How your donors view money

Wild Woman Fundraising

You can survey your donors of course, and the answers might range from, “Someone asked me” to “I feel it’s my duty to give back.” When this happens, money becomes an instrument of the search for truth. Do you want more donors?

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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.

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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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

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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Making Money on the Side Part Two

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to make money on the side? And that’s kind of par for the course for our entire country. But of course, sometimes we like to go out to dinner. How do you get more money without exhausting yourself?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week I’m reviewing a book called How to Raise Money for Political Office by Brandon Lewis. With your help, we will chart a liberal course of leadership for our state and the nation. Paragraph 2: Share the urgency and what you’ll do with the money you raise.

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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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 of course know the anecdotes. We need more money.

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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.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. And of course, they feel resentful about that.

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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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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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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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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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Trying to Raise Money Through the Mail? Learn from the Master

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

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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Jumping to another job? Where do you keep your brain?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your old nonprofit is going to get a lot of money because you were there, but you can’t take the credit for it! Fundraising Rosetta Stone. Are you onto a new job? What happened to your old job?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Enroll in Pass-only, self-paced online courses designed specifically for your Marketing Maturity Level or access ALL of our online courses regardless of your level! 365 days of webinars, downloads, courses, and support for only $499. Nonprofit Communications Online Courses

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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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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Making a living without a job-An interview with Barbara Winter

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I interrogated her the entire way of course. For example, when I started my fundraising consulting business, I taught art classes out of my car port for extra money. Of course when I wrote those three things down, I looked at the list. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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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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I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. Invest in more staff capacity, whether that’s a part time admin person or a few courses under your development director’s belt.

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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?

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!

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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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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What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re looking for sponsors, take this course!” Mazarine gave me TONS of ideas of where to look for sponsorships, we are gonna make SO MUCH MONEY!”-Mary August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT. Are you worried about your next big event?

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How to find 90 donors in the next month

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is your last chance to get a $20 discount on this course this year! Since 2011, I’ve helped nonprofits find hundreds of donors through my webinars, and in 2013 I premiered this course, Secrets of Finding New Donors. Normally this course is $107. What is an E-course?

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Can I tell you a story? (with Rumi)

Wild Woman Fundraising

It takes all his money, but the merchant buys the lot. Suddenly there’s no linen, and of course there’s no money. But what does this have to do with working to make money for nonprofits? Why Organize the Universe this way. What does not exist looks so handsome.

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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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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