[Guest Post] Crowdfunding - Not the Hail Mary You Think

Today it's my pleasure to introduce you to Dana Ostomel, the founder of Deposit a Gift.com. Deposit a Gift allows anyone - nonprofits, schools, or individuals - to raise money and even sell tickets to benefit events. I love that Dana's background is in marketing. She's developed solutions for brands like Snapple, Century21, The Home

15 Social Media Tips for Ministry Fundraising

This month's Church Executive features an interview with me on how pastors can use social media for fundraising. The editor pulled out 15 of the most important tips I've learned, both pastoring a church and in coaching church planters and others in ministry fundraising. It was fun to see what she chose! Social media tips

3 things to NOT do in your next Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding has opened up funding for some wonderful projects. But according to their own stats, the majority of Kickstarter projects fail. And a full 10% never raise any money. How to stay out of the majority of crowdfunding campaigns I'm going to show you three strategic tips that will help keep your crowdfunding campaign out

FREE npEXPERTS Webinar Tomorrow

I'm honored to be giving the first webinar in Blackbaud's npEXPERTS series! Donors Don’t Live in One Place so Why Do Your Communications? I'll be sharing four ways to make sure you are integrating communications for your online donors and your offline donors. We'll look at donation pages, direct mail, cool apps, and even hashtags!

New free ebook "npEXPERTS: Online Marketing Insights for Nonprofits"

I'm honored to be one 20 experts included in the ebook: npEXPERTS: Online Marketing Insights for Nonprofits. In this ebook, we share tips, tricks and stories on "how to use nonprofit marketing to connect with supporters, activate your donor base, and raise money online." Even better, the ebook is free for the taking. It proved

4 Tips for Successful Online Fundraising this December

Are you looking at the next 3 weeks as time wasted for fundraising? Are excuses like "Everyone is going to a holiday party" and "No one will want to hear from me" filling your mind and mouth? Stop it. A recent seven year analysis of online giving conducted by Network for Good indicates that over

How to Make Your Fundraising Efforts Go Viral

Today's guest post is from Joe Garecht. Joe is the founder of The Fundraising Authority, a website that offers free articles and advice on raising money for small and medium-sized non-profits. He's got some great tips on positioning your fundraising appeal to go viral! by Joe Garecht Viral marketing is the holy grail of online