Snowball Fundraising

19
Feb

School Fundraising Ideas: 75+ Top Fundraisers (& Pro Tips)

Thinking about starting a campaign to raise money for the school you love? You’ll need some top school fundraising ideas, so you’ve come to the right place! If you want to give your school a funding boost to be able to provide more resources and better education for students, a fundraiser is an effective way to get everyone involved. A

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30
Aug

Nonprofit Payment Security Practices: The Essential Guide

Online fundraising has been on the rise for a while, accounting for 8.7% of total giving during 2019. Now, with a global pandemic requiring social distancing guidelines and most in-person donor engagements are on a pause, your online fundraising is more essential than ever and your best bet to filling the gaps in your nonprofit revenue. As your virtual fundraising

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19
Mar

Nonprofit Productivity: 6 Tips in an Uncertain Time

So much goes into running a nonprofit organization on a day-to-day basis. Between managing team members, recruiting volunteers, raising necessary funds, and keeping daily operations in order, you’ll always have something to do. Not to mention when a global pandemic comes through and shakes everything up! So how do you make sure it all gets done? As a nonprofit professional,

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3
Feb

Matching Gift Databases: What to Look for (Updated for 2020)

Whether you’re accepting donations with text-to-give software or using standard donation pages to receive funds, you can promote matching gifts to donors right alongside your donation requests. However, you’ll need to enlist the help of intuitive matching gift software if you want to truly make the most of the “two-for-one deal” of the fundraising world. But with all the matching gift

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30
Oct

7 Must-Have Pages for Your Nonprofit Website

Are you venturing into creating or redesigning a website for your nonprofit?  Designing a nonprofit website can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Nonprofit web design looks a bit different from company and for-profit sites, so we put together seven essential pages for your website.  In this post, we’re going to take a deep dive into

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1
Nov

How to Start a Church | Complete Step-by-Step Guide & Advice

If you feel a calling to plant a church, then you truly are in for an incredibly rewarding spiritual adventure. Starting a church can be a great way to spread the good news in your community to many unchurched people, and to boost community engagement among local members. Yet too many times, people get caught up in the excitement of

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4
May

Find the Right Association Management Solution | 8 Top Picks

Finding the right association management solution that meets your exact needs can be a major challenge. Striking the perfect balance of price, utility, and scale is tricky, but necessary. Without the proper management and database tools, it’s incredibly difficult for professional or trade associations to grow (let alone properly manage expenses or keep members engaged). If you’re in the market

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27
Apr

6 Tips for Writing a Perfect Nonprofit Mission Statement

A nonprofit’s mission statement is incredibly important, perhaps more important than even most experienced nonprofit professionals realize. Your nonprofit’s mission statement represents its guiding vision, its tagline, its funding pitch, and its broader purpose all in one or two short sentences. Sound like a lot for one statement to accomplish? It is. That’s why so much thought should go into

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26
Apr

The 501(c)(3) Application Process: 7 Tips to Get Started

Receiving tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is one of the most important steps in starting your nonprofit organization. Official recognition as a nonprofit not only means tax exemption, it also allows your donors to deduct any contributions they make to your cause. This will become a major marketing point as your organization grows and attracts larger donations. Applying for

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19
Apr

Starting a Nonprofit Org: Raise Money Now [Free Checklist]

If you’ve decided to start a nonprofit, congratulations! You’re about to embark on a fulfilling journey with an incredible purpose: to do good things in this world. Working in nonprofits is extremely rewarding, but founding your own organization can be a major challenge. Building an effective, long-lasting organizational structure takes determination and planning— and the right tools. Yet being fully

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17
Apr

Fundamental Grant Proposal Template: 8 Crucial Components

Is your nonprofit organization applying for structured external funding for the first time?  The competition can be fierce for nonprofit grants offered by governmental agencies, private foundations, and other grant-giving bodies, but following a number of best practices for grant writing will set you far ahead of the pack from the get-go! Maybe you’ve already read our comprehensive guide to

