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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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.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

iMarketSmart

Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. For instance, giving money to a soup kitchen before Thanksgiving so they can buy turkeys for their annual meal would make one a charitable person.

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 ).

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Corporate philanthropy has been a hot button topic recently. Your nonprofit can’t afford to miss out on the benefits that come with corporate philanthropy. Here are the top four ways to use corporate philanthropy to boost your online fundraiser. Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

How success and happiness relate to the raising of money

iMarketSmart

Success was not found when the ink dried and the ad ran in the Chronicle of Philanthropy announcing the amazing donation. The post How success and happiness relate to the raising of money appeared first on MarketSmart. Everyone wants success and happiness in their lives.

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Unlike for-profits, where the bottom line often defines success or failure in black and white, nonprofits live in a world of grey, evaluated on their success in achieving their mission and on how they raise and spend their money. Anjali Deshmukh.

Can raising money be like building furniture?

iMarketSmart

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?

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

iMarketSmart

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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Back to the Future of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I received a kind email from Erik Anderson, of the Donor Dreams Blog , suggesting I take on the subject of The Future of Philanthropy for this month's nonprofit blog carnival. Certainly that qualifies not only as philanthropy, but as professional fundraising, and maybe even crowd-funding.

3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

iMarketSmart

After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? If you are aiming to raise money then you need to recognize that, more and more, your donors will check you out online before they accept your telephone call or email outreach.

#PHILANTHROPY: Google Can Give Time, Resources, & AdWords To Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Google.org is perhaps not as well known, but its philanthropic outreach is huge, and it offers that money and support numerous ways – some of which your organization can surely take advantage of! Google is the great behemoth of web searching and video hosting.

#Philanthropy: Could Text Messages Circumvent Apple’s Restrictions On Charity Apps?

Non Profit Marketing 360

has been unwilling to allow fundraising/donation-soliciting software for the iPhone to be developed and sold through The App Store because Apple’s contract expects a cut of the profit and expects some control of the money flow. Apple Inc.

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

iMarketSmart

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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Would you give money to this person?

iMarketSmart

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. .

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

iMarketSmart

In 2012, she was interviewed by Moira Forbes at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. There she said, “True philanthropy comes from the heart.” 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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#PHILANTHROPY: Zuckerberg’s Millions Suggest New Style Of Giving By Young

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the shock of such a huge gift was met with as much skepticism as thanks, and within a year parents groups and the ACLU sued the city of Newark to open up its correspondence with the founder of Facebook so they could trace what launched the donation and what the city had been doing with the money.

15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!

iMarketSmart

The post 15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!! According to Glassdoor , the following 15 companies no longer require college degrees. Google. Ernst and Young EY. Penguin Random House. Costco. Whole Foods. Hilton. Publix. Apple. Starbucks. Nordstrom. Home Depot. Bank of America. Chipotle. Lowe’s. Related Posts: >>Webinar: How Colleges and Universities Are Using Donor Surveys to Raise More Major and Planned Gifts.

#Philanthropy: As Steve Jobs The CEO Retires, Will Steve Jobs The Philanthropist Step Forward?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Carnegies, the Mellons, the Rockafellers, the Buffetts… They all made scads of money in their chosen careers. They all founded foundations and gave away scads of money in their later years. Keep your hands off of my stack.

Why People Give – Episode 8

iMarketSmart

In this episode Greg and Tim discuss why people give to nonprofits. Learn the motivations and incentives that inspire giving by listening. The post Why People Give – Episode 8 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

9 reasons why people put money in holding pens (such DAFs or foundations) instead of giving directly right away

iMarketSmart

So they put the money in the holding pen as a ‘circuit breaker’ 3. At this time, they feel that no organization is deserving of their money (possibly because the staff they’ve met with at various organizations has been off-putting, their missions seem unclear or they are not sure they can be trusted). So they put the money aside in hopes that that will happen sooner or later. They DO want their money to be used to help others. Indecisive.

Aerial Philanthropy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Now there’s Aerial Philanthropy. Tags: giving philanthropy First there were Instant Grants.

The single difference between above average and below average fundraisers

iMarketSmart

Fundraising big money fundraising ideas charity blog cheap fundraising ideas donor cultivation free fundraising ideas fundraising ideas for individuals fundraising ideas for schools non-profit fundraising ideas Philanthropy quick fundraising ideas unique fundraising ideas

Your Newsletter Can MAKE Money (Seriously)

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Fundraising Newsletter Nonprofit Philanthropy Advertising and Marketing donor communications marketing

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

iMarketSmart

So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money. The post How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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Embedded Philanthropy: A New Age of Giving

A Small Change

Philanthropy has become more than gifts to charity and is now a form of self expression. This can be best seen as businesses have started to use philanthropy to sell their products and improve their world. We are at the beginning of a new age of giving and embedded philanthropy is one of the first signs. Everyday people are starting to see and understand that regardless of the amount of money they make they can make an impact in their world.

