Fundraising Archive

Five Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Their Online Fundraising Campaigns

May 29, 2012
Last month I donated online to 25 of my 32 Favorite Nonprofits in celebration of reaching the benchmark of following 100,000 nonprofits, nonprofit staff, and nonprofit service providers on Twitter. Usually I donate to one or two nonprofits at a time, but to go through a list of

11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits

February 27, 2012
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of  Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for your online fundraising campaigns, but much of your nonprofit’s success also depends upon the service you choose to process your online donations and

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

November 17, 2011
Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012. Now in it’s third year (View the 2009 Edition and 2010 Edition), the

Three Ways Mobile Wallets Could Transform Fundraising

November 14, 2011
Mobile Wallets are going to dramatically transform how consumers purchase goods and services. Many predict the end of cash and physical credit cards for both point-of-sale and online transactions within the next five years. Not one to shy or fear new technology, I’ll be one of the

Nine Holiday Card Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

October 30, 2011
This holiday season your friends, family, clients, work colleagues, and major donors will likely be deluged with hundreds of tweets, status updates, and emails wishing them “Happy Holidays!” That’s the Web we all now live and work by, but this year a good old-fashioned holiday greeting with

Four Must-Haves for Your “Thank You for Your Donation!” Landing Page

September 20, 2011
For all the buzz about new media in the nonprofit sector, it is somewhat surprising how few nonprofits have integrated their new media campaigns into one of the most important pages on their website – the “Thank You for Your Donation!” landing page. That is, the page

Don’t Think Social Media Results in Online Donations? Think Again!

June 29, 2011
Source: Social Good: Charity and Technology in the Online Universe Written for the March  2011 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine, where I am writing a quarterly column throughout 2011. *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * In the summer of 2000, I launched