5 Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling that Compel People to Give

J Campbell Social Marketing

I chose these videos because they are fantastic examples of compelling nonprofit storytelling that fits into this framework. Also meet Ia, a regular person who does not have a lot of money, but still gives, and she tells you why.

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, Best Friends Animal Society introduces their cutest residents to supporters from all over the world.

Fabulous Example of Facebook Engagement from COTN

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition to the direct asks for financial support, I suggested that they come up with several “engagement” asks to pair with the ask for money throughout the campaign, which runs from October – December (an idea I picked up from the smarties at Big Duck ).

An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

For example, take this great nonprofit infographic (below) from Compassion International. The message is very clear – you have choices in the way you spend your money and the way you purchase gifts. photo credit: peddhapati via photopin cc. Infographics are taking the world by storm!

The Benefits of How to Write a Report Paper Example


As the selling trades involve a wonderful deal of money and people, most citizens are worried about the price tag of almost any corporation. Things You Should Know About How to Write a Report Paper Example. Our illustration essay authors have also been drawn from diverse academic discipline and thus several example informative article are available on our sites. The How to Write a Report Paper Example Game.

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There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


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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1 good example of nonprofit social media

Get Fully Funded

Too many nonprofits jump into it without clear goals then get frustrated when they don’t raise boatloads of money. I’m a big believer in finding a good example to go by and I have a good one to share with you. I’d love to hear if you have other examples of nonprofits doing socal media or other online communications well. Seems like lots of nonprofits are talking about social media these days, but not many are doing it well.

How Can You Get More Money in the Mail?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What could you change in your letter to make people want to give you more money for your cause? For example. How Can You Get More Money in the Mail? TONS of things! Headlines.

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How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – to raise money and build community.

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. This book has many concrete examples of how to write political fundraising communications, like letters, emails, reply devices and invites. Reiterate when you need the money by.

Get more money with your year end appeal: Interview with Paul Bobnak of DMIQTV and Who’s Mailing What

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether it’s a for-profit enterprise and a non-profit, it’s all about driving response, trying to get people to become engaged and invest their money. Example of a premium from Who’s Mailing What. Do you have examples of these premiums in Who’s Mailing What?

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Make Your Nonprofit Stop Bleeding Money-Interview with Pamela Uppal

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make your nonprofit stop bleeding money with turnover? In the last week, I actually was presenting at the Money for Our Movements conference in Atlanta, and I referenced your work both times in both my presentations there. So if you’re constantly having new people turning over, just in that department alone, you’re not being effective with your donor money and you’re not being effective with your people. We don’t have a lot of money. We need more money.

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Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)


On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Does this look familiar?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Another ask in the header “Your donation today will have an immediate impact” They tell me where the money goes , in their brochure (they call it a poster). This letter has some strong direct mail examples that you can apply to a number of causes.

Why people WON’T give you money


You can find examples of communications that depress giving almost everywhere, in your mailbox, your email, in magazines, billboards, just all over the place. Beating around the bush instead of telling the donor why you need their money. The post Why people WON’T give you money appeared first on MarketSmart | . Today, instead of talking about what makes people give, let’s take a look at what thwarts giving.

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Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a very good question and it’s certainly made me more actively seek out examples of nonprofits who are doing great marketing and fundraising without direct connections to the people who are ultimately served.

4 big reasons why you should not ask for money when you survey your supporters


I was told that we should always include an “ask” (for money) along with the “ask” for feedback and engagement. My admonisher said that asking for both money and feedback doesn’t reduce response rates and it helps to pay for the outreach. If this survey is the most essential, why wouldn’t you want to ask for money right away when you conduct the effort? By asking for money at the end of a survey, your prospects might feel duped.

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Stop Wasting Time and Money on an Annual Report Most People Won’t Read

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During this 60-minute webinar , Kivi will share tips on how to create a shorter annual report along with tons of great examples you can use for inspiration. Publishing an annual report is a best practice. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend 100+ hours creating it!

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Some people make excuses; others raise money

Fundraising Coach

Are you making excuses or raising money? Take August for example. ” (And secretly give yourself a pat on the back for at least making the call although you haven’t raised any money.) Ask ask without fear asking for money

Asking for Money AND Something Else

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I really like this one recommendation from Rachel: Pair an ask for a donation with a “no-money” ask during a campaign. For example, maybe you ask your supporters to sign a pledge in one email, then ask for a donation in another, then go back to the pledge in the next one. The no-money ask gives your supporters another way to get involved and engaged in your cause whether they want to give financially or not.

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. But what are our own attitudes about money?

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10 Tips To Write a Better End-of-Year Nonprofit Appeal

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you want to expand your donor base and you have a little extra money, you might want to consider an acquisition mailing. A monthly giving ask insert : It’s compelling because it encourages donors to save money, and save effort.

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. This is a good example of a Fundraiser on Facebook – click on the image to see the entire page.