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11
Apr

Effective Event Branding and Fundraising

We’ve all heard of the term “branding” and most event professionals associate it with making the most of your brand colors and logo. However, branding goes beyond typical visual marketing, especially when you’re dealing with event branding because it’s all about creating a feeling or a memory that comes to mind for attendees long after your event is over. Effective

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10
Apr

Getting Started with Grants: 5 Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofits

If your nonprofit organization has never applied for or received special funding from governmental bodies or grant-giving foundations, the mere idea of grant writing can be intimidating! After all, every nonprofit would be interested in some free funding for their large projects. The competition for major grants can become intense. The good news is that by following a handful of

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27
Feb

5 Essential Features of a Top Online Donation Page

If you asked a nonprofit twenty-five years ago how they asked for donations, they likely would have responded with some combination of in-person appeals, direct mail solicitation, phone donations, and fundraising events. Today, those methods are still alive and well, but a few new players have joined the field. Not only can nonprofits raise money via traditional fundraising routes, but

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23
Feb

5 Reasons Charities Need to Embrace Mobile Marketing

There has never been greater pressure on consumers’ wallets, or in the variety of causes and ways for them to donate to charities. This is why mobile marketing is a vital element of any charities’ strategy. AppInstitute looks at why mobile is the way forward to ensure your charity remains relevant and funded. 1. Mobile is now the primary device

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21
Jan

6 Surefire Strategies to Market Your Next Fundraising Event

6 Surefire Ways to Market Your Next Fundraising Event Nonprofit fundraising events are a staple of your funding strategy. When you create your fundraising calendar for the year or quarter, the whole thing probably revolves around a few key events.  For instance, you may have your #GivingTuesday campaign lead up to a #GivingTuesday fundraising celebration event. Or you may have

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5
Jan

Top 8 Fraternity Dues Collection Services for Your Chapter

Finding the right fraternity dues collection app can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. After all, it can be really tough to keep track of all of your chapter’s members at once, let alone manage their payments, monitor your budget, and maintain accurate tax records. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fraternity dues collection services that

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5
Jan

Smart Fundraising: Top 8 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platforms

Peer-to-peer fundraising provides nonprofits with an engaging way to connect with supporters and raise funds to further their cause! This type of fundraiser often boasts incredible success for both fundraising and donor stewardship as you’ll be working with your most loyal supporters, staff members, and volunteers to raise money. In order to host a secure peer-to-peer fundraiser, you’ll want to

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12
Dec

Attracting New Donors with Text Messaging

Businesses are constantly fighting to be noticed in a busy world. People are being inundated with information online through their own searches and time on social media. This makes it difficult for nonprofit organizations to stick out from the crowd. And, for an organization that depends on donors in order to continue operating, that can be a worrisome situation. However,

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6
Nov

Top 10+ Blackbaud Partners Nonprofits Need to Know [Reviewed]

In the nonprofit world, the name “Blackbaud” certainly rings bells for almost any fundraising or donor management professional. If your organization makes use of Blackbaud software and integrations to manage your fundraising campaigns and supporter engagement efforts, you’re in good company. Many mid-sized to enterprise level organizations have used the Blackbaud product family to drive their missions further, and their

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6
Nov

Infographic: Year-End Giving Secrets to Inspire Donations

You might know that 25-35% of giving takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but do you know how to make the most of your year-end fundraising efforts? MobileCause is spilling the secrets and tools every nonprofit needs to develop their most successful year-end campaign yet. Check out MobileCause’s infographic below for the best data-backed strategies guaranteed to have you celebrating! With

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8
Oct

Top 14 Online Charity Auction Sites to Keep in Mind

Auction events have incredible potential to dramatically increase your organization’s profit. Between unique auction items and eager bidders, your event is sure to provoke some competitive (and exciting!) spirit so long as you have the right tools to manage it. Online charity auction sites are every nonprofit’s best friend when it comes to planning and executing events. From different levels

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8
Oct

Best Ways to Help After Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, & Nate: Text-to-Give & More

Last updated on 10.8.17 @ 11:12 AM EST Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston region of Texas. Homes were destroyed, towns were flooded, and multiple people lost their lives because of this tragic hurricane. As Houston weathers the flooding and its residents are spread far and wide to various shelters and make-shift homes, many people are asking: how can we help?

