3 Email List Building Pop-Ups for Your Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a little preview of some of the website lightboxes or pop-ups we’ve seen and loved recently. We’ll share some used to generate donations on the webinar and on the blog later in the month.

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Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay

EveryAction

According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites. With web traffic clearly trending towards mobile, the visibility of nonprofit mobile donation pages is set to increase year over year.

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Increase Your Fundraising on Instagram: 4 Ways to Drive Donations at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

In 2018 on #GivingTuesday: Instagram sent more individual donors to donation forms than Twitter. Had a higher donation conversion rate, and the resulting gifts were of a higher average value. Set up the Instagram Donate Button. Donations.

How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s like Christmas – the Instagram Donation Sticker is finally here! 2) In a landscape of stagnant social media platform growth and engagement, Instagram Stories (where the Donation Sticker lives) continue to be a marketing beacon of hope.

?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook is removing the ability for nonprofit Pages to use their “Donate” buttons to link to external websites. An external website means a website outside of Facebook – your online donation form, for example.

How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Thanks to guest blogger Alex McLain, who designs engaging websites for nonprofits as a member of the Wired Impact team. Creating a new website for your nonprofit is a mind-boggling task. You’ve got a million questions reeling through your head throughout the process, but one of the key questions to consider is: “How important is the role of design in our website?” Here are 10 ways great visual design drives website impact : 1. Prompts Actions: Donations and More.

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These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors

EveryAction

Once a visitor reaches your website, they decide whether to stay or leave within the first ten seconds. If you can keep a visitor for engaged for thirty seconds, you’re far more likely to be able to keep them for two minutes or more, which is plenty of time for them to make a donation.

Increase Your Fundraising on Instagram: 4 Ways to Drive Donations at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

In 2018 on #GivingTuesday: Instagram sent more individual donors to donation forms than Twitter. Had a higher donation conversion rate, and the resulting gifts were of a higher average value. Set up the Instagram Donate Button. Donations.

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.

6 Things Wrong With Your Nonprofit Donation Page (and How to Fix Them)

EveryAction

End-of-year fundraising and #GivingTuesday are around the corner , so it’s time to pull up your donation page and make sure it’s up to scratch. Once someone has arrived on your donation page, it’s your job to make sure the experience is as painless and quick as possible.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

One of the most important ways to prepare for the end-of-year fundraising season is updating your website, likely the easiest and one of the most common ways that supporters and the public interact with your organization. Update your donation page.

3 Things You Can Learn From $58B in Donations

iMarketSmart

Here at MarketSmart we certainly don’t have $58B sitting around, however we are privileged enough to have access to $58B in anonymous donation data from the 5,500+ users of our free Fundraising Report Card. Well, it turns out there’s a lot you can learn from $58B in donations!

Website Content for Homeless People?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He says most of those websites are donor-centric or all about the organization itself. If you know of an agency that serves homeless people with good content for that clientele on their website, please share in the comments!

Do you really need to buy a planned giving website?

iMarketSmart

You don’t need to buy a planned giving website. So, you don’t need a complex website to offer sophisticated giving options to your supporters and volunteers when most of that content will appeal to just 0.5% I prefer not to call them websites.

Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. Join us this week for Writing a Donor-Centered Website with Tom Ahern. Like all of your communications, your website needs to focus on your potential donor.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

EveryAction

Donors considering their legacy often turn to nonprofit websites for information, and what they find can make a big difference in their decision to pursue a planned gift to your organization. Here are how some top nonprofits, schools, and healthcare providers have optimized their websites to attract and inform donors who are interested in Planned Giving: 1. For both of these categories, featuring this information on your website in an area that is easy to find is important.

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

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

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In terms of raising money online, your website has the most potential with two groups of donors: new donors and impulse givers. When these newbies visit your website, what do they see? How about your website's navigation: Is it intuitive? According to recent research, nonprofits could be leaving as much as 10 percent of their online revenue on the table simply due to two website usability issues: content and design.

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. Is Your Website Up to Par?

7 Donation Page Strategies That Actually Convert

Fundraising Coach

Over the past few years, charitable giving has evolved with online donations rising as its new star. Simply incorporating an online donation form in your gift collection strategy, however, isn’t enough to benefit from the rise in popularity.

