Monthly Archives: January 2012

How 6 techniques influence buyers and donors

Do you recognize these fundraising techniques? Charity XYZ mails an appeal with an envelope window showing there’s a nickel inside. A famous celebrity comes on the TV screen with a message about her favorite charity and the work it is doing. The solicitation … Continue reading

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Tech insights for online donations, donor management

A question seeking guidance on developing a “donate” feature on a Web site has led to a broader discussion of help for technology at small nonprofits. has a good start on the exploration into online fundraising. Click here for that … Continue reading

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Response to machete attack reveals fundraising truths

When Omari defended a Kenyan orphanage but suffered a machete blow across the forehead in the fight, thousands of dollars were raised to erect a barbed wire fence to keep the orphanage safe. Mark Phillips tells the story in his blog … Continue reading

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Nonprofits were there to help flood victims

Nonprofit organizations jumped in quickly this week to provide timely, important information and advice for Mid-Willamette Valley residents and businesses dealing with sudden flood waters. The American Red Cross Willamette Chapter tweeted a link to its “Flood Safety Checklist.” Among … Continue reading

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Forecast: Charitable giving will increase again in 2012

Following a 7.5 percent growth in 2011, charitable giving will see a 3.9 percent increase in the U.S. this year, according to the Atlas of Giving. Atlas predictions have been shown to be 90 to 100 percent accurate since the … Continue reading

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Mobile charitable giving is growing

Texting gifts to Haiti earthquake relief has set off a mini-avalanche of gifts using mobile phones, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet & Society. … Continue reading

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Resolutions for online fundraising and marketing success in 2012

Yet another set of ten resolutions has surfaced. This time they’re focused on online fundraising and marketing success in 2012. The e-book from Network for Good (download the book here) contains much detail, but here are the ten resolutions: I … Continue reading

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