10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

For instance, their Beacon of Light program allows participating businesses and schools to sell paper lighthouses for donations of $1, $5, or more, and hang the sold lighthouses to create a visual display of the money they have raised.

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There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Hey, now that I think about, I could use more of those two myself… Time and money are the most valuable resources in the world , and for nonprofits the impact of having more of either can be immeasurable.

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What is Lead in Love? A Sarai Johnson Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

I mean, what is Lead in Love really about? SJ: Well, Lead in Love is secretly – don’t tell anybody, except for people listening to this. So that is kind of the heavy version of what I mean by leading in love. ?. Learn more or Join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit!

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Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

– Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away. Money gets raised after you provide value to your organization’s supporters and make them feel good! Render more and better service than is expected of you and you’ll raise more money.

Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

iMarketSmart

The post Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money! Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ).

5 thoughts that might lead your supporters to feel donor remorse

iMarketSmart

Here are some of the thoughts crossing your donors’ minds while you’re asking them to support your cause: Will they say thank you or just take my money and run? Will I now get flooded with lots of spam or junk mail asking for more money? Will they call and badger me for more money? Will they tell me what they did with my money and whether or not the impact was achieved?

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What’s a Lead

A Small Change

Sometimes the difference between a lead and everyone else is just a frame of mind. Unless you have a specific contrary reason, everyone connected to your organization should be considered a lead. Staff, volunteers, big donors, little donors, board members, and alumni all are leads. It is important that you frame your message in an appropriate way to each of these groups but they are all still leads.

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Why people WON’T give you money

iMarketSmart

Beating around the bush instead of telling the donor why you need their money. The post Why people WON’T give you money appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing fundraising tips Lead generation for planned giving major gift marketing online marketing PhilanthropyToday, instead of talking about what makes people give, let’s take a look at what thwarts giving.

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12 Questions that Lead to a Better Fundraising Story

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People more and more question where there money is going, and whether they're making the right choices. Starting February 18, Michael is leading a 4-week telecourse on storytelling for change, an affordable hands-on program for nonprofits seeking to craft a bigger story. Who Do You Truly Represent? It's easy to tell the story of the clients you serve -- especially in 2010, if you have a flip video camera, a social media platform and a few juicy questions to ask.

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The First 100 Hours - Turning Media Spikes into Fundraising Leads

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are wondering how the leading nonprofits in U.S. Growing an email list is a crucial element for nonprofits to build their movements, cross-promote their social media, and raise more money. Online coverage leads to more traffic to your site than more traditional PR.

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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!

You’ve got leads (identified major donor prospects) but are they ‘outreach-ready’?

iMarketSmart

Qualified supporters in cultivation – Once you have qualified your leads and collected great information about them, their interests and their desires, next you’ll need to prioritize them for outreach (unless you have the staff and free time to call all of your qualified leads). Highly-qualified outreach-ready leads. In the private sector they are called ‘ sales-ready leads ‘ Of course, fundraisers are not salespeople.

Why spend the money?

Get Fully Funded

When you strengthen your skills, you strengthen your ability to lead and to get the job done. For a nonprofit, there’s no better place to invest money. Instead, make sure that what you get for the money is well worth it. Taking action and moving forward will nearly always lead to success. If you are a nonprofit director, you know that the budget line item for training and development is often the first one to go when things get tight.

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Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lead first-time visitors toward monthly giving. You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. Here are 5 ways that your small nonprofit can start raising money and awareness just like charity:water: 1) Learn the model.

Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs

iMarketSmart

He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Our clients get a growing number of DAF gifts each year because: We (my firm and they) remind their donors to disperse the money (i.e.- Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

Get Fully Funded

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money.

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Can changing your words help you raise more money?

iMarketSmart

money. The post Can changing your words help you raise more money? Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving Dr. Russell James major gift fundraising marketing marketing tips persuasive words planned gift fundraising tips response ratesHere are some of the most powerful words used frequently in advertising: finally. suddenly. announcing. introducing. improved. amazing. sensational. remarkable. fantastic.

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Get more money with your year end appeal: Interview with Paul Bobnak of DMIQTV and Who’s Mailing What

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether it’s a for-profit enterprise and a non-profit, it’s all about driving response, trying to get people to become engaged and invest their money. What are some good questions to ask a list seller about leads? Paul Bobnak interview 8/22/13. Tell us about yourself.

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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 that, I feel like, is what makes us really inefficient and effective and that’s what leads to such massive turnover. It’s a little bit more complicated in our sector, because where is that money going to come from, right?

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Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t need 100,000 people on your list to raise real money with your direct mail appeal, and Tom has the small yet extremely successful clients to prove it. Tom Ahern. I love Tom Ahern to bits.

How can we empower women to lead nonprofits?

Wild Woman Fundraising

A recent New York Times Article talked about women leading boards in Norway. What would empower you to lead as a fundraiser, and as a nonprofit executive? A certification or more money attached to achieving nonprofit fundraising goals? Perhaps the question should be, how can we empower women currently inside nonprofit organizations to lead them? Last week I commented on Amy Sample Ward’s post about Clay Shirky’s Rant on Women.

