Analyzing Budgets and Saving Money at a Nonprofit

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The best leaders understand two things must happen to sustain a nonprofit: SAVING money and RAISING money. Let’s focus on “saving” money by exploring 8 ways to cut costs that are easy to start today. In either case, these money-saving strategies will apply.

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Can you REALLY get paid to take surveys for money?

Getting Attention

Alright, no B.S. here – I’m going to get straight the point and tell you that you CAN NOT make a full time living while working from your couch, filling out surveys in your underwear that pay you $30-$50 for 15 minutes of work!

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There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


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. Of course, time is finite — we all are limited to just 24 hours in a day, but money (funding) is theoretically uncapped, and having more of it generally equates to having a larger impact on the world.

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Is your job really to raise money?


– 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. The post Is your job really to raise money?

10 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow Without Asking for Money

J Campbell Social Marketing

It is not mandatory for nonprofits to raise money on this day or to even participate at all. If you don’t want to ask for money on May 5, there are dozens of other ways to create community and engage with your donors in a meaningful way. You may have heard the news!

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How to Raise Money Using Facebook Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

Due to the success of the Instagram Donation sticker , which is only available in Instagram Stories, Facebook has just rolled out a comparable way to raise money inside Facebook Stories. You can now raise money for a specific Fundraiser on Facebook, right within your Story. 6) Enter the name of the Fundraiser you want to raise money for. The sticker will then be added to your Story, and you can start raising money!

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


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 ). In it, he presented evidence that many of the words we use in the sector are actually off-putting to our supporters. For instance, some of the worst words for planned gift marketing are: Bequest; Charitable Gift Annuity; and Remainder Interest Deed.

Top 10 ways marketing automation helps nonprofits raise more money for less


The point is, anytime someone is spending or donating what represents a large amount of money to them, they want time to think about it. Even the most passionate and well-intentioned donor will immediately start wondering what you’re doing with their hard-earned money. Quick review.

5 Reasons Your Online Fundraising Campaign Isn’t Raising Money

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are five common reasons that an online fundraising campaign may not be raising money like it should. His fundraiser included a short video that explained exactly why he was raising money and how much the cause meant to him—and he ended up receiving more than $80,000 in donations.

How to Ask for Money for Your Nonprofit

Foundation Group

The post How to Ask for Money for Your Nonprofit appeared first on Foundation Group®. Funding donations fundraising nonprofit funding nonprofit fundraising online donations

How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

People are using these tools to give money to and raise money for causes they care about, and it’s important for nonprofits to understand how they work before writing them off completely. Nonprofits and individuals create an Instagram Story, add the Donation Sticker and start raising money. Once you’ve completed each of these required steps, your organization’s Instagram account is eligible to raise money on Instagram Stories.

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


The post Do we really need science to help us raise more money? Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing how to raise money for a nonprofit organization or charity major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing tips unique fundraising ideas for nonprofits

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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity”. Don’t ask people to “Donate” This one sounds a bit unintuitive, but let’s face it, asking people to donate money to your nonprofit is a buzzkill.

7 Reasons YOU’RE not making any money online

Getting Attention

Top 7 Reasons YOU’RE not making any money online Yup, you read it right. Below I’m going to go into the top 7 reasons why YOU’RE not making any money online! I’m calling YOU out! ??

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How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

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Your organization needs money, as all nonprofits do. But what will you spend the money on? What is your pitch for convincing supporters to send you money right now? Most nonprofits who try this lose money on the prospecting mailing.

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How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – to raise money and build community.

Why people WON’T give you money


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 | . Today, instead of talking about what makes people give, let’s take a look at what thwarts giving. You can find examples of communications that depress giving almost everywhere, in your mailbox, your email, in magazines, billboards, just all over the place.

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Why spend the money?

Get Fully Funded

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. 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. But this is SO short-sighted! Too often, visionless Boards start cutting things out instead of ramping up the fundraising (but that’s a topic for another day!).

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[Guest Post] Expanding Your Money Mindset

Fundraising Coach

Changing the way you think about money is a vital key to becoming successful at fundraising. Expanding Your Money Mindset. It’s no surprise that our values, beliefs and thoughts about money – our “money mindset” – deeply influence every area of our lives, including our professional one.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time


This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them. Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice. Me: I know our readers are up to their eyeballs in work from now until January. What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising. Message received.

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Some people make excuses; others raise money

Fundraising Coach

Are you making excuses or raising money? ” (And secretly give yourself a pat on the back for at least making the call although you haven’t raised any money.) Other Possibly Related posts: How to Ask for Money Effectively – Top Mistakes People Make When Fundraising. Ask ask without fear asking for money

233 Ways Your Oranization Can Make Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Another blog, the Transcription Blog , just posted a huge list of ways to make money — a whopping 233 ways to make money in fact! Though not all of them would work as fundraisers, we’re sure that a few of them are things you could do to raise money for your organization. Related posts: Sports Fundraising: Raise Money by Competing for 24 Hours. Tags: Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas how to make money ways to make money

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Can raising money be like building furniture?


So she hands over her hard-earned money. >>eBook: How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. The post Can raising money be like building furniture? Did you know you can make furniture without screws, nails or fasteners? Great artisans make furniture using glue, miters, and specialized wood joints. It takes longer to do it this way and I don’t think the quality is actually any better.

7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)


Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. Fundraising best way to hide money from irs charity blog donor cultivation how do the rich hide their income how the rich hide their money how to hide money how to hide wealth from friends Philanthropy philanthropy blog stealth wealth lifestyle stealth wealth stories what is stealth wealth

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Life, Death, and Make Money Writing Essays


Life After Make Money Writing Essays. It’s now less complicated than to eventually become published and also with the maturation of self printing the job is presently concentrated in writing instead of simply fighting to obtain published, so it’s potential to make some thing in the event that you’re mindful of how to make money composing fiction. Getting the Best Make Money Writing Essays. The Do’s and Don’ts of Make Money Writing Essays.

