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How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results


Note from Beth:
What if your organization embarked on its first ever crowd funding campaign with a goal of raising $50,000 and only raised $10,000?   Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising?  

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SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Last year there were 6818 requests for shelter from domestic violence victims that went unmet by domestic violence service organizations on a single day in 2012.    SafeNight, a mobile app, wants to change that allowing domestic violence service organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when there is an urgent need and no available shelter space.    … Read More

Can Social Media Give the Gift of Life?

Note from Beth: Two years ago on this blog,  Porter Gale published a guest post asking “Can Social Media Save Lives?” and described how Amit Gupta was leveraging his network and social media to find a bone marrow match.  

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PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

Note from Beth: I’m headed down to Austin, TX for SXSW where I will have the pleasure of facilitating a workshop on measuring social media with KD Paine with case studies by David Neff and Carie Lewis.   David is based on Austin — wanted to share with you a post about crowdfunding to celebrate Austin Giving Day #AmplifyAtx that raised over $2 million earlier this week.

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Interview: User Generated Content for a PSA Campaign from the Red Cross

Note from Beth: The American Red Cross  launched a user generated ad campaign featuring unscripted stories created and filmed by real people helped by the organization. The first ads are part of the organization’s holiday giving campaign and feature people impacted by home fires and flooding.

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