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. Inspire – Activate – Experience.

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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Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. Sure, some people will sign up for your event because they’re passionate about your cause and want to raise money to make a difference in the world. So how do you inspire those people to raise money?

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Charity Newsletters – Extraordinary Experiences … for the Rest of Us

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t forget he joins us next week for our new e-clinic Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. Simone Joyaux calls them “extraordinary experiences.” ” personal experiences that draw your donor deeper into your organization. Tom Ahern.

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. This will save you money because you won’t be mailing appeals to people who aren’t going to donate. Happy New Year!

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How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The check-out experience. 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.

WANTED: Fundraisers With Merger, Acquisition and Investment Banking Experience

The Agitator

Why is a nonprofit’s usual and, generally, only source of money for growth limited to either ‘stealing’ from operating funds, or some rich guy or gal committed to funding the growth of a favorite cause? If the program fails to meet its targets (the University of Connecticut Health Center will evaluate it), investors can lose all their money. The state will also have saved money, by reducing the number of foster care placements.”.

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. Our recent polling indicates that voters are overwhelmingly choosing my experience as a civic leader and businessman over my opponent’s experience in DC as registered lobbyists.

The Dismal Results of My Online Giving Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I called it the “ What I Got When I Gave &# experiment. I’ve been waiting all this time to report back on the experiment in hopes that the results would change, but they haven’t. Or, Can a Girl Get a Thank-You Note, Please?

4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

Get Fully Funded

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money.

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How Improving the Experience Can Make Donors Want to Give

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Do you know why they are there or what they want out of the experience? A lot of time, when nonprofits say “Donate to our cause and we’ll make you a member of our community,” what they really mean is “Give us some money and we’ll send you a newsletter every once in a while.” In today’s social environment, that is simply not acceptable. How can I give the user an experience that is satisfying to them -how can I get people who care a little to give a little? .

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. First, figuring out what are these employment experiences.

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How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Susan says these new changes will help small nonprofits give their small-dollar donors a “big donor experience.&# All together, these new tools make it easy and time-efficient for small nonprofits to run effective online fundraising campaigns.

A Lesson on Listening… and Making More Money with Your Newsletter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I love the enthusiasm and willingness to experiment that 20-somethings usually bring to this work. It did yield some money! It can make more money. Making money so that more at-risk children can be reached with a mentor – that is my job. Almost four times as much money!

Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?


Many of them make money selling software and services that supposedly help fundraisers improve their donor retention. Here’s why: According to Giving USA , the number of donors is decreasing yet more money has been raised than ever. But trying to retain the most qualified donors (the ones with the most passion and most money) IS a good plan. If I wanted to make a lot of money I could have done that a lot faster and with less aggravation by staying OUT of this sector.

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Good Enough Is No Longer Good Enough – Part 3: Donor Experience

The Agitator

No one buys a Chevy because GM needs the money. By the same token, donors don’t give because your organization has a need to balance its budget. Although many think otherwise, donor expectations aren’t usually driven by an organization’s brilliant programmatic details, the expertise of its staff, the number of regional offices or other versions of organization-centric stuff board and CEOs love to brag about.

Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)


So my first venture was to go to South Africa to do for other children; to create that experience I felt for myself, that sense of wonder that somebody cared about me who didn’t even know my name. Oprah’s past life experiences created memories.

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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.

How One Nonprofit is Raising Money from Company Volunteers

Selfish Giving

This post has a companion post at Razoo’s Inspiring Generosity blog: Dollars for Doers: The Money Nonprofits Don’t Want?

Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points


Focus- Focus your marketing (especially your expensive marketing like face-to-face meetings) on people who have a lot of money. Generate leads- Generate highly-qualified leads among people who have a lot of money using a survey. Prioritize- Prioritize the leads (hot, warm, cool, cold, and opt-out). Arrange calls and visits- Reach out to meet with the hot (and some warm) leads.

How Much Cause Marketing is Too Much? My Experience on Delta

Selfish Giving

Money from those drinks would support cancer research. Despite her long speech, she never connected the dots on how that putting the plastic cups in her hand instead of the trash bag became money.

5 Ways to Cast a Bigger Vision that Raises More Money for Your Cause

Selfish Giving

If you are raising money for a good cause, you’ll need to cast a vision that excites donors and makes them want to give. Here are five ways to better communicate with donors and raise more money than ever before. When raising money for a good cause, get emotional!

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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. You can also send letters to targeted donor groups, to experiment with what works and what doesn’t in terms of length, wording, timing, etc. .

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Reader Questions: Do you need more money in the mail? 3 steps

Wild Woman Fundraising

Give them these choices: “Does it make business sense to give to your organization, because it saves money in local taxes? What has been your experience with direct mail? Appeals Cultivating donors Fundraising Philanthropy charity cultivating donors Diabetes Tasmania direct mail get lots of checks in the mail gifthub mazarine treyz more money in the mail nonprofit phil cubeta philanthropists reasons for giving surveymonkey the seven faces of philanthropy twitter

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Why Not Raise More Money?

