Happy Holidays From The Blue Sky Collaborative Peer To Peer Fundraising Team

Happy Holidays everyone. The team at Blue Sky Collaborative is very grateful for the opportunity to work with you all in 2017.  The best part of our job is knowing that our peer to peer fundraising sites play a small role in some significant societal impact.  Because...
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Top Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software Features For Volunteers

All substantial Peer-to-Peer fundraising campaigns and events depend on a corps of dedicated volunteers.  Accountable volunteers can help boost fundraising by 10-30%.  The challenge is setting up your volunteers for success with your software.  Your peer to peer...
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Why Choosing A Great Cover Image For Your Peer to Peer Fundraising Event Is Essential

What does your cover image say? "I want to participate in this event! I want to raise money for this cause! I want to make a donation!" If the home page cover image on your fundraising event website doesn’t inspire those reactions right away, you might want to think...
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Peer to Peer Fundraising by Celebrities

JJ Watt?!?! Peer to Peer Fundraiser Extraordinaire. Houston Texans defensive end, J.J. Watt's peer to peer fundraising campaign raised over $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.  Proving once again, that @JJWatt can do anything he sets his mind to...except beat the...
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Donor Management Software Is Not Effective

Does anyone out there have any data on the impact of donor management software on a nonprofit's revenue? Better yet, is there data - real statistically rigorous data, not marketing fluff - that donor management software directly results in more revenue for nonprofits....

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CRM, DRM and Web 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…Infinity

DRM (Donor Relationship Management) for nonprofits will die.  You heard it hear first. And although it will be a long, slow, painful death for most orgranizations, there will come a day when social networking and web 2.0 apps evolve into the relationship tool...

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Donate with Confidence….

A certain Donor Management Software provider whose name starts with a 'K" and ends with and "a" uses the tagline "Donate with Confidence." Confidence that a significant part of your donation will never reach the nonprofit where you intended it...

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MissionFish revisited

I received a thoughtful response to a criticism of MissionFish's pricing policies from Sean Milliken, their Executive Director.    I have to give credit to Milliken for his transparency on how MissionFish arrived at its unfair pricing policies.  But I...

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Fundraising messages that work

I heard Martha Eddison speak today at a local nonprofit networking meeting.  It was an extremely useful and engaging presentation called, "Irresistible Stories: Translating your non-profit mission into a fundraising message that works."  Eddison's...

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Social Networking Software for Nonprofits

I'm happy to say that Blue Sky Collaborative will start its 5th year next month.  I'm happy to say that we've remained independent, we continue to learn, and we adore our clients.  Over the last 5 years, I've seen tremendous improvements in software that is...

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THE MAN in nonprofit fundraising

Billy Starr is THE MAN.  The undisputed king of nonprofit fundraising. Starr is the man behind the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the Super Bowl of American athletic fundraising events.  Look at the numbers: (from www.pmc.org) 1980: 36 Riders $10,200 Raised1985:...

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What’s wrong with Google?

What happened to Google?  I used to adore this search engine.  But I'm a little sick of my search results being filled with sites developed on geocities 12 years ago with no useful information and a bajillion text links acquired through link exchanges over...

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Kintera Friends Asking Friends®

I always get a kick out of seeing "Friends Asking Friends®" on Kintera's site and materials.  A few years ago Kintera essentially claimed ownership on the idea of people asking their friends to donate online to a charity.  Kintera has even been to...

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RSS is an opportunity for nonprofits

Really Simple Syndication or RSS is a powerful technology that is underused in the nonprofit sector. 'In a nutshell, RSS is a simple XML-based system that allows users to subscribe to their favorite websites. Using RSS, a webmaster can put their content into a...

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