Category Archives: Online fundraising

National Philanthropy Day: Painless ways to celebrate

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting By now, you probably know that tomorrow is National Philanthropy Day. What you might not know is that there are many ways to celebrate the day, and some that don’t even require opening your pocketbook. … Continue reading

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Cutting through the noise: Optimizing your end-of-the-year appeal

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting While you may cringe to hear the words “end-of-year appeal” while it’s still 90 degrees outside, now is the time to start working on your appeal, before it gets lost in the noise of all … Continue reading

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JVA’s new Development Director Breakfast Club stresses team approach in fundraising

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting In January 2012, in response to requests for ongoing professional development opportunities, JVA launched a new breakfast club series geared toward development directors. Held once a month, these clubs give development directors an outlet to … Continue reading

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How your nonprofit can use Pinterest

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Where can you learn how to use a sock to curl your hair, check out what your neighbor had for dinner last night, and look at pictures of baby pandas? Why Pinterest, of course! While … Continue reading

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How to prepare for nonprofit “Black Friday”

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting We’d like to give a shout-out to all of you who will be open next week (we’re open at JVA, too, except for Monday). While many nonprofits take a break toward the end of the … Continue reading

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UNICEF uses Halloween “costume creator” to attract younger donors

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting UNICEF is putting the “fun” back in fundraiser with a cyber twist on its traditional orange Trick-or-Treat collection boxes. Mashable revealed earlier this week that UNICEF has launched an online costume party, allowing site visitors to … Continue reading

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Nonprofit professionals weigh in on new Facebook features

By Amber Alarid, JVA Consulting In order to get some real-world perspective on some of the new Facebook features, such as the timeline, which allows you to look back to see which posts received the most “Likes” and other metrics, … Continue reading

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Why nonprofits will benefit if Janine’s Launch Pad contest idea is launched

by Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting First, a word on my Launch Pad contest idea—training boomers with sales backgrounds as nonprofit fundraisers—which is one of 25 finalists. If this idea is implemented, nonprofit leaders would get to spend their time on … Continue reading

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