Does your non-profit use e-mail newsletters to cultivate and steward donors? If not, it should… e-mail newsletters are one of the easiest and best ways to stay in touch with donors, update them on your work, and make them feel like part of your team. If you are going to be sending out e-newsletters, though, […]
A group of local donors has set out to transform the teaching profession in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ever feel like you are just sort of flailing around at […]
I hate to complain about the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but it has one huge downside: All the energy and time that's going to be spent pointlessly trying to recreate it. (See When you KNOW they're going to ask, "Why can't...Show More Summary
With only 98 days to go before Christmas — the height of the year-end giving season — here’s some advice for making the most of the year-end giving season … AND carrying it into the future. Perhaps you’ve ignored our Christmas in August advice, or even better you’ve adopted some of it. If you want […]
We know that social media is discussed at every tech conference, in every workshop, and within nonprofit organizations, but no matter how much we talk about it, the trends are always shifting, changing, and growing. It's important to keep up with the updates, and make sure you're utilizing social media the best you can for your organization. Show More Summary
The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. See which charities are responding.
The NYUReynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship presents The Battle for the Soul of theSocial Sector, a conversation with Charity Navigator President & CEO Ken Berger. Topic: Although the social sector continues to play a central role in tackling many societal problems, there is an unseen battle being waged for its soul. Show More Summary
The middle ground between traditional philanthropic and commercial spaces is a continuum, and it is high time we shift the dialogue from one of morals to one of tools.
TechSoup is currently running their annual Storymakers […]
Every time I look at an online fundraising program that's not gaining traction, the most damaging part of the program, the single thing that's turning away donors before they can give is poorly built giving pages. Here's a quick list...Show More Summary
I know your fall is booting up big time—on right-now to-dos, end-of-year campaigns and thinking/talking on what to do differently and better next year. Same here, and for our client orgs. But—thanks to pulling myself away from work for a much-needed sabbatical—I’m seeing what’s ahead for me and Getting Attention.org far more clearly than ever […]
Come in close and listen hard. This is a secret I don’t want to broadcast to the entire world. The secret sauce to ensuring year-end campaign success that I’ve seen work time and time again is this year-end checklist. Year-end campaign creation and management is a busy, often overwhelming process fraught with anxiety. Show More Summary
In the social sector we don’t really need a reason to r […] The post Five Ways to Show Gratitude to Donors for World Gratitude Day appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
Anyone who has been following the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign knows that social media has become an integral part of fundraising events and campaigns. Without question, social media creates heaps of buzz for campaigns and makes events a lot more interactive and fun. But it can be pretty hit and miss. The experience can be […]
Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “Impact Leadership Track” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. … Read More
Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.
Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day […]
In 1984, George Orwell introduced the Thought Police, the omnipresent, omniscient surveillance force that arrested and re-programmed people having heretical thoughts. We are living in a society that is coming dangerously close to Orwell’s dystopian vision. We live in a surveillance state where nearly every utterance and act is being captured digitally. What is different[...]
"Raising awareness" is an almost complete waste of money for fundraising organizations. Even if doing so is "free." (Because nothing is truly free. But that's another conversation.) The OrangeGerbera blog has a great take on this: Why You Don't Really Want Increased Awareness. Show More Summary