Not sure I can justify the title of this article with a reference to the early ’90s Guns N’ Roses song. That’s much more depressing than this blog post strives to be. Over the summer and early fall our team […]Continue Reading
At GiveGab, we try to maintain an open line of communication with our customers– it’s one of our most valuable resources. We encourage users to ask questions, and we frequently field feature requests. Folks even sometimes submit words of encouragement, […]Continue Reading
There’s one week left until #GivingTuesday! It’s time to kick it into high gear. With a 24 hour event like #GivingTuesday, building anticipation is key to driving traffic to your campaign. That’s why it’s important to get all of your supporters to start counting down with you! Don’t rely on just the day itself to drive traffic to your cause.
Last week, Heather was trying to find the best way to utilize online crowdfunding and figure out a social media strategy that works best for her nonprofit. This week, we checked in to see how Heather’s doing with her #GivingTuesday campaign and to see how she’s continuing to plan to get everything ready for the big day.Continue Reading
#GivingTuesday has quickly become one of the most charitable days of the year, but this new movement is still an unfamiliar concept to many of us. Setting up an entirely new campaign and finding a way to market it can feel a bit overwhelming.
But relax! We’ve teamed up with Heather, a nonprofit leader who plans on running an end-of-year campaign on GiveGab that launches on #GivingTuesday. Over the coming weeks, we’re following her through the process of creating and promoting her campaign. We hope from through Heather’s trials and successes you’ll find answers to questions you may also have.Continue Reading
Giving Tuesday is closing in, and it’s time to get your campaign ready to stand out from the crowd. Putting a video on your campaign can give it that extra personal touch that can greatly increase interest from potential donors. A few paragraphs of text will get your message across, but people love seeing a real face telling a real story. The problem is, making videos can be complicated – especially for us tech-illiterate folks that don’t know much about cameras or editing. But have no fear, I’ve created an easy-to-follow outline so that you too can have a beautiful video uploaded to the internet and featured on your campaign… all in 30 minutes or less.Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Well, online fundraising, is about the money, sort of. But it should be much more than that. Money should be the least important reason why your organization jumps into the online fundraising game. This is the first of a 4 part blog series on why your organization should be doing online fundraising.Continue Reading
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.
We have created the GiveGab Ambassadors in recognition of those we see supporting their communities and others. Who earn can earn the exclusive GiveGab Ambassador badge? A GiveGab ambassador is someone who is enthusiastic about civic participation, an engaged member […]Continue Reading