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Image with thanks to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkhmarketing/8539048913/ Click Here to enlarge the infographic. We all know that social media can be a great way to reach a large potential new audience base, but there are a lot of social media sites and only so much time in the day that you can dedicate to social media outreach. As such, it's important to prioritize your efforts so that you are spending your time in a strategic manner that allows you to reach the largest number of users that fall within your demographic. This month, we researched some of the key subscribership data for the major social media channels. The data below shows the launch date and the current monthly subscribership for the big social media sites, which displays not only which sites are the "top dogs," but also the current growth trajectory of some of these popular social media platforms. We hope this data can be useful as you are planning your future social media outreach efforts:
Time is money, right? While this likely means something different to each of us, one thing’s for sure: at some point, we question the value of our time. For example: Do you hire a gardener rather than spending half of the weekend doing your own yard work? The answer depends on how much you like getting your hands dirty, whether you have better things to do with your time and if you can afford to pay someone else to do it for you.
Thanks to mobile technology and the widespread use of smartphones and tablets, Nonprofits can improve the way they manage both the process and success of their fundraising auctions. Mobile bidding is a paperless system for managing and running auction events and it enhances the experience for both guests and volunteers.
The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s annual survey asks Nonprofits in the U.S. about their programs, financial health, and management strategies. The survey is designed to help Nonprofits, supporters, researchers, and others ask better questions, shape dialogue, and challenge their assumptions about what nonprofits need to continue their work building healthier communities. Nonprofit Sectors Represented Human Services Arts, Culture, Humanities Education Community Development Health Mutual, Membership Benefit Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy Environment and Animals Workforce Development Foundation House of Worship International, Foreign Affairs Over 5,000 respondents - representing a range of Nonprofit sectors from across the country - contributed to the study. We've prepared a slideshare with a snapshot of some of the most interesting data gathered from the full study, including information on the demand for programs and services, financial well-being and biggest challenges facing the Nonprofit sector.
Successful Nonprofit auctions engage attendees and inspire fierce bidding. The amount of money that can potentially be raised is directly correlated to what is up for auction, and baskets and gift cards can only go so far – these types of items will quickly reach their max value and bidding will cease. Plan and design your event to raise more money by keeping bidders interested with fewer high-value, attention-grabbing items.
A fundraising raffle is a contest in which tickets are sold to supporters of a Nonprofit cause or mission for their chance to be drawn as the winner of a grand prize. Veterans of this fundraising method will tell you that raffles are easy to set up, require little to no upfront cost and demand minimal time to manage. When a fundraising raffle is done right it can raise tens of thousands of dollars for an organization! For a raffle to raise a significant amount of money, it depends on three things: