End of Year Online Fundraising

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

Julia Claire Campbell Infographics, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising 17 Comments

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 can download, called the Essential Guide to Year End Fundraising for …

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

Julia Claire Campbell Marketing, Nonprofits, Social Media 19 Comments

Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal and worrisome. The Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 70% of all donors that nonprofits recruit into giving a gift never donate again to that organization! Can you imagine if Coca-Cola or Nabisco lost 70% of their customers …

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11 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Donors on #GivingTuesday

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 20 Comments

#Giving Tuesday, a campaign that promotes a national day of giving that celebrates and encourages charitable giving, set for Dec. 3 this year, offers nonprofits a great opportunity for to raise funds online – but they need to be prepared. Nonprofits raised more than $10 million last year on #GivingTuesday, 53% over 2011. Almost 3,000 nonprofits participated and drove the …

Social media won’t solve your nonprofit’s problems

Social media won’t solve your nonprofit’s problems

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Social Media, Strategy 29 Comments

Many nonprofit organizations subscribe to the “if you build it, they will come” fallacy. If you host an event, people will register. If you add a Donate Now button to your homepage, people will donate. If you create a Facebook page, people will Like the page and share your content. The problem is that none of these fundraising and marketing …

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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 …