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AmazonSmile Now Available in the UK
November 9, 2017 at 7:33 am

Just over four years ago, Amazon introduced Smile, a new way to donate to charitable organizations. Instead of visiting the normal Amazon.com website, customers load up the special AmazonSmile address and shop as they would normally. The company then gives 0.5 percent of the total net spend to the charity of their choice. With $62…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Puerto Rico, Announces $2.5M Fund
November 9, 2017 at 7:39 am

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made sandwiches, took selfies and announced a partnership with a nonprofit group for a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund during a trip Tuesday to Puerto Rico. Miranda said seven local groups already have received grants from the New York-based Hispanic Federation, which helps Latino agencies. The organization said it will award…

Personalization Is More Than a First Name in the Salutation
November 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

What does it mean to make it more personal? We don’t mean personalizing salutations, using segmentation or even using behaviorally triggered automated-marketing tools (although you definitely want to do all those things)...

Easy Steps to Re-Engaging Your Lapsed Donors
November 8, 2017 at 11:51 am

Your lapsed donors used to be part of your core reservoir of donations. Why did they leave you when you needed them most? What percentage of your total donor base do these lapsed donors represent to you, how much money are you losing each month that they are absent from your community?...

Are Incentives Bad for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?
September 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Let’s face it: There are a number of ways that you can reward and recognize your volunteer fundraisers—specifically when it comes to a peer-to-peer fundraising strategy. And for these fundraisers to be truly successful, they have to really believe in the organization’s mission and cause, or else why would they be volunteering?...

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Donates $47.5M for New Rehab Hospital
November 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will donate $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the University of Utah’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, will be one of the most advanced rehabilitation facilities in the nation and…

Qatar Foundation Narrows Range in $1.5B Airtel Offering
November 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

Qatar Foundation, a nonprofit run by the gas-rich country’s royal family, has cut the top end of the price range for a sale of Bharti Airtel Ltd. shares that could raise as much as $1.5 billion. It is now offering shares of the Indian wireless carrier at 473 rupees to 480 rupees apiece, representing a 6.7…

Looking for Your Top Campaign Gift? Check These 5 Places First
November 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

If you are in a capital campaign, you’ve got to have some prospective donors who are likely to give really big gifts. If your campaign goal is $5 million, for example, you’ll likely need a gift of $1 million or more to anchor your campaign. If your goal is $3 million, you’ll need a gift of between $500,000 and $750,000...

Why Crowdfunding Transcends Charity as We Know It
November 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The baby is growing up. After more than a decade, modern crowdfunding is fast becoming an effective and dynamic method to raise funds—and rally the masses. And while it is still some years away from total global domination, we can’t deny it...

Registration Fees: Are They Necessary in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?
October 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

When you think about special fundraising events, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Let me guess, it’s probably the type of event: walk, run, dance-a-thon, shaving off your hair… These types of events are called peer-to-peer fundraising events...