A Look Back at 2010

Wild Woman Fundraising

In April, 2010, I bit the bullet and launched my mailing list. 10 Thought Provoking Posts from 2010. Lessons Learned in 2010. Happy New Year! It’s been a crazy decade, and even though I’ve been blogging since 1999, I have never focused so closely on it.

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Making Money on the Side Part Two

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to make money on the side? How do you get more money without exhausting yourself? What other ideas do you have for how to make money on the side? As hardworking nonprofit employees, or ex-nonprofit employees, we don’t have a lot saved up for retirement.

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Tips for Your 2010 Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the e-newsletter I sent out last week to our Learning Center members and others, I said that printed annual reports that are more than four pages long are a waste of time and money.

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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. Here are the seven best local cause marketing programs for 2010. Location: SXSW 2010 , Austin, TX.

Creating a Marketing Plan for the Rest of 2010

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your marketing plan for 2010. I’m going to show staff at 20 nonprofits how to take control of their marketing programs , set realistic goals, prioritize how they spend their time and money, and make great things happen for their organizations by the end of 2010.

20 Money Saving Tips for Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

Batch your fundraising appeal letters. Send out 150 at a time. Test out different messages, graphs, charts, quotes, pictures, see what works with who. This way you can avoid an appeal letter that bombs.

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5 Trends that Will Affect Online Fundraising in 2010

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No one can say for sure what 2010 will bring. In 2010 Network for Good has taken a crack at the five trends (with an online spin, of course) we've seen and anticipate will affect your fundraising in the months to come. Show where the money goes. Will there be an economic recovery? Will direct mail continue to be the king of individual giving results? Will a greater percentage of donors turn to the Web as their preference for giving?

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How to get money in the mail

Wild Woman Fundraising

get money in the mail. Here’s a prezi that tells you all about how to getting money in the mail through direct mail appeals. Follow me on twitter if you like to get advice about fundraising and getting more money for your charity!

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Where is your money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What issue could advocates focus on that would significantly decrease war spending, and increase government money for nonprofits, schools, and other charities? What could we do to help redirect that money towards desperately needed social services, or saving the environment?

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Raise money online this year

Get Fully Funded

Remember that the internet is a tool you can use to raise money. Just because you have a website or a Facebook page does not mean people will flock to it and give you money. Lots of people have asked me how to raise money online and I get the sense that they think it’s something hard or mystical. As we approach the deep fundraising season, many folks are asking about online fundraising, so I wanted to share a few things.

Advertising your nonprofit is not wasting money

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have people ever looked at you sideways because you wanted to advertise in 4 newspapers, on the buses, on a billboard, on the subway, in a street banner, and on the radio and tv too?

How to Raise More Money Now – Free E-Book

Getting Attention

I was honored to be among the folks that Network for Good asked to contribute innovative fundraising ideas to this inspiring new e-book, How to Make More Money Now. You’ll find many more ideas like these in How to Make More Money Now.

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233 Ways Your Oranization Can Make Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Another blog, the Transcription Blog , just posted a huge list of ways to make money — a whopping 233 ways to make money in fact! Though not all of them would work as fundraisers, we’re sure that a few of them are things you could do to raise money for your organization. Related posts: Sports Fundraising: Raise Money by Competing for 24 Hours. Tags: Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas how to make money ways to make money

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OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World?

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PART 1 of 4: "The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010" (You can download the full, free online fundraising eBook on which this series is based!) Online Fundraising Change #1: Get Online if You're Not Already There It's 2010: Do you know where your online donations are? People know you're a nonprofit organization and you need donations to help your cause, but where exactly is a donor's money going?

The Best Cause Marketing of 2010

Cause Related Marketing

The year 2010 was a memorable year for cause marketing. In 2010 I posted nearly 190 times and reviewed or highlighted more than 200 different cause marketing efforts. During 2010 I also profiled an effort from HUGO Element/HUGO Man fragrances. A lot of money.

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Where is your target audience spending money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is not only a way to see what people’s disposable income is, but a way to sense how money could be redirected to your nonprofit. How much do people spend in your region and on what? Can you compare and contrast regions?

