Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity”.

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.

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Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever wonder what would happen if philanthropists were actually honest about how they got their money? Welcome to my post about imaginary nonprofit blogs! Feel free to write your own imaginary blogs in the comments! BP CSR Blog: What’s that under the carpet?

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How Can You Get More Money in the Mail?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What could you change in your letter to make people want to give you more money for your cause? How Can You Get More Money in the Mail? TONS of things! For example. Headlines. Did you know that putting a headline on each page of your appeal letter makes it much more likely to be read?

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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.

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


LIKE THIS BLOG POST? 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 You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

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Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

How success and happiness relate to the raising of money


Bottom line… When it comes to the raising of money (especially major gifts and legacy gifts), the transaction is the achievement that finally occurs as a result of your dogged pursuit of worthy goals. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Everyone wants success and happiness in their lives.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival!

Get Fully Funded

Here’s the April edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. This month’s theme was Raising Money Online. . So many nonprofits are looking to the internet as an inexpensive tool for raising money. Here are some nuggets of wisdom about raising money online.

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A Small Change

I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival ( last month’s carnival ). Matt with Matt’s Fundraising Blog started a great conversation on his blog about choosing your CEO and what to look for, Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Me What You Want.

Blog Readers, Save $200 Off Our Annual All-Access Pass

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We know many nonprofits are on a summer fiscal year, and you might need to use this year’s money in the next few days. Build a Better Nonprofit Blog – Simple Steps to Turn Your Boring Blog Into a Powerhouse with Peter Panepento.

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Can raising money be like building furniture?


So she hands over her hard-earned money. >>eBook: How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post Can raising money be like building furniture?

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – to raise money and build community.

Raising Awareness for Your Cause – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, a roundup of great blog posts on a topic of interest to the nonprofit community. In addition to raising a mind-boggling amount of money ($94.3

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! Jake Seliger has two posts for us – The Worse it is, the Better it is: Your Grant Story Needs to Get the Money and President Obama Would Likely Make a Good Grant Writer, as He Recognizes the Value of Telling a Compelling Story , both of which describe the often-underrated power of narrative in proposals. We recently shared Getting the Media Interested in a Milestone with Dallas CASA on our blog.

4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

Get Fully Funded

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money.

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Why people WON’T give you money


Beating around the bush instead of telling the donor why you need their money. The post Why people WON’T give you money appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing fundraising tips Lead generation for planned giving major gift marketing online marketing PhilanthropyToday, instead of talking about what makes people give, let’s take a look at what thwarts giving.

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Would you give money to this person?


I think all of us would agree that one of the most basic reasons why any major donor would give you and your organization money is because they trust you. P.S. – If you’ve been reading my blog for a while and feel comfortable connecting with me , I hope you will.

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?


Recommendations: >> Gail’s Blog. >> Clairification. >> The MajorGiftMotivator Series. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post Do we really need science to help us raise more money? Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing how to raise money for a nonprofit organization or charity major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing tips unique fundraising ideas for nonprofit

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Can your nonprofit blog for cash?

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Last week I went to a Rise Austin presentation by Cindy Cesares, managing editor of Guanabee , a blog which is like Perez Hilton for Latinos. She never did get around to telling us how to blog for cash and prizes, though she did have a lot of interesting things to say about why people read your blog, how often to post, and how she got involved in blogging. I will start blogging for cash, using various methods to do so, and keep you updated on my progress.

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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 ! So, what exactly is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

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Make Your Nonprofit Stop Bleeding Money-Interview with Pamela Uppal

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make your nonprofit stop bleeding money with turnover? In the last week, I actually was presenting at the Money for Our Movements conference in Atlanta, and I referenced your work both times in both my presentations there. So if you’re constantly having new people turning over, just in that department alone, you’re not being effective with your donor money and you’re not being effective with your people. We don’t have a lot of money. We need more money.

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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money


After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? If you are aiming to raise money then you need to recognize that, more and more, your donors will check you out online before they accept your telephone call or email outreach. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. Here are 5 ways that your small nonprofit can start raising money and awareness just like charity:water: 1) Learn the model.

Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?


