#GivingTuesday 2015
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GiveGab’s #GivingTuesday 2015 Results

Our first-ever #GivingTuesday initiative was an exciting day for both our nonprofit customers and our team at GiveGab. We were honored to join the movement this year and partner with the folks at 92Y on what’s considered the biggest giving […]

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Heather GivingTuesday
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Heather Takes on #GivingTuesday (Part 2)

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.  

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Posted by Jay Rogan
Fall Features Featured

Our team has been tirelessly crafting new features and enhancing GiveGab to help you and your organization do awesome things to benefit those you serve. We need to do a better job of keeping you in the loop on these changes, so that’s the purpose of this blog post. We’ll try to get one of these updates out each month so you know what’s going on, and so you don’t miss out on great new features. 

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A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. While part of social media’s initial appeal was the potential to reach your audience without tapping into a limited budget, the growing popularity and changing algorithms of popular networks have made it difficult to keep your cause at the top of supporters’ newsfeeds. That said, nonprofit organizations have never been a group to back down from a challenge.

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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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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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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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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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