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INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your donors are going to love you for offering planned giving options to them. Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you. Want to learn more?

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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

iMarketSmart

Here’s one big point from the interview I figured you’d want to read (in case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing). Getting to know your supporters is a humongous key to success. How many minutes they spend on a certain page.

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Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter. Today we’re going to talk about how to SEND your appeal letter. How to Send Your Letter.

Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World wrote: “The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” – Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away.

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job? Mistakes that I cringe to think about now. And I want to keep you from making the mistakes I made. Consulting to gain experience.

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3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you take advantage of the fact that people are often online with their credit cards in their hands? Do you want to take advantage of the fact that your donors are online, looking for things to do? Tip of the hat to Katya’s Marketing Blog for this first one!

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to planning that magical plan that will help you raise all the money you need. THIS is why you’re not making the money you need to make! So how do you make a plan that you can stick to? How do you start from zero?

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May 18th Webinar: How to get Mega-Sponsorships!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m going to be on National Radio this Saturday! How to get mega-sponsorships. A step-by-step guide to raising money via corporate sponsorships. Do you know how much corporations spend per year on sponsorships? How do you begin to get access to them?

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How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? It’s tied to it, intimately. The right fundraising decision comes from face to face connections with individuals. And individuals are driven to give by relationships. Fundraising is tied to your family.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

This post is in response to the Compasspoint report, Underdeveloped: A national study of challenges facing nonprofit fundraising. Organizational systems are established to support donors. I’ve written how to hire a development director. THAT is how you learn.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. It colors how our co-workers interact with us. Maybe we’re a salesperson, to be treated with disdain. We need it to live.

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Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore? Yeah, that’s so far from the current typical nonprofit wage as to see the curvature of the universe. Have you ever wondered how to negotiate for a nonprofit salary?

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to Facebook, 150 million of the 1 billion people that use the social network are connected to a cause or nonprofit. We know why people use Facebook – to connect with other people. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done.

How to Shift Giving: New Money for Good Research Released

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Of all of the research I reference in webinar and conference presentations, the Money for Good studies are a longtime favorite. By delving into the true giving motivations and habits of donors, fundraisers can create more effective strategies and stronger appeals to inspire more giving.

How to get a bigger nonprofit salary? Read what I said in The Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently Little House Communications asked me to help them write an article about negotiating your nonprofit salary, for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. How much does the executive director make?”. Treyz encourages her clients to go a step further. How much money did you raise?

An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

The colors, the price tags and the images make you stop and look to see what it’s all about. The message is very clear – you have choices in the way you spend your money and the way you purchase gifts. But it works, and if it helps save lives, who am I to argue?

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am very, very happy to introduce to you today Sheena Greer of Colludo. Well, I have a couple questions for you because this next year at the career conference, we’re going to dive deeper into boundaries.

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Reader Questions: Humane Society Fundraising, how to overcome: “I only give to people”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently a reader came in with a question, how to convince people to give to animal charities? Dear Mazarine, It is sometimes difficult raising money for animals , especially in the south. How many local children would have been bitten?

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Today, she starts another two-part series on how to avoid common mistakes on your donation forms. We all slip up from time to time. Abby Jarvis.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.”

How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. But, sadly, only a few sentences in the entire report actually focus on the moment of truth— when you ask for the money. Talk to some donors about your answers to get their perspective.

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How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? Are you hamstrung because you don’t have permission to do it? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? Call to action.

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How to Turn Donors Into Raving Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

In the post, she uploaded a photo of the wonderful thank you note that was sent to her son from the Jimmy Fund Clinic. With the photo, she described how much this meant to her young son, as he had donated some of his Christmas money and allowance money that he worked so hard to earn.

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?

iMarketSmart

Thanks to scientific research , we now know conclusively that giving to others makes us feel good about ourselves, which in turn, makes us happy. But did we really need science to confirm what so many already knew? Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” and also said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”. The Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

How to Market Text-to-Give to Your Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week he’s back to show you how to market your mobile fundraising campaign. Text-to-give technology gives you the best of both worlds: effectiveness and efficiency. Mobile fundraising and text-to-give technology can accomplish multiple feats in one fell swoop!

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. These are the people giving from December 15th to December 31st.

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? . Whether you are an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics in this e-course to take your appeal letter to the next level. Where to start?

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How To Tell a Powerful Fundraising Story

Fundraising Coach

But how do we actually tell powerful stories? Three simple steps to telling a powerful fundraising story. Since human beings are wired for story, you'd think it would be easy for us to tell our nonprofits' stories, don't you? Click here to tweet that. ).

What really rich people want

Wild Woman Fundraising

Is it sometimes hard to understand how to connect with them? Are you responsible for building the relationship and asking them for more money than you will make in 10 years? How can you get in touch with what a rich person wants?

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May 26th Webinar: Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to getting the attention you deserve for your accomplishments and expertise. What can you do to move on up and take control of your career? What can you do to make yourself irresistible to employers? How do you start from nothing? Move on up!

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How to Plan for and Execute a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

billion in 2012 to fund more than one million individual campaigns globally. The industry, which is revolutionizing fundraising and investing is projected to grow to over $5 billion in the next year. C rowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter raised $2.7

Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

get tons of money in the mail for your nonprofit. If so, this post is all about spreading your joy, and helping turn your writing skills to letters asking people to support your nonprofit. Objectives: How to write clearly and persuasively. How to send your letter.

How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

She believes there is more good than bad in our world, and she’s driven to share the stories she’s heard that prove this. When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. Ask Questions that Lead to Storytelling.

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Reader Questions: How do you partner with a nonprofit, get AKA Fiscal Sponsorship?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever tried to partner with a nonprofit? Did that experience leave you frustrated, or just stymied by how it all works? I’ve asked many local agencies to become my partner fiscal sponsor, etc… and 99.9% But you have to build a partnership first!

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to get more donors. So now, we’re talking about how to make an associate, after just being an acquaintance. Send them an email and ask them to take an online survey about what they care about, what problems they have, etc. Invite them to something.

Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that events are the slowest way to make money for a nonprofit. We know that if we care about the future of our nonprofit, we need to start cultivating major donor relationships, and start our major gift program. How can you start to develop these relationships?

Yeah, you know you need to learn how to delegate, how about right now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So, I’m going to speak it out loud, this is the dirty little secret of our profession, as development staff, as fundraisers. We like to be in control of every little thing. We like to be in charge of grantwriting, events, appeals, graphic design, newsletters, everything.

Write Your Way to Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Stuck on that membership renewal email series or the petition-signing campaign due to launch on Facebook last week? Ready to move from making mediocre messages to crafting content that connects quickly, and is repeated and acted on? Then learn and laugh as you gobble your way through Jeff Brooks’ new guide to writing great nonprofit content: How to Turn Your Words Into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing.