A (Wildly Successful) Case Study in Flash Fundraising

| January 17, 2017

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When it comes to flash fundraising, time works with you and against you. Flash Fundraising is the art of harnessing a timely current event to raise money for your cause. It could involve a response to a natural disaster, a recently released childhood poverty study, or highly publicized comments on your cause by a celebrity. Whatever it is, you want to be ready to take action. We did exactly that at Team Rubicon—a nonprofit that deploys veterans in emergency response situations—following April’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

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NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. NTEN is a community of peers who share technology solutions across the sector and support each other’s work. We enable our members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research and industry analysis. NTEN helps you do your job better, so you can make the world a better place.

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Article | March 29, 2020

The federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to deliver spending and relief measures for organizations and families impacted by COVID-19. Many nonprofits are on the front lines of this public health crisis, continuing to deliver essential services like health care, food assistance, education, social welfare and more. There are a number provisions in both of these acts that can support nonprofits during these challenging times. Below, we highlight key opportunities. As always, please discuss your nonprofit’s specific needs and circumstances with your RKL advisor.

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Article | February 19, 2020

Crowdfunding is fast becoming one of the most popular (and useful) fundraising strategies for all kinds of nonprofits. In 2018, 46% of millennials and 45% of GenXers gave to crowdfunding campaigns. It has the potential to bring in a lot of money, help you expand your network, and raise awareness of your cause all at the same time! First introduced to help entrepreneurs and inventors attract investors and raise money to launch their business, the approach has grown substantially, with some experts predict crowdfunding will become a $90-$96 billion dollar industry in the next few years! We created this handy guide to help you avoid some of the common crowdfunding mistakes that nonprofits make when deploying a campaign. We’ve also gathered some industry best practices that will help make your campaigns more successful.

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Article | February 25, 2020

You don’t need to be a data scientist in order to make smart decisions that lead to better outcomes for your nonprofit. But you may need some additional support to help you select, implement, optimize, and learn how to use various data systems. Regardless of how mature your data systems are, working with an expert can help optimize your systems so you can better understand and share your impact. Here are three examples of how Tech Impact engages with nonprofits on data support services to help them better leverage their data to be more effective.

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10 Digital Fundraising Ideas For 2020

Article | February 10, 2020

Digital fundraising is growing massively. In fact, it’s becoming one of the most popular strategies to raise money. In the last two years, digital fundraising grew by 24%, of which 65% of traffic was on mobile. While it’s likely that you have a donation page on your website, there’s more digital fundraising ideas that you can take advantage of to deliver a positive giving experience for your donors and grow your revenue. With a solid digital fundraising strategy in place, there’s no telling what your nonprofit can accomplish.

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NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. NTEN is a community of peers who share technology solutions across the sector and support each other’s work. We enable our members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research and industry analysis. NTEN helps you do your job better, so you can make the world a better place.

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