Why you should join mastermind groups instead of attending conferences


But if you want to learn how to improve in your role at your organization I think there’s a better, less expensive, more efficient way to go— with a mastermind group! Mastermind groups usually involve 2 to 5 participants with common interests meeting monthly.

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#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. NPM360: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World


We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way. There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns.

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#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. MKC: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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10 Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Small Groups

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 simple fundraiser ideas for small groups. Bake Sale – A bake sale is one of the easiest fundraiser ideas for small groups to pull off. Flower Day – This is one of the best fundraiser ideas for small groups within a larger organization, like a school. Caroling for Donations – You don’t have to be a choir to use this fundraiser idea for small groups. Sell caroling visits by your group to increase holiday spirit and raise funds for your cause.

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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). Over the last four years his work has raised more than US$16 million worth of funds for leading charities, NGOs and community groups worldwide. I’m so excited to share this interview with you! I interviewed Jules Brown!

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. Related posts: Sell Used Electronics to Raise Money Quickly.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you don’t have a lot of money, what’s left to you is time, energy, and imagination. You don’t understand how diverse that group is! You need to be able to listen to your constituents as people instead of as groups.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you don’t have a lot of money, what’s left to you is time, energy, and imagination. You don’t understand how diverse that group is! You need to be able to listen to your constituents as people instead of as groups.

Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Frank Barry had a wonderful post last week over at Mashable on seven group buying sites using daily deals to give back. GoodTwo already has deals from local businesses that you can use, but your deals may be better and raise more money for your cause.

Make Your Nonprofit Stop Bleeding Money-Interview with Pamela Uppal

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make your nonprofit stop bleeding money with turnover? In the last week, I actually was presenting at the Money for Our Movements conference in Atlanta, and I referenced your work both times in both my presentations there. So if you’re constantly having new people turning over, just in that department alone, you’re not being effective with your donor money and you’re not being effective with your people. We don’t have a lot of money. We need more money.

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Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join Susan and me on Tuesday for a FREE webinar: Raising Money Via Social Media: Using Causes and Your Facebook Page.

INTERVIEW: Getting more major gifts with Jeff Schreifels

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I have the pleasure of chatting with Jeff Schreifels, cofounder of the Veritus Group. Also co-author of It’s Not Just About the Money. Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More than just live webinars… Having an All-Access Pass also lets you download all of our e-books, watch recorded webinars at your convenience, and chat with experts and get peer-to-peer advice in our Private Facebook Group. Ok, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?

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Giving Money is the Easiest Thing to Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But the finding I found most interesting is this: 92% of donors said that making a donation was the easiest thing they could do for their favorite charity, and that didn’t vary significantly by age group.

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


If so, please share it or post it as a discussion on a LinkedIn Group or industry discussion board. The post 11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings appeared first on MarketSmart.

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Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year. Another told me “I have joined an elite group of dedicated supporters we call our Friends of the Cente r.”

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Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mailings are boons to this group. This is just a tiny slice of what I could teach you about raising TONS more money in the mail. how to send appeal letters in bulk. Are you sending appeal letters for your nonprofit? Did you read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series?

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Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

get tons of money in the mail for your nonprofit. An appeal letter is a letter you send to donors to ask for money. You can also send letters to targeted donor groups, to experiment with what works and what doesn’t in terms of length, wording, timing, etc. .

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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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Katyas three bonus tips: Recently, I asked a group of folks in the MarketingProfs Book Club a question: When is the last time you gave? As one MarketingProf member pointed out, "I give money regularly to groups where I have been able to see what they accomplish.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Can recycling – No money is needed to undertake this cheap fundraising idea. Ask for money – Sometimes the most direct route is the best. How to Raise Money Online with Affiliate Programs.

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Suggested Money Saving and Money Raising Methods.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Some more suggestions for for your nonprofit to both save money and raise some new money. __ In whatever method you use to regularly reach out to your donor base, volunteers, and clientele or the beneficiaries of your organization's work (e.g. that your organization has a wish list on amazon.com, what it will be used for, and the link where they can go to purchase items for your group. For more ideas read Your Nonprofit Needs Money During This Economic Pinch?

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Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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data processing firm for nonprofits) and co-founded the Share Group (telephone fundraising). Nobody can predict our economic future. But in tough times, whether driven by the economy, the environment or political events, there are simple yet sometimes counterintuitive steps you can take to ensure that your organization will suffer the least possible damage in a down economy -- and emerge healthy and poised for renewed growth when the economic crisis has passed.

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When a group in need inspires - vs. discourages - giving

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

So what happens when we talk about people in need as members of a group? But if you do talk about a group, it can be good or bad for fundraising. Burson (University of Michigan) found that groups of people in need who seem unified inspire funding more quickly. But in contrast, groups that may not be viewed positively discouraged giving. But there may be times when you need to talk about a group - be it a community, a family or a refugee camp.

Here’s why your donors are not coming back

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can we be better stewards of not just the money that we have and the programs that we do? Meals on Wheels doesn’t just raise money. We want you to acquire a certain proportion of new money and new donors, and we also want to make sure that we’re retaining as many donors as we can.

