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.

Giving money on charity websites is harder than spending money on.


It’s harder to give money away than it is to spend money buying stuff: Completing the actual donation process took the users in our second study 7% more time on average than it took users to complete an e-commerce checkout process in our (separate) e-commerce usability research.

Evaluation Methods - How Can A Nonprofit Use Them To Raise More Money More Often

Seeking Grant Money Today

Donors, today, are understood better by the nonprofit sector to be people looking to solve our communities' issues but are doing it by providing resources (money, expertise, paying expenses for us, etc.) The February 2000, Volume 9 issue of Snapshots , the Aspen Institute 's free PDF newsletter provides a short but good summation about nonprofit evaluations. Many nonprofits, today, must learn about evaluation methods.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Submissions for the for the 2015 DoGooder National Video Awards are due February 8th. You have probably heard about Humans of New York and the money they were able to raise for Mott Hall Bridges Academy (spoiler alert if you haven’t heard – it was over $1 million).

Weekly Webinars Start Back Up on Thursday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the schedule through February. January 27: Writing to Raise More Money. February 3: Writing Thank-You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts. February 8: The New & Improved Nonprofit Annual Report. February 24: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit.

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Doesn't Spend All of an Awarded Grant's Money.And Why.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Sometimes there is leftover money from a grant that your nonprofit received. She mentioned that the nonprofit that she works for recently discovered that they had a bit of 'extra money' after spending as much as they could of it on the specific project that it was awarded to the organization for. Given this nonprofit best practice in developing relationships with donors, it is wise, then, to see the extra money from the grant donation from the grant donor's point of view, always.

Editorial Calendars Increase Effectiveness – Learn How to Master Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From February 8 – March 15, we’ll help you. You have too much content to create, too many communications channels to manage and too little time for any of it, right? The urgent overtakes the important. Priorities get lost in the chaos. You can’t get everyone on the same page.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube. Bayona. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday! Let’s wind down this week with some of the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

Four Free E-Books with Nonprofit Marketing Advice

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

January 27: Writing to Raise More Money. February 3: Writing Thank-You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts. February 8: The New & Improved Nonprofit Annual Report. February 16: Social Media Fear Factor: Getting Over What’s Holding You Back.

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WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users


With that in mind, we've built a powerful new integration with WealthEngine to provide nonprofit fundraising pros with that information, ultimately helping them raise more money. With major gifts fundraising, direct marketing, and custom reporting features, EveryAction has quickly become the favorite new platform for development professionals, and we are confident this new partnership with WealthEngine will help EveryAction users raise more money.”.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Regular registration continues until February 2nd, then prices go up again. Check out Elizabeth Russell’s new mystery novel, Other People’s Money , set in the charitable foundation world in Atlanta. Happy 2015! OK, OK, I’m a little late, I know.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: How do you keep your donors wanting to come back?

Fundraising Coach

I am honored to have host February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival ! The team will look over all submissions and share the best on Wednesday, February 27 here on You’ll be helping nonprofits raise more money and reduce costs.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards program will be taking submissions for its annual video contest until February 29th. The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is taking submissions for the February edition. Submission are due to Marc by February 27th. I hope you had a good week.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions (Call for Submissions)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Happy February! Too often we way that this is the year we are going to “raise awareness,” “raise money online,” and “get 1,000 Facebook fans.” I am very excited to be hosting the February 2016 Nonprofit Blog Carnival !

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities.

What Russian Troll Farms Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

What an incredibly volatile year it has been for social media platforms – and February isn’t even over yet. 4) They spent money and time on graphic design.

Mixed Links: Free Training, Special Deals, and Fab Info

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join us next Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. As for our weekly webinar series here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, here’s what’s coming up next: February 10: How to Write a Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Strategy. February 16: 10 Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans.

Planning Your Editorial Calendar This Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

February 8 – March 15, 2017. Beyond December: Raise Money Throughout the Year with These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns [Webinar]. We’ve always known what a difference an editorial calendar makes.

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Mixed Links for This Week

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing to Raise More Money has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 2. The winner will be announced on February 7th. Welcome to another edition of Mixed Links, a weekly roundup of good stuff for nonprofit communicators. I had some technical difficulties yesterday (Windows.

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Conduit & Global Mojo: Grants & Awards

A Small Change

Organizations can apply from now until February 15, 2010. GlobalMojo raises money for 501c3 nonprofits through online search and purchases. Conduit Gives. Conduit helps ignite fundraising in your organization through increased engagement and growing your web traffic. The first 100 nonprofits who sign-up receive access to up to $300,000 a month throughout 2010. Check out their website to sign-up. GlobalMojo.

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Best Response So Far to End of Year Gifts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m willing to cut them some slack until February because of that. On January 5, I received this email: Here’s what I like about it: Specifically references a year-end gift to remind me that, yeah, I did give them some money last week.

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Mobile Phone Fundraising Redux

Cause Related Marketing

mGive, which helps nonprofits raise money using SMS (mobile phone texting) has announced that in 2008 nonprofits using its service generated some $500,000. Well bear in mind four things: While mGive had a soft rollout in February 2008 with a Super Bowl campaign for the United Way, the service wasn’t publicly. I’m still in the holidaze, so today is another quick post.

