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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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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Women's Build
GiveGab at Women’s Build Weekend

On Friday the 8th, the ladies at GiveGab and I participated in Women’s Build 2015 with our local Habitat for Humanity. Our company has done a lot of volunteering together, but this build was one of the best volunteering experiences I’ve had! Everyone there was so positive and encouraging which quickly blew away the hesitations I had about my limited experience in building.

I was really surprised by the amount of skills I was able to learn in just one day, ranging from operating various power tools to understanding how to speed up production by creating templates.

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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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How To Adopt A Family in 2014!

Winter offers a wonderful opportunity to help others.  While giving is offered in abundance during the holidays, help is appreciated all year round, as need has no season.  This is a great activity for a group or club, and even […]

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