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Using Social Media to Build Nonprofit Awareness (and Raise Funds!)

Posted by Jessica Barrett Halcom on Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: social media, Donations, fundraising campaigns, nonprofit websites, Nonprofits, Nonprofit tech

Annual Fundraising Events: 5 Ways to Identify Major Donors

Posted by Bill Tedesco on Aug 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Annual fundraising events are a bright spot of joy on any nonprofit’s event calendar. They’re a great time to celebrate the work that your organization has done with the community, spread the news about upcoming projects, and have an all-around good time.

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Topics: fundraising events, event fundraising

Is Online Fundraising a Good Idea?

Posted by Junaid Ali Qureshi on Aug 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: fundraising campaigns

20-Minute Fundraising: a new webinar series

Posted by Logan Montone on Jun 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Are you interested in learning more about fundraising with new-age, digital tools? Do you like the idea of 'crowdfunding' but not quite sure where to start? Or just generally interested in learning some new tips and tricks to boost your fundraising?...

... then, this webinar series is for you!

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Creating a Nonprofit Membership Program

Posted by Steven Wesley on Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

A membership program is one of the most fruitful nonprofit funding models. It allows charity organizations to maintain financial stability and focus on real work instead of chasing money day after day. However, it’s not easy to create a successful membership program.

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Topics: fundraising campaigns, membership program, nonprofit membership program, Nonprofit, nonprofit management, Fundraising

3 Tips to Grow your Facebook Page and Reach Individual Donors

Posted by Zak Walters on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Your Facebook Page acts as a platform for current donors and potential donors to connect with your organization. Globally, people spend more than 50 minutes per day on Facebook. That's a lot of opportunity to get your organization in front of new people, which is especially important if you're trying to improve individual donations.

Using Facebook to improve your communication and reach individual donors is free, powerful, and it works. Here are 3 tips you can use and why it's so important to start using them:

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Topics: social media, P2P fundraising

Fundraising in the Digital Era [Video]

Posted by Logan Montone on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Like Tacos and Fundraising?

Well, nonprofit leaders in Buffalo, NY sure do! And the seminar we hosted on "Fundraising in the Digital Era" a few weeks ago was the place to be! From breakfast tacos to digital fundraising tips and tactics, it was an absolute blast. Don't worry, we got the whole thing on video for you. Although, you'll have to come visit us if you want the tacos.

Okay, I'm officially hungry. But let's try and focus on the fundraising strategies you can learn and use from our video of the event!

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Topics: online fundraising, Online giving, Fundraising, fundraising events

Are Disengaged Donors and Poor Email Marketing Practices Killing Your Fundraising Campaigns?

Posted by Zak Walters on May 16, 2017 10:00:32 AM

Your online fundraising strategy and campaigns are dependent on email marketing. Poor delivery rates will leave a lasting residual impact on all of those efforts you work hard to set in place. Imagine if your recipient’s inbox never received those campaigns you worked so hard on. Believe it or not, it could be happening to you. 

Email sending reputation can kill your online fundraising campaigns and no one is talking about it. This reputation is directly impacted by disengaged donors and poor email practices. Are your emails landing in the spam folder? Or worse, getting your domain blacklisted?

Let’s take an in-depth look at how your email sending reputation is determined, why it’s important, and what you can do to fix it.

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Topics: email fundraising, nonprofit management, Fundraising Data,, disengaged donors, fundraising campaigns

Marketing Tips for Nonprofit Fundraisers - Build and Leverage Your Email List

Posted by Zak Walters on May 2, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Two statistics that I found interesting last week:

  • Online giving is seeing rapid growth, over 130% from 2014 to 2015.
    • It's not very likely to slow down anytime soon.
  • Online gifts are 1/4 the size of offline gifts.

Knowing that online gifts are 75% less than offline ones shouldn't scare you. Why? Because you know it's happening, you can prepare for the storm. Here's how you can make sure you're the one with an umbrella and a poncho:

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Topics: email fundraising, event fundraising, Fundraising Data,

3 Affordable Tips to Attract and Convert Monthly Donors

Posted by Zak Walters on Apr 25, 2017 11:05:31 AM

 

Fundraising for nonprofits on a shoestring budget with limited resources can be unpredictably challenging. Recurring donations aims to assist with that problem.

However, monthly giving programs have an aim all on their own. We set up a quick poll on Twitter to find out exactly which ones are the most difficult to overcome for nonprofit fundraisers. The results certainly surprised us:

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Topics: donation pages,, donor acquisition, recurring donations, monthly giving

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