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For the past few years we’ve seen a trend of organizations expanding their peer-to-peer fundraising solely from hosting signature events to now offering DIY fundraising, third-party fundraising, community fundraising, virtual programs and other options to retain current supporters and to attract new ones. Many are discovering a big hidden benefit in offering fundraising options: They’re encouraging new growth both regionally and nationally.
Many organizations are discovering that Spring is a very successful time of the year to encourage supporters to create Do It Yourself peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. There are two main reasons for this:
Many DonorDrive clients are generating substantial income through Personal Campaigns or complete Do It Yourself fundraising programs. But we’re hearing that some organizations (maybe yours included?) are facing resistance from within that’s keeping them from starting a program. If you’re finding this opposition inside your organization, we thought it might be helpful for your plea if you had some straightforward answers to the most common questions from boards and executive staff.
If you don't have a DIY program, the answer to that is pretty simple: Everybody.
Most major nonprofits already have DIY programs in place and the rest are currently adding DIY as a new revenue stream. So why is 2016 quickly becoming the Year of DIY? It's that organizations are seeing big benefits and almost no downside. A DIY program requires many less staff hours than a new event would and each campaign yields more than...
Today we’re seeing fundraising play a substantially larger role in comany Cause Marketing efforts. Workplace giving has been around for a long time, but workplace fundraising is a sexy new concept for some corporate partners. Businesses are gravitating...
Last year every nonprofit was buzzing about that trendy, new, crowdfunding stuff. But this year...crickets.
A quick search of Google news shows crowdfunding articles that mention nonprofits are down 47%...
For many organizations, endurance events have become a key part of their fundraising. As an example, recently DonorDrive clients raised over $1.25 million in the 2015 Chicago Marathon alone. Some of our clients have built complete third-party programs and run their own supporter teams in big marathons and big cycling events. Others have taken a more modest approach, encouraging their supporters to use a DIY campaign to fundraise around the endurance events they compete in. Whichever, this is a revenue stream we've watched grow substantially.
In a few short years, the peer-to-peer fundraising space has evolved dramatically. Back in 2007 we started building DonorDrive when two of our large nonprofit clients expressed a similar need: they wanted innovative software that would make it easy for event participants to fundraise through their friends, family and coworkers. By continuing...
We’re always thinking how great it would be if we could get a few more of our event participants to raise a few more bucks. But what if you could get a dozen to raise $10,000 each? We did some digging into DonorDrive numbers to find the traits of event participants who raise $10,000 and over. We then compared these to the average participant in these same events to see what contributes to an Event Superstar’s bionic fundraising ability.
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.
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