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. Grab your smartphone and take a look at your website and donor page. 2) Brand Your Donation Page. Your print marketing materials and website pages are branded.

Clearer Content is THE Priority for Nonprofit Website Success: Part One

Getting Attention

There’s nothing more important than ensuring your website – your organization’s homebase online — is easy-to-use (a.k.a. Unfortunately, such content is rarely found on nonprofit websites.

Before and After – This Website Redesign Lowered Bounce Rates Significantly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. It means you need to redesign your website! If our website was better…” My first year at Iona Senior Services, I heard this phrase more times than I can count.

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Is Your Website Up to Par?

Ann Green

One thing you need to do before you switch from going to the beach to apple picking is to make sure your website is up to par. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Does it include a Donate Now button that’s prominent without being tacky?

3 Powerful Tools to Help You Optimize Your Nonprofit Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to make your website better? And by better, I mean get more people to join your email list, sign up to volunteer, and donate. Or, you can refine and test your own website. Find out what your users think and do on your website with these three optimization tools.

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. Make sure that they’re able to get to your website.

Is Your Nonprofit's Website Driving Donors Away?

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I''ve got a few questions to run by you to figure out if your nonprofit''s website is doing all it can to bring in donations. people can''t possibly spend as much time maintaining and updating an organization''s website as an outside firm could. This is a test.

Does your website suck?

Get Fully Funded

If your website sucks, you may not be as successful as you’d like. I’ve looked at a lot of nonprofit websites. Many look as though they were thrown together at the last minute or were done in response to someone saying “We need a website.” Here are some things you can do now to get your website up to snuff. Make sure your organization is clearly identifed on the website. Put a list of your organization’s accomplishments somewhere on the website.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. If your website needs help, then you’re in luck!

2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

Consider how you open the door to prospects, whether through community events, membership incentives, your website, staff contact, or other avenues. 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.

16 Features Every Nonprofit Website Should Have

Twenti

Is your nonprofit website actually encouraging visitors to donate? What should my nonprofit website look like? A great website will get plenty of visitors and a good conversion rate – but how do you actually get visitors to convert to donors? Online donation systems.

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

Extreme Website Makeover: From Ick to Slick!

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I also adore a good nonprofit website makeover, though they are harder to find than reruns of Stacy and Clinton steering women away from shapeless clothes. Most nonprofit websites are still at the “before” stage. A big donate button for people ready to give.

Is Your Website in Good Shape?

Ann Green

As summer winds down and you start getting ready for year-end fundraising, you need to make sure your website is in good shape. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Does it include a Donate Now button that’s prominent without being tacky?

How to Get Your Website in Good Shape

Ann Green

Unlike social media, you control your website. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Does it include a Donate Now button that’s prominent without being tacky? Donation page. Many people donate online.

3 Keys to Making Your Nonprofit Website Mobile Optimized

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If you''ve ever accessed the Internet from a smartphone, chances are good that you''ve had the unpleasant experience of trying to navigate a website full of tiny text and miniscule links. Communication that leads supporters to your website is important for connecting with your donors.

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.

6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

2) Online fundraising does not work if your website sucks. My favorite articles about online fundraising & giving reveal this crucial fact – the reason why many nonprofits are lousy at raising money online is because their websites are terrible.

10 Helpful Fundraising Websites

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 helpful fundraising websites. PayPal.com – PayPal is the leading payment-transferring website on the Internet. Donors can make donations to you instantly from the convenience of their home. Making donations as easy as possible is critical to maximizing your fundraising success. Facebook.com – Social networking can transform your fundraising from ordinary to extraordinary, which is why Facebook is one of our 10 helpful fundraising websites.

Ditch Your Nonprofit Website Slider or Carousel and Do This Instead

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are planning to refresh our website design later in the year, but there’s one thing we decided to get rid of sooner than later: the image slider we had at the top of our homepage. Do Rotating Sliders Help or Hurt Your Website?

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.

Does Your Website Need a Tune Up?

Ann Green

When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your website? As summer winds down, and we start getting ready for year-end fundraising, you want to make sure your website is up-to-date, easy to read and navigate,welcoming, and audience-centered. How does your website fare?

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. Tap “add donate button” and select your nonprofit. Ask for donations! Tell people how to donate.