Posted in March 2016

Tips for Fundraising Online

Tips for Fundraising Online

According to a survey held by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, online fundraising grew by 13 percent last year alone. Though online giving is gaining steam, it still accounts for a relatively small portion of the money that charities and non-profits rely on. According to the same survey from The Chronicle the median share of online … Continue reading

Want to Double Online Giving? You Can, In 6 Months!

Want to Double Online Giving? You Can, In 6 Months!

The changes outlined below by CommitChange helped Mercy House double the online donations in just six months, and they can do the same for your organization! More and more of donations to nonprofits are occurring as transactions online, which means it’s critically important that your online donation page is not only open for business but is … Continue reading

9 Easy Steps to Motivate your Donors via Facebook

9 Easy Steps to Motivate your Donors via Facebook

Although social networking sites such as Instagram, twitter, etc. have appeared to be the most trending/most usable, research shows that Facebook is still the leading social network site by a long run. With this being said, taking advantage of Facebook as a tactic for donor motivation and engagement should be one of your non-profit’s focuses. … Continue reading

How to Deal with Troublesome Board Members

How to Deal with Troublesome Board Members

Last week,  at the annual meeting of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, in a session called “How to Survive Your Board”, Alice Ferris and James Anderson, founders of GoalBusters Consulting, offered several tips to attendees on how to deal with difficult or unmotivated board members. The full article including more of the strategies shared during the meeting … Continue reading

Increase Event Giving with 3 Simple Tips

Increase Event Giving with 3 Simple Tips

For nonprofits, fundraising events provide their organization with a way to engage with donors, encourage positive involvement from supporters, and essentially build a greater community. Undoubtedly, these events also help nonprofits raise money for their cause. Unfortunately not all fundraising events are a success. According to Caryn Stein on Network for Good, she makes three … Continue reading

How to Handle Negative Nelly’s Online

By: Arlinda Fasliu Arlinda is a Journalism and International Studies student at The University of Iowa. She is passionate about the environment and human rights. She hopes to one day do P.R. for a non-profit that plucks her heart strings and also publish a collection of poetry. At one point in our lives, we all … Continue reading

Flint, MI raises Social Isolation Issue

Flint, MI raises Social Isolation Issue

Our population uses social media as a way to gain attention, spread the word, and inform. It has become a norm to be active on more than one social networking platform. I know personally, I am extremely involved on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat; sometimes I even feel like I am missing out if I do … Continue reading

4 Easy Ways to Frame a Monthly Ask

Sustaining donors is a vital aspect of fundraising. Caryn Stein, Vice President of Communications and Content at Network for Good, wrote about the importance of setting up a monthly giving program that’s simple to join and easy to understand. However, the first step in the monthly giving process is asking. Stein provides four things to … Continue reading