Fundraising Archive

New Amazon Program Enables Shoppers to Easily Donate to Their Favorite Nonprofits

November 2, 2013
AmazonSmile is a new program that enables Amazon shoppers to easily donate 0.5% of their purchases ($.50 per $100 spent) to their favorite U.S.-based nonprofits. With $26.5 billion in sales projected for the fourth quarter for 2013 alone, up to $13.25 million in funds could be raised.

5 Mobile Fundraising Apps for Do-Gooders and Nonprofits

October 31, 2013
Since the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 many mobile fundraising apps have been released, but few have been successful. Some apps were based on good ideas, but ahead of their time and others simply weren’t good enough to keep users interested. Six years later

29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

October 27, 2013
Updated: View 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide The National Retail Federation is projecting that the average American holiday shopper will spend on $738 this holiday season generating more than $602 billion in total sales. That’s a lot of consumer spending power that when spent consciously can help finance

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Must Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014

October 24, 2013
The Mobile Web is often discussed as a future trend that nonprofits have time to prepare for, but the reality is that by the end of 2014, the majority of your supporters and donors will be viewing your website, email communications,  blogs, and social media content on smartphones

How To Integrate Social Media Into Your Nonprofit’s Online Contests

September 29, 2013
The African Wildlife Foundation’s Annual Safari Sweepstakes promotion is as close as it gets to perfect. The design and branding is modern and mobile-optimized, visuals and call-to-action graphics are prioritized over text, and social media is integrated throughout the entire process of entering the sweepstakes. Not only by

Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

September 23, 2013
As a follow-up to Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries, below are five social media best practices specifically tailored for small NGOs in developing countries. Once your NGO has laid a foundation for online fundraising success by launching a mobile-optimized website, an

Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

September 10, 2013
Thanks to Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific, I’ve had the great honor to present a series of online fundraising and social media trainings to over three hundred non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Asia Pacific over the last three years. The experience has made me acutely aware that access to