7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall! With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that will help you meet your #GivingTuesday goals and get you into the spirit of the most charitable (and the spookiest) season of the year! Set up a cider stand and raise money by selling everyone’s favorite fall beverage.

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Fall In Love with Your New Brand

Mission Minded

one day you fall in love. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Design branding Fall in Love nonprofit marketingIt’s been said that the best romances start as friendships: You know each other, you know the way the other thinks, know which way he or she takes his coffee, and then—bam!—one It’s like that with a new brand strategy, too. You have to get to know it. You have […].

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[FREE Webinar This Week] How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now, we see nonprofits ramping up that kind of communication several months earlier, in the fall, so that it leads into year-end campaigns. Join us for: How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall. Registration for How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall is FREE, but seats are limited. Everyone knows that December is Year-End Giving Season.

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Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season

NonProfit Hub

Looking for some fall ideas to (pumpkin) spice up your fundraising game? Fall Feast. Pay homage to the first Thanksgiving with a community fall feast! Bring in some carmel apples, pecan pie and everything pumpkin to get everyone in the fall spirit while they learn about your cause. . The post Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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A warning about fall fundraising appeals

Fundraising Coach

Fall fundraising is hard enough. But listening to NPR's All Things Considered on my ride home this evening, I remembered how much more challenging political mailing will make your fundraising this fall. How are you re-engineering your fall fundraising letters? What ways are you testing to make your nonprofit's fall fundraising stand out? The post A warning about fall fundraising appeals appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com.

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Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

So we put of good fundraising tasks until the fall. This will make maximum use of the fall – the most generous donation time of the year. Take off the summer, start planning in the fall, and work all winter and spring to hit your goals. The post Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall! Summer. It stirs up thoughts trips, outdoor activities, and school break. A pause in the normal routines of life.

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Fall On Your Knees

The Agitator

We guarantee this experience will make you fall on your knees too. For our eighth Christmas, and into our ninth year, we invite you to share our favorite Agitator tradition … enjoy this unforgettable rendition of O Holy Night. As we’ve noted before, this performance makes Tom weep, as it takes him back to Midnight Mass and his Catholic grammar school choir days. But you must listen to the entire performance to feel its full power. No irreverence intended.

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Facebook Unveils Its New Fall Look

Non Profit Marketing 360

In August and September, Facebook announced changes in the features of both individual and organization pages. These changes are potentially far-reaching. Nonprofits using Facebook will need to re-think how they use it to engage their constituents.No one is better at seeing the long-range implications of social media on nonprofits than Beth Kanter. She has posted three provocative reviews of the new features, along with some sensible advice about keeping priorities in order.

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3-Step Communications to Re-engage Volunteers for Fall

Getting Attention

Every fall I feel like a kid going back to school. In late July, we begin asking volunteers to become project leaders for fall (which is critical for starting new projects). We pick a lead theme each month or season – in the fall, we’re all about education. What are your Fall strategies for re-engaging volunteers and other supporters?

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Your Favorite Topics for Fall Webinars

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanks to the 154 nonprofits who completed our recent survey about what should go on the webinar schedule. Here are the top three webinars you selected. How to Create, Reuse, and Manage All of Your Content. This webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, November 4. Registration will open late August. Rethinking Your Newsletter Strategy. This webinar will be held Thursday, September 9. Registration will open in two weeks. Starting and Growing Word-of-Mouth Campaigns.

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Don’t Fall for Social Media Pickup Lines

Non Profit Marketing 360

Don’t fall for grandiose promises. Yes, there really are some people, and some agencies, who truly understand social media. There are an even larger number who don’t but pretend they do. Those are the ones to watch out for. As writer Nichole Kelly notes in the Social Media Explorer, the pretenders can often be spotted by their tell-tale pickup lines , such as: “If you don’t have a social media strategy, you’ll be left behind.&#.

