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Thank you for the thank you

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



When it comes to nonprofit fundraising, whether it's online fundraising or offline, there's a lot of talk about how important it is to follow up with donors and thank them. This week I received a handwritten thank-you note from the folks at the International Justice Mission (IJM), a nonprofit organization that… Continue

Added by beth pickard on July 29, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

Supporting the Non-profit Sector: A Mini How-to Guide

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



When I returned from a semester of study in West Africa and started telling my friends about what I'd seen there, a lot of them expected me to head straight for a career in the non-profit sector, and some even assumed I'd start my own non-profit. I have tremendous respect for the work of the non-profit… Continue

Added by beth pickard on April 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sunday is World Water Day

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Last summer I spent several days with a Ugandan family in a suburb outside Kampala, Uganda's capital. When this family needs water for washing, cooking, and drinking, the daughters walk about a quarter of a mile to go get it. After a few hours of insisting that i wanted to go with them to collect water, they finally agreed to let me join them. I took a jerrycan in each hand and followed… Continue

Added by beth pickard on March 20, 2009 at 8:24am — No Comments

FG's Twitter Contest Launches Today

Thanks to all you folks out there on Twitter, we've just surpassed 1,000 followers.







And to celebrate, we're sponsoring a Twitter contest this week. You could win a donation to your fundraising page!



Here's how:



1. If you don't already have one, sign up for a Twitter account and follow us. Otherwise, skip to step #2.



2. Tweet the… Continue

Added by beth pickard on March 16, 2009 at 8:13am — No Comments

March Awareness Month





Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Well, it's that time of the month again. You know, the beginning of it, when we tell you about all the months causes and highlight NPOs that are doing good work in these areas.



Also known for it's… Continue

Added by beth pickard on March 3, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Webinar Today: Using Fundraising Teams Effectively

Today, we're presenting a webinar called Competition for the cause: using fundraising teams effectively." It's free and open to fundraisers and nonprofits alike. Our own James Campbell will talk about some of what we've learned about how teams and fundraising incentives can help motivate supporters and fundraisers to exceed their goals.



As the good… Continue

Added by beth pickard on February 24, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Happy MLK Day (On) From Firstgiving

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



It's the beginning of an exciting week, and the buzz about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a call to action, urging us to "Make it a day ON, not a day OFF."



Taking a cue, perhaps, from non-profit organizations (among which MLK Day observance… Continue

Added by beth pickard on January 19, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

2 Birds With One Kidney Stone. Make that One Kidney.

Cross-Posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Ever since Firstgiving got going, we've been on a mission to connect people to the causes they care about in a very tangible way--enabling people to raise money for non-profits doing good work all over the US and all over the world.…



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Added by beth pickard on January 12, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

(PRODUCT) RED Makeover: the best way to support the AIDS cause?

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



We kicked this month off with a post about World AIDS Day, and as AIDS Awareness Month continues, discussions about the disease and people affected by it are popping up all over the blogosphere. Last week I ran across a… Continue

Added by beth pickard on December 10, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

December Awareness Month

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



'Tis the season for celebrating and giving, and whatever you've got on your wish list, we hope your December is lovely. It's also the season for year-end giving,… Continue

Added by beth pickard on December 3, 2008 at 1:34pm — No Comments

World AIDS Day

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Today marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an international awareness-raising campaign to fight and end the disease and prejudices surrounding it. There's lots going on around the world; here are some highlights:

  • From the official…
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Added by beth pickard on December 1, 2008 at 8:28am — No Comments

Free Webinar: 9 Things You Can Do Now for Fundraising Success in 2009

Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST



Nine things you can do to today turbocharge your spring and summer fundraising events



They say that the early bird gets the worm. Join us for an informative online seminar to learn how you can get a head start on your 2009 fundraising events. In this one hour session you will learn about:



- Tips for building a better fundraising event plan

- Advanced fundraiser recruitment and motivation strategies

-… Continue

Added by beth pickard on November 11, 2008 at 8:32am — No Comments

Run Poverty Out of Town: Tips from Grameen Foundation President Alex Counts

It's marathon season, and this past weekend the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon took place in Washington, D.C. For Alex Counts, President of Grameen Foundation and friend of Team Firstgiving, the race was an… Continue

Added by beth pickard on October 29, 2008 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Blog Action Day: Online Fundraising to Combat Poverty

Cross posted at the Online Fundraising Blog





Today is Blog Action Day, an annual nonprofit event uniting the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to post about the same issue on the same day. Bloggers everywhere will participate in this…
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Added by beth pickard on October 15, 2008 at 8:53am — No Comments

Countdown to Blog Action Day 2008

Cross posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Just a heads-up to let you know that we've registered for Blog Action Day 2008 on October 15. This virtual event will bring together bloggers from all over the blogosphere to contribute to a worldwide discussion on the subject of poverty.



Blog… Continue

Added by beth pickard on October 12, 2008 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Countdown to Blog Action Day 2008

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



Just a heads-up to let you know that we've registered for Blog Action Day 2008 on October 15. This virtual event will bring together bloggers from all over the blogosphere to contribute to a worldwide discussion on the subject of poverty.



Blog… Continue

Added by beth pickard on October 7, 2008 at 9:01am — No Comments

What to Expect: Online Fundraising

Cross-posted at the FLiP Blog



Online fundraising programs can be a less expensive and more creative way to raise some money, but with every nonprofit in the world launching their own program, how can you break through the clutter?



I used to be an ascetic when it came to using Facebook. I uploaded my first profile picture and never changed it. I never updated my “status.” I rejected… Continue

Added by beth pickard on October 3, 2008 at 10:11am — No Comments

Ramping Up: Africa and the MDGs

Cross-posted at the Online Fundraising Blog



It's been a historical week in international development as leaders worldwide have ramped up discussions around meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Increasingly (though not exclusively) Africa-specific concerns, the MDG conversation has generated some significant news over the past few days. Below are links to the…
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Added by beth pickard on September 26, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Firstgiving's World Run Day Get-Together

Cross-posted at Team Firstgiving





Sunday, November 9, 2008 - World Run Day



Attention Boston folks!



Come join us on World Run Day - Sunday, November 9, 2008 for a 3.8-mile jog along the banks of the Charles River with your friends at Firstgiving.



All levels and abilities are welcome! Bring your friends, too. We have some… Continue

Added by beth pickard on September 23, 2008 at 8:45am — No Comments

World Run Day Update

Cross-posted at Team Firstgiving







27 runners have raised $2,633 for 25 nonprofits.



See what our top fundraisers are doing:

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Added by beth pickard on September 23, 2008 at 8:37am — No Comments

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