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Free E-Book: NetworkforGood Giving Day Planning Guide

While it may be the dog days of August,  GivingTuesday 2014 kicks off on December 4th.   After spending a year facilitating a peer learning community of  Knight Foundation grantees hosting giving days, one of the most factors for success  for local no nonprofits participating is having about 6-9 months timeframe to develop a plan.      … Read More

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Crowdfunding in general has raised more than 5.1 billion in 2013 and nonprofit fundraisers using crowdfunding platforms and techniques continues to explode (according to this infographic from Craig Newmark).   As nonprofits hone and refine peer to peer  fundraising best practices, we are also seeing more more people make philanthropy a part of their everyday personal expression – whether on social networks or in the real world.  … Read More

Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Note from Beth: Over the last year, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning network of community foundations, grantees of the Knight Foundation, that are hosting Giving Days throughout the year.    Participants are learning and sharing best practices.   Several community foundations will be  part of Give Local America, a campaign that encourages and supports local philanthropy and the 100th anniversary of community foundations in the US and the vital role they play.  

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New Tips from the Giving Day Playbook on Crowdfunding Campaigns

Note from Beth: I’m working with the Knight Foundation to facilitate a peer learning exchange that will help their community foundation partners learn and spread best practices  in planning and implementing Giving Days.   This learning approach has two ways to capture knowledge.  

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Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

 

Note from Beth: Last year, 30% of the $5 billion crowdfunded went to social causes according the “Cracking the Crowd Funding Code“.  Nonprofit’s use of crowdfunding is growing at an exponential rate with many nonprofits jumping on the crowfunding bandwagon attracted by the potential of finding new supporters.   

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