Fundraisers – You’re Missing the Point of Social Media Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles, written by my fundraising heroes, that are a little bit grouchy on the subject of social media fundraising. I’m here to give you my side of the social media fundraising argument – because I know that it works.

How to prepare for a fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

66 Resources to rise in your fundraising career – to help you anticipate those tough interview questions! If you want more advice about how to get a fundraising job, Schedule a call to chat about what you are looking for right now. Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

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3 Steps to Fix Your Fundraising Career

Wild Woman Fundraising

The cure for the common fundraising career! How your results helped meet the fundraising dept goals and plan. The post 3 Steps to Fix Your Fundraising Career appeared first on Wild Woman Fundraising. Are you ready to rise? Let’s go!

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


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.

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How to hire a fundraising career consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you feel like you could use some mentorship, or coaching in your fundraising career? Maybe it’s time to get fundraising career coaching for yourself. Why would someone get INTO fundraising career consulting? Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

[VIDEO] Sample Fundraising Cover Letters and Resumes

Wild Woman Fundraising

I just got back from AFP ICON and presented on all about fundraising resumes and cover letters at my session. Here are 4 videos to help you write a better fundraising resume and cover letter today. Sample Fundraising Resumes. Sample Fundraising Cover Letters.

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How to hire a fundraising consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Maybe you need an expert in a certain kind of fundraising. Is it someone to fundraise for you? Train your team to help you fundraise. Measure fundraising effectiveness and look at your analytics. THEN hiring a fundraising consultant is a good next step. Fundraising.

Why your fundraising stories don't work

Fundraising Coach

During my time as a leadership and fundraising coach, I've helped thousands of nonprofit leaders clarify their fundraising stories. Have you ever asked hospital leaders and fundraisers what the most important story they should be telling to donors? Fundraising isn't Marketing.

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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.

Revitalizing Fundraising

A Small Change

We work in a challenging profession. There is a lot about what we do that is exciting but a lot that can sometime feel overwhelming. My wife and I recently had a baby. I use to think I had some measure of selflessness in me.

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

Getting Attention

You know that marketing and fundraising have to be more on target than ever, with messages based on right-now data and stories from across your channels, campaigns, and programs. The days of the one-off marketing project or fundraising campaign are over. Flickr: Robyn Anderson.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Planning for 2019 is in full swing, so it’s time to assess current and upcoming trends in digital fundraising and how your nonprofit can leverage them for maximum impact. Think of digital fundraising and community building like dominoes.

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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.”

Trying to break into fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to break into fundraising? Maybe you’re coming from college and you’re wondering about fundraising as a career. Maybe you’ve sat on a nonprofit board and you’re considering a career in fundraising.

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Beware of the fundraising Illuminati


The post Beware of the fundraising Illuminati appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising altruism illuminatiThe Illuminati is the name given to real and fictitious secret society groups claiming special knowledge or enlightenment. .

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The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters! This is more important than being a better fundraiser (though it probably will help me be one too!). We have recordings of the Fundraising Career Conference available here. .

What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?


This compelled me to come up with a simple methodology that I call “ 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising. Want to get started with 3-to-1 major gift fundraising? Click here to get a free sample of the 3-to-1 fundraising sticky pads. The post What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?

Will You Become an Engagement Fundraiser?


For the sake of donors, volunteers, advocates, and members everywhere who want to change the world but need an organization bigger than them to get it done, I sincerely hope you’ll consider becoming an engagement fundraiser. Will you become an engagement fundraiser ?

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.

6 Simple Interview Questions You Need to Ask to Find a Good Fundraising Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising jobs are hard! You’ll also have 5 more questions as a bonus, for fundraising specific roles. If you’d like to learn EVEN MORE about getting a better fundraising job, or moving on up in your nonprofit career, check out my book, Get the Job!

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5 Common Fundraising Resume Mistakes

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you make a more compelling fundraising resume? What if you have NO fundraising experience? How can you relate unrelated experience to the fundraising world? If you don’t have any fundraising experience, how can you put metrics on your resume?

Why Fundraising Mastermind Elite?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The top 10 reasons why Fundraising Mastermind Elite is one of the world’s best fundraising education communities. You Can’t Beat Fundraising Mastermind Elite ‘s Remarkable Value Our all-inclusive prices have no hidden costs.

The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising


There are eight components of my innovative fundraising methodology : 1. We’ve called it the 80/20 rule, but it’s more like the 90/10 rule when applied to fundraising. These tools help fundraisers cut costs, optimize what they do, and raise gifts efficiently.

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The Fundraising Art of War?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Usually it is exactly as silly as I think it will be, but when I started reading this book, I realized it was actually very useful for nonprofit marketing and fundraising. ” How does this apply to the fundraising world? Then you cannot start a fundraising campaign.

Top 7 Fundraising In’s and Out’s for 2018


OUT: Over-spending your donors’ dollars on fundraising efforts that don’t work anymore. Related Posts: >>12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now. Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points.

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Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

My role was to raise UCF’s profile, fundraise, communicate with donors, help develop the local team’s skills – and fundraise some more! Mazarine: What is your take on fundraising internationally in Africa? Mazarine: Do you fundraise from the local community as well?

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising


Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise. Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. fundraising

10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers


Here are my top 10 traits of terrible fundraisers that drive major donors away: . The post 10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Sadly, I’ve witnessed all of these but I truly believe #1 is the worst.

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.

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.

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Why some people rise in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Check out the first post in this series, all about how to get that fundraising job ! And if you’d like to learn even more about moving on up in fundraising, then join us at the Fundraising Career Conference, April 17, 19 and 21st, 2017. Boss clueless about fundraising?

The Fundraising Advantage

A Small Change

What are some of the advantages of working in fundraising and in the nonprofit world? Feel free to leave some of your own in a comment: Why are you in fundraising? Fundraising is very relationship based and is a great environment to be involved in peoples lives.

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: .

INTERVIEW: With Craig Linton, The Fundraising Detective!

Wild Woman Fundraising

He’s a fabulous researcher for fundraising and always has good links on fundraising articles, AND I just shared a train compartment with him last month, and he was all “HEY!” Like, do the fundraising professionals in the UK get taken for granted, just like in the US?

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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Year-End Fundraising Resources for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-End Fundraising Season. This year you will OWN year-end fundraising. The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Year-End Online Fundraising Campaign. How to Write Amazing Year-End Fundraising Appeals by Network for Good. Create urgency in your fundraising posts.

Do you have Fundraising GRIT?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is fundraising GRIT? Why will grit help you with your fundraising? Because you have a lot of nos in fundraising, and it makes a lot of people feel like quitting. Do you have grit in your fundraising career? Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance.

3 tips for your fundraising career


The post 3 tips for your fundraising career appeared first on MarketSmart. Philosophy/motivation Smartideas strategy fundraising careerAlways add value.

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Are you a piñata fundraiser?


Sadly, some fundraisers do the same thing. Then the fundraiser gets super-excited. There’s one big problem with piñata fundraising. . You can see how your portion of the sector is doing for FREE by checking out the Fundraising Report Card’s Benchmarks.

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I dare you to be your own fundraising guru

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I started out in fundraising, I always wanted more knowledge. In fundraising in general. But aside from a couple of workshops, no one stepped forward to teach me, in the beginning of my fundraising journey.

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

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The single difference between above average and below average fundraisers


Above average fundraisers have developed the ability to create and deliver value where the donor has never thought to look for it. The post The single difference between above average and below average fundraisers appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction


fundraising digitalMany large U.S. based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.