Many of them make money selling software and services that supposedly help fundraisers improve their donor retention. Here’s why: According to Giving USA , the number of donors is decreasing yet more money has been raised than ever. But trying to retain the most qualified donors (the ones with the most passion and most money) IS a good plan. If I wanted to make a lot of money I could have done that a lot faster and with less aggravation by staying OUT of this sector.

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Want more attention for your cause? How can you create a popular blog?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to get more attention without spending more money? Blogging. I’m talking about blogging. Should your nonprofit have a blog? Would you like to stand out from your nonprofit peers with a truly useful and fun nonprofit blog?

Where is your money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What issue could advocates focus on that would significantly decrease war spending, and increase government money for nonprofits, schools, and other charities? What could we do to help redirect that money towards desperately needed social services, or saving the environment?

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Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)


LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. You might have known that Oprah was a philanthropist; but did you know why?

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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! LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR SHARE THIS BLOG POST WITH YOUR PEERS! The post Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money! My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again.

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15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!


LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post 15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!! According to Glassdoor , the following 15 companies no longer require college degrees. Google. Ernst and Young EY. Penguin Random House. Costco. Whole Foods. Hilton. Publix. Apple. Starbucks. Nordstrom. Home Depot. Bank of America. Chipotle. Lowe’s.

Stop Wasting Time and Money on an Annual Report Most People Won’t Read

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The post Stop Wasting Time and Money on an Annual Report Most People Won’t Read appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Publishing an annual report is a best practice. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend 100+ hours creating it!

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233 Ways Your Oranization Can Make Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Another blog, the Transcription Blog , just posted a huge list of ways to make money — a whopping 233 ways to make money in fact! Though not all of them would work as fundraisers, we’re sure that a few of them are things you could do to raise money for your organization. Related posts: Sports Fundraising: Raise Money by Competing for 24 Hours. Tags: Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas how to make money ways to make money

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YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Martin Luther King inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to join me in the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival , to “pick any dream you have—for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector—and share it and how you plan to make it real.”

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

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This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS!

Giving Money is the Easiest Thing to Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But maybe that’s because nonprofits need the money so bad, and so because fundraising produces so much angst and anxiety within nonprofits, they assume that it must also be difficult for donors too? Love the daily blogging?

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Why Better Marketers Raise More Money!


Jeff Brooks recently pointed this out in his blog post titled “Fundraising is unfair.” Better marketers raise more money! LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post Why Better Marketers Raise More Money! Some will say it’s unfair.

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7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)


Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Fundraising best way to hide money from irs charity blog donor cultivation how do the rich hide their income how the rich hide their money how to hide money how to hide wealth from friends Philanthropy philanthropy blog stealth wealth lifestyle stealth wealth stories what is stealth wealth

Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

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You don’t need 100,000 people on your list to raise real money with your direct mail appeal, and Tom has the small yet extremely successful clients to prove it. Love the daily blogging? Tom Ahern. I love Tom Ahern to bits.

How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

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Stay tuned for future posts on (1) how to get your fans to use the Birthday Wish feature in Causes to raise money for you and (2) how to raise money through social media even when you don’t have “cute&# or “heart strings&# projects. Love the daily blogging?

9 reasons why people put money in holding pens (such DAFs or foundations) instead of giving directly right away


So they put the money in the holding pen as a ‘circuit breaker’ 3. At this time, they feel that no organization is deserving of their money (possibly because the staff they’ve met with at various organizations has been off-putting, their missions seem unclear or they are not sure they can be trusted). So they put the money aside in hopes that that will happen sooner or later. They DO want their money to be used to help others. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. Empish Thomas shares his dream to change public perception of what it means to be visually impaired (soon to be published in the blog of Atlanta’s Center for the Visually Impaired). A no marketing, no money, no mission wake-up call is Elaine Fogel’s dream. Strategy fundraising Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Online Fundraising Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is back! This month’s edition is on online fundraising , hosted by Get Fully Funded Blog. Check it out for some great blog posts on how to raise money online. A blog carnival is a roundup of recent posts on a particular topic.

Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?


If you think about the first donation as the first date, doesn’t it make sense to be open, honest, and fair from the get-go even if it means less money now (but much more later)? LIKE THIS BLOG POST? An old book filled with timeless lessons.