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Study: More People Donated to Charity in 2012 Than 2011

People donated more money to charity in 2012 than in 2011, according to a Blackbaud survey, where over 4200 donors from the US, the UK, and Australia responded to a variety of questions about their donation habits to nonprofits. They survey results showed that US donors contributed the most to charity overall, 3x as much as UK and Australian donors. Older donors gave the most amount of money in each of the countries.

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  Topics: Mobile, Online Fundraising, Metrics, Direct Mail, Trends

Three Strategies to Plan Campaigns and Engage Supporters

As a consultant to nonprofits, I get calls and emails daily from organizations are who are looking to market their online campaigns, grow their email list, and raise more money. Often they are looking for a quick fix, which is just bad strategy and frankly a waste of money. When you focus on one-off marketing campaigns (even if they are done through multiple channels) that don’t have a long shelf life, you see a quick bump and everyone at the organization is jumping for joy. But once the marketing has stopped, everything goes back to normal. Your web traffic, sign up rates, media coverage, and donations level out pretty quickly. Sound familiar?

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  Topics: Email Marketing, Social Networking, Online Fundraising, Online Advocacy, Online Organizing, Online Marketing, Web 2.0, Direct Mail, Trends, Lead Generation

New Study: Donations Decline for Nonprofits

Many of Frogloop's readers are professional nonprofit fundraisers who watch trends like a hawk -- at least when those trends affect fundraising results across sectors and channels.

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  Topics: Nonprofit Benchmark Studies, Online Fundraising, Online Advocacy, Direct Marketing, Direct Mail, Lead Generation

New Guiding Principles for Fundraising

New Guiding Principles for Fundraising

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Direct Mail

Winning Campaigns: Integrating Offline and Online Strategies is Key

My first campaign job was in 1995 at Colorado NARAL.  We didn't have an email list and we were just about to launch a website (complete with animated GIFs, natch).  Among my responsibilities was maintaining the citizen lobbyist phone trees - a job that entailed calling everyone on it every so often, in addition to activating it sometimes just to make sure everyone on it still knew what to do.  Over the many intervening years, I've worked on many campaigns.  These days, I'm far more likely to step back and marvel at how much easier it is to do some of the basic work of campaigns than I am to test a phone tree.

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  Topics: Integrated Marketing, Online Advocacy, Online Organizing, Direct Mail

Direct Mail Isn’t Dying – But Sometimes I Wish It Would

[Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies added his opinions to the spirited debate on the state of direct mail. Check out his thoughtful guest post below. - Allyson Kapin, Frogloop Blogger-In-Chief]

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Direct Mail

Is Your Nonprofit Complying with State Charity Regulations?

Does your nonprofit raise money online? If you answered yes, then your organization maybe surprised to learn that it must comply with state charity registration laws and register with most of the states your donors are based. Currently 40 States have statutory requirements relating to the registration of charities that intend to solicit funds. “The states interpret those provisions to include online solicitations even though most of the statutes were adopted in the early 90s prior to the expansion/explosion of internet use by all of us,” says attorney Janice L. Anderson and former Charities Regulator in Pennsylvania. 

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Direct Mail

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