Infographic: Supersize your donation with covered processing fees
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April 3, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

Our latest DonorDrive infographic examines the trend of giving your donors the option to cover the processing fees associated with their donation. We all know (including your donors) that it costs money to raise money. There are fees associated with receiving and processing donations online and today donors want to help you cover these costs by giving a little bit more. So why is this trend happening? As a society we expect to pay a little extra. The price of anything is never the real price anymore. There are always fees for something: shipping, service, upgrades, etc. The big difference when it comes to giving is that donors understand that the extra fees they’re paying are enabling the organization to do that much more good with the full force of their donation.

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Case Study: NAMI's donors cover more than $50,000 in processing fees
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March 30, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

Did you know more than half of your donors will cover payment processing fees for their donations when asked? In DonorDrive 52% of donors cover their processing fees when given the option. This has proven to lead to a 3% increase in overall event revenue. In our case study, Wayne Baldaro, Senior Program Manager of Fund, Development, and Events of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, explains this trend of giving a little more: “Now donors expect the additional ask. They expect the opportunity to do more. It’s becoming a standard in fundraising: another way for people to do additional good.”

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SEO content writing for non-profits.
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January 17, 2012
By kwolfe

SEOSEO content writing for non-profits.SEO content writing for non-profits.There’s a lot of mystery around Search Engine Optimization, but there really doesn’t need to be. By the time you’re finished with this post you can claim you’re a SEO expert. (Just like everybody else in the world.) The goal of SEO is to have your site recognized by search engines as having the most relevant content for their visitors who search for your...

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Why Facebook is the most powerful social channel for fundraising
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March 24, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

At first glance, Facebook doesn’t look like a place for nonprofits to play. Last year it was reported that Facebook’s reach is down 52% for businesses and 42% for pages and still declining. So your organization’s updates are seen by fewer and fewer people. To get your updates seen by more people you're now expected to pay to advertise—just like for-profit corporations.

But cheer up.

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Raise 60% more by coaching your participants through text notifications
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March 16, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe, Michelle Steed, Ed Lord

In online peer-to-peer fundraising, email has been the traditional communication tool for organizations to communicate with their participants. Organizations rely on it for recruiting, for communicating event details and for motivating their participants to fundraise. But when it comes to coaching, our latest research shows that text is a much more effective tool. Here’s the proof:

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The P2P Forum's 10th Anniversary conference brought together the biggest names in peer-to-peer fundraising
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March 9, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe, Michelle Steed, Ed Lord

We just got back from this inspiring conference, the largest in the peer-to-peer fundraising space held March 1st and 2nd in Atlanta. Here are the highlights of the conference:
Over 450 attended this year, including DonorDrive clients from more two dozen organizations.
 

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How to build and spend a nonprofit marketing budget when you have none: Part 1
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March 1, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe, Michelle Steed, Ed Lord

Despite what you may hear from the nay-sayers, we truly are in a golden age of marketing. And that applies to nonprofits just as much as it applies to for-profits. For all of us, there have been many changes as we have integrated digital into our marketing plans. But one thing hasn’t changed—the marketing budget hasn’t increased. Advertising spends might be smaller today, but there are many organizations that are having amazing results in marketing digitally. We spoke with Michelle Steed, Vice President of Client Success and Ed Lord, Chief Strategy Officer at DonorDrive about how nonprofits can be most effective with their marketing.

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