There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Hey, now that I think about, I could use more of those two myself… Time and money are the most valuable resources in the world , and for nonprofits the impact of having more of either can be immeasurable.

Money 158

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. Having shared and discussed this year’s Benchmarks Report with many of our partners, here’s twelve key trends that have resonated strongly within the EveryAction community. There is a lot of learning and experimenting going on in digital fundraising, which is fueling new innovations in how to raise money across the whole spectrum of digital channels.


Mission Paradox Blog

and prepare my organization for the consequences of said answer, I use benchmarks. For example, at my day job the benchmarks look like this: Say I need to sell $70,000 in single tickets to a show. The rest of the money comes in during the rest of the run, which is typically about three weeks long. How did we come up with those benchmarks?  Coming up with similar benchmarks for what you do could prove to be invaluable. "How's the show going?"

Convio’s 2010 Online Benchmarks

The Agitator

Heaps of useful benchmarking data here for online fundraisers. to $91.94); Median growth rate in online giving was 20%, with 79% of organizations raising more money in 2010 than 2009; and, Click-through rates on fundraising appeals was 1.76%, with response rates at 0.16%. In any event, Convio has done online fundraisers a terrific service with this 2010 benchmark report (as well as online advocacy and communications managers … there’s plenty of data for you too).

Another Online Fundraising Benchmark Study

The Agitator

Two weeks ago The Agitator reported on Convio’s online benchmarking study , which was based on data from nearly 600 clients of that online fundraising and engagement firm. Today we’re commenting on the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN, which includes data collected from 40 US-based nonprofit organizations. More integration — in planning/budgeting and execution — means more money folks!

Giving Money is the Easiest Thing to Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

NTEN and CharityDynamics have released a new report called “ Nonprofit Donor Engagement Benchmark Study: Insights into Donor Engagement Behavior and Preferences.

Money 206

2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

The latest Individual Donor Benchmark Report is now available with groundbreaking findings to support small nonprofits with their fundraising efforts. 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. Download the Individual Donor Benchmark Report today.

Grow your email list without spending money


It’s important to keep tabs on your own house file and know your own benchmarks. Many nonprofits understand the importance of growing their email list but simply don’t have the funds to invest in list-building efforts.

List 100

2008 Year-end Fundraising Results For Benchmarking

The Agitator

" With many nonprofits indicating appreciable gains in online fundraising returns at year-end, we suspect that the total picture would reflect a decent chunk of that 18% decline in direct mail being offset by online returns … even if online returns were merely cannibalizing the mail channel and not reflecting "new" money.

Why Aren’t We Raising More Money On Social Media?

Sea Change Strategies

I’m in a meeting and the question rears its head, “So…why is our non profit not raising more money on social media?” According to the Non Profit Social Network Benchmarking Report Facebook is the social media channel that has the strongest fundraising performance. The ultimate take-away: Most non profits aren’t raising a ton of money on Facebook or other social media. It happens like clockwork.

How Much Money Should You Be Raising Online?

Marketing for Nonprofits

One of the key questions, I get from nonprofits is, "How much money should we be raising online?" Today, Convio released Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study. to find the appropriate benchmark for your online programs.

Money 77

Benchmark Data for Online Giving | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

delicious NonprofitMarketing

Bookmark/Search this post with: Related Documents donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis.pdf Privacy Policy | Email Us | About | Jobs | Staff | Sitemap | 7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 520, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States, 1-888-284-7978 © 2008 Network for Good.

Nov 36

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

I know that you don't have any money. If you don't know how to account for money or donations that you receive, but have the best intention in the world - who cares? If you do not actively fundraise, you'll look for 'quick solution' money options and there are none. As I said above, I know that you do not have any money right now and need it. Need Seed Money? Tags: start up grant writing seed money fiscal sponsor how to fundraising

Evaluation Methods - How Can A Nonprofit Use Them To Raise More Money More Often

Seeking Grant Money Today

Donors, today, are understood better by the nonprofit sector to be people looking to solve our communities' issues but are doing it by providing resources (money, expertise, paying expenses for us, etc.) these candidates, which nonprofits are doing excellent work: succeeding at their mission work, achieving the nonprofit's own benchmarks and goals?', Many nonprofits, today, must learn about evaluation methods. They are most commonly requested when a nonprofit applies for a grant.

Money 60

How to Raise Grant Money, Even In This Economy.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Mission-based thinking and decision making clarifies the agency's vision, streamlines what work is conducted, how it's conducted, and what end-goals are set program to program, and for the year or two to three years to come ( anticipated outcomes, benchmarks, and goals for programs and services). __ Have you been keeping service statistics?

Your Nonprofit Needs Money During This Economic Pinch? Read On.

Seeking Grant Money Today

There are two ways for the nonprofit that you work for to have more money than it had at this point last year: 1. Save the money that it currently has (spend less and hold onto the money) 2. Make the same amount of income as this time last year, and then some (raise the money your organization needs for healthy cash flow, and then some). Commit to raise money this year. There are many methods to raise money: 1. Seed money ( start up nonprofits ) 26.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites. EveryAction’s donation pages come ready to use on screens of any size and new features like Apple Pay ensure that nonprofit professionals like you can raise more money.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign


research and benchmark figures , we found that a nonprofit with a list of 100,000 lost the potential to raise $3,116.41

Spam 138

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands


Despite all this, email fundraising isn't going anywhere - online fundraising continues to be huge money-maker for nonprofits. Simply put, better email deliverability practices could actually make you money.

