Fundraisers – You’re Missing the Point of Social Media Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles, written by my fundraising heroes, that are a little bit grouchy on the subject of social media fundraising. I’m here to give you my side of the social media fundraising argument – because I know that it works.

How to Ace Your Fundraising Job Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s how to figure out what questions they will ask you in the fundraising job interview. –Fundraising specific job questions you may be asked. 66 Resources to rise in your fundraising career – to help you anticipate those tough interview questions!

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How to prepare for a fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

66 Resources to rise in your fundraising career – to help you anticipate those tough interview questions! If you want more advice about how to get a fundraising job, Schedule a call to chat about what you are looking for right now. Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers


Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks. fundraising

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How to hire a fundraising career consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you feel like you could use some mentorship, or coaching in your fundraising career? Maybe it’s time to get fundraising career coaching for yourself. Why would someone get INTO fundraising career consulting? Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

3 things to avoid in your fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

This video talks about the 3 common mistakes people make in their fundraising job interview. If you want more advice about how to get a fundraising job, Schedule a call to chat about what you are looking for right now: [link]. Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

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How to hire a fundraising consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Maybe you need an expert in a certain kind of fundraising. Is it someone to fundraise for you? Train your team to help you fundraise. Measure fundraising effectiveness and look at your analytics. THEN hiring a fundraising consultant is a good next step. Fundraising.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising communications stink!


Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. Most reporters don’t understand the business of fundraising. Ok… finally, how to stink less (and be the fundraiser you always wanted to be ).

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Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising sucks.


Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. Most reporters don’t understand the business of fundraising. Ok… finally, how to suck less (and be the fundraiser you always wanted to be ).

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3 Steps to Fix Your Fundraising Career

Wild Woman Fundraising

The cure for the common fundraising career! How your results helped meet the fundraising dept goals and plan. The post 3 Steps to Fix Your Fundraising Career appeared first on Wild Woman Fundraising. Are you ready to rise? Let’s go!

Revitalizing Fundraising

A Small Change

We work in a challenging profession. There is a lot about what we do that is exciting but a lot that can sometime feel overwhelming. My wife and I recently had a baby. I use to think I had some measure of selflessness in me.

Marketing is Killing Fundraising. Seriously???

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some fundraising bloggers/consultants have discovered a terrifying new boogeyman – the work of nonprofit marketing directors! Yep, nonprofit marketing and branding are apparently killing fundraising. Marketing and all your organizational communications need to SERVE fundraising.”

Trying to break into fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to break into fundraising? Maybe you’re coming from college and you’re wondering about fundraising as a career. Maybe you’ve sat on a nonprofit board and you’re considering a career in fundraising.

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Becoming a Fundraising Genius

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern is cranking out some great stuff for us this year! We just finished the first session of 2015 of his Ahern Writing Academy for Fundraisers including a BRAND NEW e-clinic on making the most of your landing and donation pages on your website.

Why asking for a degree in fundraising is a bad idea

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the fundraising world, I was not given a second look because I didn’t have fundraising experience. So I went and got some as a consultant before I was hired as a fundraiser, and that served me well. I always see fundraising jobs that require a great deal of experience.

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The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters! This is more important than being a better fundraiser (though it probably will help me be one too!). We have recordings of the Fundraising Career Conference available here. .

Why your fundraising stories don't work

Fundraising Coach

During my time as a leadership and fundraising coach, I've helped thousands of nonprofit leaders clarify their fundraising stories. Have you ever asked hospital leaders and fundraisers what the most important story they should be telling to donors? Fundraising isn't Marketing.

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5 Common Fundraising Resume Mistakes

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you make a more compelling fundraising resume? What if you have NO fundraising experience? How can you relate unrelated experience to the fundraising world? If you don’t have any fundraising experience, how can you put metrics on your resume?

Why Fundraising Mastermind Elite?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The top 10 reasons why Fundraising Mastermind Elite is one of the world’s best fundraising education communities. You Can’t Beat Fundraising Mastermind Elite ‘s Remarkable Value Our all-inclusive prices have no hidden costs.

Beware of the fundraising Illuminati


The post Beware of the fundraising Illuminati appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising altruism illuminatiThe Illuminati is the name given to real and fictitious secret society groups claiming special knowledge or enlightenment. .

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Planning for 2019 is in full swing, so it’s time to assess current and upcoming trends in digital fundraising and how your nonprofit can leverage them for maximum impact. Think of digital fundraising and community building like dominoes.

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What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?


