The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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.

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.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

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Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. 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.

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

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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 to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

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So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money. The post How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has spent the past 120 years advising one of the worlds most philanthropic families— the Rockefellers. Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want.

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

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With stockbrokers, investors seek to feel good and make money as a result of their engagement, relationship, partnership, and shared vision. They want to know what the heck you’re doing with their money! Think about it this way and I bet you’ll raise more money more efficiently.

12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

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The best fundraisers know that you can’t ask for money until you’ve aligned with the donor’s personal mission. Who inspired you in your life, your work and your philanthropy? Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked.

Focus!

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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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The Top 7 reasons why philanthropists quit Boards

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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.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t segmenting your email list, John Haydon says Smart Fundraisers Don’t Raise Money This Way. philanthropy is in the hands of Gen X and Millennials , and that could mean trouble. Happy Friday, friends!

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Are you being tested?

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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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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. Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving asking for a donation best practices for fundraising How to ask for a donation philanthropy blog

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What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you manage the reputation of a nonprofit that is working to advance an important mission, incorrect information — particularly if it’s reported in the media — can damage your ability to raise money and effectively advocate for change.

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9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets

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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). > Inside the Mind of Your Major Donor: The Science Behind Major Giving and Philanthropy. >>

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

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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?

5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits spend countless hours — and considerable money — to stage gala dinners, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, and other events that aim to draw attention to their work and rally their supporters to give to their organizations.

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

How long and what did it cost to raise that amount of money in the first place? I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter. After all, it’s an easy marketing option (especially if you buy them from a vendor who has been creating them for you for decades).

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Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Partnering with local companies to raise money and collect food. If, for instance, you are looking to get elected officials in your state to put more money in the budget for school lunch programs, identify what messages are likely to get them to pay attention and take action.

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5 things you should do when you get a big bequest (to ensure that your marketing budget increases!)

iMarketSmart

Use the Bequest Calculator to determine how much money your organization could generate if it got serious about planned gift marketing. My pal ( Tricia Benson ) used to work at Human Rights Campaign.

True or False? A Quick Guide to Understanding Journalism Ethics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Journalists aren’t supposed to let the fact that advertisers spend money in their pages or on their networks have any sway over the news they report. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations.

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A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As a former newspaper editor and reporter, I saw countless releases from Fortune 500 companies and big-money PR firms that left me shaking my head. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations.

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

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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.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Chronical of Philanthropy breaks down some stats from The Pew Research Center. June 1 and 2: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. Did everyone have a good week?

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Donor Psychology: Do you know what really makes your supporters feel good?

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Proving impact only assures donors that you’re doing good with their money. Bottom line: Find out what really makes each of your donors feel good and you’ll raise more money. There’s a donor survey platform that raises money and generates leads.

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.

7 common major gift marketing mistakes you should avoid this year (including planned gift marketing)

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Believing that you are imposing on your supporters by asking them for money. Save your money. Remember, they want to give. The key is to think of yourself as a facilitator, not a fundraiser. Spamming your supporters.

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6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous

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They do not want fundraisers from other organizations to ask them for money (this is the #1 reason according to the Center on Philanthropy study conducted in 1991 titled “Survey on Anonymous Giving”).

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Are you measuring the right performance metrics?

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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

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?

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Keep in mind, they are probably afraid that you just want their money. So how the heck are you supposed to raise a lot of money if your prospects are going to lie and you don’t know what value you can provide for them? When I first got into professional sales at Washingtonian Magazine I was taught that the only way to really sell anything was to get face-to-face with a prospect. That was back in 1988 and I’d agree that, back then, it was true.

8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

One factor might be: the fact that most venues charge significantly more money for weekend events, but most of your donors are likely free on the weekend. 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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A harsh reality most fundraisers don’t want to face

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Sadly, as time goes on, the value your donors place on their time will only grow since the more money people have, the less time they have. What donors value is often their time without you and not their time with you. That’s right. I said it. And I know it’s hard to take.

Stop shaming your supporters!

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They invite him to events and ask for money from a stage with a microphone. So I’m out having lunch with one of my fellow CEO buddies. I do that a lot.

Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox

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You can and should use reciprocity as a tool to raise more money. Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving engagement fundraising fundraising tips fundraising tools major donor fundraising major gift fundraising philanthropy blog

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What to do when several in-house departments are fighting over who should ask a big donor for the next gift

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Why should XYZ area of the University get to ask when our area needs the money more desperately?”. Fundraising Major Giving cultivation for major gifts fundraising advice fundraising blog major donors major gift fundraising major gift fundraising solution major giving Philanthropy

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator

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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!

Is Your Donor “Endangered”?

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” “It is innate in human nature to be suspicious of someone who does not express interest after money has changed hands. Fundraising donor retention Philanthropy Richard ShapiroSometimes it’s who you know not what you know.

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The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer

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Most people I know are actually willing to earn less money as long as they love their job. The culture is unsupportive of your efforts to raise money. Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving Charities charity charity blog company culture company goals ngo blogs nonprofit culture nonprofit marketing nonprofit organization cultures npo company culture Philanthropy philanthropy blog quitting your job signs that it's time to quit

So, THAT Happened…In-the-Trenches Reflections on December Online Fundraising Campaigns (Add Yours!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And compared to 2014, Fountain House raised six times more money on #GivingTuesday in 2015 and almost doubled the average gift from $146.73 The money we raised during #GivingTuesday was an integral part of our year-end fundraising. Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/3cF1TQ. p/3cF1TQ.

10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

Many of your donors and volunteers likely work for companies that have extensive corporate philanthropy programs. Your nonprofit’s job as far as corporate philanthropy and social media are concerned is to get the word out! Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

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

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They’re expensive since time is the same as money. Fundraising Lead Generation Planned Giving estate planning fundraising advice fundraising blog legacy gift marketing nonprofit lead gen tips Philanthropy planned gift fundraising tips planned gift marketingI’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.

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

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Many philanthropists gave their money to their own foundations and donor-advised funds, not directly to charities. Washington Post: “Una Osili, a dean and economics professor at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, says the school’s research shows that the percentage of U.S. They think they are doing so much good that supporters should just fork over their hard-earned money without question. People with money absolutely love their donor-advised funds.

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3 new phrases/concepts engagement fundraisers need to know

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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