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7
Oct

Top 7 Donor Prospect Research Software for Secure Nonprofits

The most important information a nonprofit stores is its donor data. Keeping donor information safe protects not only your donors’ identities and financial profiles but also their trust in you as an organization. When it comes to the major donors you rely on for support, especially for large capital campaigns, security becomes more important than ever. You store a lot

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3
Sep

12 Best Salesforce Apps for Nonprofits and Businesses

Looking to supercharge your Salesforce CRM? You’ve come to the right place! Salesforce is a powerful, versatile data management solution used by next-level organizations in practically every sector. From expansive nonprofits to enterprise corporations, Salesforce is an amazing asset—but did you know you could take its capabilities even further? In this post, we’ll break down 10 ways you can boost

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1
Sep

Event Fundraising Software: Top 10 Tools You Have to Know

Fundraising events are quite often both hectic and important times for nonprofits. Whether it be a marathon or a charity gala, your fundraiser is essential to bringing in donations and making genuine bonds with donors. There’s a lot that goes into any fundraiser; we know that fundraising event planning is stressful. But don’t worry, you don’t have to bear the

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6
Aug

Top 8 PayPal Alternatives: Expert Tools for Every Occasion

If you’re looking for a way to accept money online, you might have considered using PayPal, a widely used payment processing tool for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll find that it doesn’t offer all the features that you need to effectively collect money online. As a result, you should consider PayPal alternatives to meet your specific needs.

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18
Jul

Top 4 Blackbaud Software Integrations (You Don’t Know About!)

If your nonprofit is one of the many organizations who’ve taken advantage of Blackbaud’s excellent product offerings, you may be wondering how you can extend your software even further by implementing a custom integration. While Blackbaud offers a number of valuable fundraising and constituent relationship management software options, you might need to look outside the Blackbaud catalog to build a

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13
Jul

Increase Volunteer Awareness with 4 Easy to Implement Strategies

Increasing volunteer awareness of your nonprofit’s opportunities is one of the biggest steps your organization can take to be successful. According to The National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are an estimated 2.3 million nonprofits registered in the United States alone. This statistic reinforces the need to promote awareness to potential volunteers who have plenty of options for which to

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2
Jul

5 Incredible Ways to Maximize Blackbaud Luminate Online

Luminate Online Marketing is Blackbaud’s cloud-based digital fundraising and marketing solution designed to help enterprise-level nonprofits thrive through enhanced donor engagement and targeted stewardship tactics. Though not ideal for all nonprofits, Luminate Online is hard to beat for established organizations in need of extensive, completely customizable online fundraising software. Sound like your nonprofit? In that case, keep reading for 5

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22
Jun

Donation Kiosks: 5 Profitable Fundraising Event Tips

There’s a ton of planning and organization that goes into any fundraising event because of the opportunity to connect with donors in person and rally support (and funds!) for your cause. As you rely on donations to fund your projects and your cause, you may have invested in a giving kiosk as a quick and easy way to help accept contributions

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2
Jun

Nonprofit Executive Search Firms: 8 Picks for When You Hire

When your nonprofit is transitioning from one executive leader to the next, the process can seem insurmountable. With the direction of your entire organization at stake, it’s no wonder finding the right new hire is daunting. However, by enlisting the expertise of an executive search firm, your nonprofit can trust that they’ll help you find the best candidate for your

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1
Jun

10 Mobile Giving Strategies — The Nonprofit Tech Carnival

As we explained in the announcement post, this month’s carnival theme homed in on the best strategies for mobile giving. (Read the full announcement here!) We were incredibly thrilled with the submissions that came in, and we can’t keep this great advice to ourselves! We’re happy to share 10 of those submissions with you all right here and now. Each

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6
May

5 Show-Stopping Salesforce Event Management Strategies

Nonprofits who regularly plan fundraising events know that donor data is one of their most valuable resources. By using data to better understand your donors, you can plan an event that’s appealing and exceptionally lucrative. For Salesforce users, having data on-hand during the event planning process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is work with an event management

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20
Apr

Nonprofit Staffing: 5 Tips for Developing Executive Roles

Your nonprofit is on the rise, which means it’s time to develop new executive nonprofit staffing for expanding your operation and fundraising efforts. Thankfully, your nonprofit can always turn to a professional nonprofit consulting firm for guidance and direction as you graduate to your next phase in operation. These development experts will help your nonprofit expand by designing new leadership

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17
Apr

Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Blog Carnival – We’re Hosting!

