Measurably Better: Reaching Success in Crowdfunding

  Indiegogo recently kicked off a series of events, including informal discussions with local crowdfunded organizations and several informational workshops to launch Pittsburgh as one of its focus cities for 2015. I attended a workshop with Fygment Productions on how to practically devise plans for one’s own crowdfunding campaign. Active campaigners attended the event at a […]

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Mobile Giving and Your Holiday Giving Campaign

I know! It’s beautiful outside and the lake/mountain/ocean/pool/garden is calling your name for the long holiday weekend.  But, the clever fundraiser knows NOW is the best time to get one’s Holiday Giving strategy together. Need more inspiration? Just think how you’ll be able to actually enjoy the holidays this year with a little work done now, while the office is […]

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OPINION

OPINION: Facebook Rolls Out a Donate Now Button for Nonprofits

Having the power of Facebook’s incredibly large audience can seem a benefit to a nonprofit looking for opportunities for greater reach. As Facebook rolls out a Donate Now button for nonprofits to use may seem like just the solution to additional funding many orgs could use.  Or is it?   What are your thoughts on Facebook’s Donate Button?  We […]

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4 Ways Young Nonprofit Professionals Can Make A Measurable Impact

The way your nonprofit conducts its business is important. With a limited budget and, too often, few resources, the hard work that you put in, even with smaller details, can make a big difference. But sometimes, it can feel a bit like you’re struggling to make a truly measurable impact – you want to do […]

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Do Personality Tests Make the Grade?

Most people are natural psychologists, wanting to understand what makes people tick, what motivates people: And nothing is more psychologically intriguing than a space that houses a hierarchy of strangers who have to prove their worth every day and seemingly get along for 40+ hours per week. No, I am not talking about The Bachelor; […]

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10 Experts on Using Real-Time Marketing and Memes for Cause Awareness

Unless you’ve spent the past couple of weeks away on a deserted island (make that a deserted island without internet access!), you have likely seen the “Straight Outta __” meme pop up in your social media newsfeed.  It began as a promotion of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” and, such as it is with those lovely little […]

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Solving Donor Retention with Monthly Giving

The FEP (Fundraising Effectiveness Project) has been since 2006 to collect aggregate data on donor giving. They have discovered that for every 100 donors gained, nonprofits are losing 102. This is a bad statistic, since these donors have already shown support for these nonprofits. As this graphic reveals, in 2013 nonprofits in the study reported […]

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Mobile donations grow ten fold.

Over at DonorDrive, we’ve done a deep dive into our fundraising data and have come up with some stunning numbers about the swift adoption of giving by smartphone in peer-to-peer fundraising. Before we present the stats, let’s put mobile fundraising growth into perspective: Online sales grew 28% between 2012 and 2015 according to Forrester. Mobile […]

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