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August 19 Speaker and Luncheon

Presenter: Nancy Palo from Blackbaud

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Join us August 19th as we look at Crowdfunding with Nancy Palo, Senior Consultant on Strategic Services with a emphasis on peer-to-peer fundraising at BlackBaud.  Nancy brings more than 13 years’ experience in the event fundraising space and is passionate about providing non-profits innovative fundraising strategies to move their missions forward.  . Prior to joining Blackbaud in April 2012, Nancy worked at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in California and New York for eight years, raising more than $30 million through local peer to peer fundraising campaigns.

Crowdfunding enables community benefit organizations to leverage support from a wide variety of stakeholders, including beneficiaries, donors, board members, and staff; it also provides space for testing what motivates different groups to give. In addition, it creates an opportunity to communicate with donors directly and describe the positive impact of their support.  Done via the internet, Crowdfunding enables you to fund a project by raising money from a large group of people in a short amount of time.

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headshot_kprice_croppedPresident's Message

This is one of the most exciting “shiny new toys” in the fundraising world- the ability to fund a project by raising money from a large group of people in a short amount of time, all via the internet.

Crowdfunding has been around and gaining steam since 2006, with a major gear-up in 2009 when Kickstarter launched. As most fads go, you think that it would have died down by now, but it’s quite the contrary.  In the last 3 years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5.1 billion.

Crowdfunding enables community benefit organizations to leverage support from a wide variety of stakeholders, including beneficiaries, donors, board members, and staff; it also provides space for testing what motivates different groups to give. In addition, it creates an opportunity to communicate with donors directly and describe the positive impact of their support.

If you haven’t tried a crowdfunding campaign yet, or if you’re looking for fresh new ways to coral your followers these articles from AFP, will help you fully understand crowdfunding and the different options available. 

http://www.afpnet.org/ResourceCenter/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=26031

 

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A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

Underdeveloped StudyThe newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders.

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