Technology is trending mobile. And that means that nonprofit technology is trending mobile as well. From text-to-give to donation pages optimized for smartphones, there’s no shortage of mobile fundraising opportunities. We’ve written a lot about the topic. So, when we decided to host this month’s Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival, the choice for what our focus should be was

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18
Feb

9 Brilliant Fundraising Trends from 2017 (That can Help You Raise More)

The end of 2017 is quickly approaching. At the start of this year, we listed the trends and predictions contained in the article below. So, in looking forward to 2018, we decided to take a look back at what we’d stated and make updates as needed! Now, you’ll find an updated review of some of the most prominent trends impacting

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28
Jan

Fundraising Feasibility Studies: 7 Things to Learn About Your Donors

Fundraising feasibility studies are targeted interview efforts that precede a capital campaign or a large project. Usually, a fundraising consultant will interview 20-40 stakeholders about their perceptions of your nonprofit and the campaign you’re proposing. As such, fundraising feasibility studies are incredibly useful for preparing and planning a campaign. But there’s an added benefit to spending time with key contributors

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19
Jan

GoFundMe Alternatives: 14 Crowdfunding Websites to Consider

Crowdfunding is more than just a popular fundraising strategy. Crowdfunding campaigns have proven to be a valuable method for individuals, organizations, and teams to increase their fundraising power through their online networks. You may be familiar with some of the crowdfunding giants, like GoFundMe. However, there are crowdfunding sites that offer similar capabilities, better value, and more specialized features.  With

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18
Jan

8 Innovative Fundraising Ideas Your School Should Try

Hosting a profitable fundraiser can be a big challenge for elementary, middle, and high schools. With so many tired school fundraising ideas floating around, your school may need a bit of inspiration to engage your students and donors. That’s why we’ve compiled the top 8 innovative fundraising ideas for schools: Text-to-give Custom t-shirts Giant sundae Read-a-thon Corporate sponsors Prospect screenings

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6
Jan

Nonprofit CRMs: 7 Essential Features Every Organization Needs

Nonprofit CRM software is the most robust and comprehensive piece of technology that organizations can buy. CRMs boast an extraordinary range of benefits, from enabling your organization to better organize and leverage data to freeing up more staff hours to cutting down on errors and inaccuracies. But where do you start? There are so many providers and not all CRM software

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30
Nov

Charity Auctions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximize Donations

So you want to host a charity auction. That’s great! Auctions can be a fun way to engage your supporters and raise funds for your worthy cause. Plus, bidding on a unique item can be just the right motivation your donors need to give. If you’ve started planning an auction, you know that it can take a lot of work.

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30
Nov

The Power of Online Donations

Over $1.2 million dollars is spent online every 30 seconds. With this level of activity, your organization has incredible opportunities to take advantage of online fundraising. This post will walk you through: Rising Trends in Online Giving Strengthening your Organization for the Future Unique Online Fundraising Opportunities Paired with traditional fundraising strategies, online donations have the power to supercharge donations.

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30
Nov

 7 Tips for Working Successfully with a Fundraising Consulting Firm 

If you’ve decided to hire a nonprofit consulting firm to help you with your fundraising, you’re probably wondering how you can work together successfully. A strong partnership will ensure that you receive a solid return on your investment. To work well with a nonprofit consultant, you need to find the right professional that can address all of your concerns. So, we’ll

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16
Nov

Nonprofit Website Design: The Beginning Designer’s Checklist

With more and more donors preferring to engage with nonprofits through mobile and digital channels, designing a captivating website for your nonprofit is more important than ever before. A strong website can help your organization convey its mission, establish trust with your supporters, build stronger relationships with present and potential donors, and ultimately, capture more online donations. However, in order

