Nonprofit Crowdfunding Explained

Online Fundraising Hacks

Author: Salvador Briggman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537685465

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Right now, we're in the middle of a historic shift in charitable giving behavior. The rules of nonprofit fundraising are being re-written as we speak. With the emergence of social media, smartphones, and the web, opportunities for budding nonprofits are finally opening up. What were once tried and true methods to engage donors are quickly becoming archaic and ineffective. Believe it or not, you are living in the golden age of fundraising. A handful of nonprofits have caught on and are absolutely crushing it online. They've harnessed the power of technology to run massive online giving campaigns and reach thousands of supporters across the web. It's a complete no-brainer, but not everyone realizes that yet. In this step-by-step guide, I'm going to be introducing you to several of these organizations that have caught on to and are riding a soaring trend. I've written about many of these orgs on my popular blog, which has been cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and more. I've also spoken with many on my podcast. After talking with these nonprofits, I realized one thing. They're not special. What they're doing isn't all that sophisticated. They're run by ordinary folks, just like you and me. In fact, if you follow the steps that I outline in this book, you'll be able to replicate their results. You'll finally get badly needed funding for your organization. Take a second to imagine just how great it will feel to log on to your computer and find your email inbox overflowing with donation messages. Wouldn't that be awesome? I'm not saying that it's going to be easy. Quite frankly, you're going to be treading into uncharted waters. A lot of the tools, websites, and techniques I'm about to cover might seem unfamiliar and at first, confusing. But, I promise you that I'll hold your hand every step of the way. By the end of this ebook, you'll have a clear step-by-step plan for executing an online crowdfunding campaign and know what to do next. More importantly, you'll be able to stay true your org's mission and serve humanity.

Saving the Media

Author: Julia Cagé

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674968719

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Julia Cagé explains the economics and history of the media crisis and offers a solution: a nonprofit media organization, midway between a foundation and a joint stock company, supported by readers, employees, and innovative financing such as crowdfunding. Her business model is inspired by a central idea: that news, like education, is a public good.

Crowdfunding for Social Good

Financing Your Mark on the World

Author: Devin D. Thorpe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491215739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 5758

Crowdfunding for Social Good is both practical and inspiring, featuring the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding and practical advice to help you do the same. Crowdfunding is the newest way for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to raise money for their causes, projects and companies. By reading this book, you can join the thousands who have successfully raised money to change the world. Learn how to organize your friends, colleagues and volunteers to help you raise big money. Gain insight into creating a video that will help you spread your message via social media. Read how to start before you start so you can have 30% of your goal raised before you even launch your crowdfunding campaign. If the only thing preventing you from changing the world is the money you need to do it, you are out of excuses. You can raise the money you need to leave your mark on the world with Crowdfunding for Social Good.

A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide

Build a Better Business by Building Community

Author: Jamey Stegmaier

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626564094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 712

More Than Money Jamey Stegmaier knows crowdfunding. He's a veteran of seven successful Kickstarter campaigns (and counting) that have raised over $1.4 million, and he's the proprietor of the widely read Kickstarter Lessons blog. In this book he offers a comprehensive guide to crowdfunding, demonstrating that it can be a powerful way for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by building community and putting their customers first. This book includes over forty stories of inspiring successes and sobering disasters. Stegmaier uses these examples to demonstrate how to (and how not to) prepare for a campaign, grow a fan base, structure a pitch, find new backers, and execute many other crucially important “nuts and bolts” elements of a successful crowdfunding project. But Stegmaier emphasizes that the benefits of crowdfunding are much more about the “crowd” than the “funding.” He shows that if you treat your backers as people, not pocketbooks—communicate regularly and transparently with them, ask their opinions, attend to their needs—they'll become advocates as well as funders, exponentially increasing your project's chances of succeeding.

