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

iMarketSmart

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.

The 5 Most Dangerous Donation Page Mistakes & How You Can Fix Them

Wild Woman Fundraising

At the convention, I shared some tips and tools I’ve found useful when helping people click donate on your nonprofit website. Once you’ve got people on your website, how do you get them to donate? Okay, finally they get to your donation page.

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Do you donate to your employer?

iMarketSmart

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.

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.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever since Kiva/org ‘s record amount of donations in 2007. I wish we all could be like Kiva and make our programs rotate on our front pages with 1 click donation. Have you ever bought something online? OF COURSE! You know it! What did you buy? Was it a book from bookfinder.com?

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Today, she starts another two-part series on how to avoid common mistakes on your donation forms. Your nonprofit’s online donation form is quite another.

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page. So you’ve got a beautiful online donation page up and running. Let’s talk about marketing your online donation page! Donation type. Abby Jarvis.

No donor wants to make a donation

Fundraising Coach

No donor wants to make a donation. Donors want the value the donation will make. Rather than talking about donations, talk about the great things donors are making possible. The post No donor wants to make a donation appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com.

4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Michelle Brinson’s brilliant printed donor newsletter for Nashville Rescue Mission brings in more than $2 million annually in extra donations. Thinking of axing your donor newsletter because it costs more than it’s worth?

7 Online Donation Page Mistakes to Avoid

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Has it been a while since you''ve updated your organization''s online donation page? It''s time to get down to business and whip your donation form into shape before the year-end stream of donations begins. Get better online fundraising results by avoiding these donation page mistakes: 1. Once your donor has landed on your donation page, don''t confuse, overwhelm, or bore them with paragraphs of text. Web Site 101 Donation Pages

NEW Webinar: Advanced Presentations To Get Mega-Donations Mar 20th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you done tabling and just not gotten enough donations or email signups to make it worthwhile? NEW Webinar: Advanced Presentations To Get Mega-Donations Mar 20th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on January 31, 2013.

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, Abby Jarvis is back with 3 more ways to promote your online donation page. Last week , we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Collect donations on Facebook. Use it to effectively drive traffic to your online donation page!

The Rage-Donation

The Agitator

Ashley Fetters has written an interesting pice in GQ magazine titled, The Rise of the ‘Rage-Donation’ A fun read. What she’s talking about is the flood of post-election donations to nonprofits in the US.

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week Facebook rolled out the Donate Button for nonprofits. In the wake of this announcement, I am standing with a dozen other nonprofit bloggers to advocate for something that nonprofits need even more than a Donate Button: Facebook Ad Grants.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

Is your donation page holding you back? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter.

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. Does the “donate” button stand out, or is it hidden away?

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis is back with more tips on avoiding donation form mistakes. Last week, I covered four common mistakes I see on donation forms. Today, we’ll look at 3 more: Including recurring donations. Mistake #5: Forgetting Recurring Donations. Abby Jarvis.

Donation Page Blunders

The Agitator

They’ve ‘opened the envelope’ They’re checking out the ‘order card’ But then they walk away … without making a donation. And the same — including the same mistakes to avoid — applies to online Donate pages. You had them right on the verge. Possibly, just confusion, discordant message, too many choices. Crafters of direct mail packages know how hugely important carefully designed order cards are for ‘closing’ the gift.

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5 Ways to Use Stories to Increase Donations

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There are infinite ways to tell your nonprofit stories, but do you know which ones will lead to more donations? Check out these great tips from our free webinar, How to Use Content to Boost Your Donations with Hubspot''s Nonprofit Marketing Manager Taylor Corrado. Close the loop for your supporters by letting them know exactly what their donation will give someone else. Including a visual makes the story of a donation more compelling to a potential donor.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

In our last post, we explained why donation pages on nonprofit websites are repelling potential donors. Now we''re back with a list of nonprofits that are doi ng online donation pages right with the 12 Best Nonprofit Donation Page Examples guide

PSA: Check your nonprofit's donation page NOW

Fundraising Coach

We went to a nonprofit we love and found this on their donation page: Where there should have been a giving form, there was just a line of code. This isn't the time of year to have a broken donation link! Stop what you're doing and check your nonprofit's donation page NOW!

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Getting Attention

Facebook is a vital tool for most of us, and their attention to the nonprofit market (as with the introduction of the Donate button this week) is fantastic. Social Media ad grants donate button facebook Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Urge Facebook to offer Facebook Ad Grants to nonprofits like yours—Please add your name now to this petition.

