When you think about it that way you realize that a lot of so called rebranding campaigns are a waste of time and money. The late 90's and early 2000's were the Attitude Era. Want to learn one more arts marketing lesson from the WWE?

So Dark The Con of Men

Cause Related Marketing

The charity lost $100,000 due to Tonken’s machinations, but we recovered the money in full within weeks and well before his prosecution and conviction. The NSFF was able to make equipment payments for the initial school districts with the earnest money paid by the ensuing school districts.

More On 2nd Gifts – Part 1

The Agitator

It never ceases to amaze me how much time and money is spent on donor acquisition, and how little understanding and effort goes into second-half of acquisition — second gift efforts and retention. This will leave them with 600 out of the original 2000 donors going into the second year.

Is Your Nonprofit Going The Way Of The GOP?

The Agitator

Although it’s a bit dated (it reports on 2002 trends) and is jammed with more facts than envelope salesmen at a DMA conference, one item struck me: Caucasians may be better givers because they’re asked for money more frequently.

What Will Replace 'Checkout Charity' After Big Retailers are Gone?

Selfish Giving

From a peak of over 2,100 stores in 2000, Kmart has shed over 1,000 stores in the past 17 years and will close 150 more this spring. This sets them apart from the competition and is augmenting profitability, opening new markets and saving them money.

Creating the perfect campaign for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Whether you are planning to raise money for a project or for general operations, creativity and communications can be the difference between a good and a great campaign. Even if you don’t want to fundraise for a specific project, like money to fund 20 instruments for a new school band, it’s still wise to ‘project-ize’ your asks so they resonate with online supporters. The time is…NOW.

How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

Wild Woman Fundraising

When it comes to managing money, paying bills, that’s management. I founded the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island in 2000, and it is merrily rolling along. Don’t just go get money from your friends. You’ve been successful raising money this way.

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A plain English, level-headed guide to Facebook updates, reach and promoted posts

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you pay for this update to reach an additional 2000 people, it’s reasonable to expect that the update will receive approximately 200 likes, comments and shares, when adjusted for affinity.

Americans See Non Profits as "Somewhat Good"

Seeking Grant Money Today

The findings were: Spending money wisely: Very good 11% Somewhat good 51% Not too good 19% Not good at all 7% Helping people: Very good 31% Somewhat good 51% Not too good 8% Not good at all 2% Being fair in their decisions: Very good 17% Somewhat good 56% Not too good 9% Not good at all 3% Running their programs and services: Very good 19% Somewhat good 57% Not too good 11% Not good at all 2% (Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy , Vol.