Archive: Online Fundraising

Social Media Slacktivism or Something Bigger?

Does the recent success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge leave you feeling exhilarated, or skeptical? There certainly were a variety of lively opposing viewpoints presented at the most recent #CommBuild and #FundChat nonprofit Tweet chats! I participated in the challenge, and continue to believe that it is a big opportunity for the ...

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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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It’s Never Too Early To Start Your Year-End Fundraising Campaigns

September is the ideal time to begin your end-of-year fundraising campaign. Donations jump 163% in December, and the average gift size increases by 36%! So what are you waiting for? This neat infographic from Salsa Labs features details about end-of-year giving and more. They also have a helpful free e-book you ...

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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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