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Week of Freebies! On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This free recorded webinar How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love will show you how you can create a donor communications plan that makes donors feel. Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies. This week, we are highlighting downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide that are all FREE. . How people feel about your nonprofit matters more than what they think about it.

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The secret behind year-end fundraising fall appeals

Fundraising Coach

Fall is upon us and that means year-end giving is right around the corner. You need to do this in your three fall fundraising letters ! Other Possibly Related posts: 3 ways to jumpstart year end giving by planning your fall fundraising now. Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters. If you haven’t written your year end appeals over the summer , then now is the time to get those done!

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Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor

Fundraising Coach

As we started answering the objections, the objections started falling to the floor! There were so many dropping, it sounded like leaves dropping from a tree in the fall! And that’s when it hit us: the objections were - literally - falling away. The post Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. Last week, I was invited to give a full day Ask Without Fear!® ® training in Kansas City. We had a blast.

Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor

Fundraising Coach

As we started answering the objections, the objections started falling to the floor! There were so many dropping, it sounded like leaves dropping from a tree in the fall! And that’s when it hit us: the objections were - literally - falling away. The post Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. Last week, I was invited to give a full day Ask Without Fear!® ® training in Kansas City. We had a blast.

Free Teleseminar on Fall Email Fundraising & More This Week

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your Best Email Campaign Ever: 4 Steps to a Winning Strategy This Fall. During this free Nonprofit911 training call sponsored by Network for Good, I’ll be talking about what you can do this fall through your email communications to help set yourself up for bigger gifts in December.

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Learn How to Increase Your Nonprofit Marketing Impact – Fall Seminar

Getting Attention

I’m partnering with my friend and colleague, Kivi Leroux Miller, to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing challenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. Learn more here. Plan in a day—blueprint forever! Please join us for this intensive, limited-enrollment planning seminar. You’ll leave with a focused, practical marketing plan that will work for your organization—one that you are fully capable of implementing.

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Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters

Fundraising Coach

If you’re like many nonprofits, you’ve sent a fall fundraising appeal this month and you plan on sending one towards the end of the year. You might want to reconsider that plan. NPR did a great piece on political direct mail. It’s definitely worth listening to, but here are two take-a-ways: It’s going to be noisy in the mail box. There is going to be a lot more mail in people’s mailboxes.

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Please Join Me–Fall Nonprofit Marketing Plan Workshops

Getting Attention

I’m joining forces with my friend and colleague Kivi Leroux Miller to offer you a special opportunity to find the solutions to your 2011 marketing ch allenges: The Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop. Plan in a day — blueprint forever. Please join us for this intensive, limited-enrollment planning seminar for nonprofit communications and development staff members, board members and executive directors who do it all.

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Fall On Your Knees … Hear the Angels’ Voices

The Agitator

This experience will make you fall on your knees too. Hopefully we’re catching you just before your office Christmas party. And in case you haven’t yet found a little ‘Secret Santa’ treat for your boss, here’s an idea … one that will save you heaps of grief in the coming year. We’re in the giving spirit too.

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Summer Dream Becomes Fall Nightmare As RFP Surfaces

The Agitator

Somewhere out there on a beach, in a forest or on some mountain trail there’s a CFO, CEO or new VP for Development making mental notes on the agenda for the fall Board Meeting.

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NONPROFIT BRANDING: Fall Fundraising in PubRadio: Shifting Gears for a Hot Tip

NonProfit Branding

For this week’s blog post I had planned to write more about the importance of a graphic standards policy. But then Roger Gomoll at PRI sent along an interesting summary of a great John Sutton idea… which was tested and … Continue reading → BUYING: Production & Imprinting Info CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively Public Radio Only Uncategorized

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How to Save Your Marketing Plan from Falling to Pieces

NonProfit Hub

The post How to Save Your Marketing Plan from Falling to Pieces appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Your marketing plan could be in pieces and you might not even know it. Think about it—an unsolicited appeal here, a soft-ask there. A direct mail piece sent, an email marketing campaign received on the same day with a different message. You’re probably thinking, “ No, not OUR organization. WE wouldn’t do that.”.

