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. Back-to-School season begins in August. A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post.

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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. Reference their interest area (“as a member of our Safer Schools rapid response team”).

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3 Ideas for Getting the Word Out to Your Donors About Online Fundraising Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

That’s fundraising 101. The same applies for online fundraising campaigns, but nonprofits are less confident in their respective abilities to spread the word for those campaigns. Below, you’ll find three ideas for promoting online fundraising campaigns to donors.

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Get Schooled! 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.

The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Especially during difficult economic times, charities and nonprofit organizations should consider fundraising strategies that require little or no cash outlay. The revenues generated by free fundraising ideas can be directly used for the work of the organization and require no upfront expenditure of already limited funds. Here are 10 free fundraising ideas that can produce great results. This can potentially be one of the most effective free fundraising ideas.

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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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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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Strong Emotions Drive Online Video

The Agitator

It’s Friday, and online video watching normally spikes on Fridays. Maybe a good day to talk about online videos. Greenpeace recently held a ‘Digital Mobilisation Skillshare’ to explore the characteristics of most effective online videos.

The 22 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before a Fundraising Event

Fundraiser Ideas

After being on so many fundraising teams, I’ve noticed what is done before an event directly correlates with how the fundraising event turns out. An Unsuccessful Vs. Successful Fundraising Event. Since we didn’t have the money to pay for these items out of pocket, we would have fundraising events. Now, as college students, we weren’t the most skilled fundraisers. She was so organized and had every single aspect of the fundraising event planned.

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

MARCH – Brooklyn Law School Giving Day. APRIL – Bethel College Online Giving Day (Indiana). Fundraising Nonprofit CommunicationsAre you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news!

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A trivia night fundraiser is a wonderful fundraising event because, if done correctly, it can be so much fun as to cause people to forget that they are actually attending a fundraiser. This will make your trivia night fundraiser even more exciting.

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.”

10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. Organize your fundraiser at a time when lots of other teams will be in attendance, such as during a tournament. Goal Kick Fundraiser – This is similar to the fast pitch fundraiser but only for soccer teams. Flock of Flamingos – This is a fun fundraising idea for sports teams.

Sponsored Post: Online Fundraising Benefits

A Small Change

“With the help of our online software solutions, many of our customers have quadrupled the amount of funds raised in previous years.” If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to consider taking your fundraising campaign online. Online Fundraising.

10 Specific Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! In this week’s lesson, I give specific examples of digital storytelling tactics to use during your next fundraising campaign. 3) Share stories about staff member’s family and encourage you online community to share their stories.

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Reclaim Back to School: Stay Energized, Relevant and Top of Your Game

Getting Attention

Back to school is one of the definers of fall as we know it—right up there with apples, the changing of the leaves and Halloween. It’s the ONLY way to ensure our marketing and fundraising content is relevant, and a vital way to ensure our own satisfaction.

Dunk Tank

Fundraiser Ideas

A dunk tank is a remarkably easy fundraiser , particularly when it comes to school fundraising. You can see an example of a successful dunk tank fundraiser in the video below. A dunk tank fundraiser is best executed not as a standalone event, but in addition to an outdoor community event, such as a town fair or a school’s field day. When you’re ready to begin your dunk tank fundraiser, simply search for dunk tank rental companies online.

Do You Make Any of These 10 Fundraising Mistakes?

Fundraiser Ideas

With over a decade of fundraising experience, I have stumbled over many fundraising mistakes. This way, you can achieve the same success I have in my fundraising without having to deal with the mistakes first. Many fundraising teams make the mistake of not considering whom they are targeting when planning what they will sell. When you plan your fundraiser, consider the audience you will target by asking yourself these questions: What are the interests of your audience?

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Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops {Book Review}

J Campbell Social Marketing

I had no formal fundraising training when I took my first job as a director of development – and I really wish that this book had been around to guide me! How to increase the amount of money you raise online. Many fundraising books spend a lot of time on the importance of fundraising.

December is Over, but Fundraising Shouldn’t Be

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The end of the year isn’t the only time to fundraise. A few strategic, seasonal campaigns can help you not only boost fundraising throughout the year but also help you test techniques, strategies and messaging for next December. These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns.

How To Fill Out A Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! 5) It will make you less stressed and less organized to have a plan laid out for your content, your posts, your emails, and everything that you need to create, curate, or share online. Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!)

How to Build a Fundraising Tribe for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

So, if you’re looking to build a fundraising tribe for your #GivingTuesday campaign , here are six need-to-know tips! Perhaps your story is about how your campaign will offer funds to help build schools in Kenya. GivingTuesday is a great time to launch your fundraising campaign.

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10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Like any other marketing or fundraising initiative, you need a plan and a strategy to set yourself apart and make a splash. Example: “We need to raise $10,000 to provide free after school homework help to 350 high school kids in upstate New York this school year!”.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Communications: 5 Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more than just an innovative approach to online fundraising : they’re now the standard. Usually, the campaign concludes with some kind of event (typically a race, bikeathon, or other active fundraiser).