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Raise RELATIONSHIPS for Major Gifts & More! (1-time Giveaway—TODAY only)

Getting Attention

As a result, you can end up leaving a lot of money on the table. February. Welcome to guest blogger Amy Eisenstein , whose superb guidebook — Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops —was released today.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But what really annoyed me was that the very first contact after the donation was a telemarketing call in February trying to get me to give monthly, with no thank you or acknowledgement of my recent gift. If you want my money, you’ll have to impress me online.

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Shamrock Pinups Bring in the Gold for MDA

Selfish Giving

In February, I’d load my car up with Shamrock pinups and delivering them to bars, restaurants, department stores and anywhere else that had customers and a cash register. At the end of March, I’d circle back around and collect the money.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are powered by an army of supporters who donate time, money, and pet food in good faith that their gifts are being used wisely and that they are investing in the long-term success of our program. Liesl joined Don’t Forget to Feed Me in February of 2013. Liesl Manone.

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Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In this 90-minute webinar presented this Monday, February 7th , and again on February 28th , I will cover how the right e-newsletters can inspire your donors to give more money and time to your good cause. 77% of their clients raised more money this year.

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Problems with Your Nonprofit’s Message? Nancy Can Help

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are running a “sweetheart&# special this month, where I’ll buy you a copy of Sarah Durham’s new book, “Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money through Smart Communications.&#

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Running from February 27 through March 1, 2018, the conference will explore a wide range of issues facing immigrants and refugees at this critical juncture—and how diverse grantmakers across the country are responding. It's finally here!

3 things to do now that #GivingTuesday is over

Fundraising Coach

If you're planning on sending a newsletter, before you send it watch Steven Screen's training on newsletters that raise money. You can always take vacation in February. I've been glad to hear of my clients' #GivingTuesday success.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy Schwartz is hosting The 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging on February 7 at 1:00 p.m. Jeff Brooks gives us Hints Galore on How to Raise Money with Newsletters. Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links. Let’s start with some free webinars.

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How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


In February, we will commemorate this milestone more widely, but I wanted to share with you this incredible news as soon as it was official. Learn how to write appeal letters to major donors that raise money. Here’s an old letter from my alma mater.

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Social Media Q & A

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have two webinars coming up in February that will help with those conversations: Social Media Fear Factor-Getting Over What’s Holding You Back and Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit. January 27: Writing to Raise More Money.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

You’ve been asking for help to easily raise money for your nonprofit and now we have the perfect solution for you! HEY – Register by February 11th and you not only receive a discount – you’ll get 2 Bonuses! Imagine getting the exact information you need to start raising money quickly.

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

A no marketing, no money, no mission wake-up call is Elaine Fogel’s dream. The February Carnival is hosted by bow-tied fundraiser Marc Pitman. Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. My dad, Manny Schwartz, together with Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Newsletter: How to Partner with Sports Teams ?? ; Domino’s Raises $9.8M for St. Jude ; Greenpeace Saves the Arctic from Shell Oil ??

Selfish Giving

Still, can you give my readers a preview of what you'll be delivering during this webinar on February 21st ?" They raised a ton of money for St. When Brittany Hill from Catalist called me last week she had had enough.

Guest Post: 10 ways to show a little sympathy to your donors


Fewer than 8% of Americans leave charitable gifts through their wills, the one time all of us can be assured that we don’t have to worry about running out of money ever again. Tracie Rozhon gives you seven great tips in the February 29 New York Times. Rick Schwartz.

Translating Tweets to Dollars

A Small Change

For those of you that do major gifts fundraising you are not going to see a huge amount of money come from Twitter (or other online or social networking sites). Twestival was held in February made over $250,000 through connecting people in multiple cities via Twitter and having them meet up at a location to raise money for Charity: Water. Until Twestival the most money I’ve seen successfully raised on Twitter was around $10,000.

Fundraising Auction Tips on Magic Keys Radio, Friday at Noon Eastern

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Claire and I are hosting another live edition of Magic Keys Radio and Podcast tomorrow, Friday, February 20 at Noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Matt has all kinds of great advice on how to make your silent and live auctions raise as much money as possible for your good cause.

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Time For Some #DonorLove

Ann Green

You may not choose to acknowledge Valentine’s Day, but do something fun and creative to show appreciation in February. These may not be the ones who give you the most money.

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Newsletter: 150 CSR Execs on 2019 Trends; ‘Rise & Shrine’ Blend Supports Hospital ??; Best TOF Lead Gen Tactics

Selfish Giving

Yet another new high happened two weeks ago on February 6th when the newsletter had 1,009 clickthroughs on articles. This company gives their employees free vodka and “pot of gold” money they can donate to charities. Two things today.

Cause Marketing to Build Customer Loyalty

Cause Related Marketing

My many astute readers are probably asking where the money comes from for the marketers to be so aggressive. From February 21 to February 28, 2011, Firesides’ Facebook page was accepting nominations for one charity to receive $1,000 donation.

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Elaine Fogel dreams of a world where more people recognize and respect the incredible contributions that charities make to our society , and that organizations need to spend money to make money to deliver programs and services.