There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

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

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. Tom Ahern, fundraising and copywriting expert, is presenting a two-part webinar series next week only on donor-centered websites : Writing a Donor-Centered Website.

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. Donors deserve engagements with fundraisers that are just as passionate about the cause as they are. You aren’t taking money from them.

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? . And their organization’s marketing/fundraising tactics would improve, become more successful, and be more donor-centric.

3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

iMarketSmart

Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? Is it written and designed to help you generate more donations or to help you get a job?

Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?

iMarketSmart

Also, go ahead and replace salesperson with fundraiser and selling with fundraising. Smart fundraisers know that the point of acquisition fundraising is to get people into the funnel so they can take a donor journey that leads to a major gift (including a legacy gift).

How to Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

While Facebook continues to roll out News Feed changes at an alarming pace, one vital feature not only seems to be insulated from declining reach, but also increasing in popularity – Facebook fundraising. For example, my friend was raising money to celebrate her birthday.

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. Organizations retain just 60% of their donors from year to year, so finding new donors is a critical element of fundraising on an ongoing basis.

Why People Give – Episode 8

iMarketSmart

In this episode Greg and Tim discuss why people give to nonprofits. Learn the motivations and incentives that inspire giving by listening. The post Why People Give – Episode 8 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook – Part 1

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media fundraising is getting easier, thanks to some great new Facebook features designed specifically to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money on the social network. Donations Option Inside Personal Status Updates. Feature 2: Fundraisers on Facebook .

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. Due to a number of issues, that never happened on the website, but every time I looked at it, I thought, “How much money are we leaving on the table because people get overwhelmed by everything that we do?&#.

Why do staff at smaller charities seem to have more time to write heartfelt thank you notes?

iMarketSmart

Related Posts: >>Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox. >>9 9 ways to be a more human fundraiser. Some charities send me amazing ‘thank you notes’ They are personal, relevant and heartfelt. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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

EveryAction

Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. 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. There are plenty of best practices that, if implemented, make it pretty straightforward to improve conversion rates and ultimately raise more money. Why not tell your story in your donation forms?

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.” Asking Matters takes this one step further and applies it to fundraising. The post What’s your fundraising asking style?

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise , I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

To celebrate the good work you have been doing for the last six months, and to energize yourselves for the critical holiday season of solicitation and fundraising that should hit its peak in mid-November and continue right through the new year. Where the money went ?

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

iMarketSmart

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. If this survey is the most essential, why wouldn’t you want to ask for money right away when you conduct the effort? By asking for money at the end of a survey, your prospects might feel duped.

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20 Money Saving Tips for Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

Batch your fundraising appeal letters. Send out 150 at a time. Test out different messages, graphs, charts, quotes, pictures, see what works with who. This way you can avoid an appeal letter that bombs.

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#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. Nonprofits have been drivers of the latter change as they have moved their donor appeals and fundraising invitations online. Apple's online memorial.

#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.

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.

Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

iMarketSmart

This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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

iMarketSmart

I don’t think questions like those should ever be absent from any fundraising action plan or flowchart. I sincerely hope all gift planners recognize that and operate as facilitators of giving to help donors find meaning in their lives, not fundraisers operating to close gifts.

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. Many fundraising appeals focus more on the transaction than the relationship.

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.

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. You should always promote monthly giving in your fundraising appeals.

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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.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine. Since in politics what you communicate doesn’t matter as much as how you communicate it, you’ve got to start fundraising early and never stop, even after you get elected. Other donation.

Will Donation Box Fundraisers Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Selfish Giving

I'm wondering how this is impacting donation box fundraisers? Earlier this month, I wrote about how I'm donating to every Salvation Army red kettle this season. Another option is Dipjar , which is a donation box that takes credit cards. "Earlier this year, a U.S.

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.

Are You Raising Money for Your Library?

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you raise money for your library? How do you start to raise money for the library? Each of these ways that they interact with you can be turned into an opportunity to get donations for your library. Could you add a donate screen after they reserve books?

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week I am pleased to present a guest post from Adam Weinger of Double the Donation. . The internet has facilitated the creation of several fast, efficient ways to fundraise. Thanks to social media, you can make donors aware of how much more a single donation can do.

Fundraising: Impact Of Mobile Donations To Haiti Two Years On?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Unfortunately, two years on, much of the news concerns not the rebuilding of the island nation but the challenge of simply finding where the promised money and resources went. Money raised in the US by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) came via a newly-developed technological opportunity: text messaging. From a nonprofit’s point of view, the trend of text donations holds news both discouraging and encouraging. Two years ago this month, Haitians endured a 7.1

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Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Microsoft has again broken its record for employee giving, donating $142 million to nearly 19,000 charities last year. That’s a 14 percent increase over the previous year’s donations, and the sixth straight year that Microsoft workers have given away $100 million or more."

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Did the time and money spent developing a program or launching a campaign prove to be worth the support? “Unless you have a bucket of money to throw at advertising then you probably want some idea of whether the advertising is bringing in customers for less than they are worth long term.

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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INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Alan Bacharach does an interview with Mazarine Treyz, the Wild Woman of Fundraising about Planned Giving. Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you.

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Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sympathy and callousness: The impact of deliberative thought on donations to identi?able That’s why I’m opening up my 6 month fundraising coaching program to just 3 lucky people. Helping you get your board members to fundraise. Draft 1 of the letter, page 1.

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Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

EveryAction

With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Go on, crush your fundraising goals! Only one-click from your homepage to your donate form.