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How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email. Fundraising is tough, and matching gifts are a rare way for nonprofits to capitalize on free money from many donations.

Guide & Planner: How to Raise Money with Companies on #GivingTuesday [Sponsored]

Selfish Giving

For Momentum , a leading social impact agency that specializes in win-win corporate partnerships, is aiming to change that with a new #GivingTuesday guide on partner activations and a planner to help map out your next successful partnership.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done.

Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)

iMarketSmart

Her grandmother only finished the third grade leading her to believe in education as her road to freedom. The post Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Emotion must lead, reason must follow

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Emotion must lead, reason must follow. If I had a dollar for every person who asked if this applied to them, I’d have a lot of money for my nonprofit. Are you about to start a conversation with a statistic? Because that’s how you commune with the human brain. Emotion first, reason second. Heart, then facts. Please, REMEMBER THIS.

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A harsh reality most fundraisers don’t want to face

iMarketSmart

Sadly, as time goes on, the value your donors place on their time will only grow since the more money people have, the less time they have. What donors value is often their time without you and not their time with you. That’s right. I said it. And I know it’s hard to take.

Daring to Lead 2006

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and The Meyer Foundation have just released a new report, "Daring to Lead 2006," exploring the leading causes of nonprofit executive burnout; in particular, widespread frustration with boards of directors and funders, and dissatisfaction with their pay. We've heard much of this before - this report is a follow-up to their 2001 Daring to Lead - but the numbers are updated, and some of the recommendationsn are fresh.

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Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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About our speaker Mal Warwick has distinguished himself through his contributions to the nonprofit sector as one of the world's leading authors, consultants, and public speakers on direct response marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations and as an advocate for socially and environmentally responsible policies and practices in the private sector. Nobody can predict our economic future.

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

With stockbrokers, investors seek to feel good and make money as a result of their engagement, relationship, partnership, and shared vision. They want to know what the heck you’re doing with their money! Think about it this way and I bet you’ll raise more money more efficiently.

Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?

iMarketSmart

Smart fundraisers know that the point of acquisition fundraising is to get people into the funnel so they can take a donor journey that leads to a major gift (including a legacy gift). An old book filled with timeless lessons.

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

Now you can find your Asking Style for free and learn how you can use it to raise more money here. According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.” ” But, don’t be fooled by stereotypes.

100 hours: Turning media spikes into leads (Alia and Mark)

Sea Change Strategies

Growing an email list is a crucial element for non profits to build their movements, cross promote their social media, and raise more money. Online coverage leads to more traffic to your site than more traditional PR.

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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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TEST RESULTS: Donors Don’t Care How You Spend Your Money. They Care How You Spend Theirs.

The Agitator

It sounds like a semantic difference – after all, if donors are donors, then their money becomes your money. Here were the conditions: Control: “Our goal in this campaign is to raise money for the projects.

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Want to Raise More Money? Focus on Current Business Partners

Selfish Giving

Every nonprofit wants to recruit new corporate partners, but your best bet to raise more money is to find new ways to work with your existing partners. It just might lead to a new partner. That’s not where the money is.

4 big reasons why you should not ask for money when you survey your supporters

iMarketSmart

We’ve sent out hundreds of millions of surveys by now and generated hundreds of thousands of highly-qualified leads for major gift officers and legacy gift officers to help make them more efficient and effective while sparing donors from spam, junk mail, and interruptive cold-calls. I was told that we should always include an “ask” (for money) along with the “ask” for feedback and engagement. Don’t ask for money when you survey your supporters.

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Walk-a-thon software leads to fundraising success in down economy

Blue Sky Collaborative

It is very difficult to raise money right now. Sponsorships and grants are down. Major donor prospects have dried up. Fortunately we have good news to share. Our clients who are using SWEET Fundraising Software for their walkathons and pledge.

How much money should you have pledged before you go live with your crowdfunding or capital campaign?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: I’ve heard that it’s important to at least have the money pledged before going live with a capital campaign. They sort of divide the number of gifts evenly and that’s the way they think they can raise the money.

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.

Nonprofit Self Evaluation Leads To Efficient, Economically Trim, Effective, Increased, and Successful Fundraising & More

Seeking Grant Money Today

Save Your Nonprofit Money, Raise More Money, and Succeed - Yes, Now How Any Nonprofit Can Raise More Support, Acquire the Best Talent, Strive, and Grow. How Nonprofits Will Save More and Raise More: Or, How To Conduct Donor and Donations Analysis How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is Why It Matters What the Public Thinks of a Nonprofit & How To Check. best practices upping the success rate how to fundraising

Does the Raiser’s Edge Help Raise Money?

JCA Insights

Does any fundraising software really help raise money? The Raiser’s Edge has sophisticated functionality to manage virtually every facet of the most complex fundraising program, but it can only help raise money when senior leadership mandates that all staff use the system. Which board members are actively raising money? JCA provides strategic consulting to the world’s leading nonprofits. Should it?