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[Guest Post] Quitting the Culture Club – Why blaming a lack of culture of philanthropy is just plain lazy

Fundraising Coach

In the midst of our conversation, Dan said he didn''t let his team use the term "a culture of philanthropy." If you''ve ever been charged with creating "a culture of philanthropy," you''re going to love this! I have a problem with the term “Culture of Philanthropy.”

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3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s)

iMarketSmart

Related Posts: >>Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs. The post 3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. STEP 1- Find out who has a donor-advised fund (among your supporters, advocates, donors, members, alumni, subscribes, etc.). 80% of your problem will be solved once you have that list.

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Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?

iMarketSmart

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has spent the past 120 years advising one of the worlds most philanthropic families— the Rockefellers. Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want.

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Striking the Right Balance of Philanthropy, Marketing & Business

Selfish Giving

The cafe may become a venue for community programs, as Panera envisions, but a fully functioning Panera sustained on the goodwill of customer donations, with money left over to give back to causes? If we overweight philanthropy we may miss the real opportunity corporate partnerships offer.

The Business of Philanthropy - A Rant

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Philanthropy is understood as the giving (and sometimes volunteering) for the love of humanity. The fact that the family required $15 million (plus other things) in order to relinquish their rights underscores that this is business and not philanthropy." Now they''re also getting a 50% return on their money. What does it say about how we manage our money or negotiate deals? donor recognition donors Nonprofit overhead philanthropy

Kid Philanthropy

The Agitator

Brittany and Robbie Bergquist have been earning money collecting and recycling used cellphones, enabling them to provide $5 million worth of prepaid phonecards to soldiers overseas who couldn’t otherwise afford to call home. And, in any event, if real money and real volunteer time is going to meeting real needs at the end of the day, I’ll take it. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts charities fundraising nonprofit management philanthropy

The Rational Aspect of Irrational Philanthropy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Put your money where there will be the greatest impact, right? I remembered this conversation this morning reading Hewlett Ends Effort to Get Donors to Make Dispassionate Choices on Giving on the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Hewlett had been a major funder behind encouraging better and more effective philanthropy through the use of results- and impact-driven data. Such is the extent to which the message of "effective philanthropy" has permeated the culture.

#Philanthropy: President’s Jobs Bill & Tax Proposal Not Warmly Welcomed By Charities

Non Profit Marketing 360

It certainly would bring more money to the treasury – at least at first glance. quote from The Chronicle of Philanthropy ). Community Donor Acquisition Fundraising Grants Grants and Funding Low-Income Major Gift Major Gifts National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Nonprofit Philanthropy Politics Barack Obama Charitable organization Chronicle of Philanthropy economy Itemized deduction Non-profit organization

Are Nonprofits Ready for the End of Corporate Philanthropy?

Selfish Giving

Boston’s own Scott Beaudoin , who’s also MS&L Worldwide’s North America director of CSR and cause marketing, asked in PRWeek Insider’s blog last week is this “The End of Corporate Philanthropy?&#. Long live corporate philanthropy.

Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.

iMarketSmart

Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving big money fundraising ideas charity blog cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising ideas fundraising story example motivational stories for fundraising Philanthropy unique fundraising ideasPeople want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world.

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.

#FUNDRAISING: Paul Jolly Inspires The Big Ask To Raise Big Money

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you ask for less, you'll get less (and work harder on fundraising than on your projects). We welcome back Paul Jolly, Director of Jump Start Growth, Inc. , a nonprofit fundraising and consulting firm in Washington DC. Today, Paul tells about the importance of breaking the sound barrier.

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How the Benefit Concert is Shaping Philanthropy

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Music has been one of the most powerful ways causes, celebrities, and communities can connect to raise money for serious issues.

Mysterious Power of a Fresh Approach (Case Study)

Getting Attention

I was thrilled to hear from Getting Attention reader Elizabeth (Betsey) Russell recently, with news of her just-released mystery, Other People’s Money. While fiction isn’t something we usually read in conjunction with philanthropy (or the nonprofit world), Betsey’s note provoked the question: Can fiction about foundations (or nonprofits) make readers think about them differently? Nancy: Your thriller is so far from what we usually read about philanthropy.

Playing With House Money in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Namely, that when it comes to philanthropy people love playing with house money. Tripadvisor , the big travel website that aggregates opinions and reviews is offering a little house money for you to use at Kiva, the lender that provides microloans primarily in the developing world. But people who took Hoffman up on his offer also invested $417,000 of their own money in Kiva.org recipients. million (some of the money was recycled).

Cause Marketing or Corporate Philanthropy Program? It’s Not a Yes or No Question.

Cause Related Marketing

The question was prompted by a press release I saw recently announcing a new cause marketing effort from Godiva, the high-end chocolatier owned by the Turkish company Yildiz Holding, and headlined ‘Godiva Launches Philanthropy Program.’ Now Godiva almost certainly didn’t write the headline for the release I saw, but a quick reading made it clear that what Godiva was announcing was more a cause marketing than a corporate philanthropy effort.