2015 Digital Fundraising To Do List #2 Get Serious About Email Fundraising

Giving in a Digital World

Despite all the attention that continues to be devoted to Social Media across the nonprofit world, I don’t know many fundraisers who wouldn’t acknowledge that the primary means of engaging with their donors online is actually through email.

5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s tempting to see the astounding fundraising numbers from last year – 1,640,000 gifts made; 177 million raised in over 98 countries – and think that this day of giving will work for your nonprofit. Friendly reminder – #GivingTuesday 2017 is less than 100 days away!

Ep217: Skincare Brand Donates When You Show Some Skin Online

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Kari Pendoley , head of the Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change Foundation , the giving arm of skincare brand Rodan + Fields, about their charitable work with empowerment organizations and upcoming #GoNaked fundraiser.

Guess what? For-Profit Online Universities are.

Wild Woman Fundraising

In this case, the person writing to me was an online for-profit university, in the guise of a “writer and editor.” I work with entities such as Villanova University’s online Master of Public Administration program. For-Profit Online Universities are.

How to Fundraise: 7 Things Everyone Needs to Know

Fundraiser Ideas

The conclusion is that if you’re going to stay afloat for the next year, you need to consider some serious fundraising. But how to fundraise? Individuals: The bald truth is, when you get serious about how to fundraise, taxes must be your first consideration. Legal Zoom is a great online spot for information and help regarding forming a non-profit. When you create your fundraising target, keep in mind any overhead that you will create in the fundraising process.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Plan Ahead for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Double the Donation’s team has compiled advice from over 30 experts on how nonprofit organizations can plan for and implement a successful online fundraising campaign on #GivingTuesday. Summer School: Making #GivingTuesday Work for Your Nonprofit.

Are you being tested?


In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder and CEO) gave $100 million to help fix Newark, New Jersey’s failing school system. Charter schools got a lot of money and they proved that they work. Mark Zuckerberg’s big $100 million gift in 2010.

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Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve written before about the pervasiveness of gender bias in higher education as well, in the gender discrimination of female teachers at Harvard Business School, and the seven teachers who left around the same time in 2010.

A Wake-Up Call for Fundraisers

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When a world-renowned historian discovered there wasn't a single school in his hometown, he decided to raise money to build one. "Do you go to school?" In fact, it was composed by the Roman historian Pliny the Younger nearly two thousand years ago, but it's still off to a livelier start than most fundraising letters sent today. His report, "The Way We Write Is All Wrong," is a blistering sector-wide critique and a must-read for fundraisers everywhere.

How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. W hat’s your fundraising journey? KP: M y name is Kishshana Palmer, and I am a fundraising matchmaker and a nonprofit coaching trainer. or come to the Fundraising Career Conference!

How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Get a little (online) help from your friends. Assigning a development officer or a committee specifically to look into new fundraising initiatives can often produce great results in terms of new donations and acquiring new donors. The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas.

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What the hiring manager looks for in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

This interview is part of a series to help you rise in your fundraising career. It’s a preview of what we’ll be teaching at the Fundraising Career Conference. Join us for the 3rd annual Fundraising Career Conference April 17th, 19th and 21st 2017. Hey, everybody.

Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

In this post, Kerri Moore of Booster has some low-cost fundraising ideas for you. Low-cost fundraising isn’t just about saving your nonprofit some extra cash. After all, a cost can be: The time it takes to plan and execute a fundraising campaign or event. By Kerri Moore.

Creating a Fundraising Strategy: What Do You Need to Consider?

Fundraiser Ideas

As someone looking to fundraise, there are many options available at your disposal. Depending on the capital and branding needs of your organization, certain fundraising strategies may produce better results than others. In many cases, a fundraising strategy that achieves a balance between long-term revenue needs and short-term branding goals is the best solution. Applying a Blue Ocean Strategy to Fundraising. Putting a Face on Your Fundraising Strategy.


Why did people donate $700,000 online to a bullied bus monitor?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When video of her torment was posted online, a groundswell of appalled people donated more than $700,000 to a spontaneous campaign on IndieGoGo. As Stevenson notes, campaigns to help suffering individuals crop up online everyday - including for people in life and death situations - but they rarely spark the scale of reaction to Karen Klein. Archetypal elements : Reicher talked about how the video causes us to flash back to our own childhoods on the school bus, which is powerful.

Philanthropic Throw Down for Public Schools

Marketing for Nonprofits

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. If you care about public schools and have friends and family members who care about public schools too, consider creating a giving page. Using technology to encourage peer to peer fundraising. Also called distributed marketing/fundraising , peer to peer fundraising can be powerful. Tags: widgets contests and awards blogging fundraising