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7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Charity Navigator found that while charities on average receive 13% of their total annual donations online, this number is growing. Online.

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! Here are just 21 ways to give back through your holiday shopping. photo credit: Rev.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

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. Donation type. Abby Jarvis.

Mobilizing our holiday dollars for good

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nearly 200,000 people donated online and we raised nearly $4 million for thousands of causes across the United States through our campaign.

An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

How can your nonprofit entice more donations this holiday season by using nonprofit infographics? First: It’s eye-catching.

5 Holiday Cause Promotions that Top My Christmas List

Selfish Giving

In its fourth year, Macy’s ‘Believe’ campaign will donate $1 (up to $1 million) for each letter to Santa mailed at its stores.

Soliciting monthly sustainer gifts during the holidays


Clear the path to organic gifts: Ensure your donation forms include the monthly giving option and that it is easily accessible on the page.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yep, the groundwork for a successful holiday season needs to start soon, like tomorrow. The pools are open and busy. It’s July. Right?

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. Not really.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Email: First Name: Last Name: 13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online Print this Article By Katya Andresen: Nov 26, 2007 Average: 3.4 Learn.

Get ready for year-end giving by improving your website donation pages


As the 2011 holiday giving season approaches, non-profit organizations need to be mindful to position their websites for successful year-end giving, especially in this sluggish economy when donors are likely to be more selective than ever with their contributions. Best Practice #3: One-Click to Donate. What can I do here?

Buying the charity message: Holiday fundraising trends in 2012

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today’s New York Times has a story on charity campaigns that seek to convince shoppers to add charity to their lists this holiday. A claymation figure named Fred is shown burdened with shopping bags and contemplating a more meaningful gift – the gift of time, money or a donation in someone’s name.

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 Draft 1 of the letter, page 1. The founder of H.O.P.E.

10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. There’s no need to wait for the holidays to start the second of our Christmas fundraising ideas. Add Christmas-themed raffle items for more holiday fundraising.

10 Ways To Engage Donors And Boost Donations This Holiday Season

Ann Green

Fundraising for your nonprofit organization occurs year-round as you build relationships with donors, host events, and ask for donations.

Fun Cause Marketing Promotion, Wrong Holiday

Cause Related Marketing

Memorial Day is a federal holiday, but also a day to do a little cause marketing. It’s a fun campaign that just happens be on the wrong holiday. When you do 10 pushups and visit the campaign website and affirm that you did yours, CSX will donate a dollar to the Wounded Warrior Project. The total donation is capped at $50,000.

Book Giveaway: Cause Marketing for Dummies by Joe Waters and Joanna MacDonald

Wild Woman Fundraising

Patrick’s Day, or another holiday, you might see these all around your local starbucks or grocery store. Clear Definitions. Welcome!

Now is the time to send your Holiday Appeal!

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how to make sure your holiday appeal works for your organization? Maybe you’re an arts organization and the business case for giving is that the arts invigorate your local economy, driving up tourism, holiday spending, etc. Does it have: 1. Testimonials? Stories? Pictures? Stats? Are you quoting from their holy text? Welcome!

6 Thanksgiving Cause Marketing Promotions I’m Thankful for

Selfish Giving

For each visitor that clicks ‘Donate Now’ on their Facebook Page, Hanes will donate a pair of socks to The Salvation Army to distribute.

What is the Value of a Holiday Greeting

A. Fine Blog

And right now I can’t remember a single one of them. My question is: What is the value of an impersonal online greeting?

For Holidays Starbucks, Critics See (RED) & Green

Selfish Giving

Through December 1st when customers spend $15 on any purchase Starbucks will automatically make a $1 donation to The Global Fund on their behalf.

Three Holiday Fundraising Clichés to Avoid

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As sure as I can count receiving Aunt Nancy’s 3-page (front and back) annual family newsletter, there are a few themes that always seem to creep into the mix of these donation requests. Here are three holiday fundraising pet peeves that make me say "Bah, humbug!" " Don’t ask me to give up my coffee. Nix the snowmen. (Or

Reader Questions: How often should you communicate with your supporters?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So recently I asked my fantastic, dedicated, smart group of people who subscribe to my enewsletter , “What do you want to know more about?”

