Why you should actively fundraise in January

Why you should actively fundraise in January

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits Leave a Comment

Yes, I know – if you are a fundraiser, you are most certainly burned out by the first of the year. You may have been planning on coasting through January, letting the (hopefully) successful fundraising strategies of 2012 hold you up until at least February. It might seem counter-intuitive to ask for donations after the busy holiday season and end-of-the-year …

#GivingTuesday is November 27, 2012

Nonprofits, social media and fundraising: #GivingTuesday is a few of my favorite things

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I know you’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To most, these are revered celebrations of online consumerism and the chance to stomp on strangers for the lowest priced television. In response to this, but also as a great idea in and of itself, #GivingTuesday has been embraced by the nonprofit and philanthropic world as an alternative to the …

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Pinning for Good: How UNICEF Uses Pinterest to Raise Awareness and Raise Funds

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Pinterest, Social Media 1 Comment

If you are like me, you have become hopelessly addicted to Pinterest. The uses, both personal and for business, are endless. Pin expensive, sparkly shoes and bags! Pin ideas for your Christmas party! Pin ideas for your child’s bedroom! Pin blog articles! Pin inspiring quotes! On the surface, Pinterest seems pretty shallow – an extension of our rampant consumerism. It …

Be Your Donor Day

What do your donors experience when they give? #BeYourDonor

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When speaking to nonprofit professionals, I always give them this one piece of advice: Make a donation to your own nonprofit, either online or via a check in the mail. Then see what happens. Do you get an acknowledgement? A letter? An email? A phone call? Or do you get a symphony of crickets? A must-read report was recently released …

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Visualization on Social Media for Social Good [Infographic]

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Logan Harper, the community manager for UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s new online Masters in Public Administration program (MPA@UNC), reached out to me to post his new infographic on Social Media for Social Good. In it, he provides examples of successful nonprofit social media advocacy campaigns, as well as the elements of successful campaigns and emerging trends in charitable giving …

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Raising More Money With Social Media Tools

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

Today I am giving a talk on how to raise more money using social media tools. (Spoiler – It takes some time and commitment, but it is doable!) If you are free, and near Lexington, MA, come check it out! More details at The Nonprofit Net website. My slides are below. Enjoy! Raising More Money Using Social Media Tools from …

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Using humor in fundraising

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits 3 Comments

Humor! Why didn’t we think of that? Flight of the Conchords, a hilarious pop duo from New Zealand, has reminded all of us working in nonprofits that our fundraising appeals don’t have to be all doom and gloom. They released a witty, catchy charity fundraising song called “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)” on iTunes, with all the proceeds to …