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?

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.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week I went to London to speak at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention. At the convention, I shared some tips and tools I’ve found useful when helping people click donate on your nonprofit website. Too many doors out on the donate page.

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?&#.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. Here are 5 ways that your small nonprofit can start raising money and awareness just like charity:water: 1) Learn the model. 4) Let others fundraise for you.

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.

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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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.

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?

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If your nonprofit is smart (and I know it is), you want to make the most of the generosity of companies as it relates to your digital fundraising efforts. Here are the top four ways to use corporate philanthropy to boost your online fundraiser. On your online donation forms.

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. Big name charities, like the American Cancer Society, use charity walks as one of their primary charity fundraising events. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

Almost every article I read about online fundraising and online giving starts out something like this: Despite the hype and the assurances of social media experts, online fundraising still accounts for an abysmal 2% of total dollars raised by charities.

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.

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. Donors love to know where their money is going and what impact they''re making on someone''s life.

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.

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Of course, nonprofit fundraising events can also help you raise more money for your cause. 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.

10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’ve ever had a crazy fundraising job, you need to read this post. They fail to clearly show EXACTLY what they are doing with the money, and why they are more efficient and effective than other nonprofits. Oh, it’s about how much money they make.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have 20 years of fundraising experience, but with that said, ALL of the nonprofits I’ve worked for previously had donor databases, major donors, fundraising history, and a fundraising committee to hold special events. 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. We are answering reader questions this week!

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook recently announced a new tool designed to give individual users the power to fundraise on Facebook for their favorite verified US-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, directly within the platform! will be able to create fundraisers. Donation amount suggestions. **A

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? With so many organizations asking for money, it’s critical to stand out and tell donors why they need to give to you.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done. The marketing and fundraising personnel at St.

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. Don’t be afraid to spend money on fundraising. Donors are people who possess assets and resources beyond money. Extend relationships with donors beyond the fundraising team.

Your 3-step plan to get 100X more revenue

iMarketSmart

Most money is not cash. Yet, most fundraising efforts and the costs associated with them are focused on getting cash (a liquid asset) from donors. But since that’s not where the bulk of the money is these days, what should you do?

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 Causes.com site of course). I still firmly believe that fundraising should not be your primary goal for using Facebook and social media.

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. In the beginning of my fundraising days though, it just didn’t work out that way. It made me want to bow my head in shame whenever I wanted to ask them for a donation. Creative Way #1: Replace a Gift with a Donation. Creative Way #4: Sacrifice for a Donation.

How to Shift Giving: New Money for Good Research Released

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Of all of the research I reference in webinar and conference presentations, the Money for Good studies are a longtime favorite. By delving into the true giving motivations and habits of donors, fundraisers can create more effective strategies and stronger appeals to inspire more giving.

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. Then I got up and boldly said, “Okay, I’m ignorant as hell about fundraising, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Here’s a wonderful question from a fabulous, talented and successful fundraiser in Oregon!

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites. Today, fundraising extends far beyond motivating people to donate. This five-part fundraising toolkit will be a great help: .

Most fundraisers use email the wrong way

iMarketSmart

Sadly most fundraisers are using email the wrong way. Email should NOT be used primarily for fundraising. Would you only ask for money from a friend in every email? I wish fundraisers would finally learn to stop “blasting” and “start engaging” Too many treat email like the button they press to get money out of an ATM. It CAN be used to raise money. More on this in my 10 Commandments of Engagement Fundraising here.

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Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve had some questions about mobile fundraising so here’s John Killoran, CEO of @Pay , to get us started. He’ll be back soon with more details on how to raise money with mobile so stay tuned. Let’s begin with the basic definition of mobile fundraising.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

iMarketSmart

In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Related Posts: >>The Rule of 7 vs. 3 to 1 Fundraising. >>Is Is Your Job Really to Raise Money? Here’s his list: It isn’t about your organization or its needs. Rather, it’s about the donor and their needs. Go big or go home because big projects tap into donors’ dreams.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? When I work with founders, CEOs and board members, what I often find is that people don’t realize that the world of nonprofit fundraising isn’t separate from every other world in your life.

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.

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.