Special Events

Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising

Author: Alan L. Wendroff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471477087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9052

As the philosopher Martin Buber wrote, "All real living is meeting." People like to get together. That?s why special events can often work so much better for nonprofit organizations than other, less social types of fundraising programs. From red-carpet galas to Saturday afternoon street fairs, special events offer nonprofits an unparalleled opportunity to both raise money and make friends. Yet for all the benefits—and they are great—inexperience and bad planning can make these events more trouble—and a greater financial drain—than they are worth. Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising, Second Edition is the complete guide to making your next nonprofit event the rousing success it can be. Packed with author and development professional Alan Wendroff's realistic insights and pointers, this text provides a logical and comprehensive outline of event planning, with a special emphasis on fitting these events into the larger framework of the nonprofit?s organizational goals. Inside you?ll find such helpful tools as: Seven goals for a successful event The Master Event Timetable (METT), a proven organizational tool that provides step-by-step guidance through the entire event process A case study explaining in understandable detail how to implement the advice and methods outlined An accompanying CD that includes sample timelines, worksheets, checklists, budgets, writing examples, decision tables, and contracts From choosing the right event to the best way of expressing thanks afterwards, Special Events covers all aspects of producing a winning fundraiser for your organization. In addition to the brass tacks of managing logistics, the coverage includes thoughtful discussions on how to take full advantage of the networking, volunteer recruitment, public relations, and motivational opportunities your special event can provide. This updated Second Edition features new information in these areas, plus an entirely new chapter on using the Internet for event planning. With the needs of nonprofit organizations only growing as donations shrink, special events become more and more vital in sustaining the life of these organizations. Nonprofit lay leaders, professionals, and staff, as well as marketing professionals and event planners who work with nonprofits, will all find in Special Events, Second Edition a clearly drawn road map leading to fundraising success.

Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

Guiding Your Organization to Long-term Success

Author: Jeanne Peters,Elizabeth Schaffer

Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 5618

Making sure that your nonprofit is going to be around long-term requires financial leadership. This means creating a financial vision for your organization and planning how you’ll get there. Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives gives you the framework, specific language, and processes to lead with confidence. With it, you’ll learn how to protect and grow the assets of your organization and accomplish as much mission as possible with those resources. The good news is you don’t have to be a trained accountant, earn an MBA, or have run a for-profit business in another lifetime. You already have many of the skills it takes to be a financial leader. This useful guide makes the process understandable and doable. You’ll find clear, logical steps to learn how to get accurate financial data—in a format you can understand; use financial data to evaluate your organization’s health; plan around a set of meaningful financial goals; and communicate progress on these goals to your staff, board, and external stakeholders. You’ll also find five foundational financial leadership principles; three overarching questions every financial leader needs to be able to answer (and where to find those answers); two fundamental budgeting principles; and five steps to building a strong annual budget. At the end of each chapter is an evaluation tool. You can rate how your organization is doing relative to the component of financial leadership covered in each chapter. Each attribute is scored as being red, yellow, or green. “Red” items are below standard and require immediate attention; “yellow” items are widely practiced though not generally ideal; and “green” items are considered best practice. Over time, as you and your partners on the board and staff move the organization toward “green” in each of these areas, you will create an environment in which financial leadership can flourish.

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Real-World Strategies That Work

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 6100

A comprehensive book that fundraising professionals like to keep handy, packed with practical and legal information covering every aspect of getting financial support for a charitable organization.

The Generosity Network

New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising

Author: Jennifer McCrea,Jeffrey C. Walker,Karl Weber

Publisher: Deepak Chopra

ISBN: 077043780X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6977

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun. Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth—and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share a common passion and are eager to provide the resources needed to change the world—not just money, but also time, talents, personal networks, creative thinking, public support, and all the other forms of social capital that often seem scanty yet are really abundant, waiting to be uncovered and mobilized. Highly practical, motivating, and thought provoking, The Generosity Network is designed to energize and empower nonprofit leaders, managers, donors, board members, and other supporters. Whether you help run a multimillion-dollar global nonprofit or raise funds for a local scout troop, PTA, or other community organization, you’ll learn new approaches that will make your work more successful and enjoyable than ever. From the Hardcover edition.

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

Author: Timothy L. Seiler,Eva E. Aldrich,Eugene R. Tempel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470551739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 3236

Hank Rosso's Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising, 3rd Edition, explains the fund raising profession's major principles, concepts and techniques. A host of respected authors demonstrate why fund raising is a strategic management discipline, and elucidate each step in the fund raising cycle: assessing human and societal needs, setting goals, selecting gift markets and fund raising techniques, soliciting new gifts, and encouraging renewals. This book provides a conceptual foundation for the fund raising profession, thoroughly examining its principles, strategies and methods. Using practical examples, the authors explain the reasoning behind the planning and selection of strategies for all fund raising activities. Edited by Gene Tempel, Executive Director of Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, this third edition of the Rosso's fund raising classic both retains the original philosophical principles of the first edition and offers new insights on recent fund raising developments. Each chapter has been updated, and Tempel has added new sections on technology and fund raising, the internet, women as donors, stewardship, and fund raising as a profession. Authors include such fund raising luminaries as Tim Seiler, Dwight Burlingame, Lilya Wagner, Mal Warwick, Kay Sprinkel Grace and Kim Klein.

