Nonprofits have the challenging job of seeking funding from others, and what I’ve found over the years is that it doesn’t have to feel like you are begging for money. Instead, you can take a more innovative approach to fundraising that combines awareness with a way to share your values and attract more donors who want to financially support those values and social need.
Be an advocate for those who are struggling. Take action by crowdfunding for a cause you’re passionate about. Start raising money for mental health charities or help a loved one with medical expenses.
Your organization's website plays a crucial role in the total amount of donations it receives. In fact, online giving increased 9% from 2015, according to The Digital Giving Index. With the popularity of online donations rising, it's time we think about how to incentivize website visitors to take action instead of relying solely on checks.
Despite their dark side, narcissistic people will engage in charitable behaviors in certain situations, new research suggests.
Millennials expect transparency, sophisticated storytelling and technical savvy from their charitable organizations. And many donors will not only give money, but will also volunteer and lend the force of their own social networks to a cause they believe in. Issues like education, health care and the environment are in with the charitable young, research suggests. Institutional giving to many churches and schools, as well as in the workplace, may be less popular.
Millennials on both ends of the spectrum care about issues of social justice and will advocate for causes that matter to them. They are an often-overlooked source of generosity and they make powerful donors, volunteers and team members. My best advice for tapping into this source of potential? Hire them!
Charitable appeals work best when tailored to how people see themselves.
Research has revealed that spending money on others actually makes us happier than spending it on ourselves, and giving to others can actually make us healthier. So what are we waiting for?
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The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum — formerly the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council — supports professionals who manage peer-to-peer fundraising events. The P2P Forum, which started in 2007, provides resources such as its annual conference, monthly webinars, timely data and information, and a vibrant online community that help peer-to-peer fundraisers gain access to best practices and support.
101fundraising was begun in 2006 as a crowdblog on fundraising – written by fundraisers for fundraisers. Bloggers from around the world pitched in their best fundraising knowledge. In January 2017, it was handed ever so gently over to The Resource Alliance. 101fundraising remains a free resource, offering great content for everyone with no subscription fee or costs of any kind.
Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP's nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.
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Fundraising.com helps tens of thousands of non-profit* groups raise millions of dollars each year for their good causes. Our story began with the genuine desire to help these types of organizations raise money by fundraising to support their activities.
The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It's not about any technology, medium, or technique. It's about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It's already here.
Marketing problem solver Nancy Schwartz helps nonprofit organizations hone messages and campaigns to grow loyal relationships with key supporters and spur them to donate, volunteer, and participate.
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Pamela is the best place to go for advice for small fundraising teams (there's plenty for bigger charities too!) and delivers lots of practical tips - Fundraising Detective.
The focus on the donor continues to remain central to my core belief and this blog is a means to share results, ideas, research with anyone who wants to raise more money for the causes they care about.
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An international leadership coach and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman helps nonprofit board members and staff get excited about asking for money. He is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and of FundraisingCoach.com - recognized by The Atlantic as "1 of 5 Philanthropic blogs fundraisers need to read."
The Fundraising Collectivists are delighted to welcome you to our humble cavern of donor delights. Here, at Castle Collectivist, philanthropic philosophising teams up with dazzling donor development to deliver a frothing fountain of fundraising foolishness.
The Millennial Impact Project is the largest body of data and analysis on how US millennials interact with causes. Since beginning the study in 2009, Achieve has researched the behavior and preferences of more than 100,000 millennials (born 1980-2000) through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.
At Veritus Group, we are all about helping YOU change the world and making YOU successful in major gift fundraising. It’s what gets us up every morning! That and a good cup of coffee.