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.

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.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine. Since in politics what you communicate doesn’t matter as much as how you communicate it, you’ve got to start fundraising early and never stop, even after you get elected.

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?

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.

Raise money online this year

Get Fully Funded

As we approach the deep fundraising season, many folks are asking about online fundraising, so I wanted to share a few things. Remember that the internet is a tool you can use to raise money. Just because you have a website or a Facebook page does not mean people will flock to it and give you money. Lots of people have asked me how to raise money online and I get the sense that they think it’s something hard or mystical.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Hey, now that I think about, I could use more of those two myself… Time and money are the most valuable resources in the world , and for nonprofits the impact of having more of either can be immeasurable.

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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.

What does “value” have to do with raising money?

iMarketSmart

Therefore, the simple key to commanding more money (and this applies to just about any financial transaction) is to provide more value. If this is done well, more money will follow. The post What does “value” have to do with raising money? Fundraising Want more donors ? And, want more donors to give more ? The only true way to substantially achieve both goals is to deliver more value. Yet value is always in the eye of the beholder.

Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. That's peanuts compared to how much you can raise from employees and customers." They raised $142 million in just 2016 alone. Employees are no longer interested in your fundraisers (e.g.

Are You Raising Money for Your Library?

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you raise money for your library? How do you start to raise money for the library? Are You Raising Money for Your Library? originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on August 9, 2012.

Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He’s so smart and so practical, and he tells it like it is, all while still being a nice, supportive guy — which makes him a perfect partner for our Nonprofit Marketing Guide e-clinics on print fundraising for small nonprofits. Tom Ahern. I love Tom Ahern to bits.

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.

How your ears help raise money

Get Fully Funded

There’s an ad in the new issue of Fundraising Success magazine that caught my eye. It says “Listening is the new fundraising.&# When it comes to building relationships, which is what fundraising is all about, listening is key. . One of the most important skills you can develop as a Fundraiser is your ability to listen well. Spend time daily practicing these 8 keys to being a good listener and you’ll find fundraising to be an easier task.

Cause Marketing 101: 5 Tactics for Raising Money from Businesses

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This isn't about companies giving you money. Cause marketing raises money and raises awareness because you are gaining access to your partner's most valuable asset - their customers. . In the right retail setting you can raise thousands and thousands of dollars. This is one of the cheapest strategies, but one of the most lucrative ways to raise money. Fundraising 101: Getting Started

Some people make excuses; others raise money

Fundraising Coach

Are you making excuses or raising money? If I had a dollar for every fundraiser that’s told me they’re not making major gift calls because “August is a slow month,” I’d be able to make much larger gifts to nonprofits! Fundraising is hard work.

Raising Money After Disaster, Tragedy: Two Resources

Selfish Giving

As the weeks and months passed more disasters and tragedies occurred but with dissimilar fundraising results. Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council on Letting Supporters Do Their Own Things. Cause Practices boston bombing cause marketing disaster response fundraising

Susan Emfinger Discusses The Difficulties and Faulty Assumptions of Raising Money

Non Profit Marketing 360

In my last blog post, I said that I would spend some time exploring questions that to my mind are important to fundraisers from both the charity and the education sectors. The question was, “Isn’t it much more difficult to fundraise in today’s economy?”. Susan Emfinger of UMBC.

The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. Fundraising is personal and is done on the ground. Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathons

What we learned about multichannel fundraising from raising money at year-end

DonorDigital

Although it seems like eons ago, our team at Mal Warwick | Donordigital is still taking stock of what the year-end giving trends mean for our client programs, and for nonprofit fundraising as a whole. While integration still may feel challenging in actual implementation, this year-end season reinforced for me the power and necessity of integrated fundraising for overall program success. Integrated Fundraising Online Fundraising fundraising multi-channel online fundraising

Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]

Blue Sky Collaborative

Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]. In my quest to find new and effective fundraising ideas for you, I stumbled across Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). Good idea. They run an event called Mario Marathon. You can get

Does the Raiser’s Edge Help Raise Money?

JCA Insights

Does any fundraising software really help raise money? Perhaps it would help to put these questions in context; how would you defend the expense of purchasing, maintaining and managing your fundraising software to your Board? The ROI for The Raiser’s Edge, like any fundraising system, stems from the culture of accountability and transparency that it makes possible. Which board members are actively raising money?

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

Fundraiser Ideas

Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. 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. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt. Social networking sites are also helpful when raising awareness about organizations and causes.

