How to Raise Money Using Facebook Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

Due to the success of the Instagram Donation sticker , which is only available in Instagram Stories, Facebook has just rolled out a comparable way to raise money inside Facebook Stories. You can now raise money for a specific Fundraiser on Facebook, right within your Story. 6) Enter the name of the Fundraiser you want to raise money for. The sticker will then be added to your Story, and you can start raising money!

Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!


The post Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money! Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ). In it, he presented evidence that many of the words we use in the sector are actually off-putting to our supporters. For instance, some of the worst words for planned gift marketing are: Bequest; Charitable Gift Annuity; and Remainder Interest Deed.


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5 Reasons Your Online Fundraising Campaign Isn’t Raising Money

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are five common reasons that an online fundraising campaign may not be raising money like it should. Indiegogo found that fundraising campaigns with video raised four times as much as campaigns without. . Crowdfunding campaigns raise money for a specific project.

How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook created the Instagram Donation Sticker because of their huge, demonstrated success with their platform’s Charitable Giving tools, which, as of November 2018, had raised over $1 billion for nonprofits on Facebook. People are using these tools to give money to and raise money for causes they care about, and it’s important for nonprofits to understand how they work before writing them off completely. Describe where the money raised is going to go.

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity”. Don’t ask people to “Donate” This one sounds a bit unintuitive, but let’s face it, asking people to donate money to your nonprofit is a buzzkill.

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. The post How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

Is your job really to raise money?


– Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away. Money gets raised after you provide value to your organization’s supporters and make them feel good! Render more and better service than is expected of you and you’ll raise more money. The post Is your job really to raise money?

Raise money online this year

Get Fully Funded

Remember that the internet is a tool you can use to raise money. Just because you have a website or a Facebook page does not mean people will flock to it and give you money. Lots of people have asked me how to raise money online and I get the sense that they think it’s something hard or mystical. As we approach the deep fundraising season, many folks are asking about online fundraising, so I wanted to share a few things.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. Here are 5 ways that your small nonprofit can start raising money and awareness just like charity:water: 1) Learn the model. How do you keep donors in the fold, and further inspire them to then raise money on your behalf or spread the word about the cause? Give your supporters the tools to raise money for you!

Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few examples Susan identified of nonprofits who have raised at least $1,000 with projects that were pretty general: Sophia’s Cure – Pledge of Compassion. Join Susan and me on Tuesday for a FREE webinar: Raising Money Via Social Media: Using Causes and Your Facebook Page.

15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!


Related Posts: >>Webinar: How Colleges and Universities Are Using Donor Surveys to Raise More Major and Planned Gifts. The post 15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!! According to Glassdoor , the following 15 companies no longer require college degrees. Google. Ernst and Young EY. Penguin Random House. Costco. Whole Foods. Hilton. Publix. Apple. Starbucks. Nordstrom. Home Depot. Bank of America. Chipotle. Lowe’s.

Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t need 100,000 people on your list to raise real money with your direct mail appeal, and Tom has the small yet extremely successful clients to prove it. In September, Tom is presenting a new topic — one that is even nearer and dearer to my heart: Donor Newsletters that Raise More Money. Tom Ahern. I love Tom Ahern to bits.

What does “value” have to do with raising money?


Therefore, the simple key to commanding more money (and this applies to just about any financial transaction) is to provide more value. If this is done well, more money will follow. The post What does “value” have to do with raising money? Want more donors ? And, want more donors to give more ? The only true way to substantially achieve both goals is to deliver more value. Yet value is always in the eye of the beholder.

How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But that said, I do believe that Facebook Causes is a great way to raise lots of small-dollar donations for a specific project.). Stay tuned for future posts on (1) how to get your fans to use the Birthday Wish feature in Causes to raise money for you and (2) how to raise money through social media even when you don’t have “cute&# or “heart strings&# projects.

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. The three main challenges that nonprofits face with raising money online are 1) how to find new donors willing to give online, 2) convincing “traditional” donors to give online and 3) using social media to raise money. 4) What impact will this money make on our nonprofit, our programs and our clients?

