5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post. Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements!

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

Almost every article I read about online fundraising and online giving starts out something like this: Despite the hype and the assurances of social media experts, online fundraising still accounts for an abysmal 2% of total dollars raised by charities.

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Small Nonprofits Are Increasing Their Online Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

The fundraising climate is improving. Most notably, online giving is on the rise. While online giving is still a small percentage (6.4%) of the total funds raised by nonprofits, it is becoming a vital tool in the fundraising toolbox for organizations everywhere, large and small.

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-end fundraising planning. For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. Here are 3 things successful nonprofits can and should do in September to get a leg up on year-end online fundraising. Fundraising Nonprofit Communication

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you send all your email subscribers the exact same fundraising emails for every campaign — year-end or any other time — you’ll never unlock their full potential as supporters. Looking to kick your online fundraising up a notch? Are all your email subscribers the same?

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

In online Fundraising! I was hugely curious about their jobs, what they’d learned so far, and measurements for their success in online fundraising. So they have different constraints than American fundraisers do. Get Schooled!

Nonprofits Grew Online Giving, Website Traffic & Social Media Fans in 2013

J Campbell Social Marketing

This year they surveyed 53 nonprofits, looking at data on online fundraising and advocacy. Some of the more interesting findings: Email continues to account for about a third of online fundraising revenue. Online giving increased 14% over 2012 totals.

6 Things You Must Discuss In Your Year-End Online Fundraising Planning

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For a lot of nonprofits, that means the biggest online fundraising campaign of the year is right around the corner. The first thing I always recommend in year-end fundraising planning? What do you brainstorm in your fundraising planning? December is coming.

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Online Fundraising Continues to Grow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online fundraising will be a huge part of the conferences I’m attending this week. Just in time, Convio has released the latest update from its Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study. Here are a few highlights: Online fundraising continues to grow.

[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic. Fundraising Online Courses

A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to get donors all jazzed up before an online fundraising campaign? For AHA ’s year-end online fundraising campaign, we began with a Thanksgiving email thanking donors for their support and inviting them to see what good their gift did that year.

KICK IT UP A NOTCH: 4 Smart Ways to Boost Your Year-End Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising goal established. Sounds like your year-end online fundraising campaign is off to a solid start. Try one of these 4 tactics to boost your online fundraising this December. You may see a lot of online matches…that’s because they work!

6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Specifically, how do we sign more supporters up for an online monthly giving program? Once you are ready to receive monthly donors, here are 6 proven ways to rev up your online sustainer program: 1. And chances are you’ll be getting a lot of online donations in December.

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Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online fundraising should be a major part of your strategy this year. Last year, online fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday raised 90% more in 2013 than in 2012 – about $19.2 in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%. The post Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

5 Biggest Trends in Online Fundraising at #12NTC

Wild Woman Fundraising

I used to think December was the place to concentrate your online fundraising attention. Here are five of the biggest trends in online fundraising. Trend 1: Online fundraising is up 13%. 20% of all online giving happens in December.

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page. So you’ve got a beautiful online donation page up and running. Let’s talk about marketing your online donation page! Bottom Line** Email is a powerful fundraising tool.

Thirsty for Online Fundraising Data? Check Out the Luminate Online Benchmark Report 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are some of the key takeaways from the new Luminate Online Benchmark Report 2016 by Blackbaud. The report aggregates data from July 2015 to June 2016 from 631 mature Luminate Online customers — orgs with at least 3 years of consecutive usage data. Email is still gold.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This month’s Net2ThinkTank Challenge is, “What are your best practices for effectively monitoring online feedback about your organization, cause, or social enterprise? AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# How to promote yourself online.

Increase In Online Giving Presents Nonprofits With Great Opportunity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get excited – online giving is definitely on the rise! Online giving, while definitely growing, is still a very minor part of overall funds raised for nonprofits. (In Interesting points to consider: The average online gift is $89.

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis joins us today to share some tips on creating a simple online donation process.~Kivi. Abby Jarvis is a blogger, marketer, and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. Abby Jarvis.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In yesterday’s post, I told you that I suspect that the reason online givers seem to be one-hit-wonders has less to do with online givers being fickle and more with nonprofits not yet figuring out how to do online donor retention well.

