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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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.

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?

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!


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 ).

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. The post Can raising money be like building furniture? Did you know you can make furniture without screws, nails or fasteners?

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


Bob Hope said, “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”. 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 nonprofits

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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 |.

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to Mashable , “Facebook takes 5% of money raised — 2% to cover fraud prevention and security costs, and 3% for payment processing. The remaining 95% goes directly to the chosen charity.” File under #AboutTime!

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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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.

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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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.

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). He is a professional direct response copywriter specializing in the creation of highly persuasive fundraising campaigns for charities and non-profits. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you. Don’t be short sighted and focused on short term money. There is this concept in this country that we can just print money.

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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.

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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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 Abseil

Fundraiser Ideas

A common fundraiser in the UK, abseiling (called rappelling in the United States) is a great way to raise money for an organization. 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.

Using Cause Marketing Money to Fund Your Charity’s Endowment

Cause Related Marketing

One criticism of cause marketing I often hear is that money raised that way is almost certain to be a pittance for most charities. More to the point, if your charity is not Komen or Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, or St. But it’s not just any money, it’s unrestricted money.

Get more money with your year end appeal: Interview with Paul Bobnak of DMIQTV and Who’s Mailing What

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether it’s a for-profit enterprise and a non-profit, it’s all about driving response, trying to get people to become engaged and invest their money. Have you noticed any shifts in grand controls for human services charities? What about for animal charities?

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Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


After presenting these fundraiser job titles to people, he asked them, “Who at the charity are you more likely to contact?” I don’t like these titles and I think they cost nonprofits money! The post Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

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Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs


He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Charities must do a better job of inspiring and shepherding the disbursement of funds. Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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How to get money in the mail

Wild Woman Fundraising

get money in the mail. Here’s a prezi that tells you all about how to getting money in the mail through direct mail appeals. Follow me on twitter if you like to get advice about fundraising and getting more money for your charity!

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Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Who this IS for: If you’re ready to take your fundraising to the next level, if 2013 is the year you finally start getting tons of money in the mail, or 10 new major donors, or the board members that are fired up to help you get a sold-out gala event, then maybe this coaching thing is for you.

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


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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3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s)


Related Posts: >>Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs. The post 3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. STEP 1- Find out who has a donor-advised fund (among your supporters, advocates, donors, members, alumni, subscribes, etc.). 80% of your problem will be solved once you have that list.

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)? An old book filled with timeless lessons.

Nonprofit giving is about more than just money

J Campbell Social Marketing

As a busy nonprofit professional, I am sure you often get hung up on the million-dollar question – How can we quickly raise more money for our organization? 58% share information about charities with their social networks because they feel it makes an impact!

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Women Give More to Charity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What she found was very interesting: In each of the five different income groups analyzed, female-headed households are more likely to give to charity than male-headed households.

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. On the show, Megan, Stephanie and I discuss: Stephanie Bagley, Charity Miles.

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.,

4 big reasons why you should not ask for money when you survey your supporters


I was told that we should always include an “ask” (for money) along with the “ask” for feedback and engagement. My admonisher said that asking for both money and feedback doesn’t reduce response rates and it helps to pay for the outreach. If this survey is the most essential, why wouldn’t you want to ask for money right away when you conduct the effort? By asking for money at the end of a survey, your prospects might feel duped.

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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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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money


So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money. The post How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this post, I will give you a detailed step-by-step guide to get your online community excited about raising money for your nonprofit using Facebook. Can you guess the #1 reason that people don’t give to certain charities online?

Charity Caveat Emptor

Cause Related Marketing

The fraud amounted to money laundering; a Ponzi scheme.I Tags: National School Fitness Foundation Aaron Tonkin Charity Fraud Cameron Lewis

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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Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.


Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving big money fundraising ideas charity blog cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising ideas fundraising story example motivational stories for fundraising Philanthropy unique fundraising ideasPeople want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world.

“Charity Doesn’t Solve Anything” -Mexican Billionaire

Wild Woman Fundraising

Slim’s critics claim that he is a monopolist, noting that his company Telmex (built over the course of several decades with tax-payers’ money) controls 90% of the Mexican landline telephone market. 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.”. Charity can help build jobs for people. Charity can save lives.

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.