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.

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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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.

6 Strategies to Maximize Nonprofit Text-to-Give Donations

J Campbell Social Marketing

Text-to-give, text-to-donate, or text-to-tithe are all names for the fundraising strategy through which your donors are encouraged to give through their phones’ native text messaging app. So what are some proven ways to maximize your nonprofit text-to-give strategy to drive donations?

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. You aren’t taking money from them.

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?&#.

How your donors view money

Wild Woman Fundraising

What does donating truly represent to your donors? According to Jacob Needleman’s book, Money and the Meaning of Life, “Money can be treated as an instrument for exercising our sincerity. When this happens, money becomes an instrument of the search for truth.

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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. There are plenty of best practices that, if implemented, make it pretty straightforward to improve conversion rates and ultimately raise more money. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. To make sure that prospective donors aren’t leaving your donation page uninspired, use these tips to double or even triple your donation page completion rates: 1.

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.

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? . As a whole, the industry would raise more money. They’d understand precisely how their donations are making an impact.

4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Register for next week’s two-part webinar series presented by Tom – Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. Michelle Brinson’s brilliant printed donor newsletter for Nashville Rescue Mission brings in more than $2 million annually in extra donations.

2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

If you want to raise money from individuals, you need a fundraising plan. Organizations using a fundraising plan raised one-third more money from individuals, activated almost double the number of donors, and garnered significantly larger average gifts. 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.

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.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

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. Don’t be short sighted and focused on short term money. There is this concept in this country that we can just print money.

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A Few Ways You Can Raise More Money in 2019

Ann Green

If it wasn’t, I have some suggestions about how you can raise more money – both now and throughout the year. Look to see who donated in 2017, but didn’t give this year. This will save you money because you won’t be mailing appeals to people who aren’t going to donate.

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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 3: Donate Button.

Here’s What Supporters “Buy” When They Donate to Charity

iMarketSmart

I think buying and donating are the same. When I give money to a charity, I am buying: A chance to be moved by someone’s story in an emotional way. What do you think supporters buy when they donate to charity? Here’s why.

Raise More Money From Businesses with Donation Boxes

Selfish Giving

Donation boxes – also called coin canisters – are one of the simplest and cheapest ways to raise money from businesses. The action happens at the register after customers buy something and they drop a few coins, or a buck or two, into a donation box. Sometimes the cashier gives the shopper a nudge – Cause Marketing 101 cause marketing coin canisters donation boxes finagle a bagel Kangaroo Express USO

How to Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’ve written and spoken quite a bit about Facebook’s free fundraising tools and how to leverage their ubiquity and ease-of-use to drive donations for your nonprofit. For example, my friend was raising money to celebrate her birthday. Tap “add donate button” and select your nonprofit.

Raise More Money from Businesses with Purchase-Triggered Donations

Selfish Giving

Purchase-triggered donations is a long name for a simple cause marketing promotion. When shoppers buy a product or service from a business a portion or percentage of the sale is donated to a good cause. Cause Practices 5-hour energy avon foundation for women cause marketing purchase-triggered donationsA recent example I came across is this promotion from the makers of 5-Hour Energy. Living Essentials, the marketer of.

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.

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. . Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email.

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 Helping you make your website more effective to get people to click donate. Helping you write e-newsletters that get people to click donate. Draft 1 of the letter, page 1.

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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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Rage Donations: Give Before You Explode!

The Agitator

” [ See Tom’s 2017 post The Rage-Donation ]. They started with the initial goal of raising $1500 to provide bail money for one or two detainees.

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?

#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.

Diluted Donations

Cause Related Marketing

The year 2010 was a record year for the Foundation, it donated $186,000. The tax money is equalized among government entities and school districts across the Valley. My question is, why does the Board divide its grant money so broadly?

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

iMarketSmart

After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? If you are aiming to raise money then you need to recognize that, more and more, your donors will check you out online before they accept your telephone call or email outreach.

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.

How success and happiness relate to the raising of money

iMarketSmart

Success was not found when the ink dried and the ad ran in the Chronicle of Philanthropy announcing the amazing donation. The post How success and happiness relate to the raising of money appeared first on MarketSmart. Everyone wants success and happiness in their lives.

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

iMarketSmart

Some charities send me amazing ‘thank you notes’ They are personal, relevant and heartfelt. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy. And, they make me want to give again and again. But I’m perplexed.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

And almost 80% of that money was given between 15 November and 31 December. Whether corporations are people or not, they haven’t given like people: their donations have been flat over the last two years. Where the money went ? The pools are open and busy.

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. Yes, you’re trying to raise money, but you should also try to build a relationship with me.

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 |.

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

EveryAction

Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Only one-click from your homepage to your donate form. Have a big DONATE button on all your Year-End emails and forms. We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro.

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. Their previous donation of $50 could become $5 a month or $100 becomes $10 a month.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

These features are: Donations option in personal status updates, Fundraisers on Facebook, and the Donate button for your nonprofit Facebook Page. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

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.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week I’m reviewing a book called How to Raise Money for Political Office by Brandon Lewis. Other donation. Please make your secure online donation today. P.S. Because the filing deadline is this Thursday, October 29th, please make your donation today.

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.

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. Don’t have a mobile-friendly donation solution?