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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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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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.

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 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.

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 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

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?

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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.

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

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."

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.

CauseTalk Radio Ep06: Raise Money, Awareness with 3 Nonprofit Contests

Selfish Giving

First, Ifdy Perez , Community Manager for Razoo.com , joins us to share Twive and Receive , a nation-wide fundraising campaign that pits city against city in a one-day fundraising effort on May 24. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]. Nonprofit contests are a dime a dozen, it seems. But which ones are the best? In today’s episode , Megan Strand and I highlight three great contests you can join.

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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.

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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

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How to raise money when every politician is asking for it

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

There’s a nice piece this month in Fundraising Success by Tom Harrison , who offers helpful tips on raising money when every inbox and mailbox is clogged with electioneering. (It’s If you’re afraid of the election and react by reducing your marketing and fundraising efforts, you guarantee a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure. So don’t stop fundraising. This election cycle, don’t give up on fundraising and marketing.

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

10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’ve ever had a crazy fundraising job, you need to read this post. They fail to clearly show EXACTLY what they are doing with the money, and why they are more efficient and effective than other nonprofits. Oh, it’s about how much money they make.

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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.

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

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.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising: With a One-Page Development Plan! A step-by-step guide to planning that magical plan that will help you raise all the money you need. When was the last time you looked at your fundraising plan? How much should you expect to raise?

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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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 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.

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

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.

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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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.

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: .

13 Tips for Raising Money 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.

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.

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.

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. >> Fundraising is broken and here’s how to fix it.

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.

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. Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. their fundraising goal. Fundraising

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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

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.

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.

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.