Online Giving

30
Mar

Online Fundraising In 2021 | Complete Guide and Resources

More people have turned to online fundraising in the past year than ever before, and the same will be true in 2021 and beyond. The internet has completely changed how we connect, conduct business, and find information, so it’s little wonder that it’s also become one of the most important (and effective) ways for nonprofits and individuals to raise money

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29
Mar

Giving Tuesday Ideas: 20 Fundraisers for 2021 [& Top Tips]

Does your organization have a plan for how you’re going to raise money for #GivingTuesday? Or are you still searching for the perfect Giving Tuesday ideas? Giving Tuesday occurs annually at the end of each year, and people around the world come together to support nonprofits, both local and worldwide. In 2020, even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis,

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16
Oct

Optimizing Your Donation Letters in 4 Steps with Snowball

The annual appeal donation letter is a tried-and-true tool for nonprofits of every size. In fact, it should be a major tent-pole of any year-end fundraising campaign. Why? It’s a proven, simple, and effective way to drive donations. And if you do a few things right, you’ll raise a ton of support for your mission. Let’s walk through the four

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10
Sep

Charity Auction Websites: 25 Choices to Compare + Contrast

If your nonprofit hasn’t hosted an auction, now’s the time! All fundraising events require planning and preparation to succeed, including auctions. Luckily, powerful charity auction websites can simplify this process. Auction events have the potential to increase your organization’s funds dramatically. Between unique auction items and eager bidders, your event can provoke friendly competition and bring in a significant amount

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2
Sep

Virtual Auctions: How to Plan A Fruitful Event in 7 Steps

Charity auctions are popular fundraising events for schools, faith-based organizations, and other nonprofits. This is largely due to the highly engaging nature of the experience and their historical success with reaching fundraising goals. And although traditional auctions have been around for ages, the rise of virtual auctions is a relatively new trend in the nonprofit space. That being said, the

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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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29
Jan

Text-to-Give | Complete Guide for Nonprofits and Fundraisers

Text-to-give is a modern fundraising method that enables donors to give to nonprofits via their mobile phones. Using their phones’ native texting applications, donors can instantly text donations to their favorite nonprofits. In 2010, one of the first publicized text-to-give campaigns was The Red Cross’s relief efforts after Haiti’s devastating earthquake. For months, “Text HAITI to 90999” flashed across Americans’

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20
Jan

20 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas: A Complete Guide

Modern fundraising calls for innovative, technological ideas and methods. Even though trying something new may be daunting to some organizations, the potential results of peer-to-peer fundraising are undoubtedly worth it. Simply put, peer-to-peer campaigning puts the responsibility of fundraising on your supporters. During these campaigns, supporters create their own fundraising pages that they share online with their personal networks. Their

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2
Dec

Your Donation Website: 7 Steps to Boost Conversions

Put yourself in a prospective donor’s shoes, and take a close look at your donation website. Can you easily find the resources you need? Does it compel you to give? If not, it may be time to rethink your website. After all, your donation website’s usability and overall experience could mean the difference between acquiring a gift and losing a

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14
Nov

Fundraising Thermometers: Why They Work [Free Template!]

When it comes to fundraising, nonprofits need all the revenue they can generate. The process can be tricky to master, especially with online fundraising. From setting up an effective donation page to marketing to staying motivated, nonprofits have to stay on top of their campaigning game. Instead of struggling, set yourself up for success with gamification tools like fundraising thermometers!

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