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Increase Donations

Amplify Your Social Media Messaging

This post is part of our #Share4Schools social sweepstakes series, designed to help schools engage supporters in social circles to promote fundraising—and possibly win cash prizes. While some of these articles reference #Share4Schools, the concepts are universal. Images Amplify Your Message and Stir Action For the last several years, photos on social media have outperformed… Read More »


Donate Now Buttons That Pop!

Looking for a simple way to increase your revenue? Make donating easy with a “Donate Now” button on your website. You’ve put a lot of effort into building relationships with your supporters and driving traffic to your site. Now capture that energy by making it really simple for people to find your donation page with… Read More »


Pitching for a Yes, Part 3: Making the Ask!

This post is the seventh and final in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a… Read More »


Increase Your Year-End Fundraising Donations

Is your end-of-year fundraising campaign feeling lackluster? Are you having trouble getting donations from new donors—even from existing donors who gave last year? Before December 31st hits, here’s how you can amp up your capital campaign to encourage last-minute donations and meet your year-end fundraising goals. Start by refining your message Establish a clear call… Read More »


Increase Engagement in Your End-of-Year Campaign

You have successfully held events, applied for grants, organized volunteers all year long, but there is still one more task to complete before year-end. It’s time to start getting serious about your end-of-year donation campaign. Here are some tips to help you reach your supporters and make that final push a success. Engage supporters across multiple mediums Your campaign… Read More »


Drive Donations on Social Media Networks

Driving Donations with Social Media

People know the world needs help and they wish they had a way to do something about it. Luckily, you have an answer for them. Make it easy for people to do some good in the world by engaging with them on social media. Connect them to your cause and to like-minded people. Provide them… Read More »


Web Buttons That Get Clicked

Creating Web Buttons That Get Clicked

You have several buttons on your website that are key to your fundraising activities and general fulfillment of the organizational mission. Donations, registration, volunteering, surveys—Here are a few tips on creating buttons that will get more clicks. Current Brand Styles Your brand standards and guidelines are an important part of the user experience. Building trust… Read More »


Donation Button

Encourage Donors to Give More Online

More is not always better: visitors to your donation page have a limited amount of time and attention. Create an easy-to-navigate, donor-friendly donation page with these tips and encourage maximum contributions. A clear call to action. Anytime you communicate with your donors, provide a clear call to action—what do you want them to do? If… Read More »


Quantify Your Donations

Quantify Donations to Encourage Giving

As the landscape of charitable giving shifts more and more to donating, learning about and supporting nonprofits online, there is an opportunity to set your organization apart— by quantifying donations to encourage more giving. Research has shown that when a need is presented in a personal, human, and approachable way, people will give more. Simply… Read More »


The Right Ask

Increase Donations with the Right Ask

The Right Ask Once you achieve that meeting with a potential major donor, how do you say the right words and convey the right sentiment—deliver the right ask—to secure a large donation? The most effective “right ask” is enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate—and conveys a sense of urgency for the donation to happen now. You need… Read More »