5 Crowdfunding Concepts Your Nonprofit Needs To Know

This weeks article is by Steve Page from MobileCause     These days, crowdfunding is one of the most popular methods that individuals, nonprofits, universities, and other organizations use to quickly meet their fundraising goals.   With crowdfunding, a person or organization can set up a donation page that anyone with an internet connection may30

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How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding Movement in 5 Easy Steps

This weeks article is written by Christy Noel from MobileCause.     Did you know crowdfunding campaigns raised $17 billion dollars in 2016, according to crowdsourcing.org? In addition, the Chronicle of Philanthropy states 18% of all digital donations now come from peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.   Crowdfunding used to be a novel way for entrepreneurs to30

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Why I don’t like crowdfunding

Speaking at a conference recently, fundraisers kept peppering me with questions related to fundraising. Some of those in the audience balanced their entire annual budget on a crowdfunding campaign. That is plain crazy. Yes, crowdfunding has opened up philanthropy and investment to all of us. According to recent data, from 2014 to 2015 the estimates

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Why I don’t like crowdfunding

Speaking at a conference recently, fundraisers kept peppering me with questions related to fundraising. Some of those in the audience balanced their entire annual budget on a crowdfunding campaign. That is plain crazy. Yes, crowdfunding has opened up philanthropy and investment to all of us. According to recent data, from 2014 to 2015 the estimates

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How to Use a Street Team to Enhance Your Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a term you hear thrown around in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds these days, but few people have really grasped—and put into practice—exactly what it is. The way I’d define crowdfunding is with these three words: online social fundraising. Accepting donations online is not really innovative anymore, to be honest. We all

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Is #GivingTuesday worth it?

I’ve been getting alot of questions about #GivingTuesday. So here are some thoughts and some links to more insights. A few weeks ago, Farra Trompeter and I discussed #GivingTuesday as part of a year end effort on Blackbaud’s #NoFilter Podcast. (You can listen to that podcast at: http://nofilternonprofit.blackbaud.com/h/i/278309430-episode-15-end-of-year-giving-who-s-really-driving-it-ft-marc-pitman-and-farra-trompeter) And more recently, I interviewed crowdfunding expert

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Is #GivingTuesday worth it?

I’ve been getting alot of questions about #GivingTuesday. So here are some thoughts and some links to more insights. A few weeks ago, Farra Trompeter and I discussed #GivingTuesday as part of a year end effort on Blackbaud’s #NoFilter Podcast. (You can listen to that podcast at: http://nofilternonprofit.blackbaud.com/h/i/278309430-episode-15-end-of-year-giving-who-s-really-driving-it-ft-marc-pitman-and-farra-trompeter) And more recently, I interviewed crowdfunding expert

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Is crowdfunding the right fit for your nonprofit?

I’ve been fundraising since before Facebook. Even before Google existed! I’ve seen a lot of fads, tricks, and solid strategies in my time. Two of the most persistent seem to be bake sales and crowdfunding. (Seriously, a startling number of well meaning supporters still consider holding a bake sale to be a solid nonprofit fundraising

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Is #GivingTuesday or any crowdfunding right for your nonprofit?

Nonprofit success with crowdfunding makes great headlines. But is crowdfunding right for your nonprofit? On Monday, September 12, I’ll be asking crowdfunding expert Dana Ostomel just that. We’ll candidly discuss #GivingTuesday and other “giving days;” How to know if crowdfunding is right for you; The biggest mistakes nonprofits make when using a crowdfunding strategy; and

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Is #GivingTuesday or any crowdfunding right for your nonprofit?

Nonprofit success with crowdfunding makes great headlines. But is crowdfunding right for your nonprofit? On Monday, September 12, I’ll be asking crowdfunding expert Dana Ostomel just that. We’ll candidly discuss #GivingTuesday and other “giving days;” How to know if crowdfunding is right for you; The biggest mistakes nonprofits make when using a crowdfunding strategy; and … Continue reading

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