The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. 2016 Nonprofit Organizations Institute. Social Capital 2016.

You Gotta Believe: the Finest #UNselfie Posts of #GivingTuesday 2016

EveryAction

the day donors wake up from their post-Thanksgiving food stupors, reflect on spending too much money during those retail-holidays-that-shall-not-be-named, and decide to offset the materialistic frenzy with some good-for-the-soul charitable giving - and then, of course, they take a selfie. November 28, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 29, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 29, 2016. November 29, 2016.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

iMarketSmart

Charitable people – Help others in need. For instance, giving money to a soup kitchen before Thanksgiving so they can buy turkeys for their annual meal would make one a charitable person. Charity – Helping people in need.

Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

– Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away. Money gets raised after you provide value to your organization’s supporters and make them feel good! Render more and better service than is expected of you and you’ll raise more money.

Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

iMarketSmart

For instance, some of the worst words for planned gift marketing are: Bequest; Charitable Gift Annuity; and Remainder Interest Deed. The post Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

iMarketSmart

I don’t like these titles and I think they cost nonprofits money! The post Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money! My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again. This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving.

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Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?

iMarketSmart

Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want. The post Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?

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Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

iMarketSmart

Promises were made to me in exchange for my money, but the promises were not kept. 10,000 is a lot of money! No one likes to hear complaints. . But when you work for a nonprofit or a private sector business, you need to welcome complaints.

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Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

People are in generous moods and have a better grasp of their financial situations, and they want to make their charitable donations in time to claim them on their tax returns the next year. First-time donors will want to know what you’re going to do with their money. Abby Jarvis.

How to Market Text-to-Give to Your Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It not only allows you to raise money from more donors on the go; it also allows you to do so almost instantaneously. Raise money for a specific project. Let text-to-give be the dream team for your nonprofit organization, and raise more money on the go than ever before!

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What planned and major gifts officers can learn from Shark Tank

iMarketSmart

Recently, Claire Axelrad (the nonprofit sector’s “practical visionary”) wrote about Shark Tank and what you can learn from the show to raise more money.

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How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

iMarketSmart

Learn how to write appeal letters to major donors that raise money. Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. In 2012 they achieved their goal and raised $1 billion but, in my humble opinion, they failed miserably. .

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Is there too much fundraising on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

I answered Strongly Disagree to both questions, because that’s how I really feel, but also because I want to see MORE fundraising from charitable causes on the social network. What may the implications be for charitable causes raising money on Facebook? .

Focus!

iMarketSmart

Thanks to Giving USA and Third Sector’s Gross Domestic Philanthropy report , we now know that the United States continues to be the most charitable nation on the planet. A chart from Third Sector’s Report.

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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.

8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

You’ve got at least 7 months to spare because you’re looking at a holiday fundraiser (since you know that the end of the year is the best time for charitable giving). Could your planning committee be more flexible with your dates if it meant saving a considerable amount of money on a venue?

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6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study about content.

iMarketSmart

“Content is money!” Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy best practices for planned giving charitable giving tips donor retention donor study fundraising tips legacy gift marketing major gift fundraising strategy” That’s what Abila says.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it

iMarketSmart

>> How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving charitable giving donor cultivation fundraising technology major gift marketing Marketing Solutions nonprofit marketing planned gift marketing

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Most planned gift prospects don’t ever want to meet you

iMarketSmart

They need the money to survive. They don’t have money to give now. Planned Giving charitable giving cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation donor engagement Fundraising planned gift marketingThat’s right.

2 marketing Jedi Masters tell us why fundraising IS marketing/selling

iMarketSmart

I think this is precisely why so many organizations are just plain bad at raising money and retaining donor support. Fundraisers inspire transactions involving an exchange of money in return for something of value. Fundraising IS marketing and selling.

Should your donors be given a chance to “tip” your organization?

iMarketSmart

I think they’ll probably give more than 15% if your nonprofit explains the need for overhead effectively, how well the money will be managed, and the results/impact that can be realized. Are you confused by that headline?

Are you measuring the right performance metrics?

iMarketSmart

You can spot trends so you can raise more money, more efficiently. Data Sheets Digital Marketing Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy big data charitable giving fundraising data fundraising metrics marketing metrics nonprofit blogs Philanthropy Predictive Analytics

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator

iMarketSmart

If you are a great facilitator, you’ll raise more money. But if you are not such a great facilitator and you are only good at building relationships with supporters, you probably won’t raise as much money. Supporters give to satisfy a need Tweet This!

Do you need help planning a #GivingTuesday campaign?

J Campbell Social Marketing

and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.” I know what’s going to happen.

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See what happens when donors and board members switch a few words

iMarketSmart

One day a long time ago I was in a board meeting talking about raising money and a member said the following: “The only time I would feel comfortable asking for a donation.

