March 9, 2011

How to connect online advocacy with fundraising

by John Haydon

If your nonprofit conducts advocacy campaigns, maybe you’ve had a difficult time understanding how those efforts might align with your fundraising efforts. It might be even more difficult if these two efforts are located in different branches of your organizational tree. But like Karate and Judo, both advocacy and fundraising are simply different ways your constituents fight for your cause. … Continue reading

September 24, 2010

A beginner’s guide to mobile fundraising

by JD Lasica

Image by Mexicanwave on Flickr Some tips to get you on your way to your first mobile campaign This is the first of a two-part series on how organizations can use mobile tech for social good. See part two: How nonprofits can get started with mobile. 2010 will go down as the year nonprofits began to understand the potential of … Continue reading

May 28, 2010

24 tools for fundraising with social media


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January 12, 2010

Tips on fundraising with social media

by Amy Sample Ward

Is your organization leveraging the power of the crowd? Last month I presented at the UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ Foresight seminar: Changing ICT – what does it mean for your charity, with a focus on the future of online revenue generation for nonprofit organizations. What’s most interesting to me within the nonprofits-in-social-space is the difference between organization-driven and … Continue reading

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November 18, 2009

Fundraising with social media — the right way

by Beth Kanter

Wildlife Direct harnesses social networks to ‘secure a future for wildlife’ Last week I wrote about a pair of surveys that looked at social media and nonprofits. One came to the conclusion that social media was a waste of time; the other talked about strategic implications on how to be successful. If you want to be successful using social media … Continue reading

August 21, 2009

What are fundraising widgets and how can non-profits use them?

by John Haydon

Last week, Chris Garrett and I gave a presentation called Measuring Social Media ROI. A participant asked, “What is a widget?,” which Chris and I tried to explain, but only had limited time. Thinking it might be useful to source the answer from an expert, I invited Eric Schrader of the social fundraising company givezooks! to answer two questions. … Continue reading