Fundraising Archive

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2010 Edition

Last year’s list of nonprofit holiday gift programs has been getting a lot traffic over the last two weeks thanks to Google searches. In addition to all those wonderful programs, I wrote up 11 more for 2010. Please use your purchasing power wisely and with compassion this

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009 For those 79% of

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About GuideStar, Network for Good and Social Media Fundraising

[tweetmeme] 1. Social media fundraising is built upon and empowered by the GuideStar database. 2. All 501c3’s in the United States have profiles on GuideStar. 3. Network for Good uses the GuideStar database to distribute online donations made on their website and on their partner websites. 4.

11 Holiday Gift Programs that Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2009 Edition

If you are reading this now, then of the world’s 6.8 billion people, you are likely one of the lucky ones. You have Internet access, a computer, a roof over your head, and likely planning some holiday shopping this year. By spending consciously, your consumer power can

Five Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Measure Social Media ROI (Return on Investment)

Recent studies have revealed that the vast majority of nonprofits do not know how to measure ROI (Return on Investment) from utilizing social media. Below are 5 simple, low-cost ways nonprofits can measure ROI with a minimal time investment of only a couple of hours a month.

Now Nonprofits Outside the U.S. and Canada Can Fundraise on Facebook Too

Since the popular Facebook fundraising App Causes was built using GuideStar’s database of nonprofits in the United States and Canada, only nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada can utilize Causes’ fundraising tools. There are some amazing nonprofits at the grassroots working miracles daily with relatively small amounts

How Nonprofits Can Easily Accept Credit Card Payments on Mobile Phones at Fundraising Events and Over the Phone

A few weeks ago I was at a fundraising event that had a silent auction. So many fabulous items had been donated, but unfortunately bidders could only pay in cash or by check. I haven’t had more than $5 in my pocket for years and I can’t