My 2016 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Goodbye 2016! Here are my mistakes for 2016. This strengthens our sector, and gives us more money for our missions! If you’d like to read my annual report for 2016, just click here or the image below to download the PDF. It’s the end of the year! FINALLY!

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My mistakes of 2016

Wild Woman Fundraising

Having like 5 different systems and wasting so much money! Conflict 2016 2016 mistakes brene brown facebook ads mistakes my best mistakes my mistakes saturn talking about feeelings vulnerabilityEach year I talk about my mistakes!

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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


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. November 29, 2016.

Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report [FREE Webinar TOMORROW]

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Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Find out how TOMORROW during our FREE webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report: Interview with Heather Yandow

Wild Woman Fundraising

You pay your fundraiser more – you raise more money. If you have a higher salary, you raise more money from individuals. If you have a plan and you engage your board more, you’ll raise more money. Welcome, everybody.

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands


Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising. Simply put, better email deliverability practices could actually make you money.

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Is your job really to raise money?


– 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.

Why should you be finding new donors now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Part two of our interview with Heather Yandow on the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report. See if you raise a lot of money. Join her and Stephanie Roth at the Free Webinar on September 13th, 2016 , with their new research on how you can succeed in fundraising in 2017!

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


The post Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money! Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ).

How much money should you have pledged before you go live with your crowdfunding or capital campaign?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: I’ve heard that it’s important to at least have the money pledged before going live with a capital campaign. They sort of divide the number of gifts evenly and that’s the way they think they can raise the money.

After-Action Pop-Ups: The Secret to Getting Gifts From Your Online Advocates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If the answer is “Yes,” then you might want to use after-action popups to transform your advocate’s actions into money. percent, according to the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study. Is your nonprofit running petitions and other online advocacy actions?

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3 Simple Email Improvements to Make More Money During EOY Fundraising


We’re just over halfway through 2016 and, if we’ve learned anything so far, it’s that online fundraising has really found its stride in the nonprofit sector. Get your free copy of the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study now!

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We’re in trouble now! Giving outlook from Atlas of Giving

Wild Woman Fundraising

What’s the big, scary thing happening right now with charitable giving that you’ve put out in your May 2016 report? So I don’t need to give you any money. You know, I don’t need to give any money for that cause anymore. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Who are these people and why does it matter to me that they gave you money? Let’s get real: to raise more money from me, you have to ask me for more money. Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? It’s time to update your approach.

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


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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A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s face it, media relations isn’t near the top of the priority list at most nonprofits. Nor should it be. Nonprofits don’t exist to grab sexy headlines.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These updates should include: How much you raised and how the money will be used to further your cause. For example, if you hosted an auction to raise money for new school computers, post an update as soon as those computers are ready for students. Kerri Moore.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done. What’s on deck for 2016?

Free Webinar: September 13th- New Research on how your nonprofit can succeed in 2017

Wild Woman Fundraising

Date: Sep 13, 2016. Or what successful small to mid-sized organizations are doing to raise money from a broad base of individual donors? Did you read the Bright Spots Report from the Haas Jr Fund and Compasspoint, or the Individual Donor Benchmark Report?

Join us for the Annual Reports Masterclass

Wild Woman Fundraising

If your annual report last year wasn’t making you money or didn’t serve you well enough as a marketing tool, how do you turn this around? You actually make money with your annual report. Join us for the 2016 Annual Report 3 Masterclass series! Nonprofit Hub (2016).

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Is there a formula for fundraising success?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising isn’t JUST about money. ” If they are a current donor, you can ask, “Why do you give your money to us?” It’s about relationships. How can you start to build a relationship with a donor? Conversation about their values. And questions.

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How can you become a successful fundraising consultant?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sometimes they think hiring a consultant is that magic bullet that we’re going to go out and ask for all the money and take that dirty stuff off of their hands. Click here to register now for the Fundraising Career Conference 2016. The early bird price of $18 ends on January 30th, 2016.

How to stem the tide of departing donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

They have so much more access to information than I ever did when I was their age, related to who I might give my money to. But at the end of the day or the end of the week, who has more money for the charitable mission? This is our election year, 2016.

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How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? According to Tom: UK fundraising superstar, Stephen Pidgeon, notes that a well-executed bequest marketing program can raise far more money than a major gifts program.

