6 Creative Online Fundraising Ideas That Your Donors Will Love!

  Covid-19 has caused us all to stay indoors and move a lot of our fundraisers online. Being that we can't interact with each other face to face we have to find new ways to engage donors online. Luckily, we are in a very digital age and there are tons of fundraisers you can do using just your laptop and a creative idea! 1. Host a Virtual Gala A lot of the organization's Gala’s were either canceled or postponed this year because of the virus, but another option is...
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What to Do When A Donor Wants to Cancel Their Monthly Donation

  I was surprised to find out that a lot of organizations don't have a plan put in place for when donors wish to stop their recurring donations. Some people think that if a person wishes to cancel that their mind is already made up, but that isn't always the case. Never view a cancellation as a  failure. It can be used as  a learning opportunity, don’t be afraid to ask questions to figure out why the person has canceled and what can be done better in the...
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How to Successfully Ask for Donations Face-to-Face

      Asking for donations face to face can be intimidating. The fear of rejection often causes people to turn down the idea before even trying. However it may be time to conquer that fear because if you haven’t tried asking for in-person donations, you are missing out on a great fundraising opportunity.  A study published in the Harvard Business Review found that asking 6 people for donations has the same impact as emailing 200 recipients. People...
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High-Value Nonprofit Conferences Worth Your Investment In 2020

  Just as corporate professionals seek to build upon their skills and expand their knowledge base to remain relevant in their industries, a professional in the nonprofit sector is no different. But there are dozens of pricey (and seemingly worthwhile) conferences available every year. How do you know which ones are worth your investment? If you’re looking to attend a nonprofit conference in 2020, then be sure to take note of the conferences (ordered chronologically by...
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5 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Silent Auctions Amazing!

Silent auctions are a great way to engage donors and raise funds for your nonprofit. They are fun, engaging and a great way to interact with your supporters face to face. However there can be a lot of work between planning, hosting and securing items so you’ll have your work cut out for you.  There are a few things you can do to make your live auction successful, and less stressful for you and your team. After all, they are meant to be a fun way to raise money for your...
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4 ‘Social Proof’ Techniques That Convince Supporters To Take Action

    Social proof is the positive influence that is created when an individual realizes that a mass of other people are doing something — that influence makes the individual conform and want to participate in that same thing too. Because we are social creatures, this strength in numbers is powerfully persuasive to our human psyche! Learn how to bake social proof into your website (and social media feeds) by taking advantage of the 4 techniques below....
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4 Major Keys For A Killer Text-To-Donate Campaign

    In a recent blog post, we covered the basics of what goes into a successful text-to-donate campaign and the reasons why it’s such a powerful fundraising method in today’s digital age. Read that post here: The Reasons Why Text-To-Donate Campaigns Are Super Effective In 2019   Today, we dive deeper into four critical things your nonprofit needs to consider before choosing to move forward with a text-to-donate fundraiser. Be mindful of these,...
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The Reasons Why Text-To-Donate Campaigns Are Super Effective In 2019

    With mobile giving up by a whopping 205% in 2018 , it’s important that nonprofits large and small seriously consider investing resources into mobile fundraising options for future campaigns. Encouraging donors to "text-to-donate” is an easy, convenient and user-friendly way to get your donors involved! How Does A Text-To-Donate Campaign Work? In a text-to-donate campaign, the nonprofit sets up A) a campaign keyword, and B) a mobile giving page....
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Are your suggest gift amounts insulting your donors?

Ahh, the gift array. In the world of nonprofit fundraising, that section of suggested gift amounts assembled into neat little buttons has become a classic part of everybody’s online donation form. Gift arrays have become such a staple that most people don’t question how their use in your donation form helps or hurts your overall revenue — it’s become a case of follow the leader where organizations just assume it’s a good idea because so many other places are doing it. But is...
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