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 ).

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.

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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. When I spoke to them, they had raised $250,000 through Facebook alone.

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.

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.

Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. That's peanuts compared to how much you can raise from employees and customers." They raised $142 million in just 2016 alone. They want to raise money in their own way.

What we learned about multichannel fundraising from raising money at year-end


Although it seems like eons ago, our team at Mal Warwick | Donordigital is still taking stock of what the year-end giving trends mean for our client programs, and for nonprofit fundraising as a whole.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, 2016. Do you want to learn how to raise funds for your nonprofit online? 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?

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Perhaps you’re looking to raise awareness about a program or issue that’s related to your mission. 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.

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.

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. Happy Friday, friends!

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Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He’ll be back soon with more details on how to raise money with mobile so stay tuned. smartphones and mobile tablets) to raise money. One of the keys to raising money through mobile is to start out with a very mobile-responsive website or application.

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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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Want to Fire Your Online Engagement System?

Getting Attention

They’re all critical to the smooth functioning and ultimate impact of every nonprofit using websites, online tools, and technology to communicate, advocate, and raise money to further their missions.

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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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Andrea Kihlstedt tells you to Start Training Your Board to Raise Money NOW! Happy Friday! Let’s share some Mixed Links… A reminder that we’re hosting this month’s Nonprofit Carnival Blog and the theme is What You Did This Summer (Or Thought or Felt).

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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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SEE HOW THEY STACK UP: 6 Popular Online Engagement Tools for Advocacy and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for a new tool to help you raise money and engage supporters online? Check out The Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools by Firefly Partners.

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2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

If you want to raise money from individuals, you need a fundraising plan. Organizations using a fundraising plan raised one-third more money from individuals, activated almost double the number of donors, and garnered significantly larger average gifts. Go beyond dollars raised to include goals for new donors, donor visits, or monthly giving wins.

Is there too much fundraising on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

What may the implications be for charitable causes raising money on Facebook? . Last night when I checked my News Feed before bed I was interrupted by a request from Facebook – take a short survey and help us make Facebook better.

5 pieces of advice for nonprofit communicators who want to rock their marketing in 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

1) Put your money where your mouth is and disavow the Cult of Free. Time and money are most often cited as the reasons why nonprofits do not improve their websites, tell their stories on Facebook, or use email marketing software. Put your money where your mouth is.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


In 2012 they achieved their goal and raised $1 billion but, in my humble opinion, they failed miserably. . We raised $129 million to help us recruit, retain, and advance pre-eminent faculty. We raised $171 million in support of innovation — to turn ideas into impact.

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8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

What do they do: The event/host committee does the bulk of the fundraising and awareness-raising work. When do they get involved: As soon as the details of the event are finalized, the event or host committee will get to work, raising funds and securing sponsors. #3.

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MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Successful fundraising isn’t just about money. FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS: Strategies and Inspiration From Social Change Organizations Raising Money From Individual Donors , sponsored by the Evelyn & Walter Hass, Jr.

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You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Just like other peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding campaigns, individual Facebook users will never see or collect the funds raised themselves, the nonprofits will receive these funds directly. Update on the amount raised and progress towards the fundraising goal.

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. We ended up raising $11k, plus the match.

“Dear donor, you rock! Here’s why…” Jeff Brooks’ powerful donor outreach formula


Would you like to learn more about how to write appeal letters that raise money? If you want to know how to communicate with your donors, I strongly recommend you listen to whatever Jeff Brooks says.

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


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.

Do you need help planning a #GivingTuesday campaign?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Develop a plan to identify, recruit, and train Social Media Ambassadors to help you raise money on #GivingTuesday. I know what’s going to happen. On November 29, if you are like most nonprofit organizations across the world, you will be reaching out to your supporters to give!

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


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.

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


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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4 Tips For Making the Perfect Online Ask to your Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Whether it’s through online donation pages , social media, text-to-give technology, or some other digital outreach, nonprofits are learning that in order to raise more money and connect with their supporters, they need to go online. You can’t expect to only raise money online.

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3 things to do now that #GivingTuesday is over

Fundraising Coach

If you're planning on sending a newsletter, before you send it watch Steven Screen's training on newsletters that raise money. I've been glad to hear of my clients' #GivingTuesday success.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions (Call for Submissions)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Too often we way that this is the year we are going to “raise awareness,” “raise money online,” and “get 1,000 Facebook fans.” I am very excited to be hosting the February 2016 Nonprofit Blog Carnival ! Happy February!

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


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. Are you one of them? Do you love your job? If not, why? Does your organization stink? Let’s face it, some nonprofits just aren’t worth it. They’re screwed up. They need to be fired— by you! Here are the biggest reasons fundraisers quit their jobs. There’s too much emphasis on process, procedures, and micro-management.

Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

It’s hard to raise money and it’s more difficult if you have limited resources. Some don’t even involve asking for money but emphasize building relationships with the donors you already have. This fundraising strategy does not involve asking for money. By Kerri Moore.

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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. More than 700,000 people raised $116 million in 2015. Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein.

3 Proven Ways to Raise More Money with Charity Checkout Fundraisers

Selfish Giving

Nonprofits and businesses that run charity checkout programs are always asking me how they can run a more successful program and raise more money. Here are three strategies that are guaranteed to raise you more money.

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What You Can Learn from Your Donors

Ann Green

Yes, you’re trying to raise money, but you should also try to build a relationship with me. Do you know why your donors give to your organization? Most likely they feel a connection to your cause. Most of us are good people and we want to help others.

A simple personal leadership tool for executive directors and fundraisers

Fundraising Coach

As a fundraiser, I know that I'm raising money most effectively when I'm not at my desk. But I knew the hospital was paying me to raise money, and these meetings weren't helping. Or how to answer the question "What do you do with your time?"

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.

10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016 [SLIDESHARE]

Selfish Giving

10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016 from Selfish Giving Welcome to my annual 10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016. Over the past three decades Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion in the United Kingdom. Raise money.

Top 6 Fundraising Myths: Busted!

Ann Green

Go out there and start raising money for your organization! Adam Weinger is the President of Double the Donation , the leading provider of tools to nonprofits to help them raise more money from corporate matching gift and volunteer grant programs.