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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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.

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Nonprofits Grew Online Giving, Website Traffic & Social Media Fans in 2013

J Campbell Social Marketing

This year they surveyed 53 nonprofits, looking at data on online fundraising and advocacy. Some of the more interesting findings: Email continues to account for about a third of online fundraising revenue. Online giving increased 14% over 2012 totals.

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.

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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Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking to kick your online fundraising up a notch? Join Kerri for an upcoming Nonprofit Marketing Guide webinar exclusive: “Advanced Techniques for Boosting Your Online Fundraising Campaign,” Thursday, Nov. Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not!

Increase In Online Giving Presents Nonprofits With Great Opportunity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get excited – online giving is definitely on the rise! Online giving, while definitely growing, is still a very minor part of overall funds raised for nonprofits. (In Interesting points to consider: The average online gift is $89.

7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online. Here are some statistics for you to chew on, if you still think that having a robust online presence is not important for your nonprofit organization: Network for Good reports that 30% of annual giving online occurs in the month of December.

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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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

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page. So you’ve got a beautiful online donation page up and running. Let’s talk about marketing your online donation page! Abby Jarvis.

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. Here are 3 things successful nonprofits can and should do in September to get a leg up on year-end online fundraising. Source: https://flic.kr/p/8q7cDb. p/8q7cDb.

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!

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, Abby Jarvis is back with 3 more ways to promote your online donation page. Last week , we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Use it to effectively drive traffic to your online donation page! Abby Jarvis.

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.

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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Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Going Online and Mobile. ” Question for you: Would you describe your current online efforts, mobile initiatives or content in the same manner?

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Going Online and Mobile. ” Question for you: Would you describe your current online efforts, mobile initiatives or content in the same manner?

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.

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Below you’ll find some of the most common errors you make when thanking donors who gave online. Online fundraising may no longer be the wild west of the nonprofit community, but it still carries with it the aura of an unsettled frontier. Gretchen Barry.

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How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. People who want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and acknowledged correctly!

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The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But as a former reporter and editor, I can attest that very few organizations actually have an online newsroom that provides journalists the information they need. Photo by Jurg Vollmer.

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How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This month’s Net2ThinkTank Challenge is, “What are your best practices for effectively monitoring online feedback about your organization, cause, or social enterprise? AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# How to promote yourself online.

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.

6 Things You Must Discuss In Your Year-End Online Fundraising Planning

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For a lot of nonprofits, that means the biggest online fundraising campaign of the year is right around the corner. The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Year-End Online Fundraising Campaign” takes place October 13th at 1:00 p.m. December is coming. DECEMBER IS COMING!

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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.

5 Super Solid Ways To Engage Your Supporters Online (PLUS 28 Affordable Tools to Help You Do It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you out of ideas for engaging supporters online? Advocacy Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools Social NetworkingTry one of these tried and true digital engagement tactics to strengthen your relationship, move members to act, and build support for your program and mission.

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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

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 Tips For Making the Perfect Online Ask to your Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Whether it’s through online donation pages , social media, text-to-give technology, or some other digital outreach, nonprofits are learning that in order to raise more money and connect with their supporters, they need to go online. Having a secure online donation page.

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. While these discretionary funds are certainly important, online donors want more specifics. Online donors (and traditional, off-line donors!)

Direct Mail Appeal + Online Response

The Agitator

Simply: “…consumers prefer responding to direct mail via online means.” Direct mail Online fundraising and marketing premiumIt must be National Infographic Week.

Massive geographical and cultural differences in online sharing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It basically illustrates current comfort levels with “online sharing” across numerous countries around the world (note: I modified the chart by also highlighting Canada in red). 15% of the above) are sharing “everything” or “most things” online.

Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enter a new bill by Senator John Rockefeller IV called “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2013.” to develop rules to prohibit online services from amassing personal details about users who had opted out of such tracking. Online Privacy Toolkit Worksheets by MazarineTreyz.

Strong Emotions Drive Online Video

The Agitator

It’s Friday, and online video watching normally spikes on Fridays. Maybe a good day to talk about online videos. Greenpeace recently held a ‘Digital Mobilisation Skillshare’ to explore the characteristics of most effective online videos.

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

In online Fundraising! I was hugely curious about their jobs, what they’d learned so far, and measurements for their success in online fundraising. What have you found is the best strategy for identifying and cultivating donors online? Get Schooled!

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.

Direct Mail + Online = Results

The Agitator

Direct mail Integrated fundraising and marketing Mobile marketing and fundraising Online fundraising and marketing premiumWhile I don’t always agree with everything they say (more on that in a moment), I love the clarity with which MobileCause communicates. And forgive the truism: clear communications starts with clear thinking. MobileCause often communicates via infographics. One that recently caught my attention is titled: The Direct Mail Paradox and how you are losing donors.

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.

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

APRIL – Bethel College Online Giving Day (Indiana). Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

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