The Agitator

The other day, this headline caught my attention: What’s Holding Your Nonprofit Back From Raising More Money? In traditional media, those same direct marketers would never trust their opinions – they would use experience and expertise to inform hypotheses and then run strict testing to validate… Late last year we worked with a client to run A/B testing on several donation experience alternatives – the winning test panel performed 209% BETTER than the control.”

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Money Can't Buy Love. But It Can Buy Happiness!

Cause Related Marketing

Can money buy happiness? Professor Michael Norton at the Harvard Business School did a series of fun experiments that found that if you spend money right, it can indeed lead to happiness. To come right to the point to be happy spending money, you can’t spend it on yourself. Some were instructed to spend the money on themselves by 5pm that day. They called the students that night and found that they had spent the money the way they were asked.

NONPROFIT BRANDING VIDEO: Logo Pens – a Waste of Money for Nonprofits

NonProfit Branding

Please share your own conclusion and experience in the comment section below the video. [.]. Even though logo-pens are the number one selling logo-imprinted branding product, I believe they are useless for nonprofits. The company president, Janice Gavan, disagrees with me. I’ll catch hell later, but here I happily present the minority view – my own.

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Use Lemon Windex at Your Next Gala, Raise More Money?

Cause Related Marketing

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Making a living without a job-An interview with Barbara Winter

Wild Woman Fundraising

For example, when I started my fundraising consulting business, I taught art classes out of my car port for extra money. BW: All kinds, and your experience I think is very common, is that you have things that are kind of diverse activities. I think that was my experience, too.

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How to give donors a more personal experience on your site

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A conundrum for many fundraisers is that donors often want to focus their support on specific parts of your work, but you need to raise money for the full gamut of what you do. How can you help people choose the experience they get with your organization

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Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

” That’s right, nonprofits are putting all of that pressure on one person, and it needs to be about everyone helping the organization make more money, in whatever capacity they can. picture by mb21 on Flickr.

Go Noles? No Goes?

JCA Insights

Certainly FSU was prepared to take my money, I thought. What lessons can any organization take away from this experience? A small focus group would have quickly pointed out the user experience deficiencies to the FSU IT and design team.

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I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. Today we have an article by Gayle Gifford, who is so right, while I was so wrong. It mostly comes from program income. Seriously. Check it out. Thanks Gayle! By Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE.

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


This is just my anecdotal experience, but it seems like smaller the organization… the more personal, relevant and heartfelt the ‘thank you letter’ is. Some charities send me amazing ‘thank you notes’ They are personal, relevant and heartfelt.

Give donors more experience for their giving

Donor Power Blog

Donors know that money can buy happiness -- when you give it away. They seem to know another truth that's only now being "discovered" by scientists -- that gathering life experiences is a much better path to fulfillment than gathering stuff. As fundraisers, we are in the business of creating life experiences. Make donating to your organization a real experience. More than the positive but short-lived experience of writing a check.

What’s behind your staying after 5pm? Interview with Sarai Johnson

Wild Woman Fundraising

She is the founder of the Lean Nonprofit, and she has so much nonprofit experience! They usually have a good amount of success and experience under their belts. Conversely, the Virtue of Poverty tells us that money is evil, wanting more money is bad, and asking for more is unthinkable.

Can I tell you a story? (with Rumi)

Wild Woman Fundraising

It takes all his money, but the merchant buys the lot. Suddenly there’s no linen, and of course there’s no money. But what does this have to do with working to make money for nonprofits? The ego experiences it as a kind of stoppage.

The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

Wild Woman Fundraising

It helped me reflect on my own experiences being on-boarded and how I’ve managed projects and supervised others. Fundraising Career Conference How to make money as a nonprofit consultant womenHere’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters!

How great content can help you raise more money

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Writing pieces that illustrate your experience and knowledge of your issue area will help you become even more credible. Next week, we have a treat for nonprofit fundraisers and communicators alike. Taylor Corrado , Nonprofit Marketing Manager of HubSpot will join us for a free webinar to talk about the ins and outs of great content for nonprofits.

Are you being forced to measure something unmeasurable?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Now they tell you that if you can’t measure it, they can’t make sure you’re using their money wisely, THEREFORE you won’t get the grant. But where is the money to market that public awareness campaign? So, basically, funders are going to tell you how to solve the problem, with NO on the ground experience. Let’s say that you are writing a grant.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

I know that you don't have any money. Some of the best resources in the non profit sector are published (for various experience levels) by Jossey-Bass. If you pull a board together but don't require that they have non profit management, fundraising, legal, or other important relevant skills - then you have a board without experience or knowledge. If you don't know how to account for money or donations that you receive, but have the best intention in the world - who cares?

Every fundraising appeal should be a learning experience

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Instead of trusting my gut about how to raise money, I’d run experiments. Next week I resume my ongoing posts on the fascinating book, The Science of Giving , which covers a range of seminal studies about giving psychology. But today, instead of posting on a chapter, I’m going to pause to highlight why I’m spending so much time talking about research! We don’t measure enough. We guess too much. Do you know which emails you sent were most read last year?