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.

The Secret to Effectively Marketing Your Fundraising Event

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Your goals should be to increase ticket sales, improve word of mouth buzz, create more invested supporters, and ultimately raise more money. But if you focus on just one more thing, your marketing can be exponentially more effective. Your guest might be passionate about the beneficiary of your event, such as animals or the environment. Because fundraising events can be expensive, it''s important to maximize your investment with a targeted outreach strategy.

Millennials lukewarm on the environment? Don’t despair.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Sharp-eyed blog reader Megan sent me an article this week that says young Americans are less interested in the environment than previous generations. Steepest of all was a steady decline in concern about the environment and in taking personal action to save it. Researchers found that, when surveyed decades ago, about a third of young baby boomers said it was important to become personally involved in programs to clean up the environment. They need the money.

10 Engaging, Effective Team Fundraising Ideas

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Car wash fundraisers can provide your group with a chance to build team spirit in a fun, outdoor environment. Your team can advertise its services as expert dog walkers before and after school in order to raise money for your activities. This can often produce significant amounts of money for your team, making it one of the most effective team fundraising ideas. Your team raises money by selling these coupon books/discount cards.

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Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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But in tough times, whether driven by the economy, the environment or political events, there are simple yet sometimes counterintuitive steps you can take to ensure that your organization will suffer the least possible damage in a down economy -- and emerge healthy and poised for renewed growth when the economic crisis has passed. Nobody can predict our economic future.

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4 of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to build better relationships with your donors using technology.

iMarketSmart

Delivering honest, clear and transparent impact reporting that help them understand how their money was spent. Mal Warwick recommended this in some of his books but I think it works better in a virtual environment.

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How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt. Websites are one of the most effective ways of communicating with potential donors.

Four to Eight U.S. Research Consortia Being Created to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill With Ten Year $500 Million Commitment

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: May 9, 2011 (Letters of Intent) Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Offers Funding for Consortia to Study Effects of Oil Spill The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Research Board has released a Request for Proposals to establish four to eight research consortia that will study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010. RFP grants environmentFrom The Foundation Center.

Can We Market Biomass? Social Entrepreneurship and Bioenergy Villages

Social Marketing and Social Change

This village of 750 people created a cooperative, applied for and received government grants and low interest loans, kicked in about $5,900 each for capital funding and to upgrade their homes'' heating systems, and within three years had their money back in energy savings.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

The acquisition empowers EveryAction’s clients to raise more money and furthers EveryAction’s strategy of bringing innovation in revenue generation to its SaaS products. “We DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors.

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Save Your Nonprofit Money, Raise More Money, and Succeed - Yes, Now

Seeking Grant Money Today

If the organization does not know where it stands - it is truly wishful or even blind to plan or innovate and expect effective, efficient, or organization-saving methods or programs. If today your organization has one way that it raises money or if it has fifteen different fundraising methods and events that it holds annually, analyze each. [Please help us.

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Grants for American and Candian Organizations Successfully Restoring Native Species & Ecosystems

Seeking Grant Money Today

The fund provides money for campaigns in the United States and Canada to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity. The fund supports bio centric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies. All proposals must be highly cost-effective. RFP grants environment the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Learn how EveryAction Development is a better, more user-friendly platform to cultivate donor relationships, track major gifts, run direct mail & telemarketing campaigns, segment custom reports, and at the end of the day, raise more money. Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights.

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5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

EveryAction

While you spend your days protecting the natural places and resources that we love, it’s important to have the behind-the-scenes infrastructure to effectively manage all of the information you collect about your supporters.

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nonprofit makes it easy to donate, offset carbon emissions anywhere, any time via text messaging

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I don't know much about text-messaging fundraising, but this campaign seems a bit different from efforts to raise money through SMS for victims of the tsunami, Katrina, and 9/11. This one is positioning itself as a long-term campaign to encourage regular giving of small amounts as consumers become increasingly mindful of the effect of their activities on the environment.

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nonprofit makes it easy to donate, offset carbon emissions anywhere, any time via text messaging

Studio 501c

I don't know much about text-messaging fundraising, but this campaign seems a bit different from efforts to raise money through SMS for victims of the tsunami, Katrina, and 9/11. This one is positioning itself as a long-term campaign to encourage regular giving of small amounts as consumers become increasingly mindful of the effect of their activities on the environment.

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4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

EveryAction

Perhaps your software isn’t equipped to handle major gifts or planned giving programs effectively and new tools will increase revenue in that area? Beyond saving time and money, highlight the capacity and capabilities that new technology will add to your program.

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

For instance, their Beacon of Light program allows participating businesses and schools to sell paper lighthouses for donations of $1, $5, or more, and hang the sold lighthouses to create a visual display of the money they have raised.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / San Francisco, CA / $1,350. It's finally here!

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Manipulating people into spending their most precious resource – attention – isn’t effective. After you have earned the attention of your followers and earned their trust, you can ask them for money. I mean, sure – you can ask them for money at any time!

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

EveryAction

Hint: it’s not for the money. With more to do, across multiple departments, and fewer resources to work with, many professionals looking to shake off the often-restricting structure in the corporate world may find they thrive in this sort of environment.

Are You Just a Good Vampire?

iMarketSmart

So you’re really like a good vampire… you use your powers (special words and designs) to sort of hypnotize people into letting you suck their blood (money).” Immortality – the work we do today will have lasting effects and provide for others forever.