Spam 207

New Data: Nonprofit Online Marketing and Fundraising Trends in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wonder where we get numbers like a typical email open rate for nonprofit e-newsletters , or estimates of how much money you could be raising online? One of those sources is the M+R Benchmarks Study , and the new edition is now available. Check out the Benchmark Me!

Trends 236

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Doesn't Spend All of an Awarded Grant's Money.And Why.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Sometimes there is leftover money from a grant that your nonprofit received. She mentioned that the nonprofit that she works for recently discovered that they had a bit of 'extra money' after spending as much as they could of it on the specific project that it was awarded to the organization for. Given this nonprofit best practice in developing relationships with donors, it is wise, then, to see the extra money from the grant donation from the grant donor's point of view, always.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising


Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 1, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

M+R breaks down their Benchmarks report to give us the Social Media Director’s Guide to 2018 Benchmarks. June 5 & 6: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money with Tom Ahern. Outback Steakhouse. Prattville, AL. It’s (unofficially) summer!

June 143

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


For every percentage of email that goes to spam, nonprofits leave money on the table. Users expect a lighting fast experience on your website, from your homepage to your donation page, and each additional second of loading time costs your organization money in missed donations.

Spam 191

6 Steps for Getting Started with Email Fundraising | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

delicious NonprofitMarketing

Email, like any other fundraising program, will cost money and so you need to set aside that money. Set some benchmarks from the get-go and share success as you reach those goals. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Nov 44

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


This is great news for nonprofits, especially since monthly giving attributed for an extraordinary 32% growth in revenue, according to this year’s Benchmarks report from M+R.

Guide 277

Small Nonprofits Kicking Butt at Individual Fundraising [REPORT]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Click here to read the 2015 Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Last year’s Individual Donor Benchmark Report released groundbreaking findings to support small and mighty nonprofits with their fundraising efforts.

Report 141

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s finish it off with some Mixed Links… The 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study is out! May 7 – 13: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money with Tom Ahern. How was your week?

Link 203

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. 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?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Be part of the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Project. Mar 02: Beyond December: Raise Money Throughout the Year with These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns with Kerri Karvetski (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). How is everyone doing out there?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Big Duck has a new, cost-effective way to measure how you are perceived by the public – the Brandraising Benchmark. June 1 and 2: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money [Two-Part Series]. Happy Friday!

Link 143

Email Marketing Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study (Convio). 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study (M+R and NTEN). The more people you can ask, the more money you will raise. Today, we are going to take a look at email marketing and fundraising using data from these reports: Sage Nonprofit Solutions Email Marketing Report 2012 (Sage) 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study (Convio) 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks [.]

Stats 174

Facebook Ads – Are They Right For Your Nonprofit?

Fundraising 123

Without a goal, your ad campaign will mean nothing and you will be simply throwing money away (and trust me, Facebook doesn’t mind taking it). Just saying “raising awareness for my nonprofit” may not be enough, unless you have specific benchmarks in place to measure your progress.

Ads 223

When you should NOT conduct face-to-face fundraising


Asking for money so aggressively on the street is like asking someone to jump into bed upon first meeting them… not cool! Then, they feel pressured when you asked them for money. NOTE: You can see our benchmarks here or upload your data to see how you compare here.

ROI 130

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?

Online 246

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s cap it off with some Mixed Links… First off, take a few minutes to fill out the Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015 survey from Blackbaud. Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative shares 3 ways to save time and money on your annual report.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

See if you are a good fit to participate in the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Study. Find out How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit with John Haydon. Everyone back to work yet?

Link 134

Dirty Facts About Buy Research Papers Exposed


Though a particular analysis paper promotes a single area of research, it’s possible to utilize it like a benchmark for other fact-finding tactics. You are able to make money on the internet by internet affiliate advertising. What Buy Research Papers Is – and What it Is Not.

Paper 130

How the open data movement could benefit from using a marketing approach

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Positioning: Using free government open data can save your business valuable time and money. Marketing Objectives: Knowledge objective: To increase the number of SME owners in Ontario that have heard of open data by 25% over benchmark by the end of the fiscal year.

Are you a piñata fundraiser?


If they don’t get what they want, they pound some more until the donor relents, their heart splits open, and money breaks out. You can see how your portion of the sector is doing for FREE by checking out the Fundraising Report Card’s Benchmarks.

Candy 130

How Much Is Spam Hurting Your Online Fundraising? [New Study]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then it breaks down how different spam rates affect your fundraising results using average email stats from the M+R Benchmark Study: Download the full report: [link]. You can see that high spam rates cost nonprofits a lot of money – up to $24,500 a year.

Spam 186

Proven Ways to Boost Your Email Open and Click Through Rates [FREE WEBINAR TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Social media is great, but email is still the online workhouse for sharing updates with your community and motivating them to support you with their time and money.

Click 134

No Time For a Full Campaign? My 3 Must-Do Tactics for Your Year-End Online Fundraiser

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

People don’t give because you need money. You aren’t going to raise more money by sending less email. Here are some 2015 benchmarks from M+R Consulting to consider: Fix Your Donation Landing Page. Photo Credit: p/kqkME.