Top Fundraising Ideas for Health Related Non-profit Organizations

Exactask Marketing

If your non-profit hasn’t updated its fundraising structure in several years, you may be missing out sources of income that will be easy to add on. Because of the always changing political climate, it can be scary to think about where funding will come from in future years.

Showing Off Your Non-Profit: A Word About Tours

A Small Change

Tours give you the opportunity to show off your organization and talk to your donors face to face. They provide you the chance to share all your organization’s wonderful stories and provide a context for the work that you do. In a solicitation letter you might have a brief story, or at an event you will often share a few facts about your organization, but in a tour you can explain more in-depth exactly who you are and what you do.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera.

Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sean King, who is also participating in our Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program , shares some takeaways from his organization’s recent video campaign. is a non-profit musical youth organization that teaches life lessons through music. Sean King.

YouTube's Non Profit Program

The Biddery Blog

Does your organization have a compelling story to tell? Video is a powerful way to show your organization's impact and needs, and with a designated "Nonprofit" channel on YouTube, you can deliver your message to the world's largest online video community.

Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions. Non-profits would collect much more from their websites if only they'd clearly state what they are about and how they use donations. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics.

What's Your Non-Profit's Bottom Line?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Nick is the author of "Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change" (www.ChangeOfHeartBook.com) , and the founder and director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Is your non-profit succeeding in its mission? Large for–profit corporations spend millions of dollars each year gathering data to compare the success of different approaches in advertising, audience targeting and product offerings.

Some people find me abrasive. Here’s why.

iMarketSmart

If not, please get out of the way because this sector must change for the good of donors everywhere, for the good of the beneficiaries of your donors’ gifts, for the good of the staff at your organization, and for the good of millions of organizations around the world. Recently I was told, “Greg, you are one strong cup of coffee.” ” I like that. Here’s why I am the way I am: 1. I believe life is very, very short.

Are you in love with your organization’s mission?

iMarketSmart

The post Are you in love with your organization’s mission? Fundraising charity blog free non profit mission statement examples mission statement examples for business mission statements of nonprofit organisations nonprofit mission statement requirements nonprofit mission statement template nonprofit mission statement worksheet nonprofit vision statement organization mission statement examples Philanthropy philanthropy blog philosophyIt’s all about love.

Could your volunteers solve most of your fundraising problems?

iMarketSmart

volunteer at 2 or more organizations. give to the organizations for which they volunteer and these high net worth volunteers give 56% more dollars overall than similar net worth non-volunteers. In other words, help them pick your organization.

Welcome to Non Profit Silo-ville. Population You.

Sea Change Strategies

Non profits are organized in ways that don’t make sense to most external audiences. Or do they care that you are the best equipped organization to tackle the issues that matter most to them? Still non profits stubbornly hold onto internal organizational chart silos that seep into everything organizations communicate externally.

The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit with Joe Garecht

Wild Woman Fundraising

Webinar Title: The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit. Joe’s detailed plan for major donor stewardship, including how to get your major donors to refer their friends and colleagues to your organization.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit has only three ways to increase the amount money they receive.

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Scholarships for Non Profit Leaders

Seeking Grant Money Today

American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute Announce New Scholarship Program for Nonprofit Leaders Deadline: November 15, 2007 The American Management Association ( [link] ) and the Leader to Leader Institute ( [link] ) have established the AMA Scholarship Program to assist social sector nonprofit organizations in developing "the strong leaders today who will lead the organizations of the future." From The Foundation Center.

75 Scholarships Available to Non Profit Leadership

Seeking Grant Money Today

American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute Announce New Scholarship Program for Nonprofit Leaders Deadline: November 15, 2007 The American Management Association ( [link] ) and the Leader to Leader Institute ( [link] ) have established the AMA Scholarship Program to assist social sector nonprofit organizations in developing "the strong leaders today who will lead the organizations of the future." From The Foundation Center. [I

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here’s his list: It isn’t about your organization or its needs. They reflect your organization’s future and destiny. In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Rather, it’s about the donor and their needs. Go big or go home because big projects tap into donors’ dreams. Go in person to get the most generous contributions.

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Where are you spending your marketing dollars?

iMarketSmart

If your organization has 10,000 active donors, it’s very likely they’ll be categorized as follows: A small number will generate 80-90 percent of the revenue.

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Is the person who answers your phones your weakest, lowest paid employee?

iMarketSmart

Everyone at your organization must recognize that they are involved in fundraising. If your organization is going to succeed in the new age, it must embrace a culture that recognizes that everyone supports raising money. Everyone is responsible for the organization’s success. Everyone is a fundraiser. Don’t believe me? First, a short story. My dad ran a very large insurance agency. Over 100 people. One of the largest in the U.S.

Grants for U.S., Non Profit, Professional Theaters

Seeking Grant Money Today

Professional Theaters Deadline: December 3, 2007 The Shubert Foundation ( [link] ) annually awards unrestricted grants for general operating support to not-for-profit, professional resident theaters in the United States. organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The foundation provides grants only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility.

Who is more important… your donors or the beneficiaries of their gifts?

iMarketSmart

Organizations spend a lot of time and effort focusing on what they will do with the money they receive from donors. It looks like this: Nonprofit organization = Help donors get what they want (50%) + Help beneficiaries get what they need (50%).

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Is Your Non-Profit Maximizing Your Online Potential?

The Biddery Blog

The eNonprofit Benchmarks Study provides a snapshot of key metrics and benchmarks for nonprofit e-mail communications, online fundraising and online advocacy, primarily taken from an in-depth review of statistics from 21 nonprofit organizations.