How to Use Live-Streaming Video to Share Stories as They Happen

J Campbell Social Marketing

Knowing its Facebook fans are passionate about conserving the kelp forests and the aquatic creatures who live there, the video provides a live, in-the-moment glimpse into its work and the beautiful environment it is preserving. So what is “live-streaming video”?

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Featured Fundraiser: Justyna Jonca

A Small Change

I work with an amazing group of volunteers that have the ability to give money, raise money, attract media, attract other wealthy individuals, and single-handedly draw attention to issues at a level previously unknown. What kind of fundraising do you do and who do you do it for?

Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

It’s hard to raise money and it’s more difficult if you have limited resources. Some don’t even involve asking for money but emphasize building relationships with the donors you already have. This fundraising strategy does not involve asking for money. By Kerri Moore.

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Go Back-to-School with Online Marketing Experts

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you enjoy learning in a small group environment where you have direct access to the speakers and can comfortably share ideas with the participants? If you have a visual product or are a service-based business you are leaving money on the table.

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Definitions of University Term Papers

SocialButterfly

They don’t really ask questions concerning what effects they may have on kids or the elements within the shots. Think carefully about how long it is potential to spend money on every single aim. The need for an accident environment and varies greatly based around the situation nonetheless it is normally a warning. New Questions About University Term Papers.

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

If your planned giving newsletter IS part of a smart, highly effective strategic plan AND you have been measuring their effectiveness carefully for years, then you should ignore this entire blog post. Their effectiveness is NOT being measured. They harm the environment.

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The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Whether funds are needed to build a new playground or maintain an arts program, effective fundraising can dramatically impact the quality of a child’s education. Partnering with your local businesses to raise money for a specific school project or event is one of the best school fundraising ideas out there. Give children an opportunity to display their talents while raising money, with number eight on our list of top 10 school fundraising ideas!

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed and Electronic Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

If your planned giving newsletter IS part of a smart, highly effective strategic plan AND you have been measuring their effectiveness carefully for years, then you should ignore this entire blog post. Their effectiveness is hard to measure. Are you measuring their effectiveness?

The 4 Key Qualities of Amazing Thank You Letters

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Put your donors – and your thank you process – first this year by including these four key components for effective and memorable donor thank you letters. It is not enough to say, for example, “Thank you so much for your investment in childcare services,” or, “Thank you so much for helping to save the environment.” Tell them what you did with their money. We all know thanking donors is important, but sometimes it’s easily brushed aside as one more item on our to-do lists.

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Re-Brand?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Union Square Greenmarket – the largest and most successful open-air farmers market in the country – is a New York City icon, but few people are aware that this was a program of the 40-year-old Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC). Julia Reich.

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Impress Bill and Melinda Gates With Your Idea, Win $1 Million

Cause Related Marketing

The rules list the following as a start: “New ways to collect and share first-person stories from those impacted by aid in the developing world; “Data collection and visualization that demonstrates the “how” and “what” of aid, e.g. where funding goes and how it impacts people and communities; money spent on development relative to other areas; measurable progress against the Millennium Development Goals.

Recharging Tobacco Control Efforts

Social Marketing and Social Change

The “cost” is the main theme, getting teens to think about the range of costs associated with smoking, beyond money. • Loss of Control Leading to Addiction: A focus on how cigarettes can take away the control teens are just beginning to have in their lives. Be prepared.

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Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You likely already know about the power of email marketing as an effective and efficient way to reach a multitude of donors and prospects. First-time donors will want to know what you’re going to do with their money. Abby Jarvis.

#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

So you need a process that can build consensus in a politically neutral environment and get everyone feeling really good about the brand and their role as brand ambassadors.

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So, THAT Happened…In-the-Trenches Reflections on December Online Fundraising Campaigns (Add Yours!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And compared to 2014, Fountain House raised six times more money on #GivingTuesday in 2015 and almost doubled the average gift from $146.73 The money we raised during #GivingTuesday was an integral part of our year-end fundraising. The effect on the rest of us has been clear.

Social Marketing and Marketing Social Services

Social Marketing and Social Change

It is often the case that marketers are brought into a service delivery environment to solve what is framed as a communication problem - typically having to do with recruitment or retention of clients - that “needs” a communication or advertising campaign.

#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

So you need a process that can build consensus in a politically neutral environment and get everyone feeling really good about the brand and their role as brand ambassadors.

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10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But in today’s media environment, I believe you are better off spending more time creating and publishing your own content than trying to talk someone else into publishing it for you. Reality 7: Good nonprofit marketing takes more time than money.

Guidelines and Sample Policy on Nonprofit Political Activity

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

In these contentious political times, those of us in the social services field may feel the need to be more vocal about policies that effect our clients and our missions, while simultaneously facing pressure to "not rock the boat" or be controversial. Plans must ensure that other Board Members and staff do not experience a compromised work environment or feel pressure to comply with the political goals of candidates.

Does Marketing Make Us Fat?

Social Marketing and Social Change

4) The eating environment , including the availability, salience, and convenience of food, can be altered by marketers. "Does food marketing need to make us fat?

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Free must be earned

Mission Paradox Blog

  Jon's statement reflects the contemporary thinking on marketing:  Technology has created an environment where a message can be created and spread for very little money. The remarkable ease of use that has come with tools like Twitter and YouTube has created an environment where some people expect their message to be heard (and followed) simply because it lives online. The question isn't whether free marketing tools can be effective