Posts Tagged: Fundraising

Click a Button, Find a Grant

Do you ever wish your nonprofit could click “google” to locate government grant opportunities? That wish may come true in California. Finding government grant opportunities is a frustrating process, especially for nonprofits that have limited resources. In part, this is because there is no centralized location that lists all state grants. Thus, a nonprofit seeking grants …

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Donations to Ebola Fight Trickling In

October 21, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Have you donated to efforts working to halt the Ebola epidemic? If not, you’re not alone. The Washington Postreports that charitable giving to such efforts has been far less than that for other major disasters. For example, almost all of the funding received by the American Red Cross to date for its Ebola efforts has …

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First Ice-Bucket Challenge Money Allocated

October 10, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Who knew getting people to pour cold water over their heads could be so profitable? It may be hard to believe, but the ALS Association took in $115 million over the summer thanks to the ice-bucket challenge clogging your Facebook newsfeed. Deciding what to do with the windfall presented a challenge to the Association as …

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Emailing Canadians? Read this First

October 9, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Does your organization send fundraising emails to Canadians? Before you hit send, make sure that the correspondence is compliant with Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which went into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL doesn’t apply to all emails. If your nonprofit is simply emailing to request a donation then the law doesn’t apply. But …

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Twitter Experiments with "Buy" Button

September 17, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Would you donate money through a “buy” button on Twitter? The social-media platform recently announced that it is starting to test the waters. The aim is to create a Twitter-based “convenient and easy, hopefully even fun” shopping experience. Seven nonprofits are among the “buy” button guinea pigs. The nonprofits are 9/11 Day of Service, The …

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Rejects Donations Linked to Hacked Photos

The Prostate Cancer Foundation, which funds prostate cancer research globally, recently returned donations totaling $8,000. The donations were raised in connection with a post that was set up on Reddit to disseminate and view hacked nude celebrity photos. Viewers were called to donate to the Foundation to atone for having viewed the photos. In a …

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