4 Tips for Producing Quality (Fundraising) Web Videos

4 Tips for Producing Quality Web Videos. In my last post, I shared a story about how a nonprofit is using video to drastically improve its fundraising results.  Here’s a follow-up post that explains how to go about producing the videos that will give your organization an edge. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES SWEET! software promotes our client’s … Read more

More Success Stories About Using Videos for Fundraising

More Success Stories About Using Videos for Fundraising http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/06/nonprofits_banking_on_video_to.html A nonprofit in Cleveland has seen 500% increases in campaigns that add a video appeal. This is worth reading about and trying to repeat the use of videos at your organization. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES SWEET! software promotes our client’s brand and vision. We craft to the … Read more

Should I Charge A Registration Fee For My Walkathon Fundraiser?

Should I Charge A Registration Fee For My Walkathon Fundraiser?  No. REGISTRATION FEE LIMITS FUNDRAISING When asked this question and our response is nearly always, no.  Here’s why; For pledge events where people are supposed to raise money, organizations should give an opportunity to raise money to as many people as possible. Eliminate all barriers to participation. … Read more

How Much Money Will My Pledge Event Raise?

For pledge events like walkathons, bowl-a-thons, marathons, triathlons, and other peer-to-peer fundraising events, here’s a good rule of thumb. The number of people who are raising money  X  5  X  50  = Total amount raised. For example: 100 people   X  5  X  $50  =  $25,000 raised If you want to raise $25K, recruit 100 people … Read more

5 Small Business Social Media Success Stories For Nonprofits

5 Small Business Social Media Success Stories. As nonprofits scramble to leverage social media, they may find these small business success stories useful.  Converting social media into donations is a challenge.  Take a look at how these small businesses converted their social media activity into real revenue. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES SWEET! software promotes our client’s brand … Read more

The Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Is a Vital Component of A Development Arsenal

Peer to Peer Fundraising has been called a number of things:  “Friends Asking Friends,” “Team Raising,” “Viral Fundraising,” and “Third Party Fundraising.” No matter its called, there is no denying its effectiveness.  In a time when corporate sponsorships are difficult to come by, development directors are finding their peer to peer fundraising campaigns continue to grow. I’m not … Read more

Shifting Platforms: What Mobile Can Do for Entrepreneurs

Shifting Platforms: What Mobile Can Do for Entrepreneurs – ReadWriteStart#comment-207892#comment-207892. This could be entitled, what Mobile Can Do for Nonprofits. If any of the following items are long-term objectives for your organization, consider mobile platforms as a viable way to meet your goals. 1.  lure more and better sponsorships 2.  find new revenue streams 3.  get … Read more

How to Raise $300,000 With A Walkathon

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How to Raise a $100,000 With A 5K or Walkathon

If you’re planning an “Athon” at your organization and aspire to raise over $100,000, then you should set your sights on achieving the type of metrics displayed below. 1500 people walked or ran in the event 85 teams were formed 1900 donations were collected by the runners/walkers 1800 donations were online $1300 was raised on average … Read more

2 Things Nonprofits Can Learn from American Idol Gives Back

1.  Team and Pledge Fundraising is the most effective way to raise money online.  Period.  It’s not a facebook cause. It’s not an iPhone app. 2.  Be confident that around 10% of your donation is going to a software company called Blackbaud.  Blackbaud purchased their pledge fundraising platform from a failed company called Kintera in a fire sale a few … Read more

Michigan Animal Rescue League Walkathon In Its 17th Year

After 17 years, Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) has chosen SWEET as the fundraising software for its walkathon. Proving that its never too late to improve your event, MARL has enhanced an already successful event by adding online registration and donation capabilities. Like many organizations with longstanding events that are not online, one of the concerns has … Read more