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…

iMarketSmart

If you have not yet heard the news, Fidelity Charitable now sits at the top of the Philanthropy 400 list that ranks nonprofits according to the amount of money they raise from private sources. The money in the DAF is not subject to estate tax.

It’s about questions, not presentations

iMarketSmart

And, you and your organization will be better off investing time (since time is money) working with hi-capacity supporters that fit! Have you ever found yourself spending hours or even days developing presentations for major donor visits? I think most of us have gotten caught up in the time-consuming task of developing presentations. Sometimes several staff members get involved. Board members too!

What to do with wealth screened data that’s “sitting on the shelf” unused

iMarketSmart

By surveying them you’ll: Raise more money (It’s true, survey respondents give more because they feel engaged, heard, and involved!). Wealth screening your data is a good idea! My firm doesn’t provide that service but there are plenty that can help you to determine who among your donors has the capacity to give more. But here’s what fundraisers tell me they felt once they got the wealth screened data: They felt that they got too much data. The data was overwhelming.

How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

But, sadly, only a few sentences in the entire report actually focus on the moment of truth— when you ask for the money. There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. Here’s a 52-page report from AFP on the subject that talks about a lot of stuff.

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3 new phrases/concepts engagement fundraisers need to know

iMarketSmart

Everything works much better and raises more money when communications have been developed to satisfy each receiver’s interests, needs, wants, hopes and desires. >> How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. >> Fundraising Charitable Giving Cultivation charity donor engagement engagement fundraising nonprofit tips Philanthropy

The Top 7 reasons why philanthropists quit Boards

iMarketSmart

They learned that they were only asked to join the Board for their money. Related Posts. >> 9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets. >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists.

Are you being tested?

iMarketSmart

Charter schools got a lot of money and they proved that they work. Related Posts. >> How to get a million dollar donation. >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists. Mark Zuckerberg’s big $100 million gift in 2010.

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9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets

iMarketSmart

Philanthropists know that giving their money away is serious business and they work diligently to do so (just as they did when they accumulated their fortunes). >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists.

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Where are your donors going if not to you?

iMarketSmart

The number of charitable donations as compared with the GDP is solidly stuck at 2%. Hoping they’ll finally find a charity that reports what they did with the money. These days, many nonprofits are seeing their lists erode.

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10 Ways To Engage Donors And Boost Donations This Holiday Season

Ann Green

Tell donors why you’re raising money. Donors are human, and they want to know that their money makes a difference. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday promotes charitable holiday giving. Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein.

What to do instead of the crusty old estate planning seminars you run hoping to generate planned gifts?

iMarketSmart

They’re expensive since time is the same as money. Recommendations. >> 10 Ways to Deliver Value to Your Major Donors and Planned Giving Prospects. >> Visual Planned Giving eBook: An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning by Dr. Russell James J.D., I’m not sure the old-fashioned estate planning seminars really work to generate legacy gifts. Some folks just want a free meal or free information.

How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

Our platform helps nonprofits raise more money more efficiently. So why should nonprofits and charitable giving be any different? When they do, their clients raise more money at lower costs. People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” ” It’s a good question. Many people see the link on our website about our partner program. Or, stumble upon Phyllis’ video.

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Developing a Plan to Approach Companies

Fundraising Coach

Even when there is a foundation, an employee charitable giving committee, or a community relations department, the CEO most likely will have a great deal of influence over these other “decision makers.” For more information, check out the Raising More Money from Your Local Business Community training in The Nonprofit Academy. Perhaps you already have a list of companies that could donate to your organization. If not, we’ll be helping you with that in our December 6 webinar.

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

The Third Sector should be subservient to State Despite the historical independent role of the charitable sector, sometimes even keeping government accountable, this ideology says the entire sector should become an "arm of the state," doing work only from government grants and contracts.

Ep186: Supermarket Chain Finds Cause Marketing Success Outside the Checkout Line

Selfish Giving

How Food Lion has developed other programs to raise money and give back to the community, particularly Feeding America and the 30 food banks in their service area. Food Lion's overhaul of its CSR program included creating new charitable platform, Food Lion Feeds.

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

The Third Sector should be subservient to State Despite the historical independent role of the charitable sector, sometimes even keeping government accountable, this ideology says the entire sector should become an "arm of the state," doing work only from government grants and contracts.

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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Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Fundraising Coach

What they do: The event committee’s primary responsibility is to raise money by selling tickets and securing sponsorships before the event. The whole point of the event is to raise money, not spend it all on a fabulous location. So while a donor may have millions of dollars in the bank, it won’t make any difference to your nonprofit if they have no history of charitable giving. Most of us like to believe that we’d give to charity purely out of the goodness of our hearts.

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