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24
Oct

PayPal Alternatives for Nonprofits: A Comprehensive Guide

Even though many nonprofits use PayPal, it’s not the best platform for organizations seeking to accept online donations. Many PayPal alternatives can offer your nonprofit more. If your nonprofit is looking to take your online donation forms to the next level, you should look into other online giving software. To help you understand more about PayPal challenges and the alternative options

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3
Oct

5 Ways Technology Can Increase Volunteer Retention

Nonprofits constantly search for ways to retain their volunteers while continuing to recruit. With the advancements in technology, it is now easier than ever to keep open lines of communication with all volunteers. Being able to reach out to thousands of volunteers at any time can be as simple as a click of a button. Making volunteers feel welcome is

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30
Sep

How to Manage Invitations and Guest Lists for Fundraisers

The success of any fundraising event relies on its guests. Perhaps more than any other kind of event, the ability to effectively manage your guest list is crucial for a fundraiser. You’ll want to ensure that the flow of invitations and responses, as well as your communication with attendees, goes smoothly or else you’ll risk losing out on donations. The

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23
Sep

6 Donor Abandonment Causes and Solutions: An Actionable Guide for Nonprofits

Every nonprofit already understands the inherent challenges associated with getting an interested supporter to the finish line, aka the donation page. However, many nonprofits underestimate how much effort it takes to get a donor to cross that finish line once they click the ‘donate’ button. In fact, many people who click on your donation button aren’t finishing the process. That

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5
Sep

How Does It Make You Feel?

Feelings are important. Emotions drive many of our decisions—large and small. And yet, we’re taught not to be “emotional”. Nonprofits take this admonition very seriously as they make their rational—some might say over rational—appeals for investments in their cause. Prove it with data. Show that we’re on top of this problem. Demonstrate we have THE solution to a great social

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14
Aug

Picking a Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofits: 5 Questions to Ask

Picking the right crowdfunding platform sets the groundwork for your campaign. When you create a fundraising page on a platform, that’s where you’ll direct donors to learn more about your project and potentially make a donation. Therefore, your fundraising page should capture your supporters’ attention and have all the necessary elements so that you can make the most out of your

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28
Jun

9 Strategies to Brand Your Next Church Fundraising Event

9 Strategies to Brand Your Next Church Fundraising Event The term “branding” gets a bad rap in the nonprofit industry and within the faith-based organization community. It’s typically seen as an inherent part of business—and therefore as something that churches shouldn’t and don’t have to worry about. But that just isn’t the case! Churches, just like businesses, have to keep

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17
Jun

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Crowdfunding Campaign

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Crowdfunding Campaign Crowdfunding was made for a mobile world! Crowdfunding is online fundraising housed on a platform that is built to be social – it has all the elements that “feed the herd” mentality and get people to give when they visually see others giving. Features like a goal thermometer, recent activity feed

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15
Jun

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Outdoor Fundraiser

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Outdoor Fundraiser As the weather warms up, non-profit fundraisers take to the great outdoors in the form of runs, walks, and golf outings, as well as other, less traditional event types. Here are a few tips for planning a successful outdoor event: 1. Start planning early: If you are thinking about an outdoor event,

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25
May

6 Ways to Increase Your Proceeds Using Modern Fundraising

With online and mobile fundraising becoming more popular each year, it’s no surprise that traditional fundraising methods are starting to see exciting changes. But while online and mobile fundraising certainly offer a variety of benefits for your cause, not everyone immediately understands the value of adopting modern fundraising methods. That’s why we created our top six ways to increase your fundraiser proceeds, using modern

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9
May

Measuring Impact: Why “Impact Reporting” Matters More Than Ever

We live in a world where it is no longer acceptable to be socially unaware. With new markets touting their ethically sourced and sustainably developed products, it’s no wonder that consumers have placed a greater focus on their consumption and their resource allocation. Profitability is second to the impact of the product being offered. Will a consumer choose one handmade

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2
Mar

What is the Mobile Giving Foundation? (And Why You Don’t Need Them)

