How to make your Fundraisers FEEL like the Champions they are!

Here at GiveGab we truly believe a campaign’s success is strongly tied to the success of the Fundraising Champions. They are the face of your campaign, generating a grassroots effort around it, pulling in friends and family members and then their friends and family members to create a web of giving all towards your cause. Without fundraising champions, a campaign can quickly fizzle out after the initial ask, but with highly motivated fundraising champions your campaign can take off and continue to soar!

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The Metrics Behind Relationships

Days of Giving are a hot topic these days.  You don’t have to look far in the world of philanthropy without hearing how such and such state raised $20 million, or so and so county raised $3 million, or x college raised x millions.  

It would be easy to think that somehow these days of giving are all about the money, but the more we learn with our partner customers the more we realize that the money is just a by-product…

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Nonprofit Crowdfunding: Feel Good Fundraising for Feel Good Stories

Regardless of your beliefs on technology’s influence on fundraising, the verdict is in: crowdfunding is legit and it’s NOT going away.  Why? Because people aren’t going away.  

Crowdfunding is less about technology and more about people.  People live their lives online.  They share pictures of their food, meet their future spouses, work a continent away from their office, watch tv shows and movies, and yes, even engage in philanthropy.  You might feel like the status quo has always served you well so why bother adopting a new strategy for your non-profit?  Well, it just so happens I believe in answering my own rhetorical questions, so here goes…

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Posted by Jess Confer
The Anatomy of an Amazing Online Fundraising Campaign

If you haven’t dipped into online fundraising yet, never fear! I’m going to break down some very basic, yet essential, parts of an online fundraising campaign.  If you have had experience with online fundraising but haven’t seen much success, my hope is that you’ll be inspired to give it another go.

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Simplified Crowdfunding on GiveGab

We’re super excited and can’t wait to make fundraising on GiveGab for you even more fun and engaging (and easy!). We’ve spent the past few months working one on one with our nonprofits and getting their campaigns to be successful. We learned a lot from them, listened to their feedback, made a ton of changes, and we’re finally ready to release Crowdfunding campaigns to the rest of the world. Are you ready?

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Campaign running
100 Reasons to Get Your Campaign Up and Running

You want to run a crowdfunding campaign for your amazing nonprofit organization but have no idea where to start. You know your organization needs money and you know that you’ll use the money in an awesome way to help your community. You also know that fundraising is an important piece of that money puzzle and if you have a compelling story you’re more likely to get donors. So what are you actually going to use that money for? What’s your story? Need some help? Well, the fundraising experts here at GiveGab came up with a list of 100 different reasons to get your campaign up and running.

 

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Donation Tiers
Are You Using the Power of Donation Tiers to your Campaign’s Advantage?

We work with  some amazing Nonprofit organizations and are inspired on a daily basis by the great work that our Nonprofit friends are doing in their communities.  So when a Nonprofit comes to us to start a campaign, we put our whole hearts (& heads) into the process of creating the campaign. One thing that we focus a lot on is the Donation Tiers. They are an important part of the campaign that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Donation Tiers are the four large “Call to Action” buttons that suggest a donation amount and are a powerful section of a campaign page. Most individuals that come to your campaign page are there with the intent to donate.  If you send a link to a potential donor, and they took the time to click on the link then you’ve already sold them.  The majority of individuals are not coming to your campaign page to read through some lengthy copy…and look at some photos…and watch a video…and THEN after they’ve done all this…THEN they’ll decide if they want to donate. No. If they’re on the campaign page, then they are there to donate. So how can you influence their donations once they’ve already decided to donate? Keep reading to learn just how important Donation Tiers are and how they can positively impact your campaign.

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Posted by Jay Rogan
Our Simple Goal – Make Everyone a Fundraising Expert

The team at GiveGab hunkered down this brutal winter to work on various things. Our main goals have been to stay warm and build features to make fundraising a breeze for everyone. We haven’t been doing so well at staying warm, but we have been cranking out some amazing features we’d like to share with you. 

Before I do that, maybe I should tell you a little about our new focus.  We set out to make anyone an expert fundraiser, or at least a more confident fundraiser. If you work at a nonprofit, we want to provide you and your volunteer fundraisers the tools and education needed to be successful.

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Grant Writing
The Six Steps of Effective Grant Writing

When I first began contracting as a grant writer, I had a client named Nick who was very concerned about his budget and his ability to fund my time. Sympathetic to the situation of new organizations, I explained to him that we could work together so that he could become accustomed to the process of preparing proposals, until his budget expanded. “No way!” he had exclaimed incredulously, “I don’t do my own taxes or perform my own dental work! Why would I think I could write my own grants!?”

To an extent, Nick was correct to assume that grant writing was a technical skill and that performing it with competency was challenging. However, there is much that an organization can do to sustain itself. While Nick may not do his own dental work, I certainly hope that he is brushing and flossing each day! In the same spirit, there is much an organization can do to help maintain a healthy budget. Many organizations will still require professional assistance in the long term, but certain submissions may be easily prepared in-house in a few simple steps.

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