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Question: Who Asks for Money?

A Small Change

Related posts: I’m Not Here to Raise Money Who Talks to Your Donors Annual Board Solicitations Characteristics of a Model Board Member Cold Calling or Networking. In a recent post, Who Talks to Your Donors , I mentioned two different styles of fundraising. One style involves board members soliciting donors, and another style involves staff cultivating and soliciting donors. Does your organization primarily use Board Member or Staff to ask for donations?

Your Overhead is In Your Head. All of the money is going to the cause.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Hybrid Nonprofit Lean Development Measuring Effectiveness cause charity stock market dan pallotta investment misconception money nonprofit stock market overhead overhead myth overhead percentage pallotta return uncharitable

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SLIDESHOW: These tips will help you raise more money online

Wild Woman Fundraising

From Eric Overman’s NTEN 2010 presentation. First Name: Last Name: Email: SLIDESHOW: These tips will help you raise more money online originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on November 25, 2011. Integrated Marketing – Overman.

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52 Ways to Fundraise

Wild Woman Fundraising

Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? Get people who are having a bridal shower to have their friends give the money they would have spent to your nonprofit. Ask a scout troop to adopt your nonprofit and raise money with a carwash. Send out a paper newsletter or magazine and ask for money for your nonprofit. Here are 52 ways to fundraise, one for each week of the year! Which ones, the least? If you have any to add, please leave a comment!

Share Your Biggest Marketing Lesson Learned in 2010 – Free Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom Guide

Getting Attention

What’s the biggest marketing lesson you learned (or re-learned) in 2010? We’ve been able to save so much money on production costs for printing, photography and web design, by taking the time to incorporate this.

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Why your dog is a great fundraiser

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you keep asking, if you ask in every way you can, and get a thank you for the gift out within 24 hours, the money for your nonprofit will come. Tags: Acknowledgement Appeals Cultivating donors fundraising dog nonprofit when to ask for money Our dog is named Pi.

Use Lemon Windex at Your Next Gala, Raise More Money?

Cause Related Marketing

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Are you tired of your tiny wage? (How to make money on the side)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s how you start to get money on the side. Stay tuned for the next installment of how to make money on the side tomorrow! Are you living on credit? Are you making MUCH less than you deserve? Do you wonder what you’re going to do about retirement?

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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. Among the findings: 52 percent of organizations reported reaching their fundraising goals for 2010. [In In addition, the percentage of organizations raising more money in 2010 compared to 2009 was 43 percent.

Exclusive Interview with Kim Klein, fundraising author, editor, consultant and thought leader

Wild Woman Fundraising

She is also the author of Fundraising for Social Change , Fundraising for the Long Haul , Fundraising in Times of Crisis , Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations or Projects , and Raise More Money , which she edited with her partner, Stephanie Roth.

OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World?

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PART 1 of 4: "The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010" (You can download the full, free online fundraising eBook on which this series is based!) Online Fundraising Change #1: Get Online if You're Not Already There It's 2010: Do you know where your online donations are? People know you're a nonprofit organization and you need donations to help your cause, but where exactly is a donor's money going?

Convio’s 2010 Online Benchmarks

The Agitator

Convio has provided an excellent ‘must read’ review of 2010 online fundraising stats and trends. The data is drawn from the nearly 600 nonprofits that used the Convio Online Marketing platform in 2009 and 2010. billion online in 2010 and have over 171 million email addresses. Just a few teasers … Online giving up 40% in 2010 over 2009 … a product both of more gifts and higher average gifts (median up from $83.44

#Fundraising: However Counted, Charitable Giving Rose Slightly in 2010

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Giving USA Foundation recently reported both a reappraisal of how the organization tallies up charitable giving and a slight improvement in giving in 2010. billion in 2010, a rise from $284.85 Happy Independence Day! First, MKCREATIVE wishes you a happy Independence Day.