This compelled me to come up with a simple methodology that I call “ 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising. Want to get started with 3-to-1 major gift fundraising? Click here to get a free sample of the 3-to-1 fundraising sticky pads. The post What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

My role was to raise UCF’s profile, fundraise, communicate with donors, help develop the local team’s skills – and fundraise some more! Mazarine: What is your take on fundraising internationally in Africa? Mazarine: Do you fundraise from the local community as well?

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Will You Become an Engagement Fundraiser?


For the sake of donors, volunteers, advocates, and members everywhere who want to change the world but need an organization bigger than them to get it done, I sincerely hope you’ll consider becoming an engagement fundraiser. Will you become an engagement fundraiser ?

The Fundraising Art of War?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Usually it is exactly as silly as I think it will be, but when I started reading this book, I realized it was actually very useful for nonprofit marketing and fundraising. ” How does this apply to the fundraising world? Then you cannot start a fundraising campaign.

Top 7 Fundraising In’s and Out’s for 2018


OUT: Over-spending your donors’ dollars on fundraising efforts that don’t work anymore. Related Posts: >>12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now. Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points.

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14 problems only fundraisers understand

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising is a tremendously complex, challenging job. You have this precious gift to give to the world-your fundraising talents! If you’re not an extrovert, but are an introvert working in fundraising, here’s a post for you.

4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

We might assume that nonprofits are full of happy extroverted fundraisers, going out and gladhanding donors like crazy. A lot of fundraisers actually are secret (or not so secret) introverts who would rather sit at their computer than go out and risk humiliation in front of a donor.

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Year-End Fundraising Resources for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-End Fundraising Season. This year you will OWN year-end fundraising. The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Year-End Online Fundraising Campaign. How to Write Amazing Year-End Fundraising Appeals by Network for Good. Create urgency in your fundraising posts.

10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers


Here are my top 10 traits of terrible fundraisers that drive major donors away: . The post 10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Sadly, I’ve witnessed all of these but I truly believe #1 is the worst.

The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising


There are eight components of my innovative fundraising methodology : 1. We’ve called it the 80/20 rule, but it’s more like the 90/10 rule when applied to fundraising. These tools help fundraisers cut costs, optimize what they do, and raise gifts efficiently.

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6 Simple Interview Questions You Need to Ask to Find a Good Fundraising Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising jobs are hard! You’ll also have 5 more questions as a bonus, for fundraising specific roles. If you’d like to learn EVEN MORE about getting a better fundraising job, or moving on up in your nonprofit career, check out my book, Get the Job!

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Why some people rise in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Check out the first post in this series, all about how to get that fundraising job ! And if you’d like to learn even more about moving on up in fundraising, then join us at the Fundraising Career Conference, April 17, 19 and 21st, 2017. Boss clueless about fundraising?

When you should NOT conduct face-to-face fundraising


Essentially, there are two types of face-to-face fundraising. When fundraising staff meet with highly qualified, major and or legacy gift donors and/or prospects; When part-time staff stand on street corners interrupting passersby asking them to give (I call this ‘street spam’).

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INTERVIEW: With Craig Linton, The Fundraising Detective!

Wild Woman Fundraising

He’s a fabulous researcher for fundraising and always has good links on fundraising articles, AND I just shared a train compartment with him last month, and he was all “HEY!” Like, do the fundraising professionals in the UK get taken for granted, just like in the US?

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising


Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise. Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. fundraising

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve had some questions about mobile fundraising so here’s John Killoran, CEO of @Pay , to get us started. That’s why it’s especially important as a nonprofit fundraising in the 21st century to look into the latest form of communication: mobile. Who Uses Mobile Fundraising?

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Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

This so-called Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) sent the generally calm Professor Sargeant through the roof. Board Meeting Swipe File Communications Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management Transparency premium

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The Fundraising Advantage

A Small Change

What are some of the advantages of working in fundraising and in the nonprofit world? Feel free to leave some of your own in a comment: Why are you in fundraising? Fundraising is very relationship based and is a great environment to be involved in peoples lives.

Do you have Fundraising GRIT?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is fundraising GRIT? Why will grit help you with your fundraising? Because you have a lot of nos in fundraising, and it makes a lot of people feel like quitting. Do you have grit in your fundraising career? Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance.

Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is back today to talk about events with a peer-to-peer fundraising component and how to get your supporters to fundraise for you. Luckily, we’ve watched our clients try some pretty amazing tactics to boost participant fundraising in peer-to-peer events.

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Are you a piñata fundraiser?


Sadly, some fundraisers do the same thing. Then the fundraiser gets super-excited. There’s one big problem with piñata fundraising. . You can see how your portion of the sector is doing for FREE by checking out the Fundraising Report Card’s Benchmarks.

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