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3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. You still have time to launch your team of fundraising messengers to spur year-end giving.

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. We have never made a fundraising plan. If you make a fundraising plan, even if you never look at it again, it will definitely help you fundraise all year round.

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.

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Holding a fundraising event soon? Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. Highlight opportunities for engagement ( ex: showcase fundraising teams or leaderboards ). Fundraising Guest BloggersKerri Moore.

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?

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.

Fundraising Miracle

The Agitator

Short-term thinking is by far the greatest enemy of effective fundraising. CEOs who won’t invest in skill-building and continuing education for fundraising staffs. Signs of this noxious enemy abound.

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. As part of that process, we are looking at their editorial calendar for their year-end fundraising campaign, which will include direct mail, email, and social media.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

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.

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.

Fundraising vs. Facilitating

iMarketSmart

Fundraising focuses on an organization’s process for raising money by requesting donations. Fundraising is what most of you are told to do. Fundraising is what some of your board members refuse to do. Fundraising is focused on tactics that generate donations. Fundraising sometimes offends supporters. Maybe it’s time we stopped calling ourselves fundraisers. >> How to get great fundraising advice without reading an entire book. >>

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi was part of a fantastic session at last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments.

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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.

What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters

iMarketSmart

” So what’s the takeaway that fundraisers can learn from restaurants? Recommendations: >> The Future Fundraising Now Blog. >> Get Fully Funded Blog. The post What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters appeared first on MarketSmart | .

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

EveryAction

Here's a handy breakdown from Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, which outlines some of the easiest ways to incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. Fundraising events. fundraising guest post

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

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 Communications

4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking

iMarketSmart

Related Posts. >> The Keys to Successful Fundraising. >> The Anatomy of Success in Planned Giving. >> 5 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Fundraising Success. The post 4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking appeared first on MarketSmart | .

The Curse of Fundraising Innumeracy

The Agitator

Lots of good stuff apparently came out of last week’s International Fundraising Conference and we’ll be reporting on some of that in the near future. I spoke to a Head of Fundraising (who shall remain nameless) who is revered in the sector and thought to be a big brain and big thinker.

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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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. Therefore, it’s important that you, your fundraising team and your entire organization think of yourselves as brokers, partners, educators, and facilitators— not fundraisers.

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.

18 habits every fundraiser should have by their first 6 months on the job

Wild Woman Fundraising

But what about fundraisers? I give you: 18 Habits of highly successful fundraising professionals. Because fundraising is about relationships. This is one of the easiest ways to become a good fundraiser. Just the best way to fundraise, NBD.

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

We’re in count down to year-end fundraising season, with its relentless pressure and never-ending to-dos. You can mix and match these traits to compose a powerhouse team of fundraising ambassadors. When you ask your people to be messengers, explain how they’ll make a real difference in year-end fundraising. These can range from honing their speaking and fundraising skills to advancing the organization’s mission.

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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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The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the 5 questions nonprofits always ask me about fundraising appeals. Copywriting Fundraising Nonprofit CommunicationsPhoto Credit: https://flic.kr/p/ekEBbH. p/ekEBbH.

A New Fundraising Classic

The Agitator

Researched and written by Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud’s Director of Analytics, Data Driven Nonprofits is to the ‘science’ of fundraising what Ken Burnett’s Relationship Fundraising is to the ‘art’ of fundraising.

Pokémon Go for Fundraisers

The Agitator

Breaking Out of the Status Quo Communications Innovation Integrated fundraising and marketing Media usage / trends Mobile marketing and fundraising Social media premiumOK, Tom, we’re gonna have to give up Candy Crush and jump into Pokémon Go. What’s that?”, you say.

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

I've been hearing a well-meaning but fundraising killing myth while talking to many groups and training many boards over the last few months. Educating is not fundraising. Or fundraising? The same is true with fundraising. Ask Fundraising Secrets ask education

Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

The mission of the Fundraising Career Conference is to help fundraising people build their careers. Ultimately our conference will help small nonprofits retain fundraising staff, waste less money, and have more fun.

Why Journalism and Fundraising Make Good Bedfellows

iMarketSmart

Rather, this article is about the confluence of journalism and fundraising. Then, later I created a business that helps fundraisers increase revenues at lower costs. That shows that you, the fundraiser (or the journalist), care about how you tell your stories.

An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit infographics are growing in popularity as marketing and fundraising tools, and there are many reasons for this: **In just the last two years, Google searches for infographics have increased by over 800%. photo credit: peddhapati via photopin cc.

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?

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters ? While it's best to have two or three others read the fundraising letter before you send it, sometimes those people miss things too.

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Fundraising Hypocrisy

The Agitator

Over the last few months the UK tabloids busted the fundraising British sector for its overly aggressive tactics in telemarketing and Face –To-Face techniques. ( See Playing the Blame Game in the UK.) Same with the fundraising trade association.

5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! The sandwich shop)

iMarketSmart

Here are 5 great lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway : 1. The post 5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! Ask for feedback. Say please. . Use the word “YOU” often. It makes people feel special.

The Benefits Of Collaborative Fundraising

The Agitator

I noted that “this leaves little or no room for the ‘science’ part of fundraising like data analytics, predictive modeling and other higher cost skills that can aid in growth.” Breaking Out of the Status Quo Fundraising analytics / data Fundraising philosophy/profession Innovation Nonprofit management premiumIn Part 8 of The Agitator’s Barriers To Growth series I cited “Insufficient Collaboration” as one of the principal barriers.

Fundraising problems are LEADERSHIP problems

Fundraising Coach

Image courtesy of Peter Wood A couple weeks ago, I shared a story with nonprofit executive directors who get my Fundraising Kick coaching emails. My talk was for a mixed audience of nonprofit leaders but I knew I was going to be talking about fundraising too.

Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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P.S. Get more fundraising & marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Fundraising: Innovations & Research all-org team of messengers fundraising Network for Good Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing year-end

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

iMarketSmart

The best fundraisers know that you can’t ask for money until you’ve aligned with the donor’s personal mission. >> 12 Questions that Lead to a Better Fundraising Story. >> Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked.