Fundraising Archive

HOW TO: Tap Into the Power of Cause Awareness Days

December 16, 2014
The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. While embracing a comprehensive, long-term breaking news and crisis communications strategy is challenging for many nonprofits, all nonprofits, regardless of their size, can tap into the power of cause awareness days. Your nonprofit can create your own cause awareness day campaign or build one around...

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

November 30, 2014
The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Your content strategy thus far has focused on what types of content your nonprofit plans to create and what channels it will use to distribute the content. The next step is to start thinking about the tone of voice of your content. The easiest way...

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

November 11, 2014
As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits, below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits. They...

25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

October 27, 2014
Updated: View 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide According to Shop.org’s annual Holiday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Study, two out of five U.S. consumers started their holiday shopping in October. The study also found that online shoppers plan to spend 16 percent more than brick-and-mortar shoppers this holiday season on gifts, decorations, greeting cards, and food. All told, online shoppers expect to...

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

September 14, 2014
The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The Internet is at a tipping point. It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that social networks will become the primary source of referral traffic to your...

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

August 24, 2014
In 2013 online giving grew 13.5% according to the Blackbaud Index of Online Giving and 14% according to the Network for Good’s Online Giving Index with small and medium-sized nonprofits are experiencing the largest growth. In addition, charitable giving is at an all-time high in the United States and nonprofits would be wise to invest in upgrades to their online donation...