Blog posts about social media on 101fundraising
• October 24, 2013
I’ve just got back from the wonderful IFC conference in Holland.
Tuesday to Friday was a blur of chats, sessions, drinks, chats, more sessions and a lot of laughs.
The IFC is one of my favourite conferences because I always come back from it with a huge level of inspiration and enthusiasm …
• September 2, 2013
What’s not to like about our donors?
Sally Field is almost as famous for her 1985 Academy Award-acceptance speech for Places in the Heart as she is for her entire acting career: “I can’t deny the fact that you like me,” she gushed. “Right now, you like me.”
Flash forward to 2013 …
• May 16, 2013
In February I met with fundraisers in Amsterdam to brainstorm how we could engage our various supporter relationships (‘leads’ or prospects) to move them to become donors to our organizations.
And while I suspect that most came to the session “Turning Likes into Cash” to hear the closely held secret to …
• May 6, 2013
I spent my entire summer in a summer course studying digital innovation with a bunch of 19-20 year old university undergrads. Apart from making me feel very, very old, they also taught me a few very valuable lessons.
Watching them all getting writers cramps one by one during the written exam …
• May 2, 2013
Every nonprofit fundraiser should know about the power of matching gift programs as they’re one of the most prevalent types of corporate giving. But are you doing the most to maximize the number of incoming donations being matched?
Unfortunately, matching gift policies are too often buried in orientation handbooks and forgotten by employees. That …
• February 25, 2013
I’ve been reading Peter Drucker lately. In case you don’t know, Peter Drucker was one of the first management gurus of the 50’s, and one of the most influential of all times. As Mr. Drucker got older, he turned his talents to nonprofits, first opening a foundation for nonprofit management, …
• February 21, 2013
Collecting Facebook pagelikes must not be your key objective any longer. In 2013, your focus should be on improving the interaction with your Fanbase. In this blog we’ll introduce IPP, an effective KPI to monitor and improve the interactivity of your Facebook page. And we’ll share 5 key learnings we …
• November 8, 2012
As a fundraiser you’ve probably heard it before: crowdfunding. Did you know that in 2011 almost $ 1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding platforms worldwide? And the sky seems to be the limit with this fundraising technique.
• August 23, 2012
Recently, a small raft of articles have appeared about a new study, published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, apparently showing that offering a gift as a “thank you” (what we in the industry would call a “premium” offer) can reduce the amount of money people will donate to your …
• June 11, 2012
Everything that happens on any social media channel can be categorized as one of two things: content or conversation. Content builds a following, conversation builds a relationship. Content is difficult and time-consuming, conversation is fun.
So, here’s an idea – outsource and automate content so you can focus on having conversations.