First Returns Indicate Record-Shattering #GivingTuesday 2016 Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

31 percent increase in online donation volume (compared to 2015). 26,018 donations. 45,087 donations. Next, WHOA. Giving Tuesday.

New Charity Widgets May Increase Holiday Giving

Marketing for Nonprofits

Looking for a way to increase holiday giving? The great thing about widgets is that many sync up with donation platforms like PayPal. Consider adding widgets to your fundraising mix. A widget is a piece of content that you can paste on your website, blog or social networking page. Widgets can contain pictures and text.

The Best Donor Thank You Note I Have Ever Received

Wild Woman Fundraising

Happy Holidays. He wanted to touch my heart, and he wanted to let me know what my donation meant to him. It made me stay a donor to them.

#GivingTuesday 2015 Results: 1 Million Gifts Make a Record-Breaking Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

By every measure, this giving day has exploded into a new, influential holiday. Two of them were brand new to the holiday. How did it go?

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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I agreed, and we had a laugh about how I forbid holiday music until after Thanksgiving. Take a good hard look at your donation landing page.

Memorial Day Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It’s Memorial Day on Monday in the United States, a Federal holiday that recognizes the men and women who served in the military and died. In-stores the campaign shows as a bunch of splashy well-placed signage, plus notices at every checkout counter asking customers to donate to the USO. They can afford splashy.

#HowTo: Online Anonymity & Security Pivotal For Holiday Season

Non Profit Marketing 360

We don’t intend to be scare-mongers on this blog with so many stories on internet/cloud security. One lesson learned? 2010). Delete it!

7 Can’t-Miss FREE #GivingTuesday Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Blackbaud took a deep dive into its Giving Tuesday trends to see where this holiday has been, and where it could be going. Enjoy! Salsa Labs .

5 ways to get your email marketing ready for the holidays

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Looking for a strong showing in your email results this holiday season? If you haven't started your holiday plan yet, you still have time. You numbery types might like to know, for example, that email-driven sales were up 11% from 2008 during the 2009 holiday season. Of course, your holiday email goals may not be sales-focused.

3 Bonus Holiday Fundraising Tips: A Companion the Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

Fundraising 123

These important themes should influence your fundraising thinking: People want vivid examples of how their donations will be used.

URGENT ACTION REQUEST: Jailed in Dubai for Helping Children

The Agitator

A British-Australian dual national living in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates city that bills itself as a “friendly holiday resort”, has been detained for weeks because he tried to raise money for Afghan child refugees using his Facebook page.

Adding Matterness Into Your Holiday Giving

A. Fine Blog

The litany of complaints began: When they spell my name wrong; When I send in a donation and the next month get another ask; and, When I go to an event and am treated like a stranger. [Note: This article is cross-posted at the Nonprofit Times.]. Giving Tuesday was , more or less kicking off the giving season. Thanking People Publicly.

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3 Brutally Honest Appeal Letter Critiques Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your holiday season gift will bring new life and new hope to women and children who are survivors of family violence. ” -Lisa. TERRIBLE).

7 Year-End Fundraising Practices That Work All Year

Fundraising Coach

Giving Tuesday and holiday-themed asks are just the beginning of the strategies that nonprofits employ for the end-of-year season.

Fewer Gifts Expected This Holiday Season

Donor Power Blog

  The study, which was commissioned by World Vision , found that less than 40% of Americans expect to give a charitable donation as a holiday gift this year, compared with nearly 50% last year. Some of the largest U.S.   With only seven weeks left in 2009, there is little time to react or respond to this information.

Holidays in July: Get a Jump on End-of-the-Year Fundraising

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Supporters choose to donate to organizations for a variety of reasons. Network for Good processes 40% of its annual donations in the month of December, and the majority of that comes December 30 and 31. These supporters may choose to donate now (try an email appeal!), Can you make your donate button bigger? Your call!)