Archive | February, 2010

Does Stigma Impact Your Fundraising Efforts?

Posted on 22 February 2010

A few years ago, I was trying to drum up participation in our upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk by hosting a booth at a community fair. I had cheery, purple decorations (purple is the signature color of the Alzheimer’s cause), freebies such as pens and magnets, and lots of information about our walk to benefit […]

Roundup: Internet Strategies for Nonprofits

Posted on 19 February 2010

Today’s link roundup includes advice regarding a variety of internet strategies for nonprofits: Integrating Your Web Site and Database for Greater Donor Engagement by Robin Fisk, FundraisingSuccess Are you new to blogging? Read this simple primer. by Sandra Sims, Cause Blogger Online Outreach on a Budget – the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival, issueLab’s Footnotes 15 […]

Grants Available from Major Corprorations: Lowes, Pepsi

Posted on 12 February 2010

News on two programs available from major corporations: With the Pepsi Refresh Project the company will be giving up to $1.3 million in grants to businesses and nonprofits for fresh new ideas. The project is a crowd-sourced granting program where the public submits and votes on ideas, in various categories, that can change the world. […]

12 Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Fundraiser

Posted on 04 February 2010

Social media applications like blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be useful tools to help you publicize, gain attendees and supporters for fundraisers such as benefit auctions. Not only are these tools free to use, but they enable you to relay short, constant reminders about your  fundraiser. Creating “something to write” can be overwhelming for […]

2 Simple Ways to Increase Your Online Giving

Posted on 01 February 2010

Several weeks ago I decided to feature a local nonprofit organization I worked with years ago for Twitter’s #CharityTuesday, thinking that I might be able to drive a few extra dollars their way. So I paid a visit to their website to make a donation and copy the url. I searched and searched for a […]