5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites. Today, fundraising extends far beyond motivating people to donate. We want engagement, we want other actions, and we want to build a relationship! Here’s where peer-to-peer (P-to-P) fundraising comes in, as a reliable method of leveraging your existing audience to raise money on your behalf.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Shouldn't Miss Out On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

EveryAction

Peer-to-peer fundraising, a form of tiered crowdfunding which turns your supporters into fundraisers for your organization, is a trendy topic in the nonprofit world. While many nonprofit fundraisers are still hesitant to jump on the bandwagon, peer-to-peer fundraising is here to stay and it’s a great way for nonprofits to engage with donors from nontraditional demographics that may not be reached by other nonprofit marketing tools.

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Choosing the Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

As the popularity of peer to peer fundraising grows, more and more nonprofits are faced with the decision to choose the right one for their campaign or event. Here's a simple list of key considerations to help nonprofits narrow down their options.

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date. Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Beyond The Thermometer: Measuring Engagement In Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

This is the peer to peer fundraising gold. Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons Web/TechWhat organization does not love a rainmaker?

Beyond The Thermometer: Developing a Culture for Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Successful Entrepreneurs will tell you, "You can't be all things to all people." The same principle applies to your peer to peer fundraising campaign. It's cliched, but undeniable. Take a look at these 4 distinct campaigns and their target audiences.

Mobile Friendly Design in Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Increases Donations

Blue Sky Collaborative

30-40% of the traffic to your Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising site will come from phone and tablets. Much of this traffic is the result of email referrals by the fundraisers to their friends and family asking for donations on. Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook

Non Profit Marketing 360

Peer-to-peer fundraising, the technique that has fueled thousands of successful walk-a-thons, has expanded with social media tools. Idealware and Cathexis Partners have created Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Workbook , to help nonprofits plan what can be a complex event. The post Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360 : Content Marketing for Nonprofits.

6 Steps to Starting A Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last month Rob Wu, CEO of CauseVox , shared tips he learned from some successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. Today, Candace Cody of CauseVox joins us to talk about how to start your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns yield significant benefits: more donations, more awareness, more relationships, and plenty of supporters to share the load. Candace Cody.

Peer to Peer Fundraising Tools

Blue Sky Collaborative

HOW TO: Start a Small Business Social Good Campaign. Ultimately, people raising money will nee to generate dollars for the nonprofit to truly benefit Excellent ideas that will help volunteer fundraisers promote their efforts.

Map of a DIY peer-to-peer fundraising program

CrowdRise

These supporter started peer-to-peer campaigns can include bake sales, bowl-a-thons, memorial fundraisers, supporter-organized walks, or even campaigns designed to gather charitable donations instead of wedding gifts DIY (or do-it-yourself) fundraisers can take on many forms.

9 Tips From 3 Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for some inspiration for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign? Enjoying a successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaign can take some trial and error. The best way to shortcut some of that experimentation is to look at successful campaigns and gather what worked for them. Friendship Bridge empowers impoverished Guatemalan women with microfinance and access to education. Make your story easy to share. Rob Wu.

Is Peer-To-Peer Fundraising Dead?

The Agitator

Peer-to-peer fundraising is about as dead as direct mail. I’ve seen and heard lots of discussion that the traditional events — the staples of peer-to-peer fundraising like cycling, endurance contests, 5Ks and walks — are no longer relevant. After all, revenue from these events seems to have stagnated. In reality both peer-to-peer and direct mail are far from dead.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Communications: 5 Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more than just an innovative approach to online fundraising : they’re now the standard. If you’re not familiar with how peer-to-peer campaigns work, let’s back up to recap the basics: Peer-to-peer campaigns turn donors into fundraisers by equipping them with personalized online fundraising pages that they can share via social media (and other channels).

12 incredible examples of peer-to-peer fundraising

CrowdRise

Come with us on a magical, tasty walk through sweet peer-to-peer inspiration. We’ll show you 12 real-world examples of organizations just like yours crushing it with peer-to-peer fundraising. Fundraising

More On Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

The Agitator

So today I’ll stick with the trend and offer perhaps an unprecedented three in a row on one theme — peer-to-peer or DIY fundraising. In the form of a webinar, titled: Create a Crowdfunding Movement that Inspires Donors to Do More Than Just Give. The ‘webinar’ is actually a PDF with three presentations on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising. At The Agitator , we pride ourselves on eclecticism and mixing it up.

