What’s easier to achieve and more convenient for your nonprofit organization – getting larger one-time gifts, or implementing a monthly giving program?
Today we’re pleased to introduce you to Billy Bones. Billy is the marketing director at Booking Agent Info, a celebrity contact info database that provides nonprofits and businesses with access to the contact information for the official agents, managers, and publicists of celebrities. He’ll be sharing with Fundlio readers some tips on how to raise money using celebrity items and promote your cause to supporters at the same time.
The last days of summer 2015 came with some big news that nevertheless left many nonprofit experts unimpressed. While some sources enthusiastically announced Facebook’s new Donate Now button, other people said the button is “dumb” and that they hated it.
Have you heard about Giving Tuesday or, better said, #GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day, and this year it will be held on December 1. There’s still plenty of time to find out more about it and maybe think of a way to get involved, right?
However, if you are a nonprofit organization and want to get the most from this event, you should start crafting your #GivingTuesday strategy as soon as possible.
Mary Cahalane is a nonprofit fundraiser consultant, copywriter and blogger with a passion for helping nonprofits fundraise better. She has been building successful fundraising programs for nearly 30 years and after spending a lot of time attracting funds for major regional theaters and community-based organizations, Mary launched Hands-On Fundraising.
Her services include program assessments, fundraising plans, annual giving programs, and donor communications. Her strategic approach on nonprofit work is only matched by her outstanding writing skills.
Fundlio: Welcome to our blog! We are thrilled to have you here and together provide nonprofit leaders with ideas on how to improve their fundraising strategies.
To begin with, please tell us what determined you to choose a career in the nonprofit sector and what has been motivating you throughout the 30 years you have spent in the nonprofit world.
Mary Cahalane: I found my nonprofit career through my love of theater. I began, not in fundraising, but in the box office of one of the country’s major regional theaters. A great place to start, it turns out. We dealt with customers all day and into the night, either on the phone or in person. We managed a great deal of money accurately. And every other department worked with us in some way, so we saw how the whole organization worked.
What are nonprofit leaders’ favorite learning resources?
If we were to conduct a survey on this topic, results would probably include fundraising blogs (considering the popularity of our blog post 20 Fundraising Blogs That Every Nonprofit Leader Should Be Reading Now), nonprofit marketing books, online resources like white papers and webinars, and definitely the most followed charities.
To celebrate, why not learn a bit about humankind’s best friend?
The amount of science in this video is simply through the roof. There will never be more science than there is in this post.
Americans are using their smartphones more than ever to donate to nonprofit organizations. Mobile donation pages are so efficient because they rely on impulse giving and on people’s tendency not to research the organization too much when they make monetary contributions via a mobile device.
We are excited to introduce a new nonprofit organization that has recently joined Fundlio, MaranathaKids International Relief.
MaranathaKids is humanitarian nonprofit organization that was established to help orphan children from abusive backgrounds around the world. MaranathaKids helps these orphans regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity and gender and offers them a shelter where they can enjoy a secure and loving environment.
Asking for donations is one of the toughest parts of working for a nonprofit organization – it’s intimidating. It may lead to hostile reactions from people, and it can be difficult to decide how much to ask for. With that in mind, what if we told you that you didn’t have to ask for donations anymore? Imagine the positive effect that this will have in your nonprofit organization.
In this post, we’ll outline and briefly describe the 7-Point Most Effective Donation Request Checklist for Nonprofits. Although, there are a number of tactics and strategies you can use to ask for donations, we wanted to highlight a few so that you can implement them today and see positive results.