Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

What you can take away from his story is the following: – Your job as a fundraiser is really to “help others undertake consequential acts of kindness and generosity” (according to Jerold Panas). – Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away.

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. Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. So how do you inspire those people to raise money?

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Can raising money be like building furniture?

iMarketSmart

What does any of this have to do with fundraising? The same goes for fundraising. Fundraisers care deeply about the missions they serve. I even know plenty of fundraisers that have developed loving relationships with donors over the years.

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Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

iMarketSmart

This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving. According to James, “This study tests the impact of various fundraiser job titles on others’ willingness to contact the fundraiser to engage in giving-related discussions.”

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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. 4) Let others fundraise for you.

Fundraising is not really about money

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Fundraising is not really about money. ” Fundraising expert Larry C. Johnson, author of The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising , challenges nonprofits to look at the bigger picture to create a sustainable funding model for their missions.

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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). He is a professional direct response copywriter specializing in the creation of highly persuasive fundraising campaigns for charities and non-profits. Including of course, websites like Wild Woman Fundraising. (Aw

INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Alan Bacharach does an interview with Mazarine Treyz, the Wild Woman of Fundraising about Planned Giving. Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you.

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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. Feature 2: Fundraisers on Facebook . Have you raised money using Facebook?

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

Then it dawned on me that wealthy people make financial transactions with stockbrokers and fundraisers in similar ways. With stockbrokers, investors seek to feel good and make money as a result of their engagement, relationship, partnership, and shared vision.

How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

iMarketSmart

Recently I was interviewed by a woman named Mazarine at Wild Woman Fundraising ! Bottom line: That’s what fundraising is all about. So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money.

We Have an Update on the Money You Gave

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It reminds me about a gift from several months ago (year-end, for no particular purpose) and then tells me exactly what they did with the money. E-Newsletters Fundraising Thank-You LettersThat’s the subject line in the email I received two days ago from Charity: Water.

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How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

The internet has facilitated the creation of several fast, efficient ways to fundraise. Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

EveryAction

What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising. This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them.

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Who Will Get The Money?

The Agitator

No, I’m not letting small organizations totally off the hook for improving their fundraising. Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise , I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

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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Would you give money to this person?

iMarketSmart

I think all of us would agree that one of the most basic reasons why any major donor would give you and your organization money is because they trust you. So why then do so many fundraisers avoid putting a picture of themselves on LinkedIn? The post Would you give money to this person?

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Starting Over #10: Understand Money

The Agitator

As part of the Agitator’s Barriers to Growth series I noted that the shortage of investment funds for fundraising is often perceived as a major hurdle. At least in the minds of far too many boards, CEOs and fundraisers.

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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. The marketing and fundraising personnel at St.

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?

iMarketSmart

The post Do we really need science to help us raise more money? Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing how to raise money for a nonprofit organization or charity major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing tips unique fundraising ideas for nonprofits

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How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t familiar, Causes has built free, customizable fundraising pages that integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and other channels (and the Causes.com site of course). I still firmly believe that fundraising should not be your primary goal for using Facebook and social media.

4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have talked with so many people about fundraising. and of course, fundraising staff. If I pray, the money will come. The money just appears when I need it! The money will come because you built relationships. Planning actually does help you get more money.

Why people WON’T give you money

iMarketSmart

There are 8 major things some fundraisers do that impede fundraising success. 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 | . Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing fundraising tips Lead generation for planned giving major gift marketing online marketing Philanthropy

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How to Shift Giving: New Money for Good Research Released

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Of all of the research I reference in webinar and conference presentations, the Money for Good studies are a longtime favorite. By delving into the true giving motivations and habits of donors, fundraisers can create more effective strategies and stronger appeals to inspire more giving.

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. In the beginning of my fundraising days though, it just didn’t work out that way. That way, they don’t feel they are out of money, and you feel relieved because they are happy to contribute. Ask them to donate to your fundraiser, instead of bringing something to the party.

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The 4 Questions You Need To Answer When Raising Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

Raising money online seems to confound many nonprofits, especially smaller ones. As with any kind of fundraising campaign or appeal, you are putting the cart before the horse if you worry about the tools before figuring out the message and the strategy.

Are you stuck on the fundraising treadmill?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You are raising money like crazy. Despite all of the good work you are doing as a fundraiser. Or now you want to work for yourself to get more money. So… you have freedom and money and your own place, but what’s next? Are you stuck on the fundraising treadmill?

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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.

What really rich people want

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you deal with really rich people in your fundraising job? Are you responsible for building the relationship and asking them for more money than you will make in 10 years? I mean, if they have all of the money they could ever need, what would motivate them?

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Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I mean, they are just going to make even more money. The zombie corporations are holding the money hostage. We need to free that money through legislative action. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations.

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How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? When I work with founders, CEOs and board members, what I often find is that people don’t realize that the world of nonprofit fundraising isn’t separate from every other world in your life.

11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings

iMarketSmart

The post 11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising propsYour annual report (only if it has good pictures, stories about impact, and financials that show responsible use of funds).

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Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs

iMarketSmart

He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Our clients get a growing number of DAF gifts each year because: We (my firm and they) remind their donors to disperse the money (i.e.- Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If your nonprofit is smart (and I know it is), you want to make the most of the generosity of companies as it relates to your digital fundraising efforts. Here are the top four ways to use corporate philanthropy to boost your online fundraiser. Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites. Today, fundraising extends far beyond motivating people to donate. This five-part fundraising toolkit will be a great help: .

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.”

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter. 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.

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.” Asking Matters takes this one step further and applies it to fundraising. The post What’s your fundraising asking style?

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. He’ll be back soon with more details on how to raise money with mobile so stay tuned. Let’s begin with the basic definition of mobile fundraising.