Archive: Fundraising

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

It’s that time of year again – the M+R and NTEN annual Nonprofit Benchmarks Study! 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% ...

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Small Nonprofits Are Increasing Their Online Fundraising

Last week Blackbaud released it’s annual Charitable Giving Report, and the findings may surprise you. The fundraising climate is improving. Overall giving in the U.S. was up by almost 5%! Not surprisingly larger nonprofits grew their giving by 5.7% compared to smaller organizations, which grew at 3.6% Most notably, online ...

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Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops In 5 Hours A Week

I have been a fan of Amy Eisenstein’s blog for a while, so when she offered me an advance copy of her new book I jumped at the chance. Having been a one-woman development department at a small, community-based nonprofit organization earlier in my career, I understand the challenges faced ...

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How to Plan for and Execute a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter raised $2.7 billion in 2012 to fund more than one million individual campaigns globally. The industry, which is revolutionizing fundraising and investing is projected to grow to over $5 billion in the next year. These campaigns have the potential to raise huge sums of money ...

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6 Things Nonprofits Need To Do After #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday! Chances are you participated in the absolute madness that is Black Friday, or the quieter deal-shopping on Cyber Monday, or even the locally-focused Small Business Saturday. So why not participate in an international day of giving back? That’s the premise behind #GivingTuesday – to kick off the ...

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8 Ways Social Media Is Directly Helping the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By now you have heard of the complete devastation in the Philippines wrought by Supertyphoon Haiyan. According to CNN, nationwide the death toll from the typhoon stands at 3,976 with another 1,598 missing. Most likely you heard something about this tragedy via social media. Maybe you donated money to one ...

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How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

Case Study: How One Nonprofit Raised Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2 This is the second part in my two part case study of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity that effectively uses social media tools to raise money and engage supporters. Read part one here. In Tuesday’s post, ...

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