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.

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Has your organization put you in a position to succeed?


But nonprofits don’t have enough money for more staff! The post Has your organization put you in a position to succeed? The private sector figured out a long time ago that a salesperson should never generate their own leads. A lead generator should never set-up appointments.

Staying positive in troubling times

Get Fully Funded

It’s so important for us as fundraisers to stay positive right now. I’d much rather focus on the positive. If you start believing that you can’t raise money in this economy, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I find myself purposely ignoring the news because I don’t want to fill my mind with the negativity. In John Frank’s newsletter this month he says.

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.

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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Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are often research or policy organizations, or those positioned as technical assistance or resource providers who are a few steps removed from the action on the ground. Join Susan and me on Tuesday for a FREE webinar: Raising Money Via Social Media: Using Causes and Your Facebook Page.

How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because smaller nonprofits are often much closer to the on-the-street action, Susan believes they are uniquely positioned to tell a compelling story about the impact of their work and to build meaningful relationships with supporters through social media.

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook – Part 1

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media fundraising is getting easier, thanks to some great new Facebook features designed specifically to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money on the social network. There are both positives and negatives when using Facebook to raise money for your organization.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Positive cash flow is immediate. Can recycling – No money is needed to undertake this cheap fundraising idea. Ask for money – Sometimes the most direct route is the best.

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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.

Saving the World, One Tagline at a Time

Getting Attention

About 15 years ago I did some consulting for a regional office of the American Cancer Society , which raises money for cancer research and education. I’m pleased to introduce you to guest blogger Nancy Friedman, chief wordworker of Wordworking.

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. Be a real partner, which means you are focused on their interests even when they’re not not raising money for you. .

Tips to engage your Board in fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Lots of people are terrified of actually asking for money, but they’re more than happy to thank donors. Positive reinforcement will help shore up their new skills! Are you struggling to raise money and grow your Board? One of the biggest complaints I hear from Executive Directors and Development staff is that they want more from their Board when it comes to fundraising. They want their Board to not only participate but also get excited about it.

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Raise more money online with a great headline


That’s starting to sound like real money! But headline tests in my experience often produce a significant result (either positive or negative) and with it, important insights about audience preferences. If you could change just one thing on your website’s donation page and get a 50% lift in the conversion rate, you’d probably do it in a heartbeat.

How Grant Writing Helps Get A Nonprofit Into A Position To Increase and Imrpove All of Its Fundraising

Seeking Grant Money Today

The fact is, though, that if a nonprofit, any nonprofit, does not actively raise funds, each business week, each month, of each year, along side providing their programs and administrating the organization, the organization will not have the money to operate as it currently needs to, let alone grow and be able to afford that growth later. They aren't just saying "jump" because they have money to donated.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

I know that you don't have any money. In other words, if a founder takes the executive director position but plans to indefinitely be the executive director - how does the organization's leadership oversees the executive director; is the board a passive or active leading board; and how is the executive director truly and really held accountable to the beneficiaries of the non profit's mission work and accountable to the stakeholders in the non profit (e.g. Need Seed Money?

Forget The Message. Just Send Money!

The Agitator

“The most poorly written mail I get is from people who want my money.&#. But knowing “What&# —what message, what positioning, what offer, what relationship hot buttons, and even what adjectives to employ—can make the difference between just so-so and terrific results. What significant steps are we taking to determine the most effective messages and positioning for our campaigns and programs?

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Money for Good Interview 1: Secrets to connecting with supporters over time

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today, I’m sharing the first part of an interview I did with the folks behind the Money for Good study and nonprofit guidebook. As you know, in our guidebook, More Money for More Good , we discuss what information donors want, and how nonprofits can communicate that effectively.

Should we turn away money from screwed-up donors?

Donor Power Blog

The organization decided not to take his money because it's "tainted.". My question is this: Who's the dumb one in this situation: the donor, or the organization that rejected his money? There may be additional facts about that donor and his money, but it looks to me like his money is not tainted by having been earned by evil means -- if it were, I'd agree that nobody should touch his money. Nonprofits do some astounding things.

Soliciting Grant Money 101

Seeking Grant Money Today

Total agency fundraising should be accomplished through a diverse set of donation streams such as fees from an agency program, service, or business; a constituency of regular donors; being a United Way agency; major donors; In Kind donors (who regularly give products or services in lieu of money); service contracts; special event fundraiser; annual fund raising campaigns (i.e. Receiving donations in the form of grants could be a good additional piece of the fundraising pie for your agency.

New Year Resolution: Ask More!

Fundraising Coach

But you don’t have a development effort if you don’t ask for money. As a fundraiser, not asking for money is tantamount to malpractice. Your job is to raise money. You need to ask people to take the specific action of giving money. I’m convinced that as you get some more positive asks under your belt, as you see donor’s eyes light up with excitement about being able to invest in your cause, you’ll get addicted to asking!

Science of Giving 4: Do donation pledges ease the pain of parting with our money?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They posit that one of the reasons is the pain of parting with one’s money. In other words, does pledging money help people start to pyschologically distance themselves from their money - and therefore ease the act of giving? The idea is to take away the immediate temptation to spend the money in other ways - and to remove the giver from the “pain of paying.&#. But pledging to later donate current earnings may be more painful than donating money now.

