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Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Get Your Community & Civic Leaders Involved!

Have you downloaded the essential Funds2Orgs Giving Tuesday guide? Don’t miss out! Time is ticking toward the most significant fundraising day of the calendar year, Tuesday, November 27th.   From our free resource paper, this week we’re pulling excerpts about how to get your community and civic leader involved. 7 Brilliant Tips on How to Maximize Community Involvement Giving Tuesday is an excellent time to see about partnering with other groups so that both organizations can expand ...

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Giving Tuesday Inspiration and Ideas

To help you get ready, the team at Funds2Orgs has developed a not-to-be-missed guide that you can download in full below.     Through October, we’re also providing you with excerpts from our resource paper. Today, we’re focusing on a few inspirational stories and ideas taken from our broader guide. Inspiration Every year, there are countless stories from nonprofits, schools, and organizations around the world that have done an excellent job of getting the word out there int...

2018 Giving Tuesday

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook

Are you ready for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27th? The team at Funds2Orgs has you covered! If you’ve tried doing something for the most significant global fundraising day of the year, or you have been wanting to start but need ideas, then the guide is for you.   The following are consolidated results for last year, which keep growing each year exponentially since it started in 2012 because more nonprofits, schools, churches and civic groups understand that it’s vital......

How To Plan Your Year-End Donations

This is the time for your year-end fundraising, and with a little planning and strategy, you should be able to end the year with many more fundraising dollars to help your organization. Since the end of the year is a time when donors and champions are most supportive of making charitable gifts because of the holiday spirit, year-end tax planning and the receipt of work bonuses, this is the time to make sure that your nonprofit is front and center......

How To Create a Successful Fundraising Event

We’re heading into the most significant fundraising period of the year, which happens during the year-end. If you want to raise money, this is the time to create an exciting fundraiser that will get people motivated to donate during the time of year where they are the most generous. Your fundraising event doesn’t have to be an expensive gala, although it could be if you have the budget. It can be a potluck or even a fun bowling event that......

5 Brilliant Nonprofit Tech Hacks

If you’re looking to raise more money or the visibility of your nonprofit organization, then you’ve come to the right place. We have invaluable tech hacks for you that will help you achieve your organizational goals. One of the obvious things you should do, but that is often missed, is to recruit people who have tech experience, including social media backgrounds. While it’s important to have team members who are immersed in technology, it’s also vital to have board membe...

How To Pay Your Volunteers Without Money

Volunteers can be a vital part of many organizations. For instance, board members are considered volunteers because they do not get paid to serve on your board, but they spend a lot of time providing their insights and expertise for the success and sustainability of your group. Volunteers can also include people who give of their time and support your efforts around a fundraising event, such as a shoe drive fundraiser, or maybe even spend time on a weekend afternoon......

Peer to Peer Fundraising Best Practices

Peer to peer fundraising is an excellent way to raise funds for your organization using the social networks of the people who are already supporting your organization. When you decide to do a peer-to-peer fundraiser, such as a crowdfunding campaign, you’ll reach out to your supporters and then ask them to reach out to the people they know before you go public. Why does peer to peer fundraising work? The reason it works is simple. People give to people, and......

How To Get Corporate Sponsors

Many businesses and corporations in your community help nonprofits, and if you’re a nonprofit executive or fundraiser, you should consider pursuing support from companies. When corporate sponsors help your nonprofit, they are looking to have their brand benefit from the halo effect of being a good corporate citizen in their community. In other words, by doing good, they hope they will get new customers, retain current ones and be a leader in their community. There are several ways that you...

How To Create an Effective Volunteer Program

Volunteerism can make a significant impact on your nonprofit, and it’s the reason why hundreds of other groups use volunteers. Did you know? The average volunteer time is worth $24. Last year, volunteers provided $184 billion worth of their time to charity. Many nonprofits operate entirely using volunteers. When you recruit volunteers, you’re engaging people to get a first-hand and personal look at the work you do for your cause. Volunteerism provides prospective supporters and donors in...

