Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success
Apr11

Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing at CrowdRise Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives close to the chest — “this is who we are, what we do, and we’d love if you’d rally...

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What to Do Now That Your Fundraising Campaign Is Over
Jan17

What to Do Now That Your Fundraising Campaign Is Over

You should use every event and campaign as a learning experience. Today’s post gives you some ideas what to do after it’s all over. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill Your event or campaign is officially over and it was incredible. You hit your donation goals, spread awareness about your mission, recruited new fundraisers, and so much more. Guess the work is done and it’s time to relax, right? While you can definitely...

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Free #GivingTuesday Tips, Ideas, and Resources
Oct11

Free #GivingTuesday Tips, Ideas, and Resources

#GivingTuesday is only 47 days away so I thought I would compile a list of blog posts, articles, and other resources out there to help you make it a successful day. Wait? You don’t think #GivingTuesday is worth it? Well you aren’t alone, so let’s start there… Is Giving Tuesday Worth the Bother? by Paula Martin Is #GivingTuesday Worth It? by Tina Jepson Spoiler – the answer to that question is the...

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CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where
Aug23

CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Peer pressure works. Strangers make the smallest gifts. And love ‘em or hate ‘em, matches and prizes drive donations. These are some of the insights offered in the Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report by online fundraising platform Kimbia and nonprofit marketing agency Strength in Members. The report uses data from 1.2 million donors who gave $240 million in online donations through the Kimbia platform in the year 2016....

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Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)
Jul19

Spruce Up Your Donation Pages (and Make More Money!)

You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. If your website needs help, then you’re in luck! Tom Ahern, fundraising and copywriting expert, is presenting a two-part webinar series next week only on donor-centered websites: Writing a Donor-Centered Website...

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It Pays to Pay Attention to What You’re Sending
Jul13

It Pays to Pay Attention to What You’re Sending

Today, Monica Turner reminds us if you run annual appeals (like the Mother’s Day appeal Monica discusses today), don’t just send the same thing year after year. ~Kristina Guest Post by Monica Turner One of my favorite quotes is “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” I couldn’t help but think about that in early April while reviewing our upcoming annual Mother’s Day appeal. Of...

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