Fundraising Archive

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

November 18, 2009
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)

November 15, 2009
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

November 9, 2009
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

November 5, 2009
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

Five Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Web 2.0 Donors

September 17, 2009
Over the last few years we’ve heard a lot of discussion about nonprofits and their use “Web 2.0” and social media. Much of the focus has been on the fundraising tools themselves … What are they? How do they work? Do they work? But very little analysis