Happy Holidays

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retreat loss family holidaysGiven the statistics, it appears you guys very much like posts about new apps and tools that you can use to further your social outreach, so I'll keep that in mind as we move into 2013. This year has been very dramatic - I won't recount the events, since there are plenty of comics, pundits, and magazine/news shows that will do a better job - but this has been one of the toughest years for.

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! Thankfully, there are quite a few ways you can give back and pay it forward this holiday season. Here are just 21 ways to give back through your holiday shopping. If they don’t, call them up and ask them what items they most need during the holidays and in the New Year – and create a Wish List for them! This would make a fantastic holiday present in honor of the scholar in your life. photo credit: Rev.


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7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

You better make sure that your website is attracting potential supporters and enticing them to donate when they reach your website this holiday season. For example, I tend to give more to a charity when I can spread it out over 12 months, rather than giving a huge lump sum in December when budgets are stretched thin by the holidays. How is your nonprofit preparing your website for holiday giving? It’s year-end giving time – the most wonderful time of the year!

Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

holiday, including that someone needed to explain, “Why we had the day off.”. Maybe she wondered why I was a little quiet at first, but she didn’t ask and I didn’t bother launching into my spiel about civil rights being a discussion-worthy topic—even if it’s not a notable leader’s holiday. I began asking my nonprofit buddies how they share the holiday at work. Not Just Another Day Off: A Call to Volunteer on the MLK Holiday-United Way .

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays. For many outlets, the holidays are the perfect hook for sharing heartwarming stories about people who are making a difference or for checking in to see how the local nonprofit community is faring with its fundraising. Here are four things you can be doing now to help your organization get a leg up on getting its story told during the holidays: 1.

#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

To celebrate the good work you have been doing for the last six months, and to energize yourselves for the critical holiday season of solicitation and fundraising that should hit its peak in mid-November and continue right through the new year. Yep, the groundwork for a successful holiday season needs to start soon, like tomorrow. Christmas in July fundraiser helps kids during holidays (clearwater.wtsp.com). The pools are open and busy.

Holiday Suggestion: Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I do a lot of baking with my kids this time of year, and last week I noticed that while we had made dozens and dozens of cookies, there wasn’t one that I personally LOVED. So I decided to make up a new recipe with some of my favorite ingredients. It turned out so well, that I’m sharing it as our official Nonprofit Marketing Guide Christmas Cookie of 2014. That’s a benefit of owning the company — I can slap “official” on anything I want.

Fun Cause Marketing Promotion, Wrong Holiday

Cause Related Marketing

Memorial Day is a federal holiday, but also a day to do a little cause marketing. It’s a fun campaign that just happens be on the wrong holiday. So how is Memorial Day the wrong holiday? Well, Memorial Day is the federal holiday when we remember all who died while serving in the U.S. holiday when we honor the bravery and sacrifice of all who have served in the armed forces. Today is Memorial Day 2013 in the United States.

#SocialNetworks: Bring Them Back To Facebook For The Holidays

Non Profit Marketing 360

The holiday season is prime gift-giving and donation-giving season. We also reach out to family and friends to share our holiday memories and traditions. Some companies use the holiday season to develop seasonal-specific themes for their social networks, and Maya Grinsberg at SocialMediaToday.com compiled a Top-10 List of some of those strategies as generated for Facebook. Have you asked your followers how they would want to help during the holiday season?

My Gift To You This Holiday Season


Happy holidays! The post My Gift To You This Holiday Season appeared first on MarketSmart | . A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?” ” They didn’t believe me when I first came on the scene and some still don’t believe me now. “Older donors don’t go online,” they’d say. “You can’t close planned gifts with a website!” ” I knew they were wrong.

Getting Your Donation Web Page Ready For The Holiday Rush

Non Profit Marketing 360

As Allyson Kapin pointed out on the FrogLoop blog , this is the perfect time of year to work on your organization’s donation page/form, because the late fall/holiday season is generally the period of greatest fundraising for charities. Though the heatwave still remains a problem for most Americans, it’s not too early to start planning for the holiday season. Not really. Most any nonprofit or charity has a website.

Rhode Island Holidays

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Miriam's Happy Holidays List


In the spirit of the Holidays (and in the spirit of being on vacation and in a food coma), I have been for a while now compiling all kinds of interesting bits and pieces to share as part of my 2008 round-up. So, in no particular order, except for the last item, which is hands-down my favorite for the entire year: 1) From the Artez Interactive Blog, a round-up on 6 Online Holiday Fundraising Campaigns. What happens when everyone get their holiday bills??

