Can charities outflank Apple?


That means… in the past few months, charities around the world lost out on 80 million opportunities to get about $400 bucks. This is all about 'share of wallet' You’re not just competing against other charities. The post Can charities outflank Apple? Think about this. The newest Apple iPhone costs about $1,000. In the past, it was about $600. Some 80 million people bought the iPhone X so far. Maybe more. So guess what?

Do fundraisers donate to charity?


But I’ve been wondering (from a marketer’s point of view): Do fundraisers donate more money and/or more frequently to charity than others? . So, does anyone know if fundraisers donate more money more frequently to charity?

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists


Charity – Helping people in need. The post Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists appeared first on MarketSmart | . Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others.

Book Reviews: With Charity for All VS. Charity Case

Wild Woman Fundraising

Charity Case, Dan Pallotta’s new book, about what’s wrong with the sector and what to do about it, following up from his book, Uncharitable, in 2010, which I wrote about here and here and here and here. This is why Dan Pallotta founded the Charity Defense Council.

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.

Charity Fashion Show

Fundraiser Ideas

A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money. Much of what follows is geared towards student groups that seek to plan a charity fashion show, but the information contained in this post can easily be adapted to suit other groups.

Why do staff at smaller charities seem to have more time to write heartfelt thank you notes?


Some charities send me amazing ‘thank you notes’ They are personal, relevant and heartfelt. The post Why do staff at smaller charities seem to have more time to write heartfelt thank you notes?

Charity Abseil

Fundraiser Ideas

There are also some people who will use a charity abseil as a rather bold way of overcoming a fear of heights and many people will donate to help them do so. You may, however, still be able to successfully pull off a charity abseil on the side of a cliff.

New Charity Village Salary Survey Highlights

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jen Ross (Director, Marketing) of Charity Village was kind enough to answer a few of these questions for me about CharityVillage’s new 2017 salary survey.

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Charity: Water versus and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Charity: water is an organization ripe with emotion, starting at the top with founder Scott Harrison’s story of abandoning the fast life in New York City to work with the medical organization Mercy Ships in West Africa. Back to charity: water and The Spring.

Charity: Water Progress Email – Learn from It!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Sustainable Charity

Cause Related Marketing

Back in 2003 I was working for a company that was considering a relationship with Dr. Laura, the no-nonsense radio show host famous for kicking her listeners in the pants.

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

The remaining 95% goes directly to the chosen charity.” The post You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity appeared first on JCSM. File under #AboutTime!

DIY Charity Walk

Cause Related Marketing

Still, this is a very interesting option for charities or even sponsors that want something close to a turnkey solution for a cause walk.

Here’s What Supporters “Buy” When They Donate to Charity


When I give money to a charity, I am buying: A chance to be moved by someone’s story in an emotional way. A way to continue my family tradition since I was raised to give to charity. A chance to be “hip” by supporting a charity (i.e.,

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity


Enter, International Day of Charity. Held on September 5th in commemoration of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, International Day of Charity encourages citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

Finding the Pony in the Charity Commission Report

The Agitator

All this to say, after digging through the Charity Commission report yesterday, we found a couple of (very small) ponies of usable information. First is the general point the Charity Commission report was trying to make: trust in charities could and should be higher.

Charity Videos Get Viewed

The Agitator

The ‘norm’ charities communications drtv fundraising media usage online fundraising online video premium Yesterday I wrote about the march of online video into the media repertoire of mainstream America. Basically, everybody watches them, and an impressive and growing percentage of us originate our own video content and post it on the web … even if it’s just marking a friend’s wedding or our dog’s best trick.

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Is your charity website ready for Mobilegeddon?

Giving in a Digital World

From a quick check, I did find several big brand charity sites who score a FAIL on this test – so I can only hope their web teams have mobile optimization on their to-do list before April 21st. Online Fundraising Bryan Miller charity website design mobile optimization Mobilegeddon

Charity Newsletters – Extraordinary Experiences … for the Rest of Us

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A fundraiser for a charity that aids immigrants brings her donors along to the airport to greet new refugees. To the rescue: the humble charity newsletter. If you think passing a test on a charity is some kind of pleasure, think again. Tom Ahern.

Mobile Shopping for Charities

The Agitator

Secondarily, but definitely not with the same weight as the testimonials, strong ratings from the charity raters (or some other straightforward reassurance/evidence about financial accountability and transparency). accountability charities communications Don't Miss these Posts fundraising media usage mobile advocacy nonprofit management nonprofits online fundraising pew internet project research

Can We Trade Charity Futures?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Common Misconception: No one should seek to earn a profit in charity. Tags: Board Conflict Fundraising Keeping a job Leadership Social Entrepreneur charity futures dan pallotta Development Director executive director financial crisis investment capital lynne twist mazarine treyz profit-making social profit stock market for charity The Soul of Money Profitmaking is for the for-profit sector. Dan Pallotta.

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Charity Caue Marketers, Take Heart!

Cause Related Marketing

This is good news for small, ambitious charities everywhere. which started out as a telethon charity. As a result, while there are larger charities than CMNH doing cause marketing, I don’t believe there’s another one that has raised more money via cause marketing only.

3 Big Reasons Why Charities Should Work to Get Gifts in Wills from Middle-Aged Donors


Dr. James also found that “people who have had charity consistently in their estate plan for the long-term (say, 10+ years before death) leave, on average, 4 times the amount left by those who first added a charitable component within 2 years of death.