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, 2016. How to use your email list to raise money, from cultivation ideas to concrete tips on crafting e-appeals. Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report.

Use the Power of Pokémon Go for Good (and Have Some Fun)

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Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin17) July 10, 2016. (If — NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) July 11, 2016. Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) July 10, 2016. This weekend my Facebook news feed was an extreme mixture of horrible news and people playing Pokémon Go.

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Donor Relations FAIL: Northeastern, what are you doing?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, get some money off this thing you bought! So advocate for more state money, spend more on advocacy, get more state money, and be like Portland State University, and lower tuition.

How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

So what are you teaching at the Fundraising Career Conference in 2016? Conflict Fundraising Career Conference 2016 fundraising career conference Abbi Haggerty Abbi Leinwand fundraising career conference fundraising job research fundraising research interview mazarine treyz.

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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

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Putting your donation page out there requires active promotion if you truly want to start raising more money online. Abby Jarvis. Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages.

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

If people are – well, I’ll just keep doing more with less resources and taking jobs that pay little money, little benefits or whatever. Click here to register now for the Fundraising Career Conference 2016. The early bird price of $36 ends on February 28th, 2016.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Janis Walton

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Individuals were waiting for money and up until now, what I thought I would do first, came second. Janis Walton. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Share your day with us!

Starting Over #10: Understand Money

The Agitator

As part of the Agitator’s Barriers to Growth series I noted that the shortage of investment funds for fundraising is often perceived as a major hurdle. And indeed it is. At least in the minds of far too many boards, CEOs and fundraisers.

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Here’s why your donors are not coming back

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can we be better stewards of not just the money that we have and the programs that we do? Meals on Wheels doesn’t just raise money. We want you to acquire a certain proportion of new money and new donors, and we also want to make sure that we’re retaining as many donors as we can.

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Join us for the Next Level Conference and learn how to improve your bottom line with research from Tycely Williams

Wild Woman Fundraising

She’s going to be speaking about specifically the one thing that nonprofits can do to save money and make exponentially more money based on her research. So for small nonprofits and for larger institutions, the numbers go up the larger the money is that the fundraiser is raising.

Next Level: Setting up your first fundraiser to succeed

Wild Woman Fundraising

LL: Well, I think it’s really important that first of all, the fundraiser is not expected to sit in their office all day and sit behind a computer, because they’re not going to raise money unless they’re out there in the community. Click here to register now for the Next Level Conference 2016.

Getting a raise at your fundraising job -Interview with Meghan Godorov

Wild Woman Fundraising

She’s going to be speaking at our Fundraising Career Conference April 6 to 8, 2016, on how to negotiate your raise or salary. So what are you teaching at the Fundraising Career Conference in 2016? But you want to make money enough to survive, and how do you manage that?

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Where are we headed, as a field? Sarah K. Nathan Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nathan, PhD, who will be speaking at the Fundraising Career Conference April 6 – 8, 2016. MT: And so what are you teaching at the Fundraising Career Conference in 2016? Yeah, it’s not just about the money. Hey, everybody. Welcome.

Efficiency Wages and the Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

And it’s going to make you more money to have them stay for longer than the industry average of 12 months. Hey girlfriend. You should get paid more. You should have more sick time, and more flex time to be with your family or go to school or rest. I know, I know, it’s all about the mission, but for me, it’s still important that you get paid more per hour. It’s good for you, but it’s also good for your nonprofit. Don’t believe me? It’s true.

4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

There’s a lot to learn about using social media tools to raise money, but the busy and stressful year-end fundraising season probably isn’t the time to delve into the depths of analytics and algorithms. IndyShakes (@IndyShakes) October 12, 2016. Guest blog by Candace Cody.

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

So to answer this question, we’ve decided to offer a session on raise and salary negotiation at the fundraising career conference April 6 – 8, 2016. There’s a great – I think it was on NPR or Planet Money. Planet Money did an interview. She raised money.

Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs


He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Our clients get a growing number of DAF gifts each year because: We (my firm and they) remind their donors to disperse the money (i.e.- Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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Week of Freebies! Day 1: Go Short with Your Annual Report

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Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Go Short with Your Annual Report in 2016. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. .

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