5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post. Creative Ideas Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Online Marketing

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic. Presented by online fundraising expert, Kerri Karvetski.

Thirsty for Online Fundraising Data? Check Out the Luminate Online Benchmark Report 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are some of the key takeaways from the new Luminate Online Benchmark Report 2016 by Blackbaud. The report aggregates data from July 2015 to June 2016 from 631 mature Luminate Online customers — orgs with at least 3 years of consecutive usage data. Email is still gold.

3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sometimes in the nonprofit world, we get consumed with the specific details of online fundraising, advocacy and education for our causes and forget about the bigger trends at play. Where is there too much friction in your online experiences now?

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Want to Fire Your Online Engagement System?

Getting Attention

In fact, most nonprofit organizations have a degree of dissatisfaction with their online engagement tools – primarily because there is no perfect platform. So we put all our experiential goodness into our free Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools covering six systems: Charity Engine.

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How to Create a 90-Day Nonprofit Online Marketing Plan (Without Spending Hours On Social Media)

J Campbell Social Marketing

The term “online marketing” can send chills up the spine of even the most seasoned nonprofit professional. I remain thoroughly convinced that nonprofit online marketing does not have to be an uphill battle, or a cause of overwhelm and stress.

How Much Is Spam Hurting Your Online Fundraising? [New Study]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

EveryAction just released their annual Email Deliverability Study which answers that exact question. Let’s start with a few basics about email deliverability, and then we’ll break down the report.

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Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online fundraising should be a major part of your strategy this year. Last year, online fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday raised 90% more in 2013 than in 2012 – about $19.2 in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%. The post Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

4 Nonprofit Tech Tips to Boost Online Donor Engagement Rates

J Campbell Social Marketing

Even though people are increasingly turning to the Internet to search for and to obtain information about causes they care about, keeping online donors engaged long-term is an ongoing struggle for many nonprofits. Guest post by Wauker Matthews.

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How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

When creating and implementing your nonprofit online fundraising campaign, remember that getting people’s attention is much harder than it seems. Using the power and potential of social media in your online fundraising campaign is essential.

Small Nonprofits Are Increasing Their Online Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Most notably, online giving is on the rise. Smaller nonprofits grew their online giving (18.4%) much more than large and medium organizations – most likely due to small organizations finally looking into online giving tools, social media and mobile giving technologies.

After-Action Pop-Ups: The Secret to Getting Gifts From Your Online Advocates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your nonprofit running petitions and other online advocacy actions? Using a fundraising popup after an online action — a pledge, petition or other online advocacy initiative — can be be a very effective way of capturing potential donors as soon as they act.

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How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis joins us today to share some tips on creating a simple online donation process.~Kivi. Abby Jarvis is a blogger, marketer, and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. Fundraising Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Online Tools

Online Fundraising Fundamentals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next week on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, I’m presenting a webinar for CharityHowTo on Online Fundraising Fundamentals. If you are still trying to figure out how to make online fundraising work for you, I hope you’ll join us. Online Donor Follow-up Checklist.

Online Fundraising Continues to Grow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online fundraising will be a huge part of the conferences I’m attending this week. Just in time, Convio has released the latest update from its Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study. Here are a few highlights: Online fundraising continues to grow.

Oh, Online Communciations Officer

Getting Attention

6) Corporate Communications Manager and Online Communications Manager. 14) Online Communications Officer. 15) Senior Director of Online Communications. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities.

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6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Specifically, how do we sign more supporters up for an online monthly giving program? Once you are ready to receive monthly donors, here are 6 proven ways to rev up your online sustainer program: 1. And chances are you’ll be getting a lot of online donations in December.

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

Almost every article I read about online fundraising and online giving starts out something like this: Despite the hype and the assurances of social media experts, online fundraising still accounts for an abysmal 2% of total dollars raised by charities.

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world! We had people join us from Nigeria, from Costa Rica, all over Canada, all over the USA, and many other places. The quality of the attendees was just unbelievable.

How to Choose the Right Online Communications Platforms for A Small Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

One of the most frequent problems I see recurring in small nonprofits is this: With all the online tools out there – websites, blogs, email software, social media sites, review sites – how can a small nonprofit know which ones to prioritize? Where should my nonprofit be online?

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5 Inspiring Nonprofit Online Campaigns for Mother’s Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post 5 Inspiring Nonprofit Online Campaigns for Mother’s Day appeared first on JCSM. I am always looking for creative ideas to give the mothers in my life – not just on Mother’s Day, but to celebrate all special occasions. (I

Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media marketing is using online tools to build a community and engage with your people where they are.” – @JuliaCSocial. “It See more up at Jeannine’s blog , and listen to the podcast here: The post Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST] appeared first on JCSM.

Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

J Campbell Social Marketing

For nonprofits that have little to no marketing staff, how can they build their online communities, grow engagement, and strengthen connections with supporters through a dynamic online awareness campaign?

Is Donating Online as Easy as Pie?

Ann Green

Year-end giving is in full swing and even if you’ve mailed your appeal letter, many people will choose to donate online. That means online giving on your website needs to be easy to do. Use this checklist to make sure your donation page is ready for your online donors.

Classy Online Donation Pages

The Agitator

More precisely, here are some excellent tips to make your online Donate pages more effective, from online fundraising firm, Classy. The tips from Classy are specifically addressed at the Donate pages you use to ‘close the deal’ Online fundraising and marketing premium

A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to get donors all jazzed up before an online fundraising campaign? For AHA ’s year-end online fundraising campaign, we began with a Thanksgiving email thanking donors for their support and inviting them to see what good their gift did that year. Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/7Q2CdQ.

SEE HOW THEY STACK UP: 6 Popular Online Engagement Tools for Advocacy and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for a new tool to help you raise money and engage supporters online? Check out The Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools by Firefly Partners. Do you recommend an online engagement tool not on the list? Nonprofit Communications Online Tools

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Update On Online Giving

The Agitator

In partnership with Network for Good, the Chronicle of Philanthropy provides a ‘data dashboard’ updated monthly that reports trends in online giving. So, not a bad picture of what’s happening online in the US. Here are some factoids from the most recent dashboard : In the last 12 months (updated 6 June), 1,072,329 online donors gave $217,148,597. Fundraising analytics / data Online fundraising and marketing premium

Need Some Online Fundraising Ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Network for Good just released a new online giving study that provides all kinds of good ideas for increasing the amount of money you can raise online. Here’s one of the central lessons from this study of over $381 million in online giving, including 3.6

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No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In yesterday’s post, I told you that I suspect that the reason online givers seem to be one-hit-wonders has less to do with online givers being fickle and more with nonprofits not yet figuring out how to do online donor retention well.

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Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, we are going to look at online fundraising. Using the 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study by Convio and the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study published by M+R and NTEN, we see that online fundraising continues to grow in importance, especially to smaller nonprofits.

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3 Truths And 1 Lie About Online And Offline Donors

The Agitator

Do you really understand the difference between online and offline donors? Without knowing which beliefs are true and which are false your organization could be shooting itself in the foot — online and off.

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300 billion was raised in 2008 (Giving USA); *$15 billion was raised online in 2008 – a 44% increase over 2007) (Blackbaud); * $21 million has been raised by Causes since its launch three years ago; * 30% of online giving happens in December. 2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Collaborative Benchmarking Analysis); * The average online gift was $144.72, according to BlackBaud though M&R’s benchmark study noted that the average one time online gift was $81.

The danger of seeking 100% online giving

Fundraising Coach

Online giving definitely is growing. And if you listen to the growth statistics, you may feel you can fully fund your organization using online giving tools. According to a recent GivingUSA webinar, online giving is now 8.3% of giving is not online.

Successful Online Fundraising Campaigns – Tips from @karvetski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerri Karvetski is a wonderful nonprofit copywriter and online strategist (and she also teaches the webinars in our Social Media Starter Kit series ). I recently interviewed Kerri for some tips on how to put together a good online fundraising campaign.

Make A Good First Impression Online

Get Fully Funded

And if your website doesn’t make a good first impression, you’ll lose the donor and the gift faster than you can say ‘goodbye online donation.’. Remember that people are very impatient online – don’t make them work hard to find the information they want on your site.

10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Sure there are shady online services where you can purchase thousands of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. You can hold exciting (but irrelevant) online contests to lure complete strangers who have no connection to your cause into clicking “Like” on your Facebook Page.

New Data: Nonprofit Online Marketing and Fundraising Trends in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wonder where we get numbers like a typical email open rate for nonprofit e-newsletters , or estimates of how much money you could be raising online? Here are a few highlights: Online revenue is up!

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Just How Hard Is It to Donate to You Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A friend recently recalled how I had critiqued her website during a webinar a couple of years ago, and though I don’t remember it exactly, apparently we were both somewhat appalled by how many clicks were required to make an online donation to the organization.

Here’s Why Online Fundraising Doesn’t Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are online donors really fickle? Or have nonprofits not figured out online retention yet? You may be wondering why online fundraising seems to work so great for a few organizations and really poorly for others. I do not see this as online versus offline.