Archive: Fundraising

6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

Almost every article I read about online fundraising and online giving starts out something like this: Despite the hype and the assurances of social media experts, online fundraising still accounts for an abysmal 2% of total dollars raised by charities. I frequently see quotes like this one, from a recent ...

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Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

Online fundraising should be a major part of your strategy this year. Last year, online fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday raised 90% more in 2013 than in 2012 – about $19.2 million. Blackbaud found that overall charitable giving grew 4.9% in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%. M+R and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) ...

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5 Very Inspiring Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns for Mother’s Day

I am always looking for creative ideas to give my moms on Mother’s Day (I have a mom, a step mom and two mothers-in-law). As a mom myself, I know that it takes some creativity to find a very special gift that comes from the heart. I decided to do ...

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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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