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Nonprofits: Avoid Digital Sharecropping Before It’s Too Late

February 5, 2014 by Steven Shattuck

Avoid digital sharecropping.

Digital third-party platforms are excellent ways for nonprofits to reach new online audiences, especially given their frequently low costs and barriers to entry. However, over-reliance on these channels can cause problems, especially when they represent a significant source of fundraising.[read more]

How to Use Storytelling to Fundraise Online

June 18, 2013 by Maddie Grant

As a nonprofit or association, you will need to fundraise and draw in support from as many as you can. Storytelling is a great way to do this. If you follow these tips you are bound to increase your success rate in gaining funds and garnering support for your cause.[read more]

Why Nonprofits Have Low Retention Rates [VIDEO]

March 10, 2013 by John Haydon

Did you know that nonprofits as a whole have a retention rate of 49%? That’s staggeringly low compared to the for-profit retention rate of 94%. Why the huge gap? To help shed some light on this, I called Marc Pitman, an expert on fundraising.[read more]

Fundraising In The Social Era

November 9, 2009 by Jason Falls

There are few things more fulfilling than finding someone doing something for a good cause or raising money or awareness for something important. I'm participating in Movember, which is a male cancer awareness effort to follow October, which has a breast cancer awareness focus, mostly for women. (You can help shave my goatee by donating...[read more]

Raising money in Dallas? Call Jeff Williams!

February 7, 2008 by Alexander Muse

We get asked all of the time, “who should I call to raise money for my latest idea?”  We usually point them to the Texas Startup Blog's Venture Capital Directory, but more recently we have been excited about the work Jeff Williams of Hunt Ventures has been doing.  Read more about, ‘Jeff Williams, hottest VC in...[read more]

For Social Media, Home Begins with Charity

November 29, 2007 by Sterling Hager

In another fine report by Heather Havenstein at Computerworld we learn today that charities are adopting social media technqiues and technologies faster than U.S. businesses, big and small, and colleges and universities. Go figure! The data comes from a survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Just one of...[read more]

Learning from the Ron Paul Online Fundraising Frenzy

November 6, 2007 by Colin Delany

Ron Paul and his band of online insurgents did it again — they mobilized online support to gin up tons of cash (a cool $4.2 million) and make the mainstream media take notice. Outside the Beltway has a good wrap-up of news coverage, and of course the online politics crowd has weighed in as well. Writing in tPrez and his own site, for...[read more]

Paid Volunteerism, the New ‘Philanthropic' Trend

October 26, 2007 by Sam Huleatt

Very interesting article from Tuesday's New York Times highlighting the trend for “paid volunteerism.” The article highlights Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr., the retired Cravath Partner and heir of the F.A.O Schwarz fortune. Stated Schwarz:<?xml:namespace prefix="o"?> <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[endif]-->...[read more]

More politics 2.0 at YouTube

April 11, 2007 by Mathew Ingram

From Jeff “Buzzmachine” Jarvis comes news that YouTube is expanding its recent moves into political media — which I wrote about earlier here. In addition to CitizenTube, where all the political clips are aggregated, YouTube has launched a feature called Spotlight, and is asking the political candidates to upload videos of...[read more]