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The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries, Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits.
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Amplify Your Fundraising with Recurring Gifts | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

Amplify Your Fundraising with Recurring Gifts | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Boost your donor retention rate and your fundraising results. Small amounts every month add up to a big give—and loyal donors! We’re sharing the secrets of recurring gifts.
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Small recurring gifts are the key to boost your donor retention rate and amplify your fundraising.

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Five Winning Attributes of Winning Fundraisers - Nonprofit Hub

Five Winning Attributes of Winning Fundraisers - Nonprofit Hub | Fundraising | Scoop.it
There are a lot of winning attributes of winning fundraisers, but the most important may surprise you.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge – Changing Healthcare Fundraising? | WEGO Health Blog

The Ice Bucket Challenge – Changing Healthcare Fundraising? | WEGO Health Blog | Fundraising | Scoop.it
RT @drseisenberg: The Ice Bucket Challenge – Changing Healthcare Fundraising? http://t.co/gbWfzCgDmG
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Truth of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS Foundation Admits Less Than 27% Of Donations Fund Research & Cures

Truth of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS Foundation Admits Less Than 27% Of Donations Fund Research & Cures | Fundraising | Scoop.it
As of 2012, ALSA has directed only 7.71% of its budget to Research. 63.63% to "Other Program Activities" We are not going to guess what those other programs are, but they sure are not research. Adm...
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CEOs can no longer stay neutral on society's big issues - The Globe and Mail

CEOs can no longer stay neutral on society's big issues - The Globe and Mail | Fundraising | Scoop.it
CEOs can no longer stay neutral on society's big issues
The Globe and Mail
Large corporations and their corporate leaders have for many years staked out philanthropic causes to show that they care about broader social issues.
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6 signs of a well-run nonprofit organization

6 signs of a well-run nonprofit organization | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Excerpted from my new book, The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand: Motivating Donors to Give, Give Happily, and Keep on Giving.
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Top 4 tips for creating a successful targeted Facebook ad campaign - Inside Facebook

Top 4 tips for creating a successful targeted Facebook ad campaign - Inside Facebook | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Inside Facebook
Top 4 tips for creating a successful targeted Facebook ad campaign
Inside Facebook
Through creating a targeted campaign.
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The New Rules of Viral Fundraising - TIME

The New Rules of Viral Fundraising - TIME | Fundraising | Scoop.it
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The New Rules of Viral Fundraising
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Americans give more than $300 billion annually to charitable causes. We're a generous lot. Then again, there are a lot of hands out.
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Corporate social investment: a business imperat...

Corporate social investment: a business imperat... | Fundraising | Scoop.it
“Although Corporate social investment is part of doing business in South Africa, there are still questions being asked about the value it contributes to development. (Corporate social investment: a business imperative or nicety?
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How To Choose The Smartest Tools For Your NPO Fundraising

How To Choose The Smartest Tools For Your NPO Fundraising | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Online NPO fundraising is smart way to reach more donors. But what happens if human error or social media changes interfere? Tips on how to choose the right tool for your NPO.
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Fantasy Fundraising

Fantasy Fundraising | Fundraising | Scoop.it
I have this theory: If every nonprofit would have a written development plan–which was created in some part to meet the needs of a written strategic plan, which was supplemented with a one-year work plan–and if there was a commitment … Continue reading...
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How to make your email fundraising work better

How to make your email fundraising work better | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Disappointed with your email fundraising results?
Maybe you're making mistakes that suppress response by keeping your message from connecting with your donors.
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How to write simple copy and raise more money

How to write simple copy and raise more money | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Simplicity is one of the greatest virtues of fundraising copy. Master simplicity, and you're well on your way to real mastery.
Copyblogger has some hints for simplicity aimed at commercial writing, but they work well for fundraising.
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Corporate Social. Investment or Responsibility?

Corporate Social. Investment or Responsibility? | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Before I commence, it is important to note that the opinions in this article are based on research, first-hand experience and personal thoughts.Therefore I expect some negative and positive feedback (Corporate Social.
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CSR Communication Goal Should be Impact, not Information - Huffington Post

CSR Communication Goal Should be Impact, not Information - Huffington Post | Fundraising | Scoop.it
CSR Communication Goal Should be Impact, not Information
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I'm a big believer that through business and brands we have the ability to create positive social impact.
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PlannedGiving.Guru

PlannedGiving.Guru | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Okay, so you've got a planned giving website. Now how do you get your prospects there? http://t.co/KGSJSiUeNw #plannedgiving #philanthropy
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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking? | Fundraising | Scoop.it
The amount of money raised for ALS research through the IceBucket Challenge is almost $100 million and the other impacts are just as impressive.    Scores of nonprofit fundraising staffers report being called on to replicate the challenge.
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The shift toward impact in Corporate Social Investment

The shift toward impact in Corporate Social Investment | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Historically, corporate social investment has been mostly philanthropic. Over the past five decades we have seen enormous shifts in the practice of social investment – it has grown in complexity and in the face of demands for greater accountability.
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Why nobody should be upset that the ALS foundation only spends 27% of ... - Quartz

Why nobody should be upset that the ALS foundation only spends 27% of ... - Quartz | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Why nobody should be upset that the ALS foundation only spends 27% of ...
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Why nobody should be upset that the ALS foundation only spends 27% of donations on research. Written by. Annalisa Merelli@missanabeem.
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Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line? - Entrepreneur (blog)

Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line? - Entrepreneur (blog) | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur (blog)
Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?
Entrepreneur (blog)
The Vice Fund is one of the few remaining "sin" funds that advertise their investment in alcohol, tobacco, gaming and defense stocks.
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7 favorite topics of boring fundraisers

7 favorite topics of boring fundraisers | Fundraising | Scoop.it
One of the main culprits for poor fundraising results is boring fundraising. Here are seven topics to avoid if you don't want to be a boring fundraiser:
The things your organization doesn't do. What you don't do is meaningless.
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Ways you might be driving donors from your website

Ways you might be driving donors from your website | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Even if you don't have a strong online program with frequent emails, search-engine marketing, and social posting, more and more donors are showing up at your website. That's where they want to give.
So you need to get your website working for them.
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2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends | npENGAGE

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends | npENGAGE | Fundraising | Scoop.it
A look at fundraising performance in the United States so far in 2014 compared to 2013.
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8 Magic Touches to Put on Your Solicitation Letter / Planned Giving ...

8 Magic Touches to Put on Your Solicitation Letter / Planned Giving ... | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Next to actually calling your prospects and mailing out planned giving postcards, sending out solicitation letters is one of the best and most efficient ways you can communicate with your prospects. Here are a few things to ...
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Harnessing Your Non-Profit's Secret Fundraising Weapon

Harnessing Your Non-Profit's Secret Fundraising Weapon | Fundraising | Scoop.it
Whether your organization has one full time fundraiser or twenty full time fundraisers, chances are you wish you could be doing more, despite the fact that your team is running around trying to handle the events, mailings, asks, meetings and ...
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