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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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. Of course not!

Do You Need an Appeal Letter Refresher Course?

Ann Green

Some of these organizations need a refresher course in appeal letter writing. Of course, you can make more than one ask a year, but first I need to be thanked, and thanked well, and hear from you regularly. You may have noticed an influx of appeal letters over the last few weeks.

Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

PLEASE NOTE: This course is NOT about website technology, choosing the right content management system (CMS), payment processor, or other back-end technology solutions. Fundraising Online Courses

Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness

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Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW Access our webinars, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $499.

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Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They’re super important, of course, but the key to success is to get people registered and then to get them involved in the fundraising process. Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. So how do you inspire those people to raise money?

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It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

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Online CoursesOk, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? But it is my birthday this Saturday. And to celebrate I am chopping $200 off the price of our Annual All-Access Pass. Today and tomorrow only, you can get our Annual All-Access Training Pass for only $499.

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Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. Copywriting Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Online Courses Print NewslettersTom Ahern. I love Tom Ahern to bits.

10 Reasons Why You Should Take My Public Speaking Course

Selfish Giving

That’s why I’ve decided to team up with to deliver my own public speaking training course , which will be grounded in my own experiences speaking before many, many audiences, including teaching public speaking at Penn State. (No,

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How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t familiar, Causes has built free, customizable fundraising pages that integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and other channels (and the site of course). Of course, just creating the tab isn’t enough.

Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year. Of course, this doesn’t just include asking for donations.

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How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

You’ve probably heard the phrase you need to spend money to make money. Here are three areas you should be investing more money in. If you do it right, these investments will help you raise more money. If money is tight, you don’t have to mail that often.

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Greenpeace … Show Us The Money!

The Agitator

This is of course a friendly request (and I stress that), not a demand. Greenpeace has been conducting an exemplar online advocacy campaign — centered on Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling plans — for about the last 30-odd days. The Agitator first wrote about the campaign on March 13.

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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! And, of course, I like the new, innovative titles I created! 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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Trying to Raise Money Through the Mail? Learn from the Master

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If you want to raise more money with your fundraising letters, set aside Noon-1:00 p.m. His fundraising company is celebrating 30 years of helping good causes raise lots of money through the mail. Tags: Fundraising Online Courses

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. Of course, my products qualify and prioritize donors for outreach and communications.

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10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Can recycling – No money is needed to undertake this cheap fundraising idea. Ask for money – Sometimes the most direct route is the best. How to Raise Money Online with Affiliate Programs.

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13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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As one MarketingProf member pointed out, "I give money regularly to groups where I have been able to see what they accomplish. This of course costs us nothing, but I think it greatly benefits charities and causes, many of which arent very social-media savvy."

Facebook Versus Real Money

The Agitator

And if you take file size up a few notches, to 100,000 or 300,000, it would seem that there’s really big money to be made with this tool. All of course to be tested. Yesterday we noted Facebook’s new Resource section for nonprofits, and quoted FB’s own figure of $5 million being raised through its Causes application. Laudable.

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We’re In It For The Money

The Agitator

Of course the fact that apparently had no plans to tell current clients of its change in direction and its current customers learned about it only through leaked internal documents hasn’t help dampen the drama.

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We’ll Keep Up With It All So You Don’t Have To

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


Of course, we recommend you use our platform to collect all of that kind of information automatically. 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.

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Why Not Raise More Money?

The Agitator

The other day, this headline caught my attention: What’s Holding Your Nonprofit Back From Raising More Money? ” And I thought, sound strategies are fine (and I guess fun to prepare and of course needed), but the hard yards are won by persistently formulating specific hypotheses about various aspects of your fundraising programs and testing them. So why do many of us not raise more money?

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


Donor surveys of course! 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. Of course, other departments might want to conduct surveys for other reasons. By asking for money at the end of a survey, your prospects might feel duped.

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You Want Me to Ask for Money?!? Help!

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If the thought of asking someone for money makes your skin crawl, or you have a board that, despite all your begging and arm twisting, still fails to fundraise for you, tune into Magic Keys Radio on Friday. Get All of Our Webinars & E-Courses for $97.

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Let’s Get Wiser (and More Awesome) with Age

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You could register for each one of these webinars individually, but with an All-Access Pass , you pay once and save a whole lot of money. Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesIt’s my birthday Sunday!

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Does the Raiser’s Edge Help Raise Money?

JCA Insights

Does any fundraising software really help raise money? The Raiser’s Edge has sophisticated functionality to manage virtually every facet of the most complex fundraising program, but it can only help raise money when senior leadership mandates that all staff use the system. Which board members are actively raising money? And of course, if you just can’t wait, give us a call now to find out more. Should it?

31 ways for nonprofits to save money on communications


It can give you extra time and money to focus on more effective tactics. Then—only if you have extra time and money—take on new projects. flickr/Daniel Y. If you’re really chafing under 2009 budget constraints, try this exercise.

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Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. They want to raise money in their own way. This Microsoft employee is willing to lose his man bun to help a good cause!

Tomorrow – Learn How to TACTFULLY Ask for Bequests

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesFundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” Online CoursesYour case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it.

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How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? According to Tom: UK fundraising superstar, Stephen Pidgeon, notes that a well-executed bequest marketing program can raise far more money than a major gifts program.

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Only the Best for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can raise more money with your direct mail appeal letter. Find out what works with your communnications and learn how to chart a strategic, reasonable course forward. September 8: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money, Part 1 with Tom Ahern.

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5 Ways to Cast a Bigger Vision that Raises More Money for Your Cause

Selfish Giving

If you are raising money for a good cause, you’ll need to cast a vision that excites donors and makes them want to give. Here are five ways to better communicate with donors and raise more money than ever before. When raising money for a good cause, get emotional!

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

Of course, my go-to person is Karen Wu at Perlman & Perlman. 15 percent of the purchase price of the Balls of Steels Whiskey Chillers support testicular cancer cure research.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to use your email list to raise money, from cultivation ideas to concrete tips on crafting e-appeals. Fundraising Online CoursesAre you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report.

Editorial Calendars Increase Effectiveness – Learn How to Master Yours

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Editorial Calendars Online CoursesYou have too much content to create, too many communications channels to manage and too little time for any of it, right? The urgent overtakes the important. Priorities get lost in the chaos. You can’t get everyone on the same page. You are not alone.

Create an AWESOME 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report

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Save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money and create something people will actually look at and respond to. Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesYou have to publish an annual report – it’s a nonprofit best practice. But you DO NOT have to publish a 30+ page report that takes over 100 hours to create. Who is really going to read that?

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4 forces primarily responsible for making people charitable


Here’s why (according to Brooks’): Religion – People who pray every day (regardless of whether or not they go to church or another place) are 30% more likely to give money to charity than people who never pray. Given that children are expensive and time-consuming it is surprising that parents make available more of their time and more of their money than non-parents. Of course, that makes sense because they have a lot of money.

How to Build Donor Loyalty

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If you think you should be making more money from your current list of supporters, this webinar is for you! Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesWe are very excited to have donor research expert Adrian Sargeant join us for a brand new webinar this month on donor loyalty.

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Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

J Campbell Social Marketing

They are offering a new online course, The Online Fundraising Masterclass – a 5 week course to help you raise more money online. Course starts May 12th, so get registered ! photo credit: Fosforix via photopin cc.

December is Over, but Fundraising Shouldn’t Be

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online campaign expert Kerri Karvetski will share creative ideas on how you can raise money all year during our next webinar: Beyond December: Raise Money Throughout the Year with. Online CoursesThe end of the year isn’t the only time to fundraise.