Live from P2P Forum 2019: Four peer-to-peer diagnostics that increase engagement

CrowdRise

This week, the CrowdRise team is in New Orleans to mostly check out the parades at Mardi Gras, but also stop by one of the biggest fundraising conferences of the year: The 2019 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference. Couldn’t make it to the Big Easy?

Webinar Recap: The season for peer-to-peer

CrowdRise

Either way, we’ve got you covered and have everything you need to know right here Missed our webinar all about why social fundraising works best for holiday giving? No worries. After all, it was on Halloween. So spooky.

A Wake-Up Call for P2P Fundraisers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Yesterday’s growth drivers are becoming increasingly obsolete; demographic shifts are resetting donor and participant expectations; and the promise of technology to reach new donors has never been more real. In my presentation, I walk nonprofits through the three ways to thrive in the new normal for NPOs. Check out my slides from the 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Forum. Fundraising Nonprofits Online Fundraising Speaking P2P peer-to-peer

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All the reasons to see us at Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum

CrowdRise

The time when we descend on New Orleans to eat our way through all the beignets ( again ), pretend we’re bold enough to go on a cemetery tour, and most importantly, set up the most fun, informative, and least-boring show booth at the 2019 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum It’s that time of year.

4 ways to grow your peer-to-peer fundraising

CrowdRise

When you think of online fundraising on CrowdRise, you might think of one of the amazing marathons we partner with, or our much anticipated giving challenge at the end of the year. But beyond these reliable favorites, you might not know that thousands of nonprofit partners use us every day for so. Social

7 things we learned at the 2018 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference

CrowdRise

Whether you were there with us at the 2018 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference in Miami, or you were busy putting in the grind back home, here's a super quick recap of what you need to know. 7 things we learned at P2P 2018. Events Marketing

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

Fundraising Coach

Today, I''ve invited Dave Linn to teach about peer-to-peer fundraising. Dave is the Chief Operating Officer of The Generosity Series , a series of multi-charity 5K Run/Walks with an integrated peer-to-peer platform. 5 Reasons Your Peer to Peer Program is Failing. Peer to peer fundraising is booming. Here are five reasons why your peer to peer platform might be floundering. (Ok,

Webinar Recap: Why 2019 is the year to try peer-to-peer fundraising

CrowdRise

Want to stay in the know for all upcoming webinars? Sign up by subscribing to our emails on this page. A new year means a whole new set of CrowdRise webinars coming your way. We’ve got some pretty informative, relevant, and not super boring webinars planned for this year. Fundraising

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

But most of us look right past them, much less make it appealing or easy for them to participate and succeed! You still have time to launch your team of fundraising messengers to spur year-end giving. Here’s how to ask for participation, train and support your messengers, and thank them. Your ambassadors’ reach, engagement, and donation impact is directly related to saying the right thing at the right time. I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers: Don’t Run. Dash!

The Agitator

Dash right over to Amazon, click and order Dollar Dash: The Behavioral Economics of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising , a practical and powerful guide to the psychology behind P2P fundraising and the factors that drive donors and volunteers with plenty of case studies. In fact, even if you don’t give one whit about peer-to-peer fundraising you’re in for a true treat. Why is offering expensive prizes like airline tickets and iPads not the way to go?

Current list of Payment Gateways compatible with SWEET Peer to Peer Fundraising Software.

Blue Sky Collaborative

SWEET works with any of the following providers. We're adding more all time so ask if you're gateway is not here. Paypal [link] Google Checkout [link] Authorize.net www.authorize.net Sage Payments [link] IATS [link] Acceptiva [link] BluePay [link] Cybersource [link] VANCO

Facebook Is Changing the Nonprofit Crowdfunding Game Again: What Nonprofits Need To Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Can the world’s biggest social network really be leveraged to raise significant amounts of money for causes, especially smaller organizations? All evidence points to a resounding yes. ( Facebook has created a suite of useful tools for nonprofits to collect tax-deductible donations on the site, through the two-tap Donate button on Page posts, ads, Cover images, and Facebook live streams. Facebook wants to bring the conversation back to how they are doing good in the world.

5 things to consider when choosing a peer-to-peer platform

CrowdRise

Peer-to-peer fundraising, or getting your supporters to fundraise on your behalf, therefore expanding your network and, ultimately, raising more money, is becoming more and more popular in the nonprofit space. And, for good reason, over 30% of Millennial, Gen X, and Baby Boom donors have given to a peer-to-peer campaign in the last 12 months.