Need Marketing Help? Listen to Marketing guru, Vicki Flaugher

Wild Woman Fundraising

Focus on what’s making you money right now. Cut out the things that don’t make you money. I would hire her to market my whole business if she had the time and I had the money.

November 23rd: How can you become a nonprofit consultant?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever wanted to make money on the side from your knowledge and help nonprofits too? When: 5:30-6:30pm on November 23rd, 2010. Maybe you’d enjoy being a nonprofit consultant! But how does that work? Want to find out? Come out and see us on November 23rd in Austin, TX! Mike Bacon, founder of Bacon Lee and Associates will be speaking about how he founded his own nonprofit consulting firm, and how you can do it!

Free Webinar: Tons of Money in the Mail September 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

What people are saying: At the end of Tons of Money in the Mail, I asked Mazarine if she would review the year-end appeal letter I was in the process of writing. Her book was named as one of the Top 10 books of 2010 by Beth Kanter, CEO of Zoetica and author of The Networked Nonprofit.

Making your Major Gifts Call

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Fundraising Leadership Major Gifts asking for millions asking for money best fundraiser in the world face to face face to face ask how to make a major gift ask judith nichols leadership gifts making an ask for lots of money mazarine treyz phonecall

How Much Money Will My Event Raise?

Blue Sky Collaborative

Number of people who are raising money X 5 X 50 = Total amount raised. For pledge event like walkathons, bowl-a-thons, marathons, triathlons, and other peer-to-peer fundraising events, here's a good rule of thumb. For example: 100 people X 5.

Cause Marketing Limits Raise More Money

Selfish Giving

As [marketers of causes] approach people with $10,000 or $100,000 in the bank, this fear of not seeing a limit is very real, and if it’s not confronted, they will fail at both raising the money and generating satisfaction for the donor.

Teaching other people how to fundraise

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you build your capacity to raise more money? Board Fundraising Grant Research Keeping a job Lean Development Measuring Effectiveness Nonprofit Downturn Volunteers social media ask asking for help capacity to fundraise capacity-building how to ask for money interns mazarine treyz staff teaching people how to ask for money teaching people to fundraise what can people do for you Are you the lone development person, or even part of a small team?

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Facing Social Change at the Dinner Table

SocialButterfly

There is no cure for MS, but my goal is raise money so the research can continue to find a cure in our lifetime. My dad, Scott Rampy, is a free agent advocate, activist, and fundraiser working to end multiple sclerosis. He’s also humble.

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The Power of One Story

Wild Woman Fundraising

Can you weave stories into your communications so that people know it’s not just a big concrete building that’s getting their money, but a real person, who has triumphed against the odds to make the world brighter thanks to your nonprofit?

Now is the time to send your Holiday Appeal!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Help them feel good about giving to your nonprofit through stories of people who have been helped, and people who just need a little bit of money to get a new start in life. Tags: Appeals Book Cultivating donors Fundraising appeal appealing through letters charity holiday letter christmas fundraising letter holiday how to get money in december mazarine treyz So how to make sure your holiday appeal works for your organization? Does it have: 1. Testimonials? Stories? Pictures? Stats?

Three Things a Nonprofit Doesn’t Need

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Teaming up will allow you to save money and to reap better financial rewards. What stood in your way as an organization in 2010 that you want to get rid of in 2011?

Has YWCA or YMCA Touched Your Life?

A Small Change

Donated money? On Friday July 31, 2010, A Small Change will make a $50 donation to the YWCA in the city with the most stories (comments). Nonprofits across the United States touch lives every single day. YWCA and YMCA are organizations that have been a part of all of our lives. They are epicenters in our communities connecting and helping our neighbors for generations. I want to collect some stories about the good work of our local YWCA’s (and YMCA).

How you can get into fundraising from sales or marketing

Wild Woman Fundraising

Things you may need to work on include mailings, if you haven’t had experience with that yet, social media, thank you letters aka acknowledgment letters, and coaching others to ask for money.

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Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]

Blue Sky Collaborative

Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]. Good idea. In my quest to find new and effective fundraising ideas for you, I stumbled across Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). They run an event called Mario Marathon. You can get