Our best articles of 2015.
Blog December 17, 2015 By Kevin Wolfe
Looking back at 2015, much has happened for organizations that depend on peer-to-peer fundraising. We've covered this extensively in our DonorDriven Blog and have put together a convenient list of our most useful articles of the year.
- Why the hubbub about crowdfunding died down and why so many organizations adopted peer-to-peer fundraising in 2015.
- How the decline in legacy giving is helping your organization right now.
- Consultant Lin MacMaster explains why big nonprofits must adopt DIY fundraising now.
- This year, Jeromy Adams' Extra Life (24-hour gaming marathon for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals) raised over $7 million. He spoke at the Peer-To-Peer Professional Forum Conference in February and invited other organizations to join him in attracting big-hearted gamers as fundraisers.
- DonorDrive's Mike Malekoff poses the question: Who owns the peer-to-peer donor? His article includes a practical plan for building a relationship with those in your participants' network.
- Many organizations are finding that their boards are in turmoil. Our series on How to build a better board gives you a complete plan for working with your current board and building a better one for the future of your organization.
- Do your fundraising pages pass the Google test? If not, you could be losing mobile donors. Enter a fundraising page URL in our test and see how they score.
- Are you fundraising through your Facebook page yet? Here's a 6-point strategy for Facebook's donate button.
- Check out the surprising stats of how many of your donors are willing to cover their processing fees in order to help out your organization a little more.
This year we dug deep into the DonorDrive stats for some revealing insight on today's donor.
- Check out our interactive infographic on the growth of social fundraising.
- Mobile fundraising continues to grow and it's having an exponential impact on your donations.
- In order to get a better understanding of your biggest supporters (and how to create more of them) we examined Fundraising Superstars in DIY, endurance, and events who raised $10,000 and more.
- What makes your peer-to-peer donor click the donate button? Here are some great stats on what motivates your donors.
With every organization focusing on finding corporate partners to help them deliver on mission, we created a case study of DonorDrive client OneSight, a nonprofit that turns the enthusiasm of Luxottica employees into clinics that have brought sight to eight million people in need worldwide.
This year we've had a plethora of how-to articles focused on improving your peer-to-peer fundraising. Here's the best of the "best of:"
- 8 ways to get your event volunteers to fundraise.
- How to attract young professionals to your organization.
- How to wrap up your events.
- The three notifications that will improve your event total.
- The ten best peer-to-peer fundraising tips.
- Best practices for better supporter engagement.
- How to get your board to fundraise online.
- A nine-point strategy for saying thanks.
You might want to bookmark this page and check out some of the content when you get a little holiday downtime.
We hope this gives you plenty of food for thought as we head into 2016.