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3 ways to jumpstart year end giving by planning your fall fundraising now

Fundraising Coach

Here are 3 tips to help you jumpstart your fall fundraising. In the fall, you could simply use the same “call to action” in social media and drive people to a specifically themed donation page. Twitter: 140 characters (but aiming for 120 characters allows people space to “retweet” it) You could create your own social media editorial calendar by plotting these out on a spreadsheet so all you’ll need to do is cut-and-paste them in the fall.

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Consider What Went Wrong … Then Fall On Your Knees

The Agitator

With all your online solicitation programs firing away like an AK-47 on auto-pilot until January 1, I don’t think fundraisers are doing much heavy lifting today or tomorrow … unless it’s setting big presents under the Xmas tree. But maybe — over some spiked punch at the office Christmas party — you are contemplating and chatting about your year’s performance — yours individually and your organization’s.

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Your Best Email Campaign Ever: 4 Steps to a Winning Strategy This Fall

Fundraising 123

VIEW THE PRESENTATION OUTLINE HERE >> You have a scary dollar amount floating above your head. It's a daunting fundraising goal that seems to be edging further from you every day. As the economy continues to ebb and flow (recession, not a recession, recession. it's like watching a tennis match!), you wonder how you're going to effectively reach out to your supporters and reach your numbers. Say hello to a cost-effective, personalized solution: Email marketing.

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Fall Theme: Stop Cancer HalloWeekend Annual Event

The Biddery Blog

Held on October 31 – November 2, 2008 at the beautiful, historic Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, STOP CANCER’s 17th Annual Weekend Classic reflected the spirit of Halloween with a tented “Carnival” featuring black and orange décor galore, gorgeous costumes, unique masks, Zoltar the fortune teller, classic games and a holiday barbecue.

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Fall Policy Conference Kicks Butt

Marketing for Nonprofits

Learning to connect advocacy with technology.

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FREE Fall Fundraising Success Guide for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

My friends at Network for Good have created a new guide to help you glide through year-end fundraising called 25 Steps to Fall & Holiday Fundraising Success. You can download your FREE copy by signing up here. I particularly like their suggestions in Step 10 for building your online list. However, I would add another tactic - email append. An email append is the process of using a 3rd-party vendor ( like my company ) to add email addresses to your offline donor or member list.

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What Fall Means to Me: Cause Marketing & iParty

Selfish Giving

Our fall cause marketing pinup program is one of our most successful because it involves one our best partners, iParty. This includes a bunch pop-up stores iParty opens just in the fall to meet the Halloween demand. iParty stores are packed in the weeks and days leading up to Halloween as they are a major destination for costumes, decorations and everything else you might need to celebrate the season. Here’s a coupon from iParty to help you early Halloween shoppers!

Location, Location, Location - Should Your Small NP Play Ball with Foursquare?

Social Media Bird Brain

Some, like Yelp, are related to providing reviews on local businesses so you can find places where you are or where you're going to be to visit, Tags: Location-based service Foursquare small nonprofits social media Gowalla Jason Falls Image by stevegarfield via FlickrFoursquare and Gowalla are the LBS talk of the social media global village. On Twitter, at least 1 in 20 posts that fly by me may be a check-in. Okay, you may be wondering what the heck an LBS is. Location Based Service.

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Newsletter: 7 Clever Cause Activations for the Fall ; How to Warm Up Cold Email Subscribers ; Chobani Launches New ‘Charity Flavor’ with American Farmland Trust

Selfish Giving

Need fresh ideas for your fall campaigns? This past week, I got a great question from a reader asking when and how to clean your email list. You know I'm a big believer in email and newsletters - and with good reason. Campaign Monitor just came out with a report that showed "across the board, donors prefer email. Nearly 42% said they prefer to hear from a nonprofit via email from the organization, and 20.5% said an email from the organization would inspire them to give again."