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7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online. Here are some statistics for you to chew on, if you still think that having a robust online presence is not important for your nonprofit organization: Network for Good reports that 30% of annual giving online occurs in the month of December.

10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Sure there are shady online services where you can purchase thousands of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. You can hold exciting (but irrelevant) online contests to lure complete strangers who have no connection to your cause into clicking “Like” on your Facebook Page.

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, Abby Jarvis is back with 3 more ways to promote your online donation page. Last week , we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Use it to effectively drive traffic to your online donation page! Fundraising Nonprofit Communication

Successful Online Fundraising Campaigns – Tips from @karvetski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerri Karvetski is a wonderful nonprofit copywriter and online strategist (and she also teaches the webinars in our Social Media Starter Kit series ). I recently interviewed Kerri for some tips on how to put together a good online fundraising campaign.

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. On your online donation forms.

4 Nonprofit Tech Tips to Boost Online Donor Engagement Rates

J Campbell Social Marketing

Even though people are increasingly turning to the Internet to search for and to obtain information about causes they care about, keeping online donors engaged long-term is an ongoing struggle for many nonprofits. Guest post by Wauker Matthews.

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Key Findings on Nonprofit Social Media, Email and Online Fundraising

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The annual online benchmark study for nonprofits from M+R Strategic Services & NTEN found online fundraising continues to grow - as does the social media reach of nonprofits. . Make sure your online fundraising strategy is rock solid.

Why Online Fundraising is like Ice cream!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Before we get down to it, if you are in Austin, and interested in being a more effective fundraiser, we still have a couple of spots left in my Lean Fundraising workshop at the Center for Nonprofits tomorrow. Today I have a post on Causevox about how fundraising is like ice cream. You get totally inside of it, and then you remember, oh, snap, I can’t create a whole fundraising meal out of this! Finding a job Fundraising Volunteers Web 2.0

Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. Enter a new bill by Senator John Rockefeller IV called “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2013.” Online Privacy Toolkit Worksheets by MazarineTreyz.

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Marc Pitman, Shanon Doolittle, Kishshana, Greg Warner, Jeff Schreifels, Mazarine Treyz’s Next Level Fundraising such great enthusiasm inspired me to take action. You have really inspired me to develop a fundraising plan and to finish our succession plan.”

Swiss Army Knife for Online Fundraisers

The Agitator

M+R , the online fundraising, campaigning and marketing firm, is offering up a terrific online resource called the Toolshed where you can spend productive time while avoiding weekend chores. Or bone up on your online stat skills with the T-Test to check the accuracy of your testing on increasing average gifts online. Fundraising analytics / data Innovation Online fundraising and marketing Social media premium

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How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

When creating and implementing your nonprofit online fundraising campaign, remember that getting people’s attention is much harder than it seems. Using the power and potential of social media in your online fundraising campaign is essential.

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5 Inspiring Nonprofit Online Campaigns for Mother’s Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

These nonprofits are seriously winning on social media – because they recognize two things: 1) Mother’s Day is a perfect time to implement a fundraising campaign due to it’s personal and emotional nature. Is your nonprofit conducting a Mother’s Day fundraising campaign? .

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Below you’ll find some of the most common errors you make when thanking donors who gave online. Online fundraising may no longer be the wild west of the nonprofit community, but it still carries with it the aura of an unsettled frontier. Gretchen Barry.

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How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. People who want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and acknowledged correctly!

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Is your online fundraising suffering from FOMO?

Giving in a Digital World

Reading about this it struck me that a version of this condition is something that many fundraisers are in danger of suffering from when it comes to their online activities.

December’s Online Fundraising Blizzard

The Agitator

Online fundraisers lose all restraint when it comes to the month of December, participating en masse in the year-end feeding frenzy. This extravaganza has become part of the ingrained biological clock of nonprofits and their fundraisers … like whales gathering off South Africa each season for krill. Online fundraising and marketing premium

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.

4 Tips For Making the Perfect Online Ask to your Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Whether it’s through online donation pages , social media, text-to-give technology, or some other digital outreach, nonprofits are learning that in order to raise more money and connect with their supporters, they need to go online. Having a secure online donation page.