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. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity”.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser. That is, until I started asking them in creative ways. Creative Way #1: Replace a Gift with a Donation. That way, they don’t feel they are out of money, and you feel relieved because they are happy to contribute. Creative Way #2: Host a Game Night Party.

New Advanced Webinar: Getting Creative with Direct Mail with John Lepp

Wild Woman Fundraising

Webinar title: Advanced Webinar: Getting Creative with Direct Mail. Meet John Lepp, one of the creative team at Agents of Good. Here’s a sample of that astonishingly creative letter. A new SLAM DUNK tool for raising boatloads of money.

Creative messages stick!

Fundraising Coach

And I’m participating in a fundraiser tomorrow to help them raise money. What can you do TODAY to creatively communicate your story? Cleaning my desk, I just found this “chew on this&# card from our local homeless shelter. I must’ve received it 4-6 months ago.

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). His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

Better Donor Communications, Or Creative Destruction?

The Agitator

George says too many nonprofits give the appearance of having an “insatiable appetite for money” and “will do anything to keep raising more and more of it, regardless of whether it’s doing any good.”

#INTERVIEW: Jeff Brooks, Nonprofit Blogger, Author, and Creative Director

Non Profit Marketing 360

He writes the Future Fundraising Now blog and is creative director at TrueSense Marketing. The reason it keeps happening again and again and again is it’s the glamour of the ad world: these are the big boys, this is where the real money is, they must know what they’re talking about, right?

Get creative with marketing your nonprofit through social media

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s hard to find money for marketing. So you have to get creative. Check out these cheap or free ways to maximize your marketing presence. RESOURCES: Why have a feed reader? To keep track of what people are saying about your cause, your cause news and other news. You can also create a feed directly on your [.].

What Did You Do with the Money You Raised Last Year?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Latest cases in point: They’ve explained to donors what they did with money they raised more than a year ago. instead of the beginning of the story (We’ve raised the money, now watch what we do with it!).

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15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!


The post 15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!! According to Glassdoor , the following 15 companies no longer require college degrees. Google. Ernst and Young EY. Penguin Random House. Costco. Whole Foods. Hilton. Publix. Apple. Starbucks. Nordstrom. Home Depot. Bank of America. Chipotle. Lowe’s. Related Posts: >>Webinar: How Colleges and Universities Are Using Donor Surveys to Raise More Major and Planned Gifts.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Creative Strategies to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event with Antionette Kerr. Ok, 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.

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What really rich people want

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you responsible for building the relationship and asking them for more money than you will make in 10 years? I mean, if they have all of the money they could ever need, what would motivate them? And Needleman comes to understand what money can and cannot buy.

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How an Agency Should Evaluate Its Cause Marketing Creative

Cause Related Marketing

Agencies care about achieving higher creative standards. But in my view what should matter most for agencies is the degree to which the creative they produced is aligned with the nonprofit’s goals and objectives. The music industry, for example, is not self-sustaining, because it relies on the wealth of consumers, who use their money to buy albums,” says Pallotta. Or did they bring creative that won cheers from their peers and yawns from the nonprofit's stakeholders?

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A Lesson on Listening… and Making More Money with Your Newsletter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It did yield some money! It can make more money. She’s honest, straightforward and sometimes crushes your “but-wait-I’m-an-excited-creative” dreams. But the truth is, being an excited creative isn’t my job. Almost four times as much money! Theresa Casey.

How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email. Sure, you can get creative and make fun videos or GIFs, but matching gifts tend to be pretty vanilla information to share.

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. She couldn’t afford to spend extra money on new clothes, shoes, books or school supplies because she was barely making ends meet.

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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. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money. The huge funds generated by these events can be used for a single project or the ongoing operations of your charitable organization.

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. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

Are there creative ways to publicly thank donors?

Fundraising Coach

There are literally an unlimited number of ways to creatively thank donors. Learn how you can set up a brand new fundraising program, or re-tool your existing fundraising, to raise serious money for your cause. Q: My organization is building an endowment fund and several people have made generous donations in the past few months. Of course, we’ve thanked them personally, but we want to find a more “public&# way of recognizing them.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

For example, when I started my fundraising consulting business, I taught art classes out of my car port for extra money. But to be creative and willing to find the adventure and live it? Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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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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Inspiration: Some creative (and wacky) campaigns for social good

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

iPhone Alarm Clock Raises Money for Charity when You Snooze. of your own money to charity every time you hit the snooze button. Looking for some inspiration or entertainment? Mashable has some fun reads for a Saturday morning! 5 Ways Museums are Reaching Audiences Online.

Forget The Message. Just Send Money!

The Agitator

“The most poorly written mail I get is from people who want my money.&#. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts DonorTrends Pushing the Creative Envelope charities communications copywriting creativity fundraising nonprofit management nonprofits online fundraising online publishing –January 26 post signed by “Disgruntled Writer&#.

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What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine’s sponsorship workshop provided me with valuable information and some creative new ideas that I will put into practice immediately! Mazarine gave me TONS of ideas of where to look for sponsorships, we are gonna make SO MUCH MONEY!”-Mary

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What’s Wrong With Reaching Out to Bloggers?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I answer the Stanford Social innovation Review’s idea that we need to “reach out to influencers” as a way to make money for our nonprofits, with the triple-whammy of Chris Hedges, Jacob Lanier and Phil Cubeta. Are you a nonprofit marketing person, reaching out to influencers?