10 Ways to Win a Corporate Partner | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

delicious NonprofitMarketing

million nonprofits, and most are hitting up you - the businessperson-for money. Simply stop treating corporate folks as sources of money and start treating them as an audience. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

What Does Not Get Funded Well by Grant Money

Seeking Grant Money Today

It can help to understand what, traditionally, does not get funded by grant money. Entities who donate grants to non profit organizations do not want to fund: - Salaries - Initially you can (and should) find support for new positions, but thereafter grant donors do not want to repeatedly pay for an employee's annual salary. This is not the place in the organizational budget to save money. This saves the organization time, money, and a great reputation over time!

What's Better than 40 Billionaires?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Jeremy writes, "While some of the money will go directly to nonprofit organizations, the majority will end up in the private foundations that the donors started themselves, like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and will then be funneled into other nonprofits through grants or used to support the foundations' programmatic work." Tags: giving donors the pledge Nonprofit money planning fundraising

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

Seeking Grant Money Today

Top ten myths about grant money : The myths are in red font. Time, money, research, planning, team work, writing, etc. A new fundraising method takes at least three years to make money and advanced committee planning. There are grants for individuals If I had a dollar for every time I'm asked to help raise money for an individual (I could donate a lot of money to a good cause). See my post, " Soliciting Grant Money 101 " 15.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]


Donors’ continued financial support relies on their ongoing positive feelings toward your organization, and for many online donors, the majority of this relationship is built entirely through email. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program.

The nonprofit social toolbox is more compelling than ever


Asking for money is historically a social thing. There is a certain level of familiarity and context-awareness required to make the action of giving a positive experience. Nonprofits know this well and are especially adept at it. Marketing

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Doesn't Spend All of an Awarded Grant's Money.And Why.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Sometimes there is leftover money from a grant that your nonprofit received. She mentioned that the nonprofit that she works for recently discovered that they had a bit of 'extra money' after spending as much as they could of it on the specific project that it was awarded to the organization for. Given this nonprofit best practice in developing relationships with donors, it is wise, then, to see the extra money from the grant donation from the grant donor's point of view, always.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever


For even more helpful tools for maximizing the money you raise and , check out our. Especially for donors who give for the first time, a warm welcome and positive engagement with your organization will increase your chances of keeping them as long-term supporters.

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


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. Positive Education Program Cleveland’s.

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How to Thank Facebook Donors (Even If You Don’t Have Their Contact Info)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Given this climate, a positive announcement from Facebook should be seen as a beacon of light to fundraisers everywhere! If someone wants to give you money on Facebook, unless they are a convicted child rapist , why wouldn’t you want to take it?

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


For every percentage of email that goes to spam, nonprofits leave money on the table. There’s no magic solution to increasing your organization’s deliverability rate, but there are several steps you can take to put your program in a good position - get the scoop in our.

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Let’s treat donors like piggy banks, not ATMs!


Of course, you can’t expect to get money out of a piggy bank unless you first make deposits. That framework has resulted in positive outcomes for eons. Stay with me on this. That’s why you should treat your supporters like piggy banks! You, the fundraiser, must make deposits first.

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No need to fear

A Small Change

I think that everyone has heard all of the horror stories about going door to door and asking you friends and neighbors to give more money than they have ever given before. Fundraising can be a really positive experience and allows non-profits to continue to and increase the work they do.

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools


Having a board member on your side goes a long way toward creating a positive environment for other board members to learn about your proposal, so put in the work ahead of time to cultivate your advocates.

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The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

J Campbell Social Marketing

In one position, I was all of those things plus the Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator! What I soon came to realize is that a job description encompassing each diverse aspect of a marketing and communications position and a fundraising and development position is doomed to fail.

2 Big Reasons Why You Should Stop Complaining About DAFs


My position in the debate about whether donor advised funds are good or bad for charities is that: 1. How can you complain about DAFs being only money warehouses when you don’t make it easy! It’s their money.

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Is A Donate Button Coming To Twitter?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Of course, raising money via Twitter is nothing new – companies like TweetDonate and tinygive have built entire software platforms designed to help nonprofits raise money using the social network. photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin cc.

Hot Topics in April: Direct Mail, Modern Media Relations, and Supportive Nonprofit Cultures

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Learn how you can raise more money writing your own appeal letter. Apr 25 and 26: Building a More Positive Culture of Communications at Your Nonprofit, Part 1 and 2. Kivi will talk about building a positive culture of communications at your nonprofit throughout the month.

If asking for donations makes you uncomfortable, read this now!


You are in the wrong position and should not be ‘asking’ I’ll go into each of these three first. 3- Wrong position. Do they make you uncomfortable because you can’t get past the fact that they have a lot of money? You aren’t taking money from them.

3 tips for your fundraising career


Have a fantastic positive attitude (even when you don’t feel like it). Use positive body language (sit up straight, walk briskly, stay alert, etc.). Always add value.

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Tooting your own horn


Building genuinely helpful relationships with key staff can mean all the difference when you’re battling for a new staff position or budget increase.

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