Online Fundraising

Using Other Sustainers to Invite New Monthly Donors
September 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

We know that video gives a major boost to open and click-through rates online. So, why not use it to your advantage and invite other donors to join your monthly donor program? Look at your current monthly donors—even if you have just five of them...

Could Everyone Be Getting Social Fundraising Wrong?
August 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

We often hear it called “peer-to-peer,” “crowdfunding” and a few other things. Social fundraising is definitely being talked about in both the nonprofit and direct giving space a lot these days. But as I read through post after post, a thought occurred to me: What if everyone is sort of “missing it” with social fundraising? There seems to be something larger here that nobody is really talking about...

Apple Is Now Taking Donations for the Southern Poverty Law Center Through iTunes
August 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to company employees, stating his disagreement with President Donald Trump’s comments concerning the violence in Charlottesville. He indicated that Apple will make a $2 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and said that users would soon be able to donate…

Don't Let Your Email Appeal End Up in Spam
August 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

For the last few months, we have been constantly talking about the sector’s changing landscape and how it’s leaning digital. There have been countless reports on the benefits of utilizing different kinds of technologies...

Protecting Nonprofits Against Carding Attacks
August 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

Nearly half of all U.S. companies experienced two or more cyberattacks, many of which focused on identity theft. Following such a breach, cybercriminals test the stolen credit card data to validate the information in a process called credit card number testing that is dramatically on the rise...

Thyngs Partners with PayPal for Cashless Donations
August 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Thyngs, the mobile proximity platform, has added PayPal to its payment options for charities taking cashless mobile donations via its platform. PayPal will be added as a new core payment method for charities using its tap-and-scan cashless donation solutions on items, such as collecting boxes and direct mail, and in-person. The integration will streamline donation…

Enhance Your Nonprofit's Online Presence: 4 Ways to Humanize Your Social Media Campaign
August 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

A strong social media strategy can be a fantastic tool to enhance a nonprofit’s online presence. Authenticity is critical when using this platform, because social media is about connecting donors and prospects with the organization’s mission. Nonprofits need to humanize their social media message, so the audience can effectively connect with your organization...

Digital Strategy Skills: Do You Have Them?
August 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

We’ve had this conversation before. The nonprofit sector is changing, and it’s more important than ever to understand how it’s changing and why it’s changing. We’re adopting a more digital mindset when it comes to our “business” strategies—it’s how we acquire donors, build relationships with them and get them to donate to our organizations...

A Sentence Can Make or Break Your Email Fundraising
August 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

Every single sentence in your email appeals is critical to your email fundraising success. We learned this through an experiment we conducted with the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Before their grand opening, the George W. Bush Presidential Center was running an acquisition campaign to recruit founding members...

Get Your Website Ready for Year-End Donations
August 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

Donations are the lifeline of nonprofit organizations, so it comes as no surprise that the end of the year can be a lucrative time. As potential donors, fueled by the generous spirit of the holidays, look to offload some cash before the end of the fiscal year, some organizations can see almost half of their annual donations come through during this period...