One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco
May04

One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco

Yesterday, May 3, was Give Local America Day. In many of the 50+ communities that participated, today — May 4 — is now also Give Local America Day. That’s because Kimbia’s giving platform crashed for most of yesterday, so they had to extend the campaign into today. Kimbia is going to have hell to pay on this one, but I’ll leave the skewering to others. Instead, this post is about lessons learned for...

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MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving
Apr21

MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving

“What if the answers to nonprofits’ fundraising challenges were already all around us?” – FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS Successful fundraising isn’t just about money. It’s about relationships. The orgs that understand this have happy, repeat donors. So who’s doing well with individual giving? FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS: Strategies and Inspiration From Social Change Organizations Raising Money From Individual Donors, sponsored by...

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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1
Apr20

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Last week, Abby Jarvis  finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Today, she starts another two-part series on how to avoid common mistakes on your donation forms. ~Kristina Guest Post by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv We all slip up from time to time. Whether it’s dropping a bowl of chips on the floor or accidentally wearing two different shoes to work, mistakes and blunders happen to even the...

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Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2
Apr12

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Today, Abby Jarvis is back with 3 more ways to promote your online donation page. You can find the first 3 strategies here.  Be sure to tell us which one is your favorite in the comments below. ~Kristina Guest Post by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv Last week, we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Segment Your Donors 2. Educate Your Supporters 3. Send Great Emails Today, we finish up with: 4. Be Smart...

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Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1
Apr05

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page. Read the first three marketing strategies below, then join us next week for the final three. ~Kristina  Guest Post by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv So you’ve got a beautiful online donation page up and running. Congratulations! Are you properly promoting it so that it receives the attention it deserves? If not, it’s time to start!...

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Add More People to Your Email List [New Webinar This Week]
Mar15

Add More People to Your Email List [New Webinar This Week]

This webinar is part of our special offer series for those of you with little to no budget for training. Registration is only $20, but space is limited. Did you know email has the highest donor conversion rates among ALL digital channels? It’s better than Facebook. It’s better than Twitter. And it’s better than Google Search or your blog. Adding more people to your email list means you can reach more supporters, get...

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