There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

Actually, when you first started reading this blog post, you may have thought that acquisition was the only way to raise more money. Part of the ongoing transition away from acquisition-based fundraising may be the alarmingly low rates of first time donor renewals that plague our industry.

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You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

Remember Charles Eisenstein, who writes in the May/June 2012 edition of Adbusters : Looking out upon the withered American Dream, many of us feel a deep sense of betrayal. You may have noticed… originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on June 28, 2012.

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6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 6 reasons that your nonprofit may not be ready for social media. You may not be ready for social media if you don’t want to open up conversations and build authentic relationships with your community online.

#LaughRiot May 18th! Are you laughing today?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Charles Eisenstein, Adbusters, May/June 2012, Vol 20. Adbusters called for a laughriot on may 18th. LaughRiot May 18th! originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on May 18, 2012. Uncategorized 18 may adbusters charles eisenstein laughriot mai 18 mazarine treyzLooking out on the withered American Dream, many of us feel a deep sense of betrayal. Unemployment, financial insecurity, and lifelong enslavement to debt are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Why you may need to reboot

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In Ctrl Alt Delete Mitch Joel issues a wake-up call for those that may find themselves lost in a rapidly evolving landscape of technology, media, and marketing. If you’re only broadcasting messages focused on your organization’s needs, you may need a reboot.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 6, 2011

Getting Attention

Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

What’s Up in May

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That means you’ll have May, June, July AND August to take part in live webinars, listen to webinar recordings and download all of my e-books for one low price. But remember, this offer expires this Friday, May 4th so hurry!

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 20, 2011

Getting Attention

Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 13, 2011

Getting Attention

Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Thursday May 26th. Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder! A step-by-step guide to getting the attention you deserve for your accomplishments and expertise. Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 2:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Only $49.99. Webinar Description.

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Social Recruiting: New, Necessary and May Be Critical to Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The increasing importance of online marketing may increase the need for marketing staff to maintain social media visibility. You’ll even get links to passive candidates, those not actively looking for a new position but who may be ideal for the positions. Geri Stengel. Where will your organization find its next communications, marketing, or development director? In this guest post by Geri Stengel, get some tips on how to use LinkedIn to find the right candidates.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 27, 2011

Getting Attention

Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Are you living in a generous region? The answer may surprise you.

Wild Woman Fundraising

The answer may surprise you. Nice one Chronicle! On August 20th the Chronicle of philanthropy put out an interactive graph with giving breakdowns for the entire US ! We’ve got some fantastic giving breakdowns here. What regions of the USA are the most generous?

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Why April 21st May Ruin Your Nonprofit's Website Analytics

EveryAction

Not to be click-baiting fearmongers, but we really needed to get your attention because there’s a big change coming to Google’s search algorithm that you need to know about

The Right Tool May Be in Your Head

Social Media Bird Brain

46 and 2 Tool Head by Justin Roberts In its younger days, social media was full of such conversations related to tools - tools for using social media, tools for managing social media, tools for measuring social media. Tool Overload New platforms and tools were coming out like water from a broken pipe and I imagine that a lot of people either threw their hands up in disgust and walked. strategy ROI tools goals platform not for profits community social media Small nonprofit

Who Is Reading Your Blog May Be A Delightful Surprise

Diva Marketing Blog

The very smart Nancy White , Full Circle , once told me. when you send your blog or community site into social cyber space it's never totally yours alone again. Girlfriend, it doesn't matter if you're writing on social media topics, manufacturing equipment or dirty martinis (3 olives please!).

Last Chance: 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging (Free Training, May 30)

Getting Attention

Please join me on Wednesday, May 30 to learn how to stop striking flat notes with your target audiences and join the 16% of nonprofits whose messages resonate and spur action. Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

The Next Best Thing May Already Be Here

Ann Green

But sometimes we need to take a step back, and realize the next best thing may already be here. The next best thing may already be here. All nonprofits want to succeed and grow. You want more donors and more people to find out about your organization.

Starbucks Mobile Payments May Give Cause Marketing a Jolt

Selfish Giving

While it may seem lazy to let users check-in to Foursquare when they’re making a mobile payment, that doesn’t mean we can’t push notifications back to them. I love the new mobile payment app from Starbucks.

5 Signs You May Need to Get Your Ego in Check

Marketing for Nonprofits

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may need to get your ego in check! It powers our actions. It enables us to get out of bed in the morning, make new friends, speak in public, and get to work. Any leader needs a strong ego, especially social changemakers and entrepreneurs. Going against the grain, i.e., fighting injustice, forging a new path, or developing a new product or service takes serious strength. But too much ego can also be a disaster!

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What’s Going on in May

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: May 9 & 11: Creating Awesome Email Newsletters, Parts 1 and 2, with Kivi Leroux Miller. May 16: How to Upgrade Donors and Boost Revenue with Donor Surveys with Rachel Muir.

Join Me—Engage Fundraising Conference— May 9, Philly

Getting Attention

You may be wondering why a marketer like me is so enthused about a fundraising conference but I know that 1) Many of you wear both hats, and even if you don’t 2) fundraising and marketing must be strong partners, and the better you understand the other half, the better you’ll be able to move your supporters to act. I’m in for this conference, and want to tell you about it before the limited number of seats (just 125) are gone.

Your Biggest Software Implementation Risk? It May Not Be What You Think.

JCA Insights

And yet, the truth of the matter is that vendors who make great software may or may not have services that are right for your organization. A large vendor team may have seasoned, shining stars along with an army of fresh college grads with nothing but software basic training.

