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? . They’d understand precisely how their donations are making an impact.

If asking for donations makes you uncomfortable, read this now!


You don’t passionately believe in your organization’s mission and its ability to accomplish great things with donations. Similarly, if you ask for a donation when the time is wrong, you probably won’t succeed.

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?

7 steps to decline donations you can’t accept


The post 7 steps to decline donations you can’t accept appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. She was really ticked off because they wouldn’t accept her gift. One of my customers got the following response to a survey request: “Why on earth would I respond to this survey when the gift of property I offered to the university was declined (which I sold within the year for $150,000.00).

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


I think buying and donating are the same. 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. Here’s why.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists


Charity – Helping people in need. In other words, while the first gift a supporter makes might be a charitable donation, they could have the capacity to give your organization much more money.

Do you donate to your employer?


Do you donate to your employer? If your answer was, “No, I donate my time… I work here!” ” For fundraisers, I think he meant that someone who is charged with asking another for a donation should do some donating on their own first.

4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tom knows how to take a floundering charity newsletter and make it successful with his proven methods – methods that have generated results in the real world. Thinking of axing your donor newsletter because it costs more than it’s worth?

Ep228: Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to Good Causes with 'Charity Charge'

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Stephen Garten , CEO of Charity Charge , a socially conscious credit card. Unlike most credit cards which earn you bonus points or miles, a Charity Charge credit card allows cardholders to earn 1% cash back to ANY nonprofit of their choice.

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How to Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’ve written and spoken quite a bit about Facebook’s free fundraising tools and how to leverage their ubiquity and ease-of-use to drive donations for your nonprofit. If you are not a 501c3 charity, or you decide not to register to get a verified Page on Facebook, don’t despair.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing


But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy. Below, we chronicle 14 donation pages, providing takeaways from each one, so you can apply some of these strategies to your own fundraising campaigns as you close out the year. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

Is A Donate Button Coming To Twitter?

J Campbell Social Marketing

The ability to donate directly inside Twitter may be coming to a nonprofit near you! The first question on my mind was, of course, what about a Donate button for nonprofits? The post Is A Donate Button Coming To Twitter? photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin cc.

7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

The year-end season of giving and generosity means millions of donors are searching for places to donate, for items to purchase that make a difference and for causes in which to get involved. 1) Have a large, prominently placed, colorful Donate Button.

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.

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. Finally, “Pool your donations” and put more into one organization.

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.

Accept Charity Donations Online with WePay

The Biddery Blog

An alternative to PayPal, WePay allows charities to accept donations online. Groups can open a free account and begin collecting donations for their charity, club or organization in a few easy steps

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Diluted Donations

Cause Related Marketing

The mine, owned by Kennecott and its corporate parent Rio Tinto, charges a modest vehicle entrance fee that goes to the Kennecott Utah Copper Visitor’s Center Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private foundation which divvies it up the proceeds among local charities. To 106 local charities!

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A potential donor visits your website, but never makes a donation. Abby Jarvis joins us today to share some tips on creating a simple online donation process.~Kivi. The decision to donate to a charity is an emotional one. Keep your donation page simple.

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions. Non-profits would collect much more from their websites if only they'd clearly state what they are about and how they use donations. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics. How it uses donations and contributions.

Getting Your Donation Web Page Ready For The Holiday Rush

Non Profit Marketing 360

Most any nonprofit or charity has a website. Probably not the biggest donations of the year, but enough of a stream to help further your cause. The Convivio study focussed on a few specific design concerns for the donation page/form itself: Gift String Layout: horizontal vs. vertical.

Increasing Donations: The Essential Ingredients of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

Ann Green

Great design drives people’s attention to the right details, steers the visitor’s eyes to the donate button, or gives the visitor a subconscious impulse help out. Your donation form – keep it simple. Charity water’s donation form is a perfect “How to”example.

#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? Have you found a different way to inspire donations?

Are you a cold-hearted fundraiser or a warm-hearted facilitator?


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#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the traditional/old-fashioned ways to disrupt the heat is to hold a “Christmas in July” party , and your nonprofit or charity should be having one. Social Media for Nonprofits Best Practices: Gain Online Support for Your Charity Beyond Donations (

How to increase the likelihood that your major or legacy donor prospects will engage in a meaningful conversation with you by 700%


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Donate-Your-Kids Campaign Gets Attention

Getting Attention

Kars4Kids , which funds educational and youth charities, just launched a timely (i.e. Claiming to accept donations of children “in any condition,” the Kids4Kars program offers a free, lifetime vacation to all donors. Not till donors submit the donation form are they hit with the true purpose of the Kids4Kars campaign. What a morning!

New Year, New Charity? Donation Dashboard helps US donors choose

Giving in a Digital World

I first heard about the Donation Dashboard, created as part of a research project by the Berkeley Centre for New Media, through my US-based former colleague Jeff Brookes’ Donor Power blog , and I’ve been meaning to mention it for a while.

Charity Auctions - Items Donated Versus Consignment

The Biddery Blog

There are many choices when deciding what items to sell at a charity auction for silent and live items. Many auctions use items that are donated by volunteers and members of the nonprofit organization and hopefully, items are also donated from local businesses. However, some charities choose to offer high-valued consignment items to sell at their benefit auction. Sometimes the term "donations" does not mean what your guests think it does.

Just How Hard Is It to Donate to You Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A friend recently recalled how I had critiqued her website during a webinar a couple of years ago, and though I don’t remember it exactly, apparently we were both somewhat appalled by how many clicks were required to make an online donation to the organization.



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Charity Auctions - Items Donated Versus Consignment

The Biddery Blog

There are many choices when deciding what items to sell at a charity auction for silent and live items. Many auctions use items that are donated by volunteers and members of the nonprofit organization and hopefully, items are also donated from local businesses. However, some charities choose to offer high-valued consignment items to sell at their benefit auction. Sometimes the term "donations" does not mean what your guests think it does.

Susan Emfinger Offers Ideas On Raising Big Donations In Economic Downtimes

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last week , I said that I would spend some time exploring questions that to my mind are important to fundraisers from both the charity and the education sectors. What, then, is the right place to look for donations? Susan Emfinger of UMBC.

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


Is it written and designed to help you generate more donations or to help you get a job? Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! They look like resumes, not invitations. After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job?

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.

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The Ethical Dilemma of Accepting Tainted Donations

Cause Related Marketing

old pal Joe Waters at the Boston Medical Center and his many commenters have stated very well the ethical dilemma that charities can face in forging cause marketing relationships.But, of course, the charititable fundraising business as a whole is fraught with ethical.

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Sneezing for Donations


This was a truly amazing experience-I was so encouraged to see hundreds of nonprofit professionals, from charities of all sizes, eager to learn about social networking and how to use it to drive their organizational objectives.

Charity Caue Marketers, Take Heart!

Cause Related Marketing

billion (sales) retail drug chain has passed the $50 million mark in donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the sixth company among CMNH’s stable of sponsors to do so. This is good news for small, ambitious charities everywhere. which started out as a telethon charity.

List of 100 Charities That You Should Not Donate To.

Blue Sky Collaborative

Perhaps. I came across a thought provoking list the other day called the The Cone Nonprofit Power Brand 100. You can view the top 10 here [link] and get the full report if you give Cone your email address. Mini-reports

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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.