6 Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With year-end fundraising coming up, today we will focus on donations with another appearance from the fake organization The Center for Wayward Squirrels to provide some sample language. Want to see real-life fundraising examples (especially direct mail)? Fundraising

Guidelines for Third-Party Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some very nice person wants to hold a fundraiser for you. These are called “third-party fundraisers” and putting together some guidelines for them is a great idea. Third-party fundraising guidelines often cover. Food Bank of Lincoln Host a Fundraiser/Drive (Nebraska).

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.

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week we shared some our favorite fundraising asks , and today we are back with a few more classics that work. 6 MORE Fundraising Asks. If you have a big ticket item, fundraise around that particular item. Fundraising

The 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.

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

EveryAction

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks. fundraising

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Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What is social fundraising? And how can small nonprofits start their own programs to recruit and mobilize social fundraisers for their cause? Sue is a sought-after speaker and an expert in social fundraising and creating awesome donor experiences. What makes it so powerful?

How Important Is Training for Fundraisers? Very.

iMarketSmart

The end of October seemingly always has something in store for us, whether it be a new costume fad, wacky weather (too hot, or too cold), or the general “all hands on deck” push to execute year-end fundraising strategies. The post How Important Is Training for Fundraisers?

10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers

iMarketSmart

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.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

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

Beware of the fundraising Illuminati

iMarketSmart

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. .

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.

Will You Become an Engagement Fundraiser?

iMarketSmart

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 ?

What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?

iMarketSmart

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?

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.

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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The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising

iMarketSmart

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.

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.”

The single difference between above average and below average fundraisers

iMarketSmart

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 |.

Are you a piñata fundraiser?

iMarketSmart

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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Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points

iMarketSmart

Related Posts: >>The 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising and Why You Desperately Need Them. >>Introducing >>Introducing the Four Selfs of Engagement Fundraising. The post Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Focus- Focus your marketing (especially your expensive marketing like face-to-face meetings) on people who have a lot of money.

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.

Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?

iMarketSmart

Also, go ahead and replace salesperson with fundraiser and selling with fundraising. Smart fundraisers know that the point of acquisition fundraising is to get people into the funnel so they can take a donor journey that leads to a major gift (including a legacy gift).

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LinkedIn for Fundraisers (EF-0019)

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss how fundraisers can utilize LinkedIn. The post LinkedIn for Fundraisers (EF-0019) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. Podcast

5 Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser

J Campbell Social Marketing

I was invited to give a presentation on Pamela Grow’s Motivate Monday webinar this week, and the topic was Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser. 5) Thoroughly evaluate if social media fundraising is right for your organization.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

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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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. >>

Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4

iMarketSmart

The post Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Learn how to use email in a way donors love, how to use it to track engagement, some pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Visit iMarketSmart.com to learn more about MarketSmart.

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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.

Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09)

iMarketSmart

The climate has changed for donors, nonprofits, and fundraising. The post Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Learn about this change and how to adapt to meet these new donor expectations. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link].

Job Titles For Fundraisers – Episode 10

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss job titles for fundraisers and how the wrong job title can negatively affect the donor’s perception. Not sure what engagement fundraising is or how job titles affect your success as a fundraiser?

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How to Cheat at Nonprofit Fundraising + Get Away with It

EveryAction

Fundraising is a huge job at any nonprofit. That got us thinking: is it possible to cheat at nonprofit fundraising + get away with it? If so, social fundraising might just be the ace up your organization''s sleeve. fundraising strategy social fundraising

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Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising communications stink!

iMarketSmart

Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. Most reporters don’t understand the business of fundraising. Ok… finally, how to stink less (and be the fundraiser you always wanted to be ).

Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising sucks.

iMarketSmart

Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. Most reporters don’t understand the business of fundraising. Ok… finally, how to suck less (and be the fundraiser you always wanted to be ).

A perfect example of ‘spray and pray fundraising’

iMarketSmart

Folks, THIS is spray and pray fundraising. Fundraising Climate Change is happening because of emails like this. Check out my report titled: Fundraising Climate Change and What You Can Do About It. Smartideas can spam and nonprofits email fundraising spray and pray fundraising

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?

To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02)

iMarketSmart

Greg interviews Tim about his “Engagement Fundraising” experiences at MarketSmart. Learn more about the Engagement Fundraising Book at [link]. The post To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

However, just because they are a fundraising staple doesn’t mean that annual campaigns don’t require the same amount of attention, creativity, and work that other campaigns do. fundraising nonprofit campaigns Development

Why You Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant – Episode 15

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss fundraising consultants and why you as a fundraiser should consider hiring one. Check out the How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy Podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher and other podcast directories.

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.

12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

iMarketSmart

Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world. 34% of the world’s top charities now employ engagement fundraising (and hundreds of small and mid-size organizations too!). My simplest explanation of how engagement fundraising works.

Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is back today to talk about events with a peer-to-peer fundraising component and how to get your supporters to fundraise for you. Luckily, we’ve watched our clients try some pretty amazing tactics to boost participant fundraising in peer-to-peer events.

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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.

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