Is it possible to take a simple 19th century concept and bring it into the 21st century, while retaining it’s original charm? The Salvation Army is having quite a bit of success in doing just that with their online Red Kettle Campaign and other digital efforts. While we normally associate the Red Kettle with street […]
Editor’s Note: Recently I got a request to re-post one of our most popular blog posts so far. I find this post to be one of the most informational pieces on how to thank your donors–a critical element of a successful ongoing fundraising campaign. Written by Alex Bornkessel, this post was originally published on September
Network for Good celebrated their tenth anniversary by publishing an infographic about how donors have evolved over that past ten years. Like Mightycause and Blackbaud, Network for Good has produced an infographic that is truly useful. It presents data that can you help make a case for online fundraising initiatives at your nonprofit. Giving Online
What do 10 donations, 3 thank yous and 7 failures to communicate have in common? They are all a part of Kivi Leroux Miller’s annual “What I Got When I Gave” experiment. This reminds us about the weight (and cost) a simple thank you can carry. What would happen if we polled your online donors?
When you shoot for the moon, you reach beyond the stars. If you’re a free agent activist and fundraiser, you might be ready to aim but find yourself a little lost, potentially overwhelmed and not sure where to start. Specifically, you might find yourself in one of the following four scenarios: I don’t know what
If you aren’t so sure about this online giving world, this post is for you! If you’re a nonprofit, you’re encouraged to share these reasons to donate online with those you know. For example, you can provide a different factoid around the benefits of giving in your monthly or weekly newsletters. You could also create
You have a choice. Every day, you’re confronted with opportunities to do good–or not. Often, these opportunities miss our attention. We might be too busy, too distracted or too tired to notice them. There are, however, those who combine passion with purposeful abandon. In the nonprofit sector, we often refer to these people as free