Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Social Fundraising Tips and Best Practices

If you are planning to launch a social fundraising campaign or looking to raise even more money for your next social fundraiser, this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival has you covered. We asked our favorite nonprofit fundraisers and social media campaigners to share their favorite tips on social fundraising and crowd-funding to foster community, spread nonprofit missions, and empower supporters to raise money on behalf of inspiring organizations who are creating social change. Let’s begin.

  • Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks? Isn’t that the $1M dollar question? Check out my analysis of the 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, which provides some incredible data on how 11K+ nonprofits are using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. And then head over to John Haydon’s great post on Care2’s Frogloop blog where he asks “Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?” Haydon says Facebook stinks for collecting donations but is awesome for raising money. Haydon says you can’t make a value judgment on Facebook based only on donations. It’s about building relationships first!

Examples include:

  • Raising the Rhythm - a University of Toronto student and her friends raised about $8K for CFTC through a dance / fashion gala in Toronto
  • Kilimanjaro Climb - Anastassia Ferdman climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised $2,600
  • Hungry for Change – through this initiative, which is in its fifth year, CFTC is the Canadian Electrical Industry's charity of choice; for whom they've raised about $1million
  •  Heidi Massey highlights her experiences for raising money for Citizen Gulf and how she will be applying lessons learned to Twive and Receive, social fundraisier to raise money for Open Books who focuses on literacy.


What are some of your favorite social fundraising tips or social fundraisng campaigns? Tell us here in the comments.

 

What topic will the Nonprofit Blog Carnival being exploring in May? Lori Halley of Wild Apricot is hosting and exploring the best strategies to mobilize supporters.

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