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Wishlist Hero worthwhile?
Has anyone used the service Wishlist Hero ( http://www.wishlisthero.org/ )? This service allows potential donors to find nonprofits who need things they have to donate and/or organize campaigns to raise money to buy things from a nonprofits wishlist. It seems a little pricey -- $250/yr for orgs with...
Hi all, I have a question for anyone who runs online fundraising efforts: what's your biggest head achet when it comes to your fundraising work? What do you wish was easier and what drives you crazy? Feel free to vent :) Thanks!
RE: Hello from GateWay Home in Indianapolis, IN
Hi GateWayHome, Thank you for your introduction and the inspiring mission that your organization is dedicated to. For ideas on what software, such as bookkeeping and fundraising would best meet your needs, you will get some very good advice in the database and software section of these forums . Just...
Looking for App developer for The Children's Inn
Hello! I am Rick Saunders. I am the IT Director for The Children's Inn at NIH. http://www.childrensinn.org/ The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a non profit residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country...
Seeking Donor Software with Integration Sage/Peachtree Accounting system
Good afternoon! We are a Coalition/small nonprofit and are currently researching donor databases/software systems for cultivation/gift processing so we can manage relationships beyond the basic database we operate now. I have previous experience with Blackbaud - Raisers Edge - and PeopleSoft systems...
Wisdom of the Crowd(funding)
If you joined us for our webinar Wisdom of the Crowd(funding) on August 15, 2013 — or if you're just interested in crowdfunding and want to know more, please ask your questions here! In our webinar, we heard from Rob Wu of CauseVox, Carter Gibson of Little Big Fund, and Bill Cesare of Teespring...
New Fundraising Platforms
Aliza Sherman just wrote a blog post about : Top 12 Online Fundraising Platforms for Donors & Non-Profits I'm wondering how these compare with crowd-sourced funding platforms like Ulele Kickstarter or Indiegogo How are they similar or different and which nonprofits are using which...
What software do you use for fundraising?
My company is conducting a survey for our non-profit partners. I do not want to spam the link out on every forum I can, because we're looking for quality results versus just hitting some arbitrary number of participants. We aren't trying to skew our results in one way or another, but one of the...
Re: Online Event 11/27: Get Tech Needs Funded!
Great to see this, since getting hardware donated or paid for is a frequent topic here on the TechSoup Forum. Here is advice from earlier this year . Here some advice from 2005 that is still valid as well. If anyone in the TechSoup community attends, I hope they will post here to talk about what they...
The Storytelling Non-Profit Virtual Conference - a free event January 27 to 31
By now you’ve heard that your non-profit needs to tell stories dozens of times. Stories of impact. Stories about why your work matters. Stories about why your organization is the best at what it does. Stories about your vision for the future. But what does it all mean?! More importantly, HOW...
Online Event 11/27: Get Tech Needs Funded!
Technology can help charities be more efficient, spread the word about their programs and goals, and help more people. But many organizations have a difficult time raising enough money to invest in technology projects—especially since donors are often more focused on supporting services than...
Anyone going to the AFP TechKnow Conference?
Hello TechSoup'ers: I'm wondering if anyone here is going to the Association of Fundraising Professionals TechKnow Conference on using Technology for Fundraising in Orlando on June 4th and 5th. Perhaps it would make sense to put together a TechSoup Tweetup or something? More info about...
Intros for Funding A CTC Event
Folks- Let's use this topic to instroduce ourselves. I am George Gundrey of CompuMentor. Along with Laura Breeden of Education Development Center, Inc. and the America Connects Consortium, I will be your co-host for this week-long event. Below is my Bio: George Gundrey is the Senior Program Manager...
Need App for online fundraising/voting contest
Hi, Our horse rescue recently took in 8 horses from a severe cruelty case - none of them have names, just numbers. We are going to do a naming contest. at $10 per name, and then $1 per vote. Our main social media presence is on Facebook, and I was thinking we could use the Causes app to take donations...
"Likes" on Facebook - Still No Impact?
UNICEF Sweden has an image that's floating around the Internet and causing quite a stir: "Like us on Facebook, and we will vaccinate zero children against polio. We have nothing against likes, but vaccine costs money…" It's part of a fundraising and awareness campaign by...
Using Maps to Plot Donor Zip Codes
Hi, I'm with a non-profit that is doing a one day fundraiser. We want to have donors enter their zipcode on our website and then see it pop up on a google map below (or any other map). Does anyone have any resources that could help with this. I've already checked out www.mapalist.com and www...
Online & Social Media Fundraising Tools
In this blog from November 2012, Online and Social Media Fundraising Tools , TechSoup's ginnymies blogged about the various tools and platforms to help nonprofits reach donors online, particularly via social media - and allow people to donate online, directly to the organization. These tools included...
Something to Smile About: AmazonSmile (Easy Donations for Nonprofits)
Here's something for nonprofits to smile about: AmazonSmile . A simple way for your constituents to support your work while they shop on Amazon. Once users select an organization, .5% of all their purchases will be donated by the Amazon Foundation to a nonprofit org. Awesome! I made a colorful infopic...
Cases on Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector: Call for Chapter Proposals
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS (Deadline Extended: January 31) Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector A book edited by Dr. Hugo Asencio (California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA) and Dr. Rui Sun (California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA) To be published...
ONLINE EVENT: Twitter and Non-Profits
Hello, I run a Meetup in New York City called Social Causes, Social Media. (http://www.meetup.com/Social-Causes-Social-Media/ ) Our aim is to help inform non-profits learn how to utilize and leverage social media to accomplish their mission. Our next meeting is exploring the Twitterverse. I am...
Volunteers raising money online
Two of my worlds are colliding: I've gotten some emails over the last year from people who want to ride a motorcycle or bicycle on some epic journey - across Asia, from North to South America, around the world - and raise money for some cause/charity/organization. Most have been rally naïve...
Is Facebook Causes a Joke?!?
I signed my organization up to Facebook Causes about two months. After about a 4-6 week wait we were finally approved. However, the password I originally signed up with, and noted down in my files, does not work. When trying to recover the password by going through the process I receive no email telling...
When Crowdfunding Cannot Get to the Crowd
This blog, Layers and Layers of Nonsense: When Crowdfunding Cannot Get to the Crowd , is a terrific account of how bureaucracy and bad customer service can (and often does?) stand in the way of online fundraising. I wish more programs would post about crowdfunding-gone-wrong - it happens SO much more...
Ugly tweets raise more money?
"So when faced with something so ugly, so flagrantly in breach of our brand guidelines that we couldn’t possibly send it - maybe, just maybe, we should think again." A debate about political email fundraising provides some really interesting insights into fundraising techniques on...
research on #Givingtuesday efforts?
Is anyone evaluating the #Givingtuesday efforts? Specifically to find out if any small nonprofits raise NEW money as a result of it, and if the investment in tweeting about it, talking about it, etc. was worth it? The software maker Blackbaud says the 2014 #givingtuesday spurred a 90% donation spike...