The Peer-To-Peer Professional Forum Conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. In addition to top-name speakers, the conference is great for networking and sharing ideas with hundreds peers from other nonprofits. Each year DonorDrive sponsors a scholarship to the conference so a staffer from a deserving organization has the opportunity to go, share and learn. So here’s your chance.
You won’t find many who will argue with you that their phone is now their most important device, more valuable than desktop, laptop or tablet. Our phones have become the go-to tool for so much of what we do that we demand bigger screens, better cameras and faster input methods, all while we spend less and less time actually talking on our phones.
For nonprofits engaged in peer-to-peer fundraising, phones have become the most valuable device for connecting with their constituents as well. We’ve researched the fundraising data from this year for DonorDrive clients raising more than $1 million online annually through our software. And here’s what we found: Mobile site visits in DonorDrive grew 9% in 2016 and they now account for 63% of all visits to organizations’ websites and their supporters’ fundraising pages.
Each generation of our society is shaped by the events of their time. The Greatest Generation returned from World War II and gave us the massive, free-thinking Baby Boom Generation. Boomers gave us the independent Generation X, which in turn spawned the passionate Millennial Generation. As a result of the world they grew up in, each generation has a distinct culture that’s helped shape their values. It’s when we understand these differences between the generations that we can appeal to their desire to support.
Our nonprofit clients that fundraise with DonorDrive can now offer their supporters Apple Pay as an easy and secure method of giving. The COPD Foundation is the first of our clients (and among a small group of nonprofits worldwide) that is now connected for giving by Apple Pay.
The end of fall events is the time to catch your breath and take another look at your plans for 2017. If you’re like many of our DonorDrive clients, you’re using this time to examine data from this year’s events in order to find out what what made them successful and to determine what you can do to improve them next year. In DonorDrive, we added a great reporting tool this year called Event Insights. This helps our clients quickly see key metrics in their events by tracking trends, peaks and averages. This same examination can usually be done in other software through data exports to Excel. It’s more time intensive, but the data you gain is certainly worth the effort.
On November 1st at the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Canada Conference, we sponsored a lunchtime contest and asked attendees to tweet the most compassionate act from their nonprofit this year. We thought we'd share a few of the great stories, all centered around the work that their supporters did for the cause.
When it came to compassion, some supporters gave their time and energy:
In the quest to better engage with Millennials, organizations often miss the obvious and fertile opportunity to partner with a startup as part of their Cause Marketing efforts. These unproven businesses can be ideal candidates based on the funding they can offer, their enthusiasm for the cause and the awareness they can generate for your organization. And if they become a success, these merits can multiply. Here are some of the key benefits of joining forces with a startup:
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