5 tips to get more recurring donors over the holidays


#GivingTuesday, the global day of philanthropy that kicks off the holiday giving season, is right around the corner. And, if you’re like most nonprofits, this time of year ignites your community’s generosity and helps you raise a good portion of your annual funding for your cause

Three Holiday Fundraising Clichés to Avoid

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Here are three holiday fundraising pet peeves that make me say "Bah, humbug!" Unless you are actually working to save snowmen, reindeer, fir trees -- or any other emblem of the winter holidays, don’t use any of these as the star of your fundraising appeal. This includes: "buy now", "holiday shopping" and "shopping list" Your best bet to get me to donate to your cause in December?

Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So knock one more thing off your to-do list before you leave the office for the holidays and get your All-Access Pass now. The post Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. 2018 is shaping up to be a challenging year for nonprofits.

CrowdRise by GoFundMe Announces 2018 Holiday Challenge


R edwood City, CA | October 18, 2018 -- CrowdRise by GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform dedicated to nonprofits, today announces its annual Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition for charities. GoFundMe is supporting the nonprofit community served by CrowdRise with $300,000 in competition prize funds.

Holiday Inn Providence Rhode Island

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Top 5 rhetorical questions - holiday edition


It’s the holiday season. That time of year when things are busier, time seems to move faster, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Fundraising Marketing

5 Email Design Mistakes to Avoid this Holiday Season

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We all know that the holidays are a busy time of year, and not just for you and your staff, but for your supporters and volunteers as well. That''s why it''s more important than ever to make the right choices when designing your holiday and end-of-year email fundraising campaigns. To help you get noticed and stand out from the crowd this holiday season, here are five design mistakes all nonprofits need to avoid: 1. Overwhelming readers with holiday cheer.

#ProAging: Spending Time With Grandparents This Holiday

Non Profit Marketing 360

Looking for a way to spend time with your (grand)parents this holiday season, whether you are seated in the same room or across the continent? The folks at DoSomething.org are launching a new program for this holiday season: ‘ Grandparents Gone Wired ‘ The program is designed to encourage (grand)children to spend time with their elder family members by helping their (grand)parents get settled into a Facebook account or by setting up video chat via Skype.

10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. There’s no need to wait for the holidays to start the second of our Christmas fundraising ideas. Add Christmas-themed raffle items for more holiday fundraising. Community members can send a little holiday musical spirit to family and friends while also supporting a good cause.

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Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge Invite


With #GivingTuesday and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure our nonprofit partners, and really all nonprofits were aware of a great opportunity available to them from Newman’s Own Foundation and CrowdRise. Here’s the invite: Fundraising Marketing

A Simple Way To Get More Social Media Engagement This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

As the holiday season approaches, everyone is going to have “giving” on the brain (at least, we hope). The post A Simple Way To Get More Social Media Engagement This Holiday Season appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. Nonprofits everywhere are always looking for more engagement and interaction from their online communities. So how to leverage this season of generosity while also fostering genuine online interaction with your community?

5 Holiday Cause Promotions that Top My Christmas List

Selfish Giving

Finally, we have a big retail chain that’s sticking its flag in the ground and saying MERRY CHRISTMAS instead of happy holidays. Radio Shack's "So Right" Foursquare holiday badge benefits LIVESTRONG. After a successful campaign last year with Holiday Heroes , Radio Shack is back with ‘ So Right’ holiday promotion this month. Kudos to Radio Shack for using Foursquare in a signature holiday campaign! I love Christmastime!

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Future Topics; Challenges From Readers; Holiday Hiatus

NonProfit Branding

“We have entered an era of national austerity. Wise nonprofit managers will adapt; inexperienced ones will falter! Those that succeed will surely embrace basic techniques and abandon soft practices that always evolve during good times… ” So begins a blog post … Continue reading → IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively PUBLIC RADIO: Marketing & Fundraising

The most powerful features for your holiday campaign


With the holidays right around the corner, is your organization set up to have your most successful holiday giving campaign ever? As a result of CrowdRise joining GoFundMe earlier this year, we’re able to offer new features, optimizations, and a little cold hard cash certain to increase your donation volume and campaign reach this holiday season.

What's the Best Holiday Fundraising Campaign?

Getting Attention

We just received the Heifer holiday catalog last week and my daughter Charlotte went nuts marking the pages with the animals she wants to give. What is the single most effective holiday fundraising campaign you know of? I vote hands down for Heifer International , the humanitarian assistance and sustainable development organization that provides livestock and related services to limited-resource families worldwide.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Getting Attention

Howdy all, I'm off to spend the holidays with my family -- relaxing, sleeping, eating too much and catching up. Can't wait. Hope you have the chance to do the same. Enjoy it. I'll see you in 2009! All the best, Nancy.

5 ways to get your email marketing ready for the holidays

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Looking for a strong showing in your email results this holiday season? If you haven't started your holiday plan yet, you still have time. You numbery types might like to know, for example, that email-driven sales were up 11% from 2008 during the 2009 holiday season. Of course, your holiday email goals may not be sales-focused. A little holiday campaign planning really does go a long way. What do you want your holiday emails to accomplish?

