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INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you.

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How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. A program is not a protagonist.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

The report finds that high performing fundraising programs promoted a culture of philanthropy. picture by mb21 on Flickr. Why is this? And fail.

The missing link in fundraising programs

Fundraising Coach Habit 2 is the missing link in major gift programs. You’re creating a blueprint for the relational infrastructure of your fundraising program. You’ve been kicked, Marc The missing link in fundraising programs This isn't just the case in major gifts. Good morning, Kickers!

Guest Post: Christina Attard reveals the secrets about your planned giving program that only donors know…

Wild Woman Fundraising

Planned giving is when a donor decides to give you money over time, either as a monthly or yearly donor, or in a will or estate plan. I promise.

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358 Million Reasons to Love Checkout Programs

Selfish Giving

That’s how many dollars were collected with checkout programs in 2012. These programs really work. 358 million.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day.

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[Guest Post] Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program

Fundraising Coach

This is relatively easy money that many are missing out on. Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program. work alone, however.

Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I mean, they are just going to make even more money. And we are grubbing at their feet for pennies, when we need to take a page from their book and start advocacy programs. The zombie corporations are holding the money hostage. We need to free that money through legislative action. Ask electeds to your events. Remember.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. Measurement is Key.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

You’ve been asking for help to easily raise money for your nonprofit and now we have the perfect solution for you! Register now! No fluff.

The 4 Questions You Need To Answer When Raising Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

Raising money online seems to confound many nonprofits, especially smaller ones. Online fundraising campaigns have a start, middle and end.

Ep205: This Waste Disposal Company Gives Nonprofits Trash Bags Full of Money

Selfish Giving

How did Waste Industries educate customers about the program? Focus of the program is on local charities. What's the criteria?

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

In Portland, Oregon, this program is called “Steps to Success.” how to send appeal letters in bulk. Your Mailing List. How to Send Your Letter.

Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year.

Reader Questions: Should we sell X to get money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofits are desperate for money, and they’ll just jump at the chance to do a little fundraiser, selling your items for you!”

[Guest Post] 5 Reasons Your Peer to Peer Program is Failing

Fundraising Coach

5 Reasons Your Peer to Peer Program is Failing. But your program, your participants and your donors need and deserve personal attention.

How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: For the CEOs and the executive directors listening, and the board members, they may be struggling to make their programs effective. Welcome.

How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

What can you do to help your association succeed, and how can you get more people to take your fantastic educational programs? Announcing.

Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs.

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. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on coaching programs that returned value to me like mad in terms of new revenue, new opportunities, enhanced skills, new connections, and more.

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Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

Fundraising Coach

The new book Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is just that. Train Your Board to Raise Money can help. I know. Ask 4.

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. Missed it? All-Access Pass Holders can review the recording now.).

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Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

That’s why I’m opening up my 6 month fundraising coaching program to just 3 lucky people. Draft 1 of the letter, page 1. HOPE Inc.

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Why Not Raise More Money?

The Agitator

The other day, this headline caught my attention: What’s Holding Your Nonprofit Back From Raising More Money? So why do many of us not raise more money? Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a consulting pitch from a firm called Social Velocity. Nothing wrong with that. Review documents. Assess organization. Present assessment.

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3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

After a charity pinup program , purchase-triggered donations are one of the more lucrative cause marketing fundraisers. So pay attention!

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter


How long and what did it cost to raise that amount of money in the first place? I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter.

Cause Marketing 101: 5 Tactics for Raising Money from Businesses

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Cause marketing programs should be win-win situations for everyone. This isn't about companies giving you money. Cause marketing raises money and raises awareness because you are gaining access to your partner's most valuable asset - their customers. . The right store is key to the success of these programs.

Does the Raiser’s Edge Help Raise Money?

JCA Insights

Does any fundraising software really help raise money? The Raiser’s Edge has sophisticated functionality to manage virtually every facet of the most complex fundraising program, but it can only help raise money when senior leadership mandates that all staff use the system. Which board members are actively raising money?

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3 Proven Ways to Raise More Money with Charity Checkout Fundraisers

Selfish Giving

Nonprofits and businesses that run charity checkout programs are always asking me how they can run a more successful program and raise more money.

How to raise more money through donor retention – without throwing money away

Fundraising Coach

I spent Labor Day morning reading about the labor of fundraising. I am so glad I picked up Roger Craver''s book, Retention Fundraising !

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Pop-Up Register Programs Support Boston Bombing Victims

Selfish Giving

Register programs are similar to pinups in one important way and different in two distinctive ways. ”). … Keep reading.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

Make your programs into modules. I wish we all could be like Kiva and make our programs rotate on our front pages with 1 click donation.

How your donors view money

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to Jacob Needleman’s book, Money and the Meaning of Life, “Money can be treated as an instrument for exercising our sincerity.

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. Location: Atlanta, GA.

Share Our Strength, Shake Shack Team Up for Pinup Program

Selfish Giving

If I’m The Pinup King , this program between Share Our Strength and Shake Shack is fit for one! It’s a simple, attractive design.

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Komen’s Cause Marketing Program Isn’t “Finger-Lickin’ Good”

Selfish Giving

Cause marketing programs work best with lots of locations and lots of foot traffic. I really do. KFC has both. It was lovely while it lasted.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to planning that magical plan that will help you raise all the money you need. Naw son! Tuesday April 19th. Only $49.99.

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. I thought it would be fun to go behind the scenes, so to speak, and tell a story from an insider’s point of view—in this case a program officer. Worth a try!

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Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that events are the slowest way to make money for a nonprofit. Picture by Susan NYC from Flickr. But where can you start? Get real!