New studies show online giving up - but results may vary

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Convio has released its Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study , and M+R followed with its own 2011 eNonprofits Benchmarks Study. It’s interesting to compare and contrast the results. Online fundraising continues to grow - but just how much varies. Convio says overall, 79 percent of organizations included in its report raised more in 2010 than 2009, while 21 percent saw declines in their online fundraising.

Charity may trump self-interest in motivating employees

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here’s a fascinating question: Which of the following is more motivating? A bonus you spend on yourself. A bonus you spend on someone else. And the answer is… b, according to several studies profiled in this Washington Post piece.

Free Webinar: Finding and Keeping Volunteers May 13th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on Tuesday May 13th, 2014, at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT for a free webinar as we learn. Normally this webinar is $67, but on May 13th, you get it for free! Click here to join us on Tuesday May 13th at 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT and 1pm ET.

Why your next step may be a baby step

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Whether it’s your teenage daughter, donor or colleague, your best solution may be asking for something smaller. We decided maybe it just sounded too hard for her boss, who may not have even known where to begin in making his vision a reality. Are people not doing what you ask? As I like to say, it’s easy to say no to something hard. It’s hard to say no to something easy. And there’s no shame in baby steps.

Nonprofit Spotlight: May

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In May, we celebrated a diverse group of organizations working hard to better their corner of the world. Network for Good’s Nonprofit of the Week spotlight gives us the chance to highlight the work of some of the our community’s superstars. Check out the great things these organizations are doing for their communities: Taproot Foundation seeks to build capacity through pro bono service by uniting skilled professionals with nonprofits in need.

GOING, GOING FAST: Grab a Seat-May 18 E-Newsletter Workshop in New York City

Getting Attention

I promise you it’ll be an incredibly worthwhile three hours when you do. In Breakthrough E-Newsletters: 5 Steps to Shaping E-Communications that Connect , you’ll learn everything you need to get a high-impact e-newsletter going for your nonprofit, or to strengthen the one you have. You’ll learn how to: Define realistic goals for your e-newsletter and who you have to reach to achieve them. Shape the right approach—content, style, how much interactivity with readers.

Snow in May: The Value of Expectations in Branding

Mission Minded

Also titled: Why I Refuse to Get Out My Snow Shovel Today is Monday, May 12, 2014, and I’m feeling a bit glum.

It may be fundraising season, but we don’t have to name it that

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We may live by the campaign calendar, but our audiences do not. Ah, Autumn. The crunch of falling leaves under your feet. The crisp, cool air. Football. And the start of – you guessed it - fundraising season. This year, like every other year, I fully expect my mailbox and inbox to be chock-a-block with the kind of clichés I just used. You could call it moldering messaging. It’s time to turn over a new leaf.

CauseTalk Radio Ep16: Cause Marketing Legal Advice That May Keep You Out of Jail

Selfish Giving

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]. Today on Cause Talk Radio , we chat with legal experts Kristalyn Loson and Jonathan Pompan , both lawyers in the advertising and nonprofit practice at Venable LLP. From the basics of commercial co-ventures and unrelated business income tax (UBIT) to common legal mistakes made by cause marketers, Kristalyn and Jonathan bring an important perspective to today’s episode. Check out Venable’s advertising and marketing blog for more details.).

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 24, 2012

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 18, 2012. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Brand Identity Manager and Marketing Coordinator. Outreach International (Independence, MO).

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 4, 2012

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. . NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director of Communications. City Harvest (New York, NY). 2) Communications Associate. The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (Quincy, MA).

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

Seeking Grant Money Today

You may think your new nonprofit is too small, or ask 'who am I to reach out and advertise for the best in this field'? If the cause is real and the organization's going to serve that cause - there will be amazing candidates for your organization to consider, and depending on how well your organization is getting the word out about its launch, its mission, and who it's looking for to run it, some may be literally the best in their professional field.

New Charity Widgets May Increase Holiday Giving

Marketing for Nonprofits

Looking for a way to increase holiday giving? Consider adding widgets to your fundraising mix. A widget is a piece of content that you can paste on your website, blog or social networking page. Widgets can contain pictures and text. See GlobalGiving's "Give Love" widget at right. The great thing about widgets is that many sync up with donation platforms like PayPal.

A Tool That May Help With Donor Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

But help may be on the way. The post A Tool That May Help With Donor Retention appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360. The fundraising statistics are bleak. A new study from the Association of Fundraising Professionals finds that: For every $100 nonprofits raise, $100 is lost through attrition. For every 100 new donors, 107 donors drop off. Only 31% of 2009 donors gave again in 2010.

Tough Decision Made In The Best Interest Of Constituents May Be A Good Solution In This Economy

Seeking Grant Money Today

This may be where the organization learns who is a team player and who is focused on the best for the organization's mission statement; and who is not. Keeping with the difficult economy that nonprofits are facing we are taking a temporary break from discussing grant writing, specifically, in Seeking Grant Money Today , to provide nonprofits with what we're calling "free consultations" right now.

#SM4NP: ROI Via Social Media May Be Elusive, But It’s Not Ephemeral

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you search for information about how to measure returns on investment in social media, you will be quickly reminded about just how new social media is in the business and nonprofit economies.

Nonprofit Job Club in Austin May 25th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Reasons to come: 0. You want to talk to people who are world-changers 1. Homemade cookies.