My Annual Homage to the American Holiday Called Thanksgiving

Cause Related Marketing

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday when we watch parades and American football before eating an enormous feast of turkey, ‘stuffing,’ mashed potatoes and gravy, and then chase it down with great slabs of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. Americans love this holiday. We North Americans have done our level best to try and export the holiday, but with very limited success. Part of it, of course, is the holiday's backstory.

#HowTo: Online Anonymity & Security Pivotal For Holiday Season

Non Profit Marketing 360

We don’t intend to be scare-mongers on this blog with so many stories on internet/cloud security. A minority of us will ever have our organization’s site hacked or email breached. The thing is, preventing such invasions is not especially difficult but prevention is a dynamic endeavor. As technology changes, and hackers’ tools changes with it, your organization must adjust accordingly.

Holiday Conundrum

Donor Power Blog

Retailers and non-profits have a lot in common, especially as we near year-end: there are too many stores/charities chasing too few customers/donors. We also share a marketing tactic – both sectors have been starting the season earlier each year. The question is, have we changed the amount of consumer spend or just moved it around ? . The other practice we share is that we follow others’ successes.

Annual Report Webinar and E-Book for Special Holiday Price of Only $20!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report. People Will Actually Read. Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller. Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, 2015. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Registration is ONLY $20! Space is limited. Your Donors Want to See Results Before They’ll Give Again. But that doesn’t mean you have to write and design a 20+ page tome. In fact, many donors say they’d prefer something much shorter , clearer, and more direct.

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Soliciting monthly sustainer gifts during the holidays


Yet many organizations avoid requesting monthly gifts during the holiday season, since single gifts offer a higher average gift and nonprofits are counting on the huge year-end bump in fundraising the holiday season brings. Here’s how to capitalize on the year-end surge in generosity and grow your group of supporters who invest in your organization during the holidays and throughout the year. Increase your ask amounts: People are more generous during the holidays.

Nonprofits, Please Stop Emailing Me Your Damn Holiday Wishes

Selfish Giving

Dear Nonprofit, I just received your email wishing me "Happy Holidays." I wouldn't be supporting your nonprofit so you can send me holiday cheer. Wishing you a very happy holiday season, Joe Waters. Yet since these "wishes" are just a thinly veiled request for money, and your email included a TAKE ACTION button at the bottom, I thought I would by hitting reply and giving you a little advice. First, I don't even support your organization.

10 Ways To Engage Donors And Boost Donations This Holiday Season

Ann Green

Capitalize on generosity this holiday season as you engage donors and boost donations. Create a Seasonal Holiday Campaign. Deck the halls and give your seasonal donation campaign a holiday flare. Post a picture of a rescue dog sporting a holiday wreath. Feature a holiday tree on your thank you cards. Consider hosting a holiday party, too, as you engage donors and incorporate seasonal elements into your fundraising campaign.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a 2011 That’s Your Best Yet

Getting Attention

I hope your holiday season is filled with joy. I hope your holiday season is filled with joy. Thanks to all of you for your interest, comments, questions and support ( video here ). We’ll be back at it January 3, 2011! I’m charged up about what we’re going to accomplish together next year. All the best, Thanks to all of you for your interest, comments, questions and support (video here). We’ll be back at it January 3, 2011!

Red Cross Holiday Catalog Showcases Donor Impact -- Take this Cue!

Getting Attention

The American Red Cross does a stellar job in showing precisely how a donor's gift will be used in its first-time holiday catalog.The catalog is definitely inspired by the Heifer Foundation 's long-running holiday catalog, but the Red Cross has done a great job here. One highly-effective strategy is to show donors how their gifts are used and this holiday catalog is a proactive example of doing just that.

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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Email: First Name: Last Name: 13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online Print this Article By Katya Andresen: Nov 26, 2007 Average: 3.4 This holiday, ask some of your biggest supporters to invite their friends and family to support you. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help. Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services.

3 Bonus Holiday Fundraising Tips: A Companion the Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

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In addition to the 10 holiday fundraising tips from Sea Change Strategies and Care2 in the "Guide to Year-end Fundraising," here are three bonus tips to consider. This holiday, ask some of your biggest supporters to invite their friends and family to support you. These important themes should influence your fundraising thinking: People want vivid examples of how their donations will be used.

The most important holiday for all fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Network for Good’s favorite holiday is this month. That’s why we want all fundraisers to join in and celebrate this very important holiday. Thanks to the most-photogenic NFGers for reminding us why it’s important to #beyourdonor on October 24 th ! Although we do love Halloween, October 24 th is Be Your Donor Day and the reason why we celebrate big this month!

3 reasons why you should try social fundraising this holiday season


#GivingTuesday and the holiday season. We all know that this is the biggest time of the year for those in the giving space. Not only that, but we also happen to think that it’s the best time to try out social fundraising for yourself to see just how powerful it can be. Fundraising Marketing