Fundraising | Beth’s Blog - Part 10

Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

GivingTuesday,  a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, will take place exactly 28 days or four more Tuesdays from today.   GivingTuesday is building on the success of its first year — moving from an grassroots-style event organized on a short time schedule to a global charity movement.      … Read More

It’s Giving Days Season! No It’s A Giving Days Movement!

#GivingTuesday is a day of giving where of thousands of organizations and individuals (including me) come together to give and call attention to giving, volunteering, and infecting others.   In its first year, #GivingTuesday,  a national effort initiated by the 92ndY and the U.N.Read More

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

As a Master Trainer, one of my favorite models of training adults is the Peer Learning Exchange where a group of participants who are working on a similar project or domain of practices interact regularly to learn how to do it better.  … Read More

Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Note From Beth: Last month, I did a webinar for the SalesForce Foundation on measuring social media.   The Foundation is offering webinars and publishing white papers for nonprofits.  Two recent papers that caught my eye were:  ”How to Use Social Media for Social Good” and “Building Meaningful Engagement.”   Recently,  I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.  

Read More

7 Things I learned About Social Media Powered Online Fundraising and A Big Heartfelt Thank You for #OceanLoveEarl

If you have been following me on Twitter, Facebook, this blog or other social media channels, you know that my father passed away several weeks ago.  I decided to metabolize my grief by doing an online fundraiser in his memory to raise money for Surf Rider Foundation for ocean conservation as well as do a virtual online memorial event where I asked people to tweet with the hashtag #OceanLoveEarl on July 3rd and share their favorite ocean stories.    … Read More