These terms seem almost interchangeable when you hear about fundraising these days. And although they do overlap in some areas they do have important differences. These differences are what makes one a better fit for specific fundraising functions. Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds using the power of Social Media in addition to your usual donor base. Generally, it is used to fund a specific project or maybe even a new program. For crowdfunding to be successful you have to
You’ve worked hard to get your campaign launched – great job on that! – now it’s time to ring the bell and get those donations rolling in! The best way to get the word out and donations in is to use social media and email. Social Media communications can reach beyond just your supporters; ask your supporters to reach out to their friends & associates for a wider impact. Start with 'ASK' posts on your Facebook and Twitter accounts like these examples: FACEBOOK – Post the link
Crowdfunding is exactly what it sounds like—leveraging a ‘crowd’ to fund a cause, project, venture or sometimes even a person. While today crowdfunding means using Social Media and other online sources, it’s been around for a long time. Think of a community coming together to build a barn or care for a family in need after a devastating accident or illness. After a disaster such as a tornado, flood or earthquake people come together to help support survivors, rebuild communit
Crowdfunding has become a key component of the nonprofit fundraising toolkit. But it can be challenging to know where to start, so we’ve gathered Five Tips to help you get your campaign going.
1. What's Your Story? Your story has to be so compelling it connects with donors on an emotional level. Definitely use pictures and videos, they give your story an even bigger impact. Be sure to tell people what problem they are helping solve with their donations to your campaign. Be s