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Five Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Online Fundraising Campaigns | Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Five Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Online Fundraising Campaigns | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

The rise of social media has significantly changed how our supporters digest our messages online. Website and e-newsletter design has evolved dramatically. The “Donate Now” process of many nonprofits, however, still seems to be stuck in 2005. Here are five common mistakes that nonprofits are making in their online fundraising campaigns.


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Free ebooks for Non-Profits on a variety of subjects. | Small Act

Free ebooks for Non-Profits on a variety of subjects.  | Small Act | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

A collection of 12 free ebooks on nonprofits, social media, and fundraising. Check the list below, maybe one of these fits a need you have right now. -Ken

 

Lifetime Donor Attraction System
Pamela Grow

 

Social by Social
NESTA

2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi Leroux Miller

 

25 Metaphors Nonprofits Can Use to Get Their Messages Across – and the Decrepit Dozen to Avoid
Kivi Leroux Miller

 

No More Fundraising Thermometers
Kivi Leroux Miller

 

The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job
Kivi Leroux Miller

 

Successful Nonprofit Events
Wild Apricot

 

Online Fundraiser’s Checklist 2.0
Network for Good

 

Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing and Making Social Change
Network for Good

 

21 Stupidly Simple Ways to Get More Likes and Comments on Your Nonprofit Facebook Page
Charity HowTo

 

How Non-Profits Can Get the Most Out of Google Grants
HubSpot

 

How to Raise A Lot More Money Now: 50 Great Ideas from 11 Top Experts
Network for Good


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Combating "Compassion Fatigue"

Combating "Compassion Fatigue" | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the old saw that “one death is a tragedy, a million deaths a statistic.” It’s the guiding principle of public relations for those engaged in building support for humanitarian causes.

 

This article is about several issues facing journalists. How is this relevant to nonprofit storytelling or social cause marketing a business might be doing?

 

Because of 'compassion fatigue.' The article asks how to deal with it. As the author says, "Heart-rending anecdotes are like heroin—the first leads to more and more hair-raising anecdotes. How do we continue to move or inspire audiences subject to an endless parade of woe? (With worse woe?)"

 

Here are a few solutions:

Make sure the parade of woe is part of a complete story arc where negative emotions are transformed into hope or other positive emotions. Make sure you include a call to action -- simple ways for people to participate to combat the overwhelm (and it doesn't have to be about donating) If you want to go even deeper, have the narrator share his/her take-away from the experience or how the experience has changed them, taught them something, or provided some insight.

 

Now journalists cannot incorporate all of the suggestions above. But a nonprofit or business can. I hope these ideas help!

 

This post via Karen Dietz.  Thanks Karen.  -Ken


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5 Innovative Uses Of Timeline For Facebook Pages | Fast Company

5 Innovative Uses Of Timeline For Facebook Pages | Fast Company | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

"[I]t's hard to understate the benefits of Timeline to non-profits and NGOs. The emphasis on narrative, history, and photography makes it easy for these programs to highlight their achievements while directly engaging with fans and patrons in ways pamphlets and mailers never could."


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Rethinking the Annual Report for Video-Non Profit Examples

Rethinking the Annual Report for Video-Non Profit Examples | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Video is a natural medium for storytelling, and that's what the annual report should be. Here, a collection of video annual reports produced by nonprofit organizations, courtesy of Community Organizer 2.0.  This scoop thanks to Kimberly Flaherty, thanks Kim!  -Ken


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