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Local Cancer Group Shows that Pink Cause Marketing Isn’t Just for Komen

Selfish Giving

These large organizations with their national partnerships will raise the lion’s share with their “pink” products and promotions, but they won’t be the only ones raise money with cause marketing.

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We’re In It For The Money

The Agitator

There’s a niche group of companies that use online petitions to generate acquisition leads for nonprofits. Frankly, I would have written the matter off as a tempest in a teapot, but this situation is grist for a good debate among Agitator readers. Here’s the situation.

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Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?


Form your kitchen cabinet – a mastermind group to help make final decisions (who will help you?). Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want.

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Money Can't Buy Love. But It Can Buy Happiness!

Cause Related Marketing

Can money buy happiness? Professor Michael Norton at the Harvard Business School did a series of fun experiments that found that if you spend money right, it can indeed lead to happiness. To come right to the point to be happy spending money, you can’t spend it on yourself. Some were instructed to spend the money on themselves by 5pm that day. They called the students that night and found that they had spent the money the way they were asked.

I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. Gayle is an adjunct instructor at Brown University and a member of the Governance Affinity Group of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

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INTERVIEW: Ellen Bristol Fundraising the SMART Way

Wild Woman Fundraising

Although your campaigns and your grants and your donor retention and other elements, and your capital campaigns and everything else, are likely to improve significantly because our focus is on how do you create productivity, predictability, and consistency in the way you raise money?

Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. They want to raise money in their own way. Is there a large group of runners at the company? This Microsoft employee is willing to lose his man bun to help a good cause!

31 ways for nonprofits to save money on communications


It can give you extra time and money to focus on more effective tactics. Then—only if you have extra time and money—take on new projects. Group print jobs together to save on press time. flickr/Daniel Y.

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Watch The Money

The Agitator

In a post called Watch the money , marketing maven Seth Godin asserts: "If you work for a non-profit and you don’t give money to charity, what exactly are you doing in this job? Money is more than a transfer of value. " So can practicing law for a human rights group or legal aid versus a mergers & acquisitions firm.

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Your donors lose trust in you. Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Why would you want to give money to an organization that doesn’t even know you? We are wasting money, $300,000, every time a fundraising person walks out the door. That’s how much money it costs to replace them, assuming that you replace them within a month of them leaving.

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CauseTalk Radio Ep05: Homeless Hotspots Roam SXSW, Austin for Money. Is it Right?

Selfish Giving

In this episode of CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk with Chris Noble , CEO of Cause Media Group , and Mark Horvarth , Founder of InvisiblePeople.TV. CauseTalk Radio Podcast cause marketing cause media group chris noble homeless hotspots invisiblepeople.tv We discuss the uproar at this year’s SXSW over one agency’s deployment of the homeless as human wifi for the technology laden hordes that descended on Austin.

Are you asking for a transaction? Or a relationship?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Personal Touch Point Learn more in this post by Jeff at the Veritus group blog. Talking about money is a hard thing. I always like to say that, because that’s what giving money is all about. JS: It really isn’t actually about the money.

Why you lie to your board

Wild Woman Fundraising

MP: Yeah, we tell them – I think we feel almost as scared of asking people on our boards as we do asking for money.

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Just money

Mission Paradox Blog

It's only money. I know it feels like a lot of money, particularly to arts organizations that working with small budgets, but it isn't. Even a small arts group can burn through 20K in a flash.    And if you get the money, please spend it wisely. Because it's only money. I understand that I'm late on the whole Chase Community Giving thing but I've been in Vegas getting beat to death at various casino's. so forgive the delay. -.

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Free Webinar: Rockstar Nonprofit Presentations Feburary 20th

Wild Woman Fundraising

This free webinar on Rockstar Nonprofit Presentations will help you speak and look your best in front of the groups you present to. This webinar will show you how to give a successful presentation and bring more money to your organization. How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

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Tainted Money?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Would you return the money? When Robin Hood steals from the middle class to enrich himself, but then gives a little bit back to the poor, how tainted is that money? Public relations expert Jeanette Darnauer, owner and founder of Aspen-based Darnauer Group LLC, thinks distance is the best policy: An organization's reputation takes years to build and it can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

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52 Ways to Fundraise

Wild Woman Fundraising

Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? Get people who are having a bridal shower to have their friends give the money they would have spent to your nonprofit. Ask a scout troop to adopt your nonprofit and raise money with a carwash. Get a group of cyclists to do a long ride for your nonprofit, and get people to sponsor them. Send out a paper newsletter or magazine and ask for money for your nonprofit.

2 phrases to use when asking for money

Fundraising Coach

I normally speak to large groups at conferences or to entire development teams, but I’ve been privileged to do a lot of one-on-one major gift fundraising training this year. ” is a vapid cop-out for truly asking for money. Those are my favorite phrases for asking for money. Other Possibly Related posts: The 3 best times to ask for money. Do-It-Yourself Fundraising: How to Get Money for Your Nonprofit.

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