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

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving asking for donations wording asking for personal donations best way to get donations charity blog how to ask for donations from businessesThe flow chart below makes me very uncomfortable.

Reader Questions: How to get businesses to give you donations in 3 steps?

Wild Woman Fundraising

1) Cold calling on small businesses for donations – does this work? Off the top of my head, here’s the FIRST place I would look for potential sponsors and corporate donations: 1. Reader Questions: How to get businesses to give you donations in 3 steps? We are answering reader questions this week! There are many! I loved this one so much that I just had to share. Questions! They make us smarter!

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Here are four strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles: Auctions, games and raffles are a popular way to raise even more money at your fundraising event. Mobile Donations: At your event, supporters will feel a strong connection to your cause and are often inspired to do more. Don’t have a mobile-friendly donation solution? Check out DonateNow’s affordable mobile giving features for donating and pledging via smartphones.).

8 ways to ask for a donation without actually asking

iMarketSmart

Here are 8 ways to ask for a donation without actually asking. The post 8 ways to ask for a donation without actually asking appeared first on MarketSmart | . Many of us don’t feel comfortable asking. This is because many of us have never had anyone teach us that we don’t always need to blurt out an ask. In fact, in many cases, there are more subtle ways to move the process forward. Just say: “What would you like me to do next?”

Five Ways to Market Matching Donation Programs

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Losing Donors Through Your Donate Page

The Agitator

In The Hidden Cost of Complexity I noted that given a choice, the harder something is to use, the less people will use it. The more difficult something is to read, the fewer people will read it.

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Do fundraisers donate to charity?

iMarketSmart

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.

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Online Giving — 7 Tips For Maximum Donations

The Agitator

Here’s their latest wise advice — 7 tips on maximizing your online fundraising success by using proven practices in designing your donation pages. From mobile friendly to asking specific donation amounts to auto-fill forms. Watch out Australia and New Zealand … Big news below about Roger! But first our post. More often than not, I agree with the practical advice proffered by MobileCause.

How to create the ultimate donation page

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Based on our recent Digital Giving Index data and trends from the last few years, Network for Good expects to again see at least 30% of annual online donation volume come through in December alone. How to pick the right image for your donation page.

Want to get a $1 million dollar donation? Here’s how:

iMarketSmart

Here are their bullet-points (straight out of the report) for generating $1 million+ donations. You need to have a plan for the future, whether it will take many gifts over a decade or a single 1 million dollar donation to realize it. The post Want to get a $1 million dollar donation?

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.

13 Tips to Double Your Digital Fundraising Donations

J Campbell Social Marketing

Check out my 13 tips that will help double your digital fundraising donations: 1) Go Mobile. 2) Brand Your Donation Page. But is your donation page? Your website and donation page must include compelling images. 5) Make Donation Buttons Stand Out.

How does your donation page stack up?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The Donation Page Grader will help you assess your donation page so you can see if you’re getting the most out of your online efforts. Take this short quiz to get your donation page grade and suggested resources to help you take your online fundraising to the next level.

6 Things Wrong With Your Nonprofit Donation Page (and How to Fix Them)

EveryAction

End-of-year fundraising and #GivingTuesday are around the corner , so it’s time to pull up your donation page and make sure it’s up to scratch. Once someone has arrived on your donation page, it’s your job to make sure the experience is as painless and quick as possible.

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The Ultimate Donation Page Guide Sneak Peek

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I’m excited to announce that we’ve just published our most comprehensive resource featuring all of our best practices and helpful tips for building successful online donation pages.

Help Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami Survivors – Donate Now

Getting Attention

Most importantly, please donate to the relief effort now via one or all of these trustworthy, experienced organizations: Global Giving - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund (To disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services.). Fundraising: Innovations & Research American red cross disaster donate earthquake relief fundraising global giving Japan relief save the children tsunami

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Donate-Your-Kids Campaign Gets Attention

Getting Attention

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! Our daughter, Charlotte, is off to her 5th-grade camping trip today and woke up with a challenging combo of anxiety and excitement—about having the right clothes, the weather, and every other facet of the trip she could imagine.

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Ep217: Skincare Brand Donates When You Show Some Skin Online

Selfish Giving

Rodan + Fields' upcoming campaign #RFGoNaked that encourages customers to post a makeup free selfie to trigger a donation to their global partners.