Donating to good causes is a positive thing. In fact, studies show that those who donate live more fulfilling lives. It seems that people are wired to help others. It is an evolutionary trait that helps the species survive through the ages. Non-profits and local fundraising organizations are tapping into that truth. Organizations need a strong platform to aid their efforts, which is where donasity comes in.
Participating in school extracurricular activities improves a students odds for academic success, according to various studies. But many students are deprived of this benefit as there are many schools that simply do not have the necessary budget to support and offer extracurricular activities.
Successful fundraising is all about creating and maintaining the right relationships. As with many sectors, the people you know count a great deal.
Raising funds goes beyond just asking for donations from individuals and companies. Before a donor can get a pen to write that check, he or she must trust that a foundation or charitable organization is the right fit.
That means having a relationship first. Emotions are the basis of creating these types of relationships. When it comes to philanthropy, emotional connections count for just about everything. Cultivating such relationships requires smart approaches.
Technology makes life easier, but sometimes “easy” comes an unintended cost.
For example, internet technology has made it easy to pay bills, shop and even make charitable contributions online, but those transactions can be vulnerable to cyber thieves.
Cyber criminals have targeted government institutions, retail companies and hospitals. They made away with information about users and credit card details that they are used to make fraudulent online purchases.
According to CrowdExpert.com’s 2015-2016 Crowdfunding industry report, reward and donation crowdfunding generated $5.5 billion dollars worldwide in 2015. What does this mean for your non-profit organization? It means that if you implement crowdfunding into your nonprofit’s fundraising campaign, you’ll have access to an enormous pool of donors and potential donations.
donasity is a secure, bilingual, online fundraising platform available to all charities, but targeted especially to benefit small charities and individual fundraisers and increase their visibility.
To donors, we bill ourselves as “The Smartest Way to Give.” The site was started in October, 2015, by Oliver Brown and James Healy, who are passionate about helping others and giving back to their community. Although we are initially focusing our marketing efforts in Florida, organizations all around the USA are already realizing the benefits of the platform to raise funds for initiatives whose scope ranges from local to international.
Fundraising is essentially a sales process.
As in any commercial transaction, you want to persuade people to give you money in exchange for … something. The difficulty arises in trying to determine what people want or need.
Every good marketer knows that you don’t sell things – you sell solutions to problems. If you make a hammer, you don’t focus on its features. Instead, you show customers how they can use it to build things (to make the home more comfortable, for example), to fix things (to save money), or even to smash things (well, to each his own).
The name of a fundraiser is one of the most important aspects of its marketing and potentially one of the most effective tools available to the fundraising coordinator.
A name is the first impression that the fundraiser makes, and of course you get only one chance to make a first impression. Let’s make sure you do it right. Continue reading Four Keys to Successful Fundraiser Naming
The concept of giving has been associated with the heart of a person.
Something happens to a person when he or she donates time, effort, or money. It is not an easy thing to describe, but it is there. Donasity understands how precious donating can be, not just to the charities you help but to you, the donor, too. Believe it or not, giving can help improve your health.
When it comes to raising money for charity, people all over the world have decided that “weirder is better.”
While some charities are content to stick with raffles and silent auctions, these events don’t grab anyone’s attention or stick out in their memories. One way to really get people pumped for charity events is to embrace the strange and let creativity run wild. No one said fundraising can’t be fun. Continue reading Five Cool Fundraising Tactics