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

Trying to Raise Money Through the Mail? Learn from the Master

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want to raise more money with your fundraising letters, set aside Noon-1:00 p.m. His fundraising company is celebrating 30 years of helping good causes raise lots of money through the mail. Tags: Fundraising Online Courses

SWEET Walkathon Software: Mashed Up, Tricked Out, Raising Money

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Preeclampsia Foundation (www.preeclampsia.org) recently launched its SWEET Website for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia([link] The event is in its early stages but the website has been the fulcrum for over $24,000 raised in the first 2 weeks of its.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Subscribe to our weekly Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Tips Newsletter.

Principles for Raising Money

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Fundraising Best Practices and Principles Or the unbelievable but true things in fundraising that I find myself saying over and over again: • The Pyramid Principle in fundraising says that you can’t meet a big goal from a lot of modest, evenly-sized gifts. Instead, plan to raise one very large gift or grant (the tip-top), a lot of modest gifts from a lot of people (the bottom-foundation of the pyramid), and many gifts in the middle.

Will you let me help you raise money through the mail?

Get Fully Funded

Give me 4 weeks and I’ll show you how to raise gobs of money through the mail! It’s my “Secrets of Direct Mail Mentoring Course&# and in it you will learn everything you need to know to raise money like the big nonprofits do. This is my favorite technique for raising money and building relationships. In this 4-week course, you’ll learn how to: Choose the absolute best time to mail your fundraising letters.

Mailbag: How to raise money for “overhead”

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Any suggestions for how a nonprofit’s CEO can “make the ask” in a fundraising campaign, without sounding too self-serving? The end results of your efforts is the story you tell in your fundraising pitch. You raise money by talking about the impact of your work—not about budget line items. A reader of this blog sent me an email in reaction to my post on making modules of your mission, and for today’s post, I’m going to reply to it. (In

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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Taking the Brakes Off of Fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Ever wondered what kills fundraising efforts? . I see it all the time – hard working and passionate professionals doing everything they can to raise money but run head first into one (or all) of these issues that bring their fundraising to a screeching halt: 1.

SWEET fundraising software helps a small org raise money like the big boys

Blue Sky Collaborative

Once again, CCALS is at or near the top of the list of organizations that raised money in the 2009 Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) www.ccals.org , a small but strikingly effective organization isn't afraid to run with the big boys.

Amazon Launches AmazonSmile - A Fundraising Mechanism for Nonprofits to Raise Money from Amazon's Customers Through Customers' Purchases

Seeking Grant Money Today

Amazon how to new fundraising method "AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

Fundraising Coach

The new book Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is just that. Train Your Board to Raise Money can help. The authors, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson, call this book a "cookbook of easy-to-Use fundraising exercises."

To Raise Money, You Need.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

An excerpt from an off-the-top-of-my-head note I sent last week to a friend inquiring about getting fundraising help for her friend's start-up organization, which has so far been funded by that friend, the founder. The note turns out to be a list of things you really need to be putting in place to raise money: your friend can check my blog, Fundraising Breakthroughs, to see my philosophy and approach to fundraising. Tags: start-up fundraising

iphone Publicity Stunt Raises Money for Charity

Fundraising Breakthroughs

It’s a lot of money. And more importantly to me, as it’s my work to help organizations raise enough resources to create meaningful change in the world, of course I wonder about the actual, long-term value to the organization really will. fundraising

Bookspring Read-a-thon in Texas Lets Students Raise Money for Books for Students

Blue Sky Collaborative

So far, over 3000 elementary school students in Texas have created their fundraising pages on SWEET and have raised close to $150,000 in the Read-a-Thon. The money they raised goes toward providing books and. Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising

Tips to engage your Board in fundraising

Get Fully Funded

One of the biggest complaints I hear from Executive Directors and Development staff is that they want more from their Board when it comes to fundraising. I believe that with the right training and support, ANY Board can become a fundraising Board. Here are some tips for helping your Board join in on the fun of fundraising: Set the expectation when you recruit new members that they will need to give a personal gift AND participate in fundraising.

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A riddle: What won’t raise money today but will tomorrow?

Sea Change Strategies

Sharing good news might not raise money now (any fundraiser worth his or her salt knows that threat and true urgency is where the immediate money come from). Fundraising Good news! This week has been one wild ride. And with lots of good news bubbling up in progressive circles, it reminded me how important it is for us to celebrate victories and good news with our donors. Have you given your donors a virtual high five lately?