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.

Who Will Get The Money?

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Using social media as a broadcast medium, much like a radio or newspaper ad, is misguided. 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.

No Money On The First Date

The Agitator

Marketing maven Seth Godin wrote The First Transaction , an interesting post about the need for cultivation to precede any ask for money. We can connect, transfer knowledge, engage in a way that builds trust… all of these things make it more likely that I’ll trust you enough to send you some money one day. But send you money on the first date? Seth asserts that the only winning paradigm these days is the reverse one … cultivate first, then ask for the money.

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Happy Holidays, Seeking Grant Money Today Readers!

Seeking Grant Money Today

We at The Grant Plant want to wish you and all of our Seeking Grant Money Today readers a very happy holiday season. For the Creative Type.check out Craftzine.com for crafty ideas in many different craft projects (complete with instructions) working with various mediums and skill levels. Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Chanukka, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Winter Solstice, and best wishes in 2010!

Unlock Your Grant Writing Talent

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She works with small to medium sized nonprofits to create strategic solutions for nonprofit issues. Tags: Grant Writing fundraising Grant (money) Non-profit organization Philanthropy Today’s blog post is provided by my dear friend and grant writer extraordinaire, Charlaine Hood.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits. EveryAction’s donation pages come ready to use on screens of any size and new features like Apple Pay ensure that nonprofit professionals like you can raise more money.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)


Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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6 Steps for Getting Started with Email Fundraising | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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1) You need to have sensitivity to the medium. Email, like any other fundraising program, will cost money and so you need to set aside that money. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

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The Essential Guide to Donor Retention in the Digital Age

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s next to impossible to raise money from complete strangers who have never heard of your work – warm audiences work best.). The message doesn’t have to match the medium in which they gave! Nonprofits, we are failing our donors.

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Small Nonprofits Kicking Butt at Individual Fundraising [REPORT]

J Campbell Social Marketing

For a second year, the data collected from nonprofits nationwide supports findings that developing a fundraising plan can strengthen individual donor fundraising for small and medium-sized organizations. Did you know that for small nonprofits, one out of every five dollars is raised online?

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Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


They have a gallery, school, store, and outreach program to achieve their mission of enriching their community through the medium of visual arts. Some of their current campaigns include "A World Without Hermoine" that works to raise money to keep girls in school around the world and "Neville Fights Back" which encourages supporters to call their congressman to protect the Affordable Care Act. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!

It’s Time for Some Tough Love On Nonprofit Facebook Fundraisers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits can’t actually raise money on social media, can they? Want to actually use social media to raise money? What we need to come to terms with is that the nonprofit is no longer in control of the fundraising medium. Giving money on social media is already happening.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM


They’ll be thrilled to get emails that don’t just ask for more money, but also provide them ways to get involved, such tools to contact their elected officials or share your content on social media.

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Got UTM? Measuring Nonprofit Email and Social Media Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

things like utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email. But the second email in that campaign actually raised more money. Campaign Medium: This is the main communications channel, so for example, we use “email” for both the email newsletter and the single topic emails.

5 Tips to Help You Tell Better Stories

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The medium you choose to tell your story in will influence your tone and length. For more information on how telling better nonprofit stories can help your organization raise more money, download our free eGuide, How to Make the Case for Giving.

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits


By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. It’s hard to do a one minute video that is asking for money at the end, because most people are never gonna make it past the 30- or 45-second mark.

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2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

This year’s findings taps two clear paths to successful fundraising: Working from a plan strengthens individual donor fundraising for small and medium-sized organizations. If you want to raise money from individuals, you need a fundraising plan. Organizations using a fundraising plan raised one-third more money from individuals, activated almost double the number of donors, and garnered significantly larger average gifts.

How the open data movement could benefit from using a marketing approach

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Segmentation: Small business, Medium businesses, Large corporations (broken down by province). Target Audience: Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in Ontario. Positioning: Using free government open data can save your business valuable time and money.

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


There is a lot of learning and experimenting going on in digital fundraising, which is fueling new innovations in how to raise money across the whole spectrum of digital channels. With our easy to use self service portal, your donors can update their information at anytime ensuring that you and your staff save both time and money! This demonstrates increased faith that this medium can deliver value for engagement, acquisition and fundraising.

Social math: Yes…data can tell stories too


But lately, they’ve caught onto stories as a more influential and memorable communication medium. The tobacco industry spends more money promoting smoking in a week than the entire federal government spends on preventing smoking in a year. flickr/fragmented.

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#COMMUNICATIONS: Is Your Organization Moving At The Speed Of Mobile?

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the changes we and many others have commented on is the rise of text messaging as a medium not only to spread-the-word but also to raise funds for nonprofits and charities.

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Nonprofit Planning for 2018: Your Top 3 Nonprofit Digital Marketing Challenges – And My Solutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

to spend on a resource that will help you raise more money and do your job more efficiently, what is the solution? Determine the amount of money that you need to raise to “stay afloat” or increase your staff capacity in digital marketing. 2017 was a difficult year for many nonprofits.

Buy an Essay Explained


You can be certain that in the proceedings that you opt to purchase informative article online safe at our site, your money, time and nerves wont be thrown away even a little. A booming online instructor must also utilize teaching approaches that are applicable into your medium.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Writing More Conversational

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And easy is always best when it comes to asking people to do things like give their money or volunteer their time. If writing less formally makes you nervous, start with the medium that changed it all – social. Are you struggling to inspire your readers?