Small wins: How to crush your next peer-to-peer campaign

CrowdRise

Some things in life can seem daunting and overwhelming. Like building a house, losing 40 pounds, getting out of debt, or even cleaning up after dinner. And, as it turns out, people who have major success in these areas do so because of little wins, or as someone way smarter than me calls it, “the progress principle

Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run

Blue Sky Collaborative

So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs. Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsSummer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season. Since we have been.

The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising WalkathonsFundraising is personal and is done on the ground. If you think, posting.

Audubon Society Chapter Birdathons Are As Unique As The Chapters That Host Them

Blue Sky Collaborative

Teams of people set out to identify as many species of bird as they can over a designated time frame. Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral FundraisingAudubon Society Chapters across the United States rely on their annual Bird-a-thons for fundraising and community building. At the same.

The Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Is a Vital Component of A Development Arsenal

Blue Sky Collaborative

In a time when corporate sponsorships are difficult to come by, development. It's been called a number of things: "Friends Asking Friends," "Team Raising," "Viral Fundraising," and "Third Party Fundraising." No matter its called, there is no denying its effectiveness.

Santa Speedo Run Boston, MA 2013

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Santa Speedo Run ([link] began in Boston in 2000 with 5 guys just looking to spread some holiday spirit by running through Back Bay in only Santa hats and Speedos. Since then it has grown to include 500 men. Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Walkathon software Walkathons

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Two Ways To Add a Million Dollar Walk-a-thon to Your Fundraising Portfolio: Part 2.

Blue Sky Collaborative

Here is the second of 2 proven strategies for creating a national walk-a-thon that will raise $1 million for your small to medium sized nonprofit organization. Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Walkathon software WalkathonsCase 2. Promise Walk for Preeclampsia (www.promisewalk.org) In 2011, The Preeclampsia Foundation started their.

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook recently announced a new tool designed to give individual users the power to fundraise on Facebook for their favorite verified US-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, directly within the platform! According to Facebook officials, this has always been their intended vision. What nonprofits need to know about individual fundraising pages: **You have to verify your 501(c)3 nonprofit to be able to collect donations within Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/signup.

Two Ways To Add a Million Dollar Walk-a-thon to Your Fundraising Portfolio: Part 1.

Blue Sky Collaborative

Here is the first of 2 proven strategies for creating a national walk-a-thon that will raise $1 million for your small to medium sized nonprofit organization. Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsCase 1. MG Walk (www.mgwalk.org) In 2010, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America started.

How to Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

While Facebook continues to roll out News Feed changes at an alarming pace, one vital feature not only seems to be insulated from declining reach, but also increasing in popularity – Facebook fundraising. I’ve written and spoken quite a bit about Facebook’s free fundraising tools and how to leverage their ubiquity and ease-of-use to drive donations for your nonprofit. For example, my friend was raising money to celebrate her birthday.

The Future of Government Funding for Nonprofits

Blue Sky Collaborative

Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer FundraisingSo, what does the future hold for nonprofits that depend on government funding? Not much good, so plan accordingly. Congressional battles over the budget have put social service grants squarely on the chopping block. One course of action would be.

The Best AIDS Walk Ever in Portland, OR

Blue Sky Collaborative

Peer to Peer Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon softwareCascade AIDS Project recently completed its 2012 Portland AIDS Walk. The event was a smashing success. AIDS Walk Portland beats fundraising goal, hopes it's beating AIDS stigma The Portland AIDS Walk site ([link] runs on the SWEET Fundraising Platform for.

Free webinar: How to raise more with peer-to-peer fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful opportunity for nonprofit fundraisers because it allows you to tap into a much broader network than you currently have access to, through people’s most trusted sources of information: their friends. Here are some tips for implementing a successful peer-to-peer fundraising program for your nonprofit: 1) Make it easy. Reach out to your biggest fans to invite them to start a fundraiser of their own.

Make Event Donors Your Next Organizational Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Event 360 recently released a report that suggests if you don’t try to cultivate those who donate at your events, you could be missing out on potential major and recurring donors. Question: Who are the some of the best candidates to become your next organizational donors? According to Event 360’s research, the average event participant secures at least three to four donors — the friends and family who sponsor their walk in the 5K or who come along with them to the party.