Grassroots Cause Marketing from Volvo

Cause Related Marketing

Buy a virtual glass of lemonade from Lemonadestandforlife.com , sponsored by Volvo, and the money goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support families who must travel for their child’s cancer treatments.

7 Steps to get your nonprofit millions in grassroots donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you want more tips on how to get millions in grassroots donations, follow @wildwomanfund on twitter! Do you have a process-oriented approach to nurturing donors? Do you have a way for people to refer friends to you? If not, why not?

Next Big Thing in Grassroots Fundraising

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Katrin Verclas, whose organization Mobile.Active is funded in part by Surdna Foundation , is working on the use of mobile phones in mobilizing donations from the grassroots. Tags: grassroots fundraising

The gift of GIFT and Grassroots Fundraising Colleagues

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Grassroots Fundraising Journal and GIFT (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training) recently merged and the conference "Raising Change" in San Francisco this weekend brought together about 600 people to network, challenge, commiserate, teach, and support each other.

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Mission Minded

Grants for Grassroots Organizations Establishing, Protecting, and Maintaining Foot Trails

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Deadline: December 15, 2009 Applications Invited for American Hiking Society's 2010 National Trails Fund The American Hiking Society 's National Trails Fund is the only privately supported national grants program that provides funding to grassroots organizations working to establish, protect, and maintain foot trails in the United States. From The Foundation Center.

Check in with Grassroots Donors

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Taking a few minutes to do a little Spring cleaning of my e-mail inbox, I stumbled upon this super-sweet idea—calling the smallest-amount grassroots donors to check in. Suggested by Hildy Gottleib , a Tucson-based consultant to nonprofits, small businesses and first nations tribes, the idea makes sense for anti-burnout of us development folks and it makes sense for honest care and feeding of donors. It's a modest strategy that values what's valuable.

The Story of a Church Making the Impossible, Possible

SocialButterfly

A national launch fueled through grassroots evangelists for “premiere night” with watch parties through already-built church networks. I wrote this post about a year ago and just re-discovered it this past weekend while doing some blog maintenance and wondered--why did I never post this?

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How Foundations Can Assist Grassroots Movements Even Better.

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I was asked by co-author, Fred Setterberg , to read and review Grassroots Philanthropy Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker by Bill Somerville with Fred Setterberg. The grassroots level of the nonprofit sector is full of passion, people trying to learn all of the 'how to's' of running a nonprofit, and they're the front line.

What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

J Campbell Social Marketing

What can this grassroots-turned-national social media campaign teach nonprofits about using social media and inspiring passion in supporters? Social Media Strategy #SaveMarketBasket grassroots social media Market Basket social media campaign social media success

Reality Check: How Grassroots Environmental Organizations Are (Or Are Not) Raising Money Online

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This is the title of a great eBook by Andy Robinson from the Institute for Conservation Leadership, available for free here.

First Giving makes online grassroots campaigns a snap

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

You can facilitate online fundraising by your nonprofit organization's supporters with a new site called firstgiving.com. This is not simply adding an online donations function to your group's existing web site, but enabling each of your volunteers and donors to set up their own, personal fundraising page. Using the site, individuals choose a cause and quickly create a page where they conduct their campaign.

Broad and Transparent Giving

A Small Change

A reader had a great comment in responds to my grassroots fundraising post. Politics & Motivation grassroots fundraising solicitation letter There seems to be a fear in the traditional non-profit world in telling donors too much, or in revealing too much about your organization. I think there was a time when donors asked fewer questions and demanded less accountability.

2 Exercises you can do with your board right now to help your nonprofit grow

Wild Woman Fundraising

Exercise you can do with your board right now: I’ll lay down these various stages of an organization (small grassroots, medium org, large institution) and put down tape on the floor.

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Is your nonprofit a “safe bet”? Let’s Get Dangerous!

Wild Woman Fundraising

We can try grassroots fundraising, but the reason its’ not working so well anymore is because people have less and less money to give you. When we start to address income inequality within our own organizations, we are truly making a difference at the grassroots level.

8 Great Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Donors

A Small Change

Grassroots and Events Guest Posts & ReviewsDonor cultivation is part art, part science. At its most basic, donor cultivation (and prospect cultivation, for that matter), centers on communication: staying in touch with your donors and prospects to build a relationship of trust and mutual interest. Big gifts, small gifts, recurring gifts, bequests… they rarely just “happen.” Most are the result of an ongoing process of cultivation and dialogue.

Will You Be My Volunteer?

A Small Change

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Exclusive Interview with Kim Klein, fundraising author, editor, consultant and thought leader

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since then I’ve read books she’s written and edited, and I can wholeheartedly recommend them all, especially “GIFT, the Best of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal&#. Kim Klein. OMG I am so excited! Kim Klein, my first fundraising heroine, has answered my interview questions!

Letters or In-Person Solicitations

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You will have some donors that want to and need to be cultivated in a grassroots and annual fund way. Tags: Campaigns & Solicitations Grassroots and Events We only have so much time every day as development professionals, so we need to make sure our time is well used. When do you send out a letter, and when do you meet with someone in person?

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Tracking More Than A Name

A Small Change

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Email Rules to Live By

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Volunteer, Staff, to Guest Ratios

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Grassroots Leadership. Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.

Question: Building Community

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Party with your Host’s Friends

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Forget about your board

Wild Woman Fundraising

No really, forget about them. If you’re fundraising for a small nonprofit, you have probably tried, over and over and over again, begging, cajoling, pleading with your board to fundraise. It’s probably causing you no small amount of frustration that they won’t do it.

Intentionally Connecting With Your Guests

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Are YOU Fundraising in a Big Shop?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Duplicate Solicitation Letters

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Staffing Your Events

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Informing Your Volunteers

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QUESTION: Why mailings over phone calls?

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Taking Ownership on Your Projects

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Your Massive Fundraising Resource List

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s my resource list! I would like to keep it growing! Can you comment at the bottom with your favorite twitter friends, blogs, books, or other resources? Twitter If you’re looking for people to follow, may I suggest: @wildwomanfund/funders (This is a list: I followed all of the top 100 foundations on Foundation [.].

Direct Mail Drop and Social Media Rise

A Small Change

Grassroots and Events Social Media & Web 2.0Outside of a vibrant major gifts program direct mail is probably the number one way to raise money at most organizations. And direct mail will still be a major way to find donors for a long time to come but not forever. It appears that direct mail is on the decline. I know that I am way more responsive to an email that to any letter that I receive.

Building Your Event Menu

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Clarity of Message

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Eyes on the Party

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Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

Wild Woman Fundraising

Grassroots movements in crisis. In grassroots movements, nonprofits that allow anyone to help, and which spread authority out over anyone who wants to be involved, allow movements to respond quickly to any situation. In this economic downturn, how are you responding?

Question: What are some new event & fundraising ideas?

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Event Invitation Mistakes

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The Power of We the Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The nonprofit sector - from the local grassroots organization to international NGOs - is the primary organizing mechanism by which individuals, regardless of their position in society or their level of political and economic power, come together as We to solve the problems our communities face.

Fact or Stories?

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