10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising 1 Comment

#GivingTuesday, the international day of giving, is set for November 28th this year! Last year, the total amount donated on #GivingTuesday was $168 million, up from $116.7 million in 2015. #GivingTuesday is certainly growing in popularity, but success on this special giving day comes with a caveat. Much like donors don’t give to you simply because they have lots of …

5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before Giving Tuesday

5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before #GivingTuesday

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Marketing, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising 1 Comment

Friendly reminder – #GivingTuesday 2017 is less than 100 days away! It’s tempting to see the astounding fundraising numbers from last year – 1,640,000 gifts made; 177 million raised in over 98 countries – and think that this day of giving will work for your nonprofit. You may be saying, “Sure it will work? I mean, it worked for so …

How to Get Supporters to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook - Part 1

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

Julia Claire Campbell Facebook, Fundraising, Infographics, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 2 Comments

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise, I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. These features are: 1)  Donations option in personal status updates, 2) Fundraisers on Facebook, 3) The Donate button for your nonprofit Facebook Page. To read more, be sure …

3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise

3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise

Julia Claire Campbell Facebook, Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media Leave a Comment

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 …

Get me to feel!

To Get Me from Passive to Active – Make Me Feel Something!

Julia Claire Campbell Content Creation, Fundraising, Marketing, Nonprofits, Social Media, Storytelling, Strategy 2 Comments

There is a misguided argument that I have heard recently from nonprofits, as they prepare their fundraising appeals or their online marketing campaigns: There is no way we can pull the heartstrings like this when telling stories.    Or: Oh no – we can’t use such strong language. We can’t make our supporters angry! So, I ask – you don’t want …

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

Julia Claire Campbell Events, Fundraising, Nonprofits 4 Comments

Guest post by Sara Lowe Picnics, pool parties, soccer games, BBQs – the possibilities are endless for you to be able to soak up the warm weather. And what a great idea for your nonprofit to take advantage of the warm months and to come up with some fun and creative fundraising ideas that your donors will love. 1. Hold A Yard Sale …

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Marketing, Nonprofits 1 Comment

In my years as a full-time nonprofit employee, I was often a one-woman Marketing, Communications, Development, Outreach, Kitchen Sink department. In one position, I was all of those things plus the Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator! Not surprisingly (as I am sure this has happened to many of you or may be happening right now) I became burned out and disillusioned …