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.

7 steps to decline donations you can’t accept

iMarketSmart

The post 7 steps to decline donations you can’t accept appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. She was really ticked off because they wouldn’t accept her gift. One of my customers got the following response to a survey request: “Why on earth would I respond to this survey when the gift of property I offered to the university was declined (which I sold within the year for $150,000.00).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

EveryAction

But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy. Below, we chronicle 14 donation pages, providing takeaways from each one, so you can apply some of these strategies to your own fundraising campaigns as you close out the year. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

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.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. So any number of things can detract a potential donor from completing the donation: What you say and how you say it.

Is Donating Online as Easy as Pie?

Ann Green

Year-end giving is in full swing and even if you’ve mailed your appeal letter, many people will choose to donate online. Chances are you’ll send most of your reminders by email and social media with a link to the donation page on your website. fundraising website online donations

Why Donation Pages for Nonprofits Usually Suck

EveryAction

Right now, thousands of donors are being scared, confused, bored, or straight up turned away from donating online

How Do Nonprofits Receive Donations Made on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I answered your question: How do nonprofits receive donations made on Facebook? There are three ways to receive donations made to your nonprofit on Facebook: 1. When a charitable organization that is registered with Facebook Payments has reached the minimum donation payout amount $100 USD, €100 or £100, it becomes eligible for a payout, which occurs on a bi-weekly basis. For example, a donation made in January will be sent to the nonprofit on March 15.

Donating Online Shouldn’t Feel Like a Transaction

Ann Green

Last week I both purchased some holiday gifts and made a bunch of donations online and there wasn’t much difference in the process.The key word here is process because both felt like a transaction. I may rethink about making my donations on #GivingTuesday.

2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Heather Yandow brings more than a decade of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser to Third Space Studio’s clients. The latest Individual Donor Benchmark Report is now available with groundbreaking findings to support small nonprofits with their fundraising efforts. The survey compiles annual fundraising data from organizations with budgets under $2 million to highlight trends nonprofits can use to spark their own success.

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

7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

The year-end season of giving and generosity means millions of donors are searching for places to donate, for items to purchase that make a difference and for causes in which to get involved. 1) Have a large, prominently placed, colorful Donate Button.

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.

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?

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?

Diluted Donations

Cause Related Marketing

The year 2010 was a record year for the Foundation, it donated $186,000. The Bingham Canyon Mine in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley in Utah where I live is said to be the deepest open-pit mine in the world. So deep you can see it from space.

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.

Increasing Donations: The Essential Ingredients of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

Ann Green

Great design drives people’s attention to the right details, steers the visitor’s eyes to the donate button, or gives the visitor a subconscious impulse help out. Your donation form – keep it simple. Charity water’s donation form is a perfect “How to”example. By Dishan Jay.

Classy Online Donation Pages

The Agitator

More precisely, here are some excellent tips to make your online Donate pages more effective, from online fundraising firm, Classy. For many nonprofits, their website is the metaphorical vacuum cleaner, intended to suck in and capture the interest of each and every browsing visitor, tantalising some to commit to donating or to some other ‘connecting’ action, and others to complete transactions that have already been stimulated by email appeals or other promotions.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

#DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation?

Non Profit Marketing 360

And you’d like 5% of those people to give donations. The calculator then tells you that you are paying $1000 for each donation, which means you better have a pretty large ‘ask’ at the end of the process. What does it cost?

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.

#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whether corporations are people or not, they haven’t given like people: their donations have been flat over the last two years. Social Media for Nonprofits Best Practices: Gain Online Support for Your Charity Beyond Donations (fundly.com). The pools are open and busy.

Five Ways to Market Matching Donation Programs

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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.

#Fundraising: To Bring Donations In, Keep Sending Emails Out

Non Profit Marketing 360

John Haydon at Inbound Zombie and Razoo Fundraising has been crunching numbers to demonstrate the fact that email remains the best way not only to bring in donations, but to bring in bigger donations.

Social fundraising guide - Chapter Four: Go beyond the donation

CrowdRise

Getting donations is great and definitely something to seek out. But, what if the end result of successful fundraising was more holistic? What if fundraising had much more impact on your cause and the multiple goals your organization’s trying to tackle everyday. Fundraising Social Marketing

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#Fundraising: Smaller Donations Can Bring Bigger Change During Recession

Non Profit Marketing 360

For many of us, a $50 donation to our favorite cause is no micro-gift. The interest nonprofits have to garner such donations is not new , and we at MKCREATIVE have presented thought-leaders on this issue before – such as Erin Barnes and Brandon Whitney of ioby.

#Fundraising: Online/Mobile Donations Still Need The Personal Touch

Non Profit Marketing 360

And mobile communications have offered a new realm of possibility for spreading information and encouraging donations for nonprofits. For example, be prepared to return an e-receipt or some acknowledgement of the donation. And, of course, make it click-easy to donate.

Getting Your Donation Web Page Ready For The Holiday Rush

Non Profit Marketing 360

Probably not the biggest donations of the year, but enough of a stream to help further your cause. The Convivio study focussed on a few specific design concerns for the donation page/form itself: Gift String Layout: horizontal vs. vertical. Not really.

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.

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.