Archive: Fundraising

What Will Be The Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

It seems like every charity is taking to social media to become the next Ice Bucket Challenge. But when does it become too much? Writing for The Guardian, Hadley Freeman explains that while she gritted her teeth through the #NoMakeUpSelfie craze and of course, the #IceBucketChallenge, the latest trend in ...

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Get More Nonprofit Social Media Exposure: A Simple Idea From #bbcon

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits (#bbcon) in person this year, but just by following the Twitter hashtag, I have learned a lot! I am especially fond of one small, yet very powerful idea that you can use to raise even more money at your ...

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An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

Infographics are taking the world by storm! Nonprofit infographics are growing in popularity as marketing and fundraising tools, and there are many reasons for this: **In just the last two years, Google searches for infographics have increased by over 800%. **Blogs that use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% ...

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How Your Nonprofit Can Plan Ahead for #GivingTuesday

I know, I know – it’s too early to talk about December. On the East Coast, we just got comfortable ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pulling out our fall boots. We don’t want to discuss Christmas and certainly not year-end giving right now! Think again!  Don’t let your nonprofit be ...

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Is A Donate Button Coming To Twitter?

The ability to donate directly inside Twitter may be coming to a nonprofit near you! Last week, Twitter announced that it will start testing a Buy button embedded into individual tweets. The company aims to encourage shopping directly from your mobile device – “sellers will gain a new way to ...

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What the Social Media Success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Can Teach Nonprofits

I am sure that you’ve seen it by now – a Facebook friend posting a video as they get doused by a bucket of ice water, all in the name of raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. From Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to ...

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How To Use Social Media To Connect With Donors & Supporters

Yesterday I presented a webinar with 4Good and Nonprofit Webinars on the topic of using social media to connect and build relationships with donors. The slides and audio are up on their website if you want to experience the entire webinar (I promise it’s worth it!) Click here. I have embedded ...

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