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

Look at some examples from other nonprofits if you want inspiration. 97222, for example, will go under 972. This is just a tiny slice of what I could teach you about raising TONS more money in the mail. how to send appeal letters in bulk.

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Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.


Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving big money fundraising ideas charity blog cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising ideas fundraising story example motivational stories for fundraising Philanthropy unique fundraising ideasPeople want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world.

Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

get tons of money in the mail for your nonprofit. An appeal letter is a letter you send to donors to ask for money. Writing a letter is not the most effective way to get money. However, for some nonprofits, this is the way to get money in the door four to six times a year. .

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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. Baldrick’s is a great example of this.

How I leave voicemail messages that get returned


Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you for money or anything like that. Generally here’s how I leave messages that get returned: APPRECIATION: I say ‘thank you’ (and I get sort of ’emotional and gracious’ in my tone… without going overboard).

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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People want vivid examples of how their donations will be used. As one MarketingProf member pointed out, "I give money regularly to groups where I have been able to see what they accomplish. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Raising Money After Disaster, Tragedy: Two Resources

Selfish Giving

In my post on For Momentum, I suggested that businesses need to give do-gooders the resources and infrastructure they need to support causes (Think Panera Cares Cafes as an example).… Yesterday on the For Momentum blog I wrote a post on How Businesses Should Respond After a Tragedy.

How to show impact? Here’s a great example.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here’s a great example of an organization doing just that. Provide clear and simple information on how money will be used. For example: “Buy this backpack and our company donates $1 for school supplies for kids who can’t afford them.” One of the most powerful things you can do this year is to make more visible to your supporters the impact of their gifts.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this post, I will give you a detailed step-by-step guide to get your online community excited about raising money for your nonprofit using Facebook. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

Guide & Planner: How to Raise Money with Companies on #GivingTuesday [Sponsored]

Selfish Giving

An example of a partnership that even impressed the pros at For Momentum. For all of #GivingTuesday’s success, it’s lagged in one key area: corporate partnerships. Nonprofits have used #GivingTuesday to leverage and deepen their relationships with individuals.

How to Make Your Annual Report Better NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

She used their annual report to report on their results, and then followed up with an appeal that raised TONS of money, more than most nonprofits make in a year. A Tongue in cheek look at all of the most common annual report mistakes-with-(Sigh) examples!

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Sometimes you shouldn’t Ask for money

Get Fully Funded

If you are running a direct mail campaign and sending appeals to your current donors, you are likely sending several fundraising letters throughout the year asking for money. Here are some examples of things you can mail to your donors that don’t contain an Ask for money: • Holiday card. But did you know that you should also send a few mailings that don’t contain an Ask for a gift?

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Facebook Versus Real Money

The Agitator

For example a 3% increase in revenue on a smallish file of 50K could amount to $30,000 (at a $15 average gift). And if you take file size up a few notches, to 100,000 or 300,000, it would seem that there’s really big money to be made with this tool. Yesterday we noted Facebook’s new Resource section for nonprofits, and quoted FB’s own figure of $5 million being raised through its Causes application. Laudable.

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TEST RESULTS: You Raise More Money When You Listen to Donors’ Preferences

The Agitator

We know that, given the options, many donors would give more if they could direct where their gift went (see, for example, here and here ). Yet restricted giving is a giant pain for most fundraisers.

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How Nonprofit E-Newsletters are Changing

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is often the first thing to go when money is tight. They need to stay on top of, for example, the best ways to write e-newsletters. They aren’t. Nonprofit enewsletters aren’t changing. Nonprofit Enewsletters AREN’T Changing? picture by Heinlter on flickr).

Are you in love with your organization’s mission?


Can raising money be like building furniture? Fundraising charity blog free non profit mission statement examples mission statement examples for business mission statements of nonprofit organisations nonprofit mission statement requirements nonprofit mission statement template nonprofit mission statement worksheet nonprofit vision statement organization mission statement examples Philanthropy philanthropy blog philosophyIt’s all about love.

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

For example, Dunkin Donuts ran a one-day promotion here in Boston that donated $1 from every ice coffee sold to Boston Children's Hospital. It covers: How a fundraiser works Things to pay attention to Committing to transparency 5 great examples of purchase-triggered donations READ THIS POST 2.

Grow your email list without spending money


Example from Food & Water Watch (click to enlarge): Example from Human Rights Campaign (click to enlarge): Online actions. Example from No Kid Hungry (click to enlarge): List exchange.

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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. That way, they don’t feel they are out of money, and you feel relieved because they are happy to contribute. Tell your family and friends you will do something radical if you raise a certain amount of money.

Three More Ways to Raise Money with QR Codes

Selfish Giving

Here are three more ways to raise money with QR Codes. Real World Example: Coupons.com launched CouponsforChange.org to help consumers provide meals to children using coupons. I started this post over at the Inspiring Generosity blog at Razoo.com.