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.

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.

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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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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

iMarketSmart

Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? The post 3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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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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.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Big name charities, like the American Cancer Society, use charity walks as one of their primary charity fundraising events. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

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. With stockbrokers, investors seek to feel good and make money as a result of their engagement, relationship, partnership, and shared vision.

We Have an Update on the Money You Gave

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It reminds me about a gift from several months ago (year-end, for no particular purpose) and then tells me exactly what they did with the money. E-Newsletters Fundraising Thank-You LettersThat’s the subject line in the email I received two days ago from Charity: Water.

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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

iMarketSmart

Recently I was interviewed by a woman named Mazarine at Wild Woman Fundraising ! Bottom line: That’s what fundraising is all about. So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money.

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How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

The internet has facilitated the creation of several fast, efficient ways to fundraise. Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email.

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5 tips to waste your money in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Make sure that you pay your fundraising staff little enough so that you get turnover every 10-18 months. I mean, why invest in fundraising staff? I had been working for non profits in previous years, but needed to make money instead of wearing myself down.

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?

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

Fundraising is not really about money

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Fundraising is not really about money. ” Fundraising expert Larry C. Johnson, author of The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising , challenges nonprofits to look at the bigger picture to create a sustainable funding model for their missions.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

EveryAction

What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising. This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them.

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INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Alan Bacharach does an interview with Mazarine Treyz, the Wild Woman of Fundraising about Planned Giving. Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you.

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Who Will Get The Money?

The Agitator

No, I’m not letting small organizations totally off the hook for improving their fundraising. Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

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Starting Over #10: Understand Money

The Agitator

As part of the Agitator’s Barriers to Growth series I noted that the shortage of investment funds for fundraising is often perceived as a major hurdle. At least in the minds of far too many boards, CEOs and fundraisers.

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How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done. The marketing and fundraising personnel at St.

Would you give money to this person?

iMarketSmart

I think all of us would agree that one of the most basic reasons why any major donor would give you and your organization money is because they trust you. So why then do so many fundraisers avoid putting a picture of themselves on LinkedIn? The post Would you give money to this person?

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise , I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

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.

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.

Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)

iMarketSmart

Her life; Her emotions; Her biology; Her influencers; Her needs; Her consideration continuum; A value proposition; And a facilitator (if you are a fundraiser… this is your role). But, if you are like most fundraisers, you don’t have enough time or budget.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser. In the beginning of my fundraising days though, it just didn’t work out that way. That way, they don’t feel they are out of money, and you feel relieved because they are happy to contribute. Ask them to donate to your fundraiser, instead of bringing something to the party.

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Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a very good question and it’s certainly made me more actively seek out examples of nonprofits who are doing great marketing and fundraising without direct connections to the people who are ultimately served.

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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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. But what are our own attitudes about money?

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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.

Most fundraisers use email the wrong way

iMarketSmart

Sadly most fundraisers are using email the wrong way. Email should NOT be used primarily for fundraising. Would you only ask for money from a friend in every email? I wish fundraisers would finally learn to stop “blasting” and “start engaging” Too many treat email like the button they press to get money out of an ATM. It CAN be used to raise money. More on this in my 10 Commandments of Engagement Fundraising here.

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?

11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings

iMarketSmart

The post 11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising propsYour annual report (only if it has good pictures, stories about impact, and financials that show responsible use of funds).

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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: .

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.”

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve had some questions about mobile fundraising so here’s John Killoran, CEO of @Pay , to get us started. He’ll be back soon with more details on how to raise money with mobile so stay tuned. Let’s begin with the basic definition of mobile fundraising.

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.

Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs

iMarketSmart

He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Our clients get a growing number of DAF gifts each year because: We (my firm and they) remind their donors to disperse the money (i.e.- Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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Engagement Fundraising in 7 simple bullet-points

iMarketSmart

Focus- Focus your marketing (especially your expensive marketing like face-to-face meetings) on people who have a lot of money. Generate leads- Generate highly-qualified leads among people who have a lot of money using a survey. Related Posts: >>The 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising and Why You Desperately Need Them. >>Introducing >>Introducing the Four Selfs of Engagement Fundraising.

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.