Happy Holidays

Social Media Bird Brain

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!

#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.

Happy Holidays!

All About Advertising Law

As we spend time with family and loved ones over the holidays and reflect on the year that’s passed and the year to come, all of us in Venable’s Adlaw practice wish you a Happy Holiday and Prosperous New Year

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.

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! One of the best parts of the holidays is all the sweet treats that come with it. Age and skill won’t matter as long as everyone is in the holiday spirit. What’s better than a regular holiday party?

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.

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.

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 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!

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?

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

Holiday Inn Providence Rhode Island

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

5 ways to get your email marketing ready for the holidays

Fundraising 123

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?

Holiday Productivity Tips for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Between stretched finances, family obligations and last-minute gift shopping, sometimes work can be the last thing on a busy person’s mind during the holidays. You need people with their head in the game, especially during the holidays. So here are some tips for helping your nonprofit staff stay motivated this holiday season. Throw a Holiday Party. Plan Out Holiday Social Media Campaigns. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

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.

How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

The holidays are tiring out your employees. So here are some tips for helping your nonprofit staff stay productive this holiday season. Throw a Holiday Party. Plan Out Holiday Social Media Campaigns. Be sure to make it holiday-themed to keep your staff and audience interested. It’s something that’s a little different and special during the holiday season, but it still maintains productivity.

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.

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.

CauseTalk Radio Ep37: HopeMob Crowdsources Generosity for Holiday, Year Round

Selfish Giving

What is the holiday season about if not hope? Join us for a heartwarming episode that’s sure to keep hope alive this holiday season! On today’s show, Megan and I are full of hope as we talk to Shaun King , CEO of HopeMob. King founded HopeMob as a place where individual stories of challenge and hardship can be heard and acted on by its community of generous supporters.

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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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Newsletter: This Industry is Ripe for Cause Partnerships ; Cleaner Pine-Sol Opens Online Store for Charity; Beauty Brands are Turning to Cause for Holidays

Selfish Giving

Nice round-up here of which beauty brands are turning to cause marketing for the holiday season. The docs are back! No, we can't give you the covid vaccine ?????- but we can address your partnership woes! Remember, we're not real doctors, we're cause doctors (or Cause Docs !)???????

A Simple Challenge for All Nonprofit Workers this Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

So this holiday season, I have a challenge for you. The holidays are a perfect time to recognize others working in the nonprofit sector who work equally hard. No matter the nonprofit you choose to support this holiday season, keep in mind how fortunate you are to be working for an organization which truly makes the world a better place. The post A Simple Challenge for All Nonprofit Workers this Holiday Season appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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.

A Cause Marketer's Guide to Giving Over the Holidays

Selfish Giving

Source: Wall Street Journal There's an interesting body of research that shows that people will go to great lengths to escape giving a donation over the holidays. To ensure the spirit of generosity doesn't harden into resentment, I'm doubling down on giving this holiday season. Photo via Jamie McCaffrey on Flickr. Evidently, we feel more obligated to give when asked, because we want to avoid looking like a cheapskate, to others and even to ourselves.