How Nonprofits Can Connect With Millennials

By now you realize that the most critical generation you have to focus your fundraising efforts is on the Millennials. The group has surpassed the Boomers in sheer numbers. Some key facts about this group that you might find interesting from an Inc.article include: If they had a choice between earning $100,000 annually or $40,000 at a job they loved, Millennials would choose the latter. 84 percent want to make a difference in the world, which is more valued than......

Promote Your Fundraiser with Facebook Live

In the digital age, one of the ways people communicate that has come to the forefront is through visual images and videos. But you already know that! Before we proceed on how to grow your Facebook Live audience, if you’ve missed any of our tips and strategies regarding other essential topics about Facebook, take a moment to catch up. How To Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts With Social Media How Facebook Security Affects Nonprofits How to Grow Your Facebook Audience Do’s......

How to Protect Your Donor Fundraising Data

Did you know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that covers residents of Europe can also affect your nonprofit in the United States? And, did you know that if you’re found not to have protected and followed those regulations, you can be fined as much as 4 percent of your entire revenue? Yes, even a nonprofit in the U.S. In its simplest terms, the GDPR obligates any organization––anywhere––to protect the data of any resident of Europe, which includes everything....

Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook for Nonprofits

You know that Facebook is the largest social media platform on the planet with over 2.2 billion users. But, what are a few of the things you should do, and not do, on Facebook? Kristy and Eric share their brilliant (and fun!) thoughts on the topic in our weekly video.   Facebook Do’s Post daily with a picture (video is better). The highest engagements are posts with images or video that is less than 3 minutes. This is the time......

How to Grow Your Facebook Audience

There are more than 2 billion active monthly users on the largest social media platform inthe world, Facebook. So Facebook should be a part of your marketing efforts. The recipe for success on Facebook is consistency. Start out by trying one or two ideas and do it consistently for a period. Make any tweaks and adjustments in response to your results and then add a few more tricks to your social media work. You’ll soon discover the results work for......

How Facebook Security Affects Nonprofits

There’s been a lot in the news this year about security, and much of it has been targeted toward Facebook. As you know, almost 90 million users of the platform were affected by the Facebook data breach. Every day, hackers and criminals are looking for victims of opportunity, including nonprofit organizations, so they can steal data and information, or at least cause some havoc by taking control of accounts. Fortunately, data and privacy have come back into the forefront as......

How To Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts With Social Media

Are you looking to increase your brand’s awareness? Are you seeking to maximize the fundraising dollars that your organization is raising toward your mission and work? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then you’re in the right place, and we have some answers for you! The first thing you have to remember is that you have to be on social media every day.That little piece of advice may be the most obvious, but there are a lot......

Top 5 Fundraising Ideas

We know that the summer months are a great time to do some planning, especially around fundraising. So, we wanted to get together for you 5 of the best fundraising ideas that thousands of schools, youth groups, and clubs across the country have been doing to raise essential funds for education. Here we go with our countdown from bottom to the top! Collection Fundraisers Collection fundraisers can be great fun because your entire community can get involved. When you upcycle......

How Does a Social Enterprise and Micro-Enterprise Work?

One of the most basic questions we get asked at Funds2Orgs is what the difference is between a social enterprise and micro-enterprise. We know that it could be a little confusing, but we’re here to help. Applying Business Strategies Let’s begin with the work and objectives of a social enterprise. There are sometimes different definitions for the meaning of a social enterprise, depending on the country, but generally speaking in the U.S., this type of organizations applies business strategies...

How To Get Friends Involved With Your Fundraising Efforts

Great fundraising ideas can include your friends, and this social media era, it is much more acceptable to ask friends to help you support a cause. Still, asking friends to help you and your preferred nonprofit can be a delicate matter and it should always have the relationship front and center. Your relationships with your friends are important and should be honored and valued. When you’re asking your friends to help you on a cause, you have to consider who......

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