Do you have a favorite volunteer? Want to thank them, with MONEY?

Wild Woman Fundraising

1,500 for One Hero The CTK Foundation will also be offering a $1,500 (USD) President’s Choice Award (the Susan Lee Winter Grant Award) for an individual working to provide creative and innovative approaches to HIV/AIDS education or prevention. Want to thank them, with MONEY?

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Four creative exercises to improve that dull fundraising appeal

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Are you having a creative block in writing your year-end appeal? Here are some tips for unleashing your creativity. It’s often wildly creative, if not accurate. The money will follow. I thought so. That’s why you’re reading this blog post instead of writing the appeal! Call one of your biggest fans or largest donors and ask them why they support your cause. Ask them to describe what you do and why it matters. Invite them to tell a story.

How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Kishshana, go out there and get the money. Like money would just magically happen when I left the building. Yet, it’s the thing we run away from because lots of us have not confronted our own relationship with money. What part did money play in how you were raised?

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Oh My! New Website! What do you think?

Wild Woman Fundraising

He’s prompt, efficient, reliable, creative, and patient with people who don’t quite know what they need yet. So lately I had started to feel like I was living kind of a double life, or maybe a triple life, or a quadruple life!

How Much Money Should You Be Raising Online?

Marketing for Nonprofits

One of the key questions, I get from nonprofits is, "How much money should we be raising online?" If you don’t take care of and continue to grow your email file you will significantly lower your chances of raising more money year over year.

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Is Your Content Too Wordy? Consider These 6 Alternative Formats

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After all, even the best-run nonprofits lack the money or the staff to accomplish everything they set out to do. But while money is tight, there’s one resource that is almost always in ample supply: words. Content Marketing Creative Ideas Storytelling

New Study: Are You Leaving Money in the Middle?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The folks at Sea Change Strategies caution that nonprofits are missing out on a ton of money simply because they’re overlooking a committed and productive audience: middle donors —the donors who give more than low-dollar direct marketing donations, but less than major gift targets.

Mailbag: How to raise money for “overhead”

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nothing wonderful happens without a creative, committed team. You raise money by talking about the impact of your work—not about budget line items. If a donor demands to see the numbers and asks about pay, tell a great story about one of your staff to illustrate my point: that nothing wonderful happens without a creative, committed team. (I

Raise more money online with a great headline


That’s starting to sound like real money! The two sets of creative are shown below. If you could change just one thing on your website’s donation page and get a 50% lift in the conversion rate, you’d probably do it in a heartbeat. To understand what a lift of that magnitude could mean for your online fundraising program, imagine your donation page is converting 12% of visitors, comprised of 10 donations a day averaging $50 ($500 daily revenue).

Join Me, Noon (eastern) Today w/Expert Mal Warwick -- Fundraising When Money Is Tight

Getting Attention

And it is in these tough times that innovation, creativity and some common sense can take you further than even before. It's far from secret that we're dealing with a tough economic environment these days and there's no magic 8 ball to tell us when things might turn around.

Mysterious Power of a Fresh Approach (Case Study)

Getting Attention

I was thrilled to hear from Getting Attention reader Elizabeth (Betsey) Russell recently, with news of her just-released mystery, Other People’s Money. Betsey: Other People’s Money is the story of Katie Nelson, a program officer in Atlanta’s largest foundation. For readers outside the field (including nonprofit folks), I hope that the book provides a better understanding of how foundations work and an appreciation for the fact that giving away money isn’t easy.

Another Brilliant Marketing Idea You Can Steal

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This not only promotes their individual fundraising campaigns, assuming they are actively raising money for you, but you’ll get several other important benefits too: It’s pure social proof. Look at these interesting ways people — in this case, kids — are raising money.

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Wild Woman Fundraising

How did you get interested in creativity and play yourself? Well, I guess I’ve been a really playful, creative person my entire life. Why does creativity help us in our nonprofit work? Stimulating the mind through play really can boost creativity. MT: Hey, everybody.

Newsletter: Raise More Money at Checkout; Valentine's Day Cause Marketing ; Best Place to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Selfish Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an article on raising more money at the cash register. Checkout charity fundraisers raise big money. The site also allows users to donate money or apply for a grant with the company. Don't go where the money is.

Quote of the Day: More Money Doesn't = Better Marketing

Marketing for Nonprofits

Thanks to Katya for reminding us that more money doesn't equal better marketing. Good marketing is about being creative and sometimes going with your gut. Tags: marketing for nonprofits creative online marketing

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Meet the Scary People Who Are Frightening Your Donors Away!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In our nonprofit world of doing good and producing the quality marketing and communications needed to help raise the money to sustain those good works – there are scary people ready to hatchet attack your mar/com and scare your donors away. Claire Meyerhoff.

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Happy Holidays, Seeking Grant Money Today Readers!

Seeking Grant Money Today

We at The Grant Plant want to wish you and all of our Seeking Grant Money Today readers a very happy holiday season. For the Creative Type.check out for crafty ideas in many different craft projects (complete with instructions) working with various mediums and skill levels. Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Chanukka, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Winter Solstice, and best wishes in 2010!

iphone Publicity Stunt Raises Money for Charity

Fundraising Breakthroughs

It’s a lot of money. So the creativity is interesting, and I suppose the strategy is ok…but something still feels weird.