How success and happiness relate to the raising of money


Bottom line… When it comes to the raising of money (especially major gifts and legacy gifts), the transaction is the achievement that finally occurs as a result of your dogged pursuit of worthy goals. The post How success and happiness relate to the raising of money appeared first on MarketSmart. Everyone wants success and happiness in their lives. Sadly, too many people are misled or misdirected by the media and teachers about what success and happiness are really all about.

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Why Better Marketers Raise More Money!


Better marketers raise more money! The post Why Better Marketers Raise More Money! Some will say it’s unfair. Heart disease (the disease that killed my father when he was only 63) kills almost 600,000 people each year. Yet, charitable people gave 5 times more to cure breast cancer in 2012 than to cure heart disease in spite of the fact that breast cancer kills about 14 times less people (only 41,000 deaths).

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Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?


If you think about the first donation as the first date, doesn’t it make sense to be open, honest, and fair from the get-go even if it means less money now (but much more later)? Doing so will make it easier for major gift and planned gift officers to do their jobs so they can raise more money at lower costs. An old book filled with timeless lessons. I was cleaning out a cabinet last weekend and I came across an old book I read long ago titled Strategic Selling.

Would you give money to this person?


I think all of us would agree that one of the most basic reasons why any major donor would give you and your organization money is because they trust you. The post Would you give money to this person? Trust is crucial, necessary and vital. . So why then do so many fundraisers avoid putting a picture of themselves on LinkedIn? Don’t you think a major donor will look there to see who you are before they meet you?

Raise money online this year

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Remember that the internet is a tool you can use to raise money. Just because you have a website or a Facebook page does not mean people will flock to it and give you money. Lots of people have asked me how to raise money online and I get the sense that they think it’s something hard or mystical. As we approach the deep fundraising season, many folks are asking about online fundraising, so I wanted to share a few things.

Raise more money with donor-based fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Donor-based fundraising is a key to raising big money and it’s a critical factor in the Get Fully Funded system. Here’s a short video where I talk about donor-based fundraising. Get Fully Funded

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Why your capital campaign feasibility study could be leaving a lot of money on the table.


I think most campaign feasibility studies leave a ton of money on the table. Then you will be exponentially more likely to scoop up money that would have otherwise been left sitting on the table. The post Why your capital campaign feasibility study could be leaving a lot of money on the table. Here’s a hyper-simplified description of how it usually works. You hire a consultant. Together, you conduct the feasibility study and review the results.

Get over your discomfort and politely ask for money

Fundraising Coach

How to politely ask for money. Too often, our own beliefs about money get in the way of our asking politely. We may have an unhealthy view of our personal "worth" tied to money. Or our faith tradition may lead us to see money as evil. Or we may simply be tied to thinking that if people give us money, we need to give them something back. We might come across as demanding money. Or being a constant nag about money.

6 Ways for Nonprofits to Participate in #GivingTuesday Without Asking for Money

J Campbell Social Marketing

However, there are other reasons for nonprofits and social change agents to participate in this global generosity movement besides just raising money. 76% of 18-34-year-olds who are aware of #GivingTuesday participate in some way, either giving of their time, or money, or taking an advocacy action. Here are just six ways you can make the most of GivingTuesday without asking for money. Gratitude doesn’t mean only thanking people who have given you money.

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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. How do you keep donors in the fold, and further inspire them to then raise money on your behalf or spread the word about the cause? Give your supporters the tools to raise money for you!

Webinar Recap: How nonprofits can raise more money through crowdfunding


Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your cause and to get your network of supporters involved in your mission. That’s why we recently teamed up with Nonprofit Tech for Good to host a webinar all about the basics of crowdfunding

Asking for Money AND Something Else

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I really like this one recommendation from Rachel: Pair an ask for a donation with a “no-money” ask during a campaign. The no-money ask gives your supporters another way to get involved and engaged in your cause whether they want to give financially or not. And it gives you something else to talk about, besides asking for money every time. Here are some of the different kinds of no-money asks that you could pair in a campaign with an ask for a donation.

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Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW Access our webinars, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $499. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price. Sales ends July 3rd.

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Raising big money starts with your passion

Get Fully Funded

Your ability to raise BIG money for your nonprofit starts with your passion. Watch this short video (less than 3 minutes) to hear me explain a little about how you can use your passion to raise big money. It’s the key to Getting Fully Funded. Get Fully Funded

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4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

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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. More importantly, if you believe in your cause and you’re passionate about the work your nonprofit is doing, you will raise BIG money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money. Successful fundraising = BIG money. What do you think about money?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. If your website needs help, then you’re in luck! Tom Ahern, fundraising and copywriting expert, is presenting a two-part webinar series next week only on donor-centered websites : Writing a Donor-Centered Website. Two-Part Webinar Series.

Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?


Many of them make money selling software and services that supposedly help fundraisers improve their donor retention. Here’s why: According to Giving USA , the number of donors is decreasing yet more money has been raised than ever. But trying to retain the most qualified donors (the ones with the most passion and most money) IS a good plan. If I wanted to make a lot of money I could have done that a lot faster and with less aggravation by staying OUT of this sector.

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The 3 best times to ask for money

Fundraising Coach

Asking for money is where the magic happens! ” But remember: it is far less awkward to ask for money when you meant to then after you meant to. This is where it starts to feel that you only are interested in the person’s money. Do-It-Yourself Fundraising: How to Get Money for Your Nonprofit. Ask asking for moneyLots of us will be thinking about how to be more “green” since today is Earth Day. But how can we make our nonprofits more green?

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