How I know the sky is falling

Donor Power Blog

We're screwed. We can't write out way out of a wet paper bag, and we couldn't focus on our audience if they were standing right in front of us. No wonder fundraising results were already dropping more than two years before the recession started. We just don't know how to raise funds! Here's how I know this awful news: a few days ago, I posted a piece titled The case of the forbidden word about the difference between formal and less-formal words.

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Must-read: Our free eBook on Fall Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

season of the year: fall and holiday fundraising time. With all of that in mind, Network for Good (where I work) is happy to share our newest addition to our guide and ebook library: 25 Steps to Fall & Holiday Fundraising Success. We’re heading into the busiest (and possibly highest-stress!) You have daunting goals to reach and time seems to be ticking by at breakneck speed.

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My Summer (Uh, I Mean Fall) Reading List

Marketing for Nonprofits

Here is my fall reading list. Who wants to read books about marketing on vacation anyway?) And you? What's on your nightstand? A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future - If you're like me and you missed Daniel Pink's fantastic overview of why we should get more serious about using our right-brain skills like empathy , storytelling and making meaning, pick this book up today.

Do Celebrity Driven Campaigns in Social Media Score or Fall Short?

Care2

Celebrities helping nonprofits to bring in donations is a tactic as old as fundraising itself – who doesn’t know St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital has long been an important cause for Marlo Thomas, and her father Danny before her? As nonprofit fundraising increasingly moves online and into social media, it seems natural to look to celebrities and “weblebrities” with significant reach who will donate their names and clout to the cause. Geoff Livingston and Henry T.

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Nonprofits are Falling Behind Gov 2.0

A. Fine Blog

A few days ago, I tweeted my friend Marty to ask him about an article he had mentioned a while back on how the Department of Defense uses network structures to combat terrorism. I thought this would be a great example to get the attention of nonprofity folks: “Look, even the Dept. of Defense is [.].

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Technology is Just a Tool: Don't Fall Prey to Shiny Object Syndrome

Marketing for Nonprofits

Once you know who you're talking to and what your trying to say the tactics will fall into place. If you get a chance, check out the first 4 minutes of this video. It's an overview of social media for the National Park Service by Geoff Livingston, Principal, Livingston Communication.

Cause Marketing Success Begins at the Front

Selfish Giving

Jason Falls wrote a great post recently on how a lot of companies are scared to death to allow employees to represent them online. Tags: Cause Practices cause marketing cause-related marketing jason falls “What are you crazy? Who knows what they’ll say about us.&#. What Jason says is so true. It certainly is one of the reasons why my 6,000 employee nonprofit is hesitant to give employees access to social networks.

Better Cause Marketing with SEO

Selfish Giving

Lately, I’ve been trying to read as much as possible on SEO and I’ve found a great teacher in Jason Falls. Tags: Cause Practices blog cause marketing cause-related marketing google headway jason falls market results marketing search engines seo seo search engine optimization social media explorer wordpress wordpress blog Before you read this post you and I have to agree on some basic things. You should be doing cause marketing.

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Cause Marketing Success Begins at the Front

Selfish Giving

Jason Falls wrote a great post recently on how a lot of companies are scared to death to allow employees to represent them online. Tags: Cause Practices cause marketing cause-related marketing jason falls “What are you crazy? Who knows what they’ll say about us.&#. What Jason says is so true. It certainly is one of the reasons why my 6,000 employee nonprofit is hesitant to give employees access to social networks.

As Promised: Second Batch Of New PubRadio Premiums!

NonProfit Branding

The Fall, 2014 Premium Roll-out continues …… Second Installment: New Contributor Incentives and Nonprofit Branding Items Just too much excitement here!

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Gardening

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From Jennifer Bell: I spent spring-fall TRYING to grow pumpkins in my yard. We sold our house and moved to a home on acreage last fall. My Dad passed away in the fall, and gardening was something he was really excellent at and really enjoyed.