Category Archives: online giving

An insider’s view of crowdfunding success

Ghazal Vaghedi, a committed proponent of “crowdfunding,” presented the case to MVDP Thursday for why and how nonprofits might adopt this technique. Ghazal, the vice president for digital philanthropy at Razoo.com in San Francisco, said that crowdfunding is “using the … Continue reading

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Assessing digital fundraising at MVDP April 16

“Nonprofit crowdfunding is changing the landscape of online fundraising and growing at an exponential rate.” That’s the assessment of Ghazal Vaghedi, who comes from San Francisco April 16 to present “Best Practices for Building a Successful Online (Crowdfunding) Fundraising Campaign.” … Continue reading

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New for the holidays: Focus on giving, not receiving

After giving thanks on Thursday and shopping for deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can turn our focus to giving to those in need on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27. A new concept looking to gain momentum as a holiday … Continue reading

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Here’s why it pays to engage donors directly

If there was ever any doubt about the wisdom and effectiveness of encouraging people to talk about what you do, here’s the evidence. The Nielsen organization polled 28,000 people in 56 countries and found that people everywhere trust recommendations from people they … Continue reading

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10 ways to improve fundraising right now

Just in time for your return from spring break, here is a list of 10 things you can do before summer to give  your fundraising efforts a pick-me-up. Gail Perry expands on them in her blog today. Here’s the summary: … 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. About.com has a good start on the exploration into online fundraising. Click here for that … 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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