How To Use Crowdfunding

Author: Julian Costley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509814523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Crowdfunding is the springboard your project needs. From theatre to virtual reality headsets, small businesses to international corporations, crowdfunding has helped entrepreneurs and project leaders across the world to raise money, build their customer bases and prove that there is a market for their product. how to: use crowdfunding gives you the guidance and advice you need, taking you step by step all the way from planning your crowdfunding campaign to getting the money in the bank. Entrepreneur Julian Costley shares key tips to make your campaign a roaring success, and includes the essential facts on company and regulatory law, tax and risk.

Grandmother Fish

A Child's First Book of Evolution

Author: Jonathan Tweet

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250134110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3098

Where did we come from? It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain—especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish. Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected. The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including: - An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life - Helpful science notes for parents - How to explain natural selection to a child

Georgia's Telescope

Discovering the Big Bang for Children

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999215807

Category:

Page: 40

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A children's book filled with rhymes, illustrations and comparisons; Georgia's Telescope is the first book to explain the Big Bang theory and its physics to preschoolers.

Doing Good Well

What Does (And Does Not) Make Sense in the Nonprofit World

Author: Willie Cheng

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 981465583X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4080

Doing Good Well is a thinking man’s guide to the nonprofit world. It is replete with nonprofit paradigms. It provides a different twist to what one might regard as straightforward notions such as mission, staff compensation, governance and corporate social responsibility. And it surprises and challenges even as it seeks to explain charity-specific issues such as charitableness, bridging the rich/poor divide, informed giving and social entrepreneurship.

Crowdfunding Personal Expenses

Raise Money on Gofundme, Etc. for Costs Including: Emergencies, Medical Expenses, Memorial Funds, Traveling, Weddings, and Your Education.

Author: Salvador Briggman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781533254337

Category:

Page: N.A

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Yes, it's true, crowdfunding is a NEW way to help pay for personal expenses. These could include medical bills, emergency costs, and memorial funds. Crowdfunding can also be used to help pay for your education expenses or volunteer efforts. But, that's not all. Crowdfunding isn't just for charity or personal cause campaigns. Believe it or not, more and more newlyweds are turning to crowdfunding to pay for their honeymoon! Some are even using it to pay for travel expenses! I've been writing about crowdfunding since 2012 and have seen more campaigns that you can imagine. Last year alone, I helped nearly 400,000 individuals raise money from the crowd through my website, podcast, newsletter, and forum. Even though crowdfunding is an amazing tool, there's a right and a wrong way to raise funds online. That's where I come in. I'm going to guide you through the murky waters and share with you the best techniques, strategies, and give you the inside scoop on some of the crowdfunding platforms or websites out there. I'll also give you a heads up on costly MISTAKES TO AVOID when launching your first campaign. Believe me, you don't want to make a fool of yourself or learn the hard way. I'm going to make it dead simple and give you the step-by-step guide for raising money online. All you'll have to do is copy it!

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119100461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8032

"Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is a practical guide for nonprofit professionals and decision makers that helps them take their cause mobile. Building on the success of the author's previous title, Nonprofit Management 101, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 takes readers deep into the specific applications of mobile technology -- one of the hottest topics for nonprofits. This this new book provides readers with practical tips and tools, as well as expert advice and insights from a variety of well-recognized industry experts, comprehensively addressing all areas a nonprofit can utilize mobile technology. It expertly addresses how to use mobile to build and retain audiences, manage and promote content, recruit and utilize volunteers, fundraise more efficiently and effectively, and monitor organizations' goals and key performance indicators, as well as offers specific mobile tools and applications that will meet each nonprofits needs. Readers of this book get a comprehensive look at a critical and emerging set of tools and practices, all designed to empower and enable them to use mobile technology to run their nonprofits more effectively and efficiently. Also features a toolkit of resources, best practices, and practical tips to establish and maintain a robust mobile presence for their nonprofit. Nonprofit Fundraising 101 addresses the entire spectrum of mobile technology use for nonprofits, including information on topics ranging from organizational effectiveness, audience building and communications strategies, volunteer recruitment and management, as well as an overall guide to existing tools and applications"--