Some people make excuses; others raise money

Fundraising Coach

Are you making excuses or raising money? ” (And secretly give yourself a pat on the back for at least making the call although you haven’t raised any money.) Your end goal for fundraising needs to be raising funds ! But if you reframe it in light of your goal of raising funds, you can say: Great idea, [prospect name]. Other Possibly Related posts: How to Ask for Money Effectively – Top Mistakes People Make When Fundraising.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Hey, now that I think about, I could use more of those two myself… Time and money are the most valuable resources in the world , and for nonprofits the impact of having more of either can be immeasurable. Of course, time is finite — we all are limited to just 24 hours in a day, but money (funding) is theoretically uncapped, and having more of it generally equates to having a larger impact on the world.

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook – Part 1

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media fundraising is getting easier, thanks to some great new Facebook features designed specifically to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money on the social network. I will highlight three of these features in this post, and in my next post I will detail step-by-step the ways in which you can get your community excited about raising money for your nonprofit using Facebook. Have you raised money using Facebook?

Raising Money After Disaster, Tragedy: Two Resources

Selfish Giving

Yesterday on the For Momentum blog I wrote a post on How Businesses Should Respond After a Tragedy. I had a front row seat to the Boston Marathon bombings and watched as businesses – with their customers and employees – contributed millions to the victims. As the weeks and months passed more disasters and tragedies occurred but with dissimilar fundraising results. I thought, “We have to do a better job educating businesses on why and how they should respond after a disaster.”

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause. Gone are the days of traditional avenues to raise money, like the classic bake sales and washing your neighbor’s car. This was an innovative way to raise money online while raising awareness around the illness.

Cause Marketing 101: 5 Tactics for Raising Money from Businesses

Fundraising 123

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. . In the right retail setting you can raise thousands and thousands of dollars. This is one of the cheapest strategies, but one of the most lucrative ways to raise money. Cause marketing is a partnership between a nonprofit and a for-profit for mutual profit.

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. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done. Piquing my interest, and wanting to learn more about how they do this and how they actually use Facebook to raise cash money, I set up a phone call with the social media team to pick their brains.

How your ears help raise money

Get Fully Funded

There’s an ad in the new issue of Fundraising Success magazine that caught my eye. It says “Listening is the new fundraising.&# I don’t know about you, but I’ve known listening was important for years. When it comes to building relationships, which is what fundraising is all about, listening is key. . One of the most important skills you can develop as a Fundraiser is your ability to listen well.

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. Fundraising is personal and is done on the ground. If you think, posting. Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathons

Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]

Blue Sky Collaborative

Mario Marathon Raises Money for Children’s Hospital [LIVE VIDEO]. Good idea. In my quest to find new and effective fundraising ideas for you, I stumbled across Child's Play Charity ( They run an event called Mario Marathon. You can get

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? Should it?

Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. That's peanuts compared to how much you can raise from employees and customers." They raised $142 million in just 2016 alone. They want to raise money in their own way. Microsoft employees have raised $1.5 This Microsoft employee is willing to lose his man bun to help a good cause!

How One Nonprofit is Raising Money from Company Volunteers

Selfish Giving

This post has a companion post at Razoo’s Inspiring Generosity blog: Dollars for Doers: The Money Nonprofits Don’t Want? If it’s really true that only 7 out of 100 employees apply for this money, I needed an organization that had so many volunteers that they’d be sure to have experience with this program.

Three More Ways to Raise Money with QR Codes

Selfish Giving

Here are three more ways to raise money with QR Codes. Disadvantage: The consumer has to perform multiple steps to trigger a donation, which usually means fewer dollars will be raised. I started this post over at the Inspiring Generosity blog at That brings the total to seven! QR Code links to a coupon or offer that triggers a donation. After scanning the QR Code, the user gets a mobile coupon or an offer that when redeemed triggers a donation from the business.

Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?


Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? They raised millions of dollars. Second, the majority of nonprofits have not raised a dime on social media. According to the Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report by Blackbaud, only 2% of nonprofits raised between $10K and $25K on Facebook in a 12 month time period. And just 1% raised between $25K and $100K. 20% raised money via Event Fundraising.

