Last year at Dreamforce, we announced that DonorDrive connects with Salesforce through NGO Connect. This year at Dreamforce (in San Francisco September 15-18) we’re launching a second sync connector, this one for nonprofits using Salesforce through Nonprofit Starter Pack. So if your organization uses Salesforce Enterprise or Unlimited editions, you now have two ways to sync DonorDrive fundraising data to your Salesforce CRM.
#GivingTuesday is back on December 1st this year after it raised almost $50,000,000 last year. Despite that success, we’re hearing a lot of myths on the negatives of #GivingTuesday that need to be quelled in order to see its real value to your organization. The common myths: 1) “It’s a lot of work for little revenue.” 2) “We’re already doing a year-end campaign and we don’t want to cannibalize it.” 3) “Since any nonprofit can be involved, it will dilute our brand.
With peer-to-peer fundraising there's a new challenge facing nonprofits regarding the ownership of donor information. In the past, ownership was fairly simple: A donor wrote a check or charged their credit card to make a donation. The donor’s home address then determined their “home” office/chapter. The home office became owner of that donor, became the receiver of donor funds, controlled future communication and owned solicitation of the donor.
As DIY fundraising has become a standard revenue stream for so many nonprofits, many organizations are building strategies to maximize the effect of their DIY programs.
In the past, we’ve reported on some amazing personal campaigns, like a boy with diabetes who raised $150,000 for his bar mitzvah, a climber who raised $60,000 as he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and a guy who ran across the Brooklyn Bridge in stiletto heels to help rebuild a center for homeless teens. While these are wonderful stories, they’re the exceptions to the rule. Many DIY campaigns will generate a few hundred dollars. But in researching this infographic, we wanted to examine the success of the more impactful DIY campaigns to find out if there are patterns to their success that can be used in encouraging your own DIY fundraisers to be more successful.
We're delighted to announce that DonorDrive is among a select group of software providers that Omatic has chosen to sync with Raiser's Edge™ and Raiser's Edge NXT™ through their new ImportOmatic® 3.0. We decided to use this opportunity to talk with Omatic about how important constituent data has become to nonprofits.
It’s likely you still have board members who can write a big fat check. But they’ve probably never introduced you to their friends in the same way your participants have. Board members can be incredibly well connected with many philanthropic contacts and peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to set up that introduction to your organization. Here are some ways to get your board to start fundraising:
We’re at the point where our phones are no longer regarded as an alternative to our desktop, they’re now our preferred way to do online. For some activities we still prefer a big screen and a big keyboard, like inputting data and maybe watching Netflix. But we’re now using our smartphones for reading and viewing that data and communicating. Smartphones are also rapidly being adopted as the device of choice for transactions, including donations. In peer-to-peer fundraising, we’ve seen a smartphone explosion at DonorDrive.
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