March 6th, 2013 — Articles
Revolutionize your Fundraising by Turning Your Development Effort On Its Head
Have you ever thought of your alumni relations activities as the preeminent part of your school’s advancement effort? Or do your colleague have an “I-suppose-it’s-important-but-I’m-not-really-sure-what-they-do” mentality about your staff? Far too often, alumni relations is seen as a second-class citizen in development, sort of a simple minded cousin that the family lets hang around.
A Fresh Look at Alumni Relations: Connect to improve fund raising.
October 22nd, 2012 — Articles
On August 1, Google quietly launched Google Wallet for the Web – and the technology has the possibility of transforming online and mobile fundraising as we’ know it. Described simply, donors can sign up for a Google Wallet account, enter and save their credit card information, and then donate to any nonprofit (or purchase from any online store) that has a Google Wallet merchant account with only two clicks of a mouse (or two taps on a tablet). Continue reading →
August 28th, 2012 — Articles
When Giving Online is Not Ideal | Idealware.
As fundraisers we dream about the new frontier of online giving as a potential golden ticket for reaching younger or more tech savvy donors. Driving everyone to give online, in monthly installments, is all the rage. But what happens when a donor wants to give $1000 or more? Is there potential negative organizational impact in accepting large gifts online?
October 28th, 2011 — Articles
Have you looked at your alumni and giving data? You might just notice two patterns that sum it all up. Review this paper by Peter B. Wylie to see the two patterns that every major giving professional should see . . .
via Where the Alumni Money Is.
September 23rd, 2011 — Articles
Giving money on charity websites is 7% harder than spending money on e-commerce sites. Donating physical items is even harder. For non-profit websites, social media is secondary; the top priority is to write clearer content.
Non-Profit Organization Websites: Increasing Donations and Volunteering Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox.
August 10th, 2010 — Articles
Social media and mobile technology have fundamentally changed the way nonprofits communicate with their supporters. It has also changed the way nonprofits fund-raise online. Below is a list of Online Fundraising Best Practices for nonprofits to consider and integrate into their website, social media and mobile technology campaigns.
via DIOSA | Communications: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations.
July 22nd, 2010 — Online Resources / Webinars
In this recorded webinar, Laura Quinn walks through, at a high level, the types of software that can help with fundraising, from the basics to the more advanced, as covered by our Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits. For each type of software, we'll talk about how it can support fundraising, some popular vendors, and where to go for more information.
July 22nd, 2010 — Articles
The newly-formed St. Agnes Cathedral School Alumni Association held its first ever All Class Reunion Celebration and All-Star basketball game in May at the St. Agnes Parish Center and gym. This event, which was also a school fundraiser, netted a total of $34,117. All proceeds will go toward the renovation and modernization of the school science lab.
Read more: St. Agnes alumni raise more than $34K for school - LIHerald.com.