How to Raise Money for a Homeless Shelter

Exactask Marketing

Non-profit fundraising is some of the toughest but most rewarding work there is. Employees at shelters may be in close contact with their clients around the clock, which isn't the case for many other organizations. Because the work doesn’t offer many breaks to focus on support activities like fundraising, it’s important for shelter staff to be able to make the most of their time and resources. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you grow your fundraising efforts.

Guide & Planner: How to Raise Money with Companies on #GivingTuesday [Sponsored]

Selfish Giving

For all of #GivingTuesday’s success, it’s lagged in one key area: corporate partnerships. Nonprofits have used #GivingTuesday to leverage and deepen their relationships with individuals. This is no small feat, but now nonprofits need to do the same with companies, as adding cause marketing campaigns will unlock even more individual gifts. One reason nonprofits haven’t tackled corporate partnerships for #GivingTuesday is that no one has showed them how to do it!

SWEET Walkathon Software: Mashed Up, Tricked Out, Raising Money

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Preeclampsia Foundation ( recently launched its SWEET Website for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia([link] The event is in its early stages but the website has been the fulcrum for over $24,000 raised in the first 2 weeks of its.

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. Train Your Board (and everyone else) to Raise Money can help you create that change. by using the coupon code: FC25) The post Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year appeared first on I love finding practical tools that can help nonprofits thrive.

A Better Way to Raise Money at the Register

Selfish Giving

With a new dog in the house, I’ve been shopping for a few items at my local Petco , which is just a couple miles from where I live. After I swiped my credit card in the terminal, I got the below message from the Petco Foundation. Now, I’ve seen many requests for a donation on credit card terminals, but I haven’t seen one yet that makes me choose YES or NO like this one does. The ask is very clear and you have to choose a response to continue with checkout.

CauseTalk Radio Ep06: Raise Money, Awareness with 3 Nonprofit Contests

Selfish Giving

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]. Nonprofit contests are a dime a dozen, it seems. But which ones are the best? In today’s episode , Megan Strand and I highlight three great contests you can join. First, Ifdy Perez , Community Manager for , joins us to share Twive and Receive , a nation-wide fundraising campaign that pits city against city in a one-day fundraising effort on May 24.

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How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt. Social networking sites are also helpful when raising awareness about organizations and causes.

Susan Emfinger Discusses The Difficulties and Faulty Assumptions of Raising Money

Non Profit Marketing 360

Susan Emfinger of UMBC. In my last blog post, I said that I would spend some time exploring questions that to my mind are important to fundraisers from both the charity and the education sectors. Be careful what you wish for: just this week a former, non-fundraising colleague asked me a question recently that, frankly, I didn’t have the slightest idea how to answer. The question was, “Isn’t it much more difficult to fundraise in today’s economy?”.

SWEET fundraising software helps a small org raise money like the big boys

Blue Sky Collaborative

Once again, CCALS is at or near the top of the list of organizations that raised money in the 2009 Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) , a small but strikingly effective organization isn't afraid to run with the big boys.

Ep173: How to Use Pokemon Go to Raise Money for Charity

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Stephanie Bagley , COO at Charity Miles, about the new Pokemon Go game and how it can be used to raise money for good causes. On the show, Megan, Stephanie and I discuss: Stephanie Bagley, Charity Miles. What is Pokemon Go ? And what the heck is augmented reality? How Charity Miles is leading the charge to use Pokemon Go for GOOD. How Charity Miles launched a challenge to users to play Pokemon Go for a purpose.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?


Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks? While the number of organizations raising between $1 to $10K annually has risen each year from 38% in 2009 to 46% in 2011, the number of nonprofits raising $100,000 or more per year on social networks doubled this year is 0.4%, a very thin slice of the sector.

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?


The post Do we really need science to help us raise more money? Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing how to raise money for a nonprofit organization or charity major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing tips unique fundraising ideas for nonprofits

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Mailbag: How to raise money for “overhead”

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

You raise money by talking about the impact of your work—not about budget line items. A reader of this blog sent me an email in reaction to my post on making modules of your mission, and for today’s post, I’m going to reply to it. (In In case you missed it, the post is here. I advocated breaking apart a broad mission into understandable pieces that appeal to different donors.).