Crowdfunding Basics in 30 Minutes

How to Use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Other Crowdfunding Platforms to Support Your Entrepreneurial and Creative Dreams

Author: Michael J. Epstein

Publisher: I30 Media Corporation

ISBN: 9781939924742

Category: Crowd funding

Page: 102

View: 5281

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe can not only help you raise money to fund your idea or cause, they can also help establish a community of enthusiastic supporters. This crowdfunding book by author and crowdfunding expert Michael J. Epstein will show you how!

Read Scripture

Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books

Author: Tim Mackie,Nathan Meenen,Guy Van Bogart,Josh Swain,Adam Hendrix,Allan Rosenow,The Bible Project

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998416809

Category: Bible

Page: 145

View: 2187

This coffee table book is the entire collection of every diagram in The Bible Project Read Scripture series alongside short, written summaries of each book. The diagrams include the Old Testament and New Testament books in the Protestant tradition. These illustrated summaries are bound together in a gray cloth hardcover binding. The dimensions of this book are 19in x 12in (48cm x 30cm). It is perfect for displaying on a table or to use during family Bible studies or small groups.

Kickstarter Launch Formula

The Crowdfunding Handbook for Startups, Filmmakers, and Independent Creators

Author: Salvador Briggman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542448369

Category:

Page: 140

View: 6452

If you're looking for a step-by-step launch framework for your upcoming Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, this is the handbook for you! I'll teach you how to use crowdfunding to raise money online and bring your project to life. You see, we're at the beginning of a movement as transformative as the industrial revolution. Never before in history have authors, musicians, artists, and film producers been able to connect with massive online audiences and get funding for their creative work. The outdated media gatekeepers are quickly disappearing. You can now get funding directly from your fans and distribute your content online. If you're a creative type, this is the BEST time to be alive. But, it doesn't stop there. This major change has also given rise to six and seven-figure online businesses. As a fellow entrepreneur, I know that one of the most common excuses for not quitting your job and launching that startup company is because you don't have the money. Now, in a few short weeks, you can have all of the capital you need to launch and grow a thriving ecommerce business. It's no longer a crazy idea to pursue your passion. In fact, more and more millennials are doing just that. I should know, I'm one of them! When I first started blogging about Kickstarter in 2012, I had no idea that crowdfunding would become a multi-billion-dollar industry. I was just a Junior in college, writing a mini-thesis on how different variables affected fundraising success on Kickstarter (for you nerds out there, it was a logistic regression). Flash forward several years, and I'm now one of the top experts in the crowdfunding industry. I started the blog, CrowdCrux, which did over one million views in 2015. I set up a forum called KickstarterForum, which has attracted over six thousand members. I even launched a popular podcast called Crowdfunding Demystified, which has racked up more than 100 positive reviews in iTunes. Finally, I also put out training videos on YouTube and I am proud to say that the channel is experiencing rapid growth. That all sounds impressive, but actually, when I first stumbled on the website, Kickstarter, I didn't have a clue how it worked. It seemed super confusing and I had SO MANY questions. Since 2012, I've come to master the platform and discover the ins and outs of how crowdfunding really works. I've published many of my findings online and I've been being linked to by sites like CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and even The Wall Street Journal. In this guide, I'm going to share with you the step-by-step launch strategy for absolutely crushing it on Kickstarter. In no time at all, you'll be raising money for your startup or creative project. I'll make it super easy to copy and implement these tactics and strategies. I'll also share some Jedi Mind Tricks that most marketers don't know about. Before you know it, you'll be a crowdfunding expert! Now, I bet you're thinking... "boy this all sounds like a lot of work. Do I really have to learn all of this? I just want to get funding for my project." Truth be told, it is A LOT to master, which is why having the right teacher can make all of the difference. I'll make sure that you master this material as quickly as possible, so that you can stop fundraising and get back to doing what you love! Either way, whether you decide to run your own Kickstarter campaign, or outsource certain aspects, it pays to know what you're doing. I want to help you smash your Kickstarter goal and then I hope you come on my podcast as a crowdfunding success story. It's time to get serious about making that business you've been dreaming about a reality. It's finally time to get paid for your creative work. Let's get started!