12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

iMarketSmart

Why each supporter cares about your organization’s mission. 34% of the world’s top charities now employ engagement fundraising (and hundreds of small and mid-size organizations too!). Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world.

Attention Seattle Non Profits: KEXP.org's 2008 Community Partnerships

Seeking Grant Money Today

From Seattle's Non Profit Networking Yahoo Groups List Serve: KEXP.org, in Seattle, is a non profit radio station that began as KCMU on the University of Washington campus (also, then, a non profit radio station). KEXP is known, today, for it's independent, "listener-driven", and non-pop radio programming. Since we began the program in 2006, we have raised over $20,000 for local non-profit organizations.

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

Given how much time, energy and effort tends to go into organizing fundraising events, I thought we might start with one question: Just what is a “fundraising” event? Fundraisers non gratis. We are pleased to welcome back Susan Emfinger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

Starting a non profit? Running a new organization but do not have cash flow? The previous post "Start Up Non Profit? In this post I talk about how to receive grants before your organization has officially received it's legal non profit status (it's a 501(c).3, The process called fiscal sponsorship offers organizations who are not legal non profit entities to receive tax free dollars.

The IRS to Reveal the New Non Profit Tax Form Today - Small Revenue Organizations Will Have to File, Too

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is reporting that today the IRS is going to share its new tax reporting form for American non profits. Beginning in 2008, the IRS is going to require more American non profit organizations file a tax report, whether your non profit is a multi-million dollar operation, or not. Even if your non profit receives less than $25,000, as of 2008, you will need to file a tax report to the IRS.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Opens Timeline To Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Those features – of which Timeline is perhaps creating the most buzz – will be hidden until 30 March if you wish, so you have time to play with the features and prepare your organization’s new public face.

Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

The Biddery Blog

Silent Auction Software by Events.org: Innovative live, silent auction & online auction tools to help your organization raise more, keep more and do more! AuctionStar ® is the only retail software that has used patented bar-coded methods to preswipe credit cards, place bids and checkout guests at auction events Auction 123 is a silent auction software program designed specifically for your silent auction event.

What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency? I'll Tell You.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Clientele, community members, donors, non profit volunteers and staff, and agency leadership, you may ask: "What is a well run non profit?" A well run non profit will garner community and donor support; but more importantly it will meet a need in the community successfully in an efficient and honest manner. A well run non profit agency is one in which: 10. 75% - 80% (or more) of a non profit's revenues are dedicated to core programs.

#HOWTO: Tweak Your Organization’s Facebook Site For Graph Search

Non Profit Marketing 360

Help your supporters find your organization on Facebook. This week we want to help you and your organization make the most of the new feature by prepping the content you post on Facebook. Take time to review what Categories and Subcategories you have given your organization as well.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Adds Handy Scheduling Features To Organizations’ Pages

Non Profit Marketing 360

Let’s take a look at those features and how they can be a real boon to your organization. Then you can turn to organizing the darn thing, knowing that Facebook will keep reminding people about the approaching festivities.

Can non-profit organizations meet all the needs for-profit businesses currently meet?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I just came across an interesting blog post by Stephen Monrad with title of " Can non-profit organizations meet all the needs for-profit businesses currently meet? " His conclusion is that "If a non-profit organization wanted to produce toothbrushes, there is no reason in principle that it couldn't." The application requires a statement of the organization's charitable, educational, or social goals or mission.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

Getting a non profit off the ground is tough. If you aren't sure what a start up non profit is, read "Life Cycle of an Exempt Organization" on the IRS website. The sooner that your organization is on its feet, the sooner you will have cash flow, organizational growth, and success. __ While you and your colleagues started the organization and have been, without fail, doing important work in your community - a non profit organization is a legal entity.

It's Like I Keep Writing: Guidestar.org's "Paper Thin Transparency" Non Profit Survey Results

Seeking Grant Money Today

Over and over again, in this blog, I explain how important it is for a non profit organization to maintain its accountability, transparency, integrity, honesty, and more. Non profits work in partnership with their donors, whether they realize it or not. Donors invest in our work and organizations, so they are (legally) allowed to look at our finances. They also decide whether they want to continue donating to your organization or not.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you’re a community organization, how about asking supporters to photograph and report activities in their local neighborhood using Facebook, Twitter or other mobile-enabled social media?

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Have you been harassed by the ‘brand’ police?

iMarketSmart

A brand is what your organization IS at its core. Your brand runs like veins and arteries, through every part of your organization’s essence. Branding is how an organization decorates its brand with a font size, a color, a picture, a design layout or a pixel. It's necessary because those decorations serve to remind your supporters about the brand— the veins and arteries beneath the organization's skin. Run, it's the brand police!

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Americans See Non Profits as "Somewhat Good"

Seeking Grant Money Today

35 graphic) For each story that is bad publicity about a well known non profit agency, all non profit agencies take a hard hit to their credibility, too. Second to spending money, Americans were concerned about how well non profits "run their programs and services". Interestingly, Americans responded that non profits are pretty good at helping people. Perhaps our organizations are getting this message out well?

Want to Spend Less on Your Non Profit's Fundraising? Here's How.

Seeking Grant Money Today

This particular post will probably help your organization keep some money in the bank, that it would otherwise spend. You can use the following method to reduce your organization's fundraising costs for each fundraising method that your organization currently does or is planning to implement. Like you, the organization that I work for needs more cash flow right about now. Do what works best for your organization. As I always, I want you to do a few things.