The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) is a nonprofit organization that’s been around since August of 2007. Started by former wireless industry executives, the MGF set out to change the way fundraising was done. They used their connections within the industry to make deals with the top mobile carriers in the country. They were an integral part in some of the

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1
Mar

How to Secure a Golden Donation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring a Second Donation

What is a “golden donation”? Great question! According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2015 Survey, only 19% of new donors give again after their first donation. However, once a new donor gives a second time, 63% will give again. That second donation, the one that means that a donor will be more than three times as likely to give again,

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25
Feb

Church Fundraising Letters: The Basics

It is better to give than to receive. This adage has withstood the test of time. There’s truly nothing more rewarding than giving to a worthy cause and seeing the seeds of your contributions blossom into fruits of change. This is where church fundraising letters come in. With the help of a well-thought-out fundraising letter, your church can reap all

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25
Feb

Sample Church Fundraising and Communication Letters [Free]

Now that you’ve gathered a few tips and know a little bit more about how to draft the perfect church fundraising letter and the perfect church newsletter, it’s time to dive into some prime examples. You may feel free to copy and paste these sample letters into your own word processor and edit them as you see fit. The more personal you

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25
Feb

Tips for Crafting the Most Effective Church Fundraising Letters

There’s nothing better than opening the mailbox to find a beautifully written letter personally addressed to you. About your passions. Your interests. And how you can help make the world a better place. But how do you communicate those same things to your church members in just one, concise letter? We’ve got some concrete tips for crafting the best letters

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25
Feb

Can You Register a Hashtag? What Your Nonprofit Should Know

  If you’ve heard of #GivingTuesday, chances are you know a little bit about hashtags. But maybe you’re not entirely certain how they work or why you should make them work for your nonprofit. Hashtags have only really been around since 2007 when a developer at Twitter casually tossed out that the pound symbol (#) could be used to help

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24
Feb

Online Tithing Tools: 15 Questions You Need to Ask

There are so many wonderful options when it comes to online tithing. Before you pick one online tithing tool over all of the others, though, you’ll definitely need to do some research. And before you can really start researching, you need to know the right questions to ask. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the 15 most essential questions to ask before

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22
Feb

Asking for Donations on a Mobile Device: A Guide

Snowball’s blog focuses primarily on mobile fundraising. Every once in a while, we like to bring a new voice to that conversation. Today we welcome Abby Jarvis from Qgiv who will be discussing how to ask for donations on mobile devices. If you wanted to ask someone for a donation 100 years ago, you either asked in person or you

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3
Feb

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mobile Giving App

We’ve put together a list of the top ten questions you need to consider when shopping for a mobile giving app: #1. What exactly are you looking for in a mobile app? #2. What would be the easiest app for your donors to adopt? #3. Would you consider offering more than one way to give? #4. What would the monetary

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2
Feb

5 Costly (and Stupid) Myths About Text-to-Give Campaigns

There are a lot of myths surrounding the cost of using text-to-give as a fundraising option. Text-to-give fundraising has a false reputation for being too expensive for smaller nonprofits to use. Too slow to get real results. Or even too limiting to allow donors to be generous. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to bust all of those myths. We don’t

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2
Feb

How to Raise Significantly More Money From Your Existing Email Marketing Campaigns

Your nonprofit has done all that it can do with an email: You came up with a catchy subject line. You clearly stated your mission. You included beautiful pictures throughout the message. You made sure there was an obvious link to your donation page in the email. You even sent the email at the perfect time of day. You’ve grown

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1
Feb

The Time to Donate is Now [Infographic]

 The Time to Donate is Now Mobile Optimization is a Must 50% of the Text-to-Haiti donors made their contributions IMMEDIATELY upon learning about the campaign. And an additional 23% donated on the same day they heard about it. 1 in 4 donors use mobile devices to discover nonprofits they were not previously aware of. 25% of donors complete their donation

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21
Jan

What Are the Different Uses of Mobile Fundraising?

