Here are six quick tips to improve your online-giving experience for your donors: 1. Abide by the one-click rule. 2. Keep the online-giving form simple. 3. Tell your donors why they should donate. 4. Use video to thank your donors. 5. Make it easy to donate through social media by directing donors to your donation site. 6. Ask your donors to get their donations matched.
At bbcon, two fundraising professionals shared the key attributes of engaging e-mail and ways to optimize e-mail communications in their session, "Email in a Social Media/Mobile Device World."
Young donors want to know where their money is going and what their gifts will accomplish. Those are two of the key lessons from young donors interviewed in videos produced by Achieve, a fundraising consulting firm that in July released its annual Millennial Impact Report.
Two weeks ago, the heat index in New York City was 107 degrees. One would have thought the session I participated in with a finance executive and a bunch of fundraising executives would have been just that hot, right?
Google is shutting down Google Checkout worldwide and replacing it with Google Wallet Nov. 20, so at the very least those nonprofits taking advantage of YouTube’s Nonprofit Program that also take the necessary steps to accept donations through Google Wallet and YouTube, will be the best positioned when wallets go mainstream and transform online and mobile fundraising. That said, for your inspiration, below are five nonprofits maximizing YouTube’s Nonprofit Program and YouTube’s new channel design: ASPCA, Natrue Conservancy, Oxfam, SOS Children's Villages and WITNESS.
Since April, the Nature Conservancy has secured more than $16 million with the Conservation Note, a new investment program that will return an interest rate of up to 2 percent to the charity’s supporters.
Under the arrangement, supporters who provide at least $25,000 to the Nature Conservancy to invest for a term of one, three or five years will earn 0 percent to 2 percent in interest and get all their money back.
At the 2012 Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference last month, three fundraising professionals shared essential leadership skills every major gifts team should have.
At the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, three fundraising technology professionals shared some website best practices in their session “37 Must-Have Strategies to Better Engage Your Website Visitor.” Here are the strategies 9-17.