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Affinity Credit Cards for the Smaller Charity

Cause Related Marketing

Day was when if your charity had access to hundreds of thousands of members, you could arrange a pretty sweet affinity credit card program with one of the big credit card providers. Those credit card affinity programs didn’t work for every charity. I don’t remember ever seeing one for any of the big health charities, for instance, although I’ve seen them for many of the big environmental groups. If yours was a smaller charity, you were probably out of luck.

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#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Even though your charity or nonprofit does good work and has the track record to prove it, this moment might be a good moment to look at a hard fact of fundraising: what will entice more donations, micro or macro, NOW? Does your charity’s experience match the claims of these authors?

How Inefficient Charities Can Spoil Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The issue of Time magazine currently on newsstands is all about cancer, including a story on cancer research charities called ' Check Your Charity.' One charity highlighted in the article, called the National Breast Cancer Research Charity, made me do a double-take.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Big name charities, like the American Cancer Society, use charity walks as one of their primary charity fundraising events. Charity 5K. Charity concert. Charity dinner.

Charity Caveat Emptor

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: National School Fitness Foundation Aaron Tonkin Charity Fraud Cameron Lewis

How corporations can make the most impact with donations to charity for disaster relief


When disaster strikes, a timely response can make a huge difference - not just in getting resources to those in need, but also sharing with your customers what’s important to your organization. Corporate Responsibility

There Are No Perfect Charities

The Agitator

Marketing maven Seth Godin just posted Which Charity? In his article, he poses a series of questions that he suggests might help a prospective donor zero in on just the right charity to receive his/her benevolence. ” Godin goes on to conclude: “There are no perfect charities, just as there are no perfect cars.

Boomers’ Charity Spending

The Agitator

Matt reports that Boomers gave more money per capita to charities, $2,163 to only $1,624 for Silents at the same lifestage. Tags: Boomers Don't Miss these Posts charities demographic trends fundraising marketing metrics nonprofits philanthropy Good news and insight from Matt Thornhill of the Boomer Project, my favorite Boomer expert.

Why People Give – Episode 8


In this episode Greg and Tim discuss why people give to nonprofits. Learn the motivations and incentives that inspire giving by listening. The post Why People Give – Episode 8 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Funding Your Startup or New Charity

Cause Related Marketing

One of the most confounding charitable endeavors I was ever involved in was figuring out how to fund a startup charity that made grants to other charities. The nonprofit fundraising world is set up to favor established charities, and with good reason.

“Charity Doesn’t Solve Anything” -Mexican Billionaire

Wild Woman Fundraising

At a conference in Australia in August, 2010, Mr. Slim said that charity accomplishes little. Trillions of dollars have been given to charity in the last 50 years, and they don’t solve anything.”. However, what Mr. Slim fails to understand is that charity is not synonymous with handouts. Charity can help build jobs for people. Charity can save lives.

6 Simple Tips for Outstanding Charity Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Planning engaging and crowd-pleasing charity events is a must if you are going to increase donations to your cause and generate meaningful financial support to your organization. Whether the occasion is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser or a formal gala event, your charity or nonprofit can achieve better results with well-planned and well-organized events. Here are six simple tips to make your charity events run smoother: Reservations, please.

New Study: Older Donors Are Just as Likely to Give to Charities Online as Younger Donors


Today a new study says that older donors are now just as likely to give to charities online as younger donors. The post New Study: Older Donors Are Just as Likely to Give to Charities Online as Younger Donors appeared first on MarketSmart.

Social Networking/Charity Mashups

Cause Related Marketing

Cause-Related Marketing in the Newest Social MediaIn the last quarter three charity/social networking mashups have crossed my desk, each with their own distinctive tang.

Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed

Blue Sky Collaborative

[link] [link] [link] From the "if its too good to be true it is" files, many charities depending on Give to the Max day in Minnesota were left to fend for themselves when Razoo''s donation web service crashed. Razoo, which. Free Resources for Nonprofits Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software

What Will Replace 'Checkout Charity' After Big Retailers are Gone?

Selfish Giving

To figure out what comes next, I asked America's top business giving experts to share what - if anything - would replace the hundreds of millions of dollars collected from 'checkout charity' in the post-retail world of 2022. 2016 America’s Charity Checkout Champions.

#Philanthropy: Could Text Messages Circumvent Apple’s Restrictions On Charity Apps?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Thus, to adjust those dynamics after-the-fact for the sake of charities and their expectations will prove detrimental to everyone. Though our research found Eve’s Appeal first, numerous charities outside the US are pursuing this line of fundraising. Apple Inc.

Charities … Don’t Evaluate Your Work

The Agitator

This two-part series by Caroline Fiennes — Most Charities Shouldn’t Evaluate Their Work — in the Stanford Social Innovation Review left me scratching my head. At best, charities are capable of what Fiennes calls ‘monitoring’ — counting what they do … the implementation part. But almost no charities actually have the skills for ‘evaluation’ — establishing the actual impact or efficacy of their idea or intervention.

9 Ways that Charities Get Grey-Sky Thinking

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do Charities engage in grey-sky thinking? Picture from Elsie Esq from Flickr Creative Commons. So Blue-Sky thinking is being overly optimistic. Grey sky thinking is rather less so.