Although mobile fundraising is just one form of fundraising, it can be so much more than that for your nonprofit. Your nonprofit can take advantage of all of the different ways that mobile fundraising can be used to grow and strengthen your network and increase your awareness of giving trends. You can fund specific projects and incite greater change with

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21
Jan

5 Key Data Considerations with Text-to-Give

Mobile fundraising is just like any other new challenge your nonprofit may face. It will require some planning for certain eventualities. In the end, though, the processes you create around how you take in new information and what you do with that data should ultimately make your nonprofit better overall. There are two major categories to consider: 1. Creating processes

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21
Jan

The 5 Most Notable Mobile Fundraising Campaigns

It’s better to lead than to follow. That being said, sometimes it’s a perfectly good idea to follow. Especially if you’re following in the footsteps of some of the most successful mobile fundraising campaigns of the last ten years. These 5 highly effective campaigns are great examples of how successful a mobile fundraising campaign can be when certain principles are

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21
Jan

How to Get Started with Mobile Fundraising

You’ve already picked your mobile fundraising platform provider. You’re well on your way to launching a successful campaign. There are just a few actionable steps standing in between you and your end goal of incorporating mobile fundraising seamlessly into your nonprofit’s strategy. With the help of these 7 concrete steps, you can launch your very own successful mobile fundraising campaign.

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21
Jan

8 Reasons Mobile Giving is a Trend That’s Here to Stay

Shoulder pads. Tasseled loafers. Neon in all its forms. These are trends that didn’t stand the test of time. Mobile fundraising, however, is no 80’s mullet. It’s a trend that’s here to stay. Below are the top 8 reasons that mobile giving is so popular. Click on any of them to skip ahead:  #1. We are living in a fast-paced,

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21
Jan

Mobile Fundraising Statistics

Text-to-Give Statistics 99% of text messages are opened and read within the first five minutes after they’re sent. The average donation size for text-to-donate fundraisers is $107. 91% of American adults own a smartphone. 41% of people still have a landline. Over $43 million was raised by the Red Cross’s Haiti earthquake relief text-to-give campaign. Text donors are mostly likely

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21
Jan

What Types of Nonprofits Use Mobile Fundraising and Text-to-Give Tools?

Currently, in the US alone, there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, and each year, an increasing amount of the $300 billion per year average raised by these nonprofits comes straight from mobile giving. Out of the millions of organizations out there, which kinds of nonprofits are using mobile fundraising and text-to-give in order to support their causes? The answer

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21
Jan

Mobile Fundraising and Text-to-Give FAQ

When you’re looking into mobile fundraising for your nonprofit, there are roughly a thousand important factors to consider. Okay, maybe there are fewer than a thousand. There are some common concerns, like those about safety and security. Then there are some more practical considerations, like wondering if mobile fundraising would be the best fit for your organization. Rest assured that

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21
Jan

Text-to-Give 101

If you’ve already gotten the chance to add the basics of mobile fundraising into your toolkit, it’s time to add the particulars of text-to-give to that handy belt of knowledge. It’s a fairly simple concept, and once you get a bit beyond the basics, you’ll feel like a downright expert: a text-to-give handyman, if you will. In this article, we’ll

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21
Jan

Are Mobile Donations Safe? 6 Vital Questions You Should Ask

Above all else, you want to choose the most secure way for your supporters to make mobile donations through their phones and tablets. Choosing secure donation software not only makes your nonprofit more trustworthy but also protects you from a data breach. In recent years, data breaches—where an organization’s and user’s sensitive data has become compromised—are becoming more common. Using

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14
Jan

Mobile Fundraising: The Basics

Mobile fundraising is the one of the latest and greatest ways to help nonprofits reach their goals. With so many ways to raise money using mobile fundraising, there are bound to be more than a few great options for your specific organization. Because mobile fundraising is such a complex and wide-reaching topic, we have parsed it down to the basics

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20
Dec

How to Retain Donors After Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Congratulations! You hosted a successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaign! You raised more than your goal, and your existing supporters had a great time raising money on your organization’s behalf. So what now?  Many organizations would go about their merry way, satisfied with the outcome. But your nonprofit isn’t like most nonprofits, is it? If you want to retain donors from your

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