Improving Donor Communication: A Q&A Guide for Nonprofits

Ann Green

Nonprofits are constantly looking for new ways to raise money and having a wide network of donors and supporters can help create sustainable fundraising revenue. The right medium will help. By John Killoran. One of the most important assets of a nonprofit is its donors.

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Your Print Nonprofit Annual Report Can Work Wonders (Case Study via Tom Ahern)

Getting Attention

But in an effort to save money and trees, Melanie Coon, SVP for Communications & Marketing, has whittled that number down. He likes how the Foundation gives away money to the state’s nonprofits to help them with their missions. Welcome to our newest guest blogger, Tom Ahern.

Kick-ass Kickstarter campaigns


Nonprofits should at least know about the potential of Kickstarter for crowd-funding small to medium-sized creative projects. Those cost money, too. Even if you don’t use this tool yourselves, your supporters and/or grantees might be interested.

No Going Back for This Nonprofit After Switching to a Digital Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not having to work with a designer, printer, and dozens of drafts saved us a lot of money, but also a lot of sanity and time in the process. While feedback has been very positive thus far, any time you switch mediums you risk alienating supporters.

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Mobile giving: 4 trends nonprofits should consider


Text to give—texting on a smart phone to pledge money to a nonprofit and paying for that donation as part of your mobile carrier’s phone bill—has definitely gained traction. Think about ways you can leverage this medium more effectively for fund raising.

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Don’t Make It Look TOO Nice

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The theory is that donors will think you wasted their money if any of your communications look like they cost you cash money to produce them. This theory holds that all of that money should be going to programs and services. Listen to the advice above and find your quality comfort zone, one that matches your target audience, your message, and the medium you are using, but that always conveys that you are professional.

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Social issue documentaries: Building a movement


All this reminded me what a powerful medium film has become for igniting social movements. Obviously, this isn’t a realistic communications undertaking for most nonprofits—high quality production and distribution costs money.

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The Keys to Fundraising on Foursquare

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Estrella Rosenberg, who founded Big Love Little Hearts, which works to provide life-saving surgery to children with congenital heart defects in developing countries, has been using Foursquare for advocacy as well as to raise money and connect with constituents and volunteers. “I While Rosenberg may not have raised buckets of money, generating $25K in 24 hours and getting 800 people to call their Congressperson is not insignificant.

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

PEOPLink helps artisans and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from 45 of the poorest countries grow their business through global e-commerce. As a bonus, I love that SU2C has a page on their website entitled: “ Where the Money Goes. photo credit: Rev.

#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Now I’m working at Donordigital, one of the Mal Warwick companies, helping large national nonprofits raise money online. On one side of the building we have the folks raising money in the mail, and on our side we have a dozen people furiously raising money over the web, Facebook and email.

Top mobile social media apps for nonprofits


Where on the social web you invest your time and money depends on which sites make the most sense for you in light of your strategic communications plan. Nonprofits will even start their own TV stations as this medium gets more traction. Flickr/Irish Typepad. Reminder: If you don’t have a great website and email strategy, you probably shouldn’t be focusing on social media yet. Those have to be your first priorities.

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How to Get Your Donors More Engaged

A Small Change

Not all of these asks should be for money. Joe Garecht is the founder of The Fundraising Authority ( [link] ), which provides free articles and how-to information on fundraising for small and medium-sized non-profits. Every development professional I know spends a lot of time thinking about how they can get their current donors more engaged with their fundraising efforts. We ask questions like, “How can I get our donors to get involved on an event committee?”

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6 Steps to Maximize Online Giving

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All too often, small- to medium-sized nonprofits sign up for online fundraising services and stall when it comes to configuring their service and making the donate button live on their site. Want to raise more money this year?

August Resource Round-up

A Small Change

They have promoted their concept with a number of bloggers who have taken to Twitter, Facebook, and back to their blogs to raise money and make a difference. This site provides the medium and technology for your nonprofit to host an online silent auction for free. Jobs for Change. Obama’s movement of change has started a website to promote socially conscious jobs. This site is about promoting work in nonprofit, government, and social enterprise.

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#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Now I’m working at Donordigital, one of the Mal Warwick companies, helping large national nonprofits raise money online. On one side of the building we have the folks raising money in the mail, and on our side we have a dozen people furiously raising money over the web, Facebook and email.

The Empty Package–Nonprofits, Social Media, and Content Strategy


There’s certainly a place for some of your own news on your Facebook page, but this medium is about conversation and community. flickr/minxlj. I’m delighted to see recent data about the nonprofit sector’s leadership in adopting social media. I’m also a little worried.

8 Great Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Donors

A Small Change

Non-ask events (where you don’t ask for money directly) can be a great way to build your reputation and get new people involved in your efforts. – Joe Garecht is the founder of The Fundraising Authority , which provides free articles and how-to information on fundraising for small and medium-sized non-profits. Donor cultivation is part art, part science.

What’s a Lead

A Small Change

Fundraising isn’t about asking for money as often as possible; it is about creating relationships with the good work that your organization is doing and providing opportunities to partner with that good work. Don’t limit your development work by forcing everyone to come become a donor only through one medium. Sometimes the difference between a lead and everyone else is just a frame of mind.

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