Fundraising Archive

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...

Five Nonprofits Maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program

July 13, 2013
Launched in 2007, YouTube’s Nonprofit Program has gone through multiple changes over the last six years. Initially the program was only offered to qualified U.S. nonprofits and the benefits were limited to premium branding functionality and the ability to add a Google Checkout donate button to nonprofit YouTube channels. Today,...

[RESEARCH] How Has Social and Mobile Media Changed the Way You Donate to Nonprofits?

June 14, 2013
This blog post officially launches the research stage of writing my second book which will be published and shipped in Spring 2014. A follow-up to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits, this book will place much more emphasis on using social media and...

The Math and Science of Social and Mobile Media: A Spreadsheet to Track Your Fundraising Success

June 13, 2013
There absolutely is a math to social and mobile media. If your nonprofit has a good content strategy in place and understands the power of integrating all your nonprofit’s communications channels (website, email, Facebook, texting, etc.), then as your numbers grow on social networks so will your e-newsletter...

12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising, and Cause Awareness

April 22, 2013
Until recently the nonprofit pioneers of the Social Web had to mostly rely on their intuition that their social media campaigns were resulting in more dollars raised online, an increase in brand and cause awareness, and higher rates of volunteer recruitment and retention. However, as LinkedIn, Blogger...

Three Nonprofit e-Newsletters to Subscribe To and Learn From

April 14, 2013
My e-newsletter is by far the driving force behind Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Those 27,000+ subscribers produce more return on investment (ROI) in terms of bringing in new clients and webinar attendees than my 600,000+ Twitter followers and 40,000+ Facebook fans combined. And even though a recent report pointed...

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

March 18, 2013
Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. Using the Wayback Machine – a website that allows you to view archived screenshots of your website all the way back to 1996, below...