//
you're reading...
Facebook, Fundraising

‘Tis the Season for Creative Giving

A recent NPR segment covered how nonprofits are creatively raising year end funds, even amidst a down economy.  In Idaho, 27 nonprofits held a joint fundraiser known as the “Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse”.  It raised awareness for local organizations, as well as funds.

On the social media front, Mercy Corps, in Portland, OR, is using a Facebook app called “Gift-o-Matic“.  It might suggest donating chickens or a yak for someone passionate about animals.  In my view, social media has a lot of potential for fundraising, so long as it’s used creatively and interactively.  (We are also seeing the rise of sites like www.kickstarter.com and www.indiegogo.com for creative projects.)

You have the power to not only give great gifts of experience (as this blogger says, “The best gifts come in envelopes”), but to impact local nonprofit organizations for good.

As organizer of the Alternative Giving Market Dianne Daley Laursen said, “Shop Local, Buy Local, Give Local”.

Advertisements

About TheMarketingAdvocate

Creative, joyful soul passionate about marketing for good. Areas of focus include not-for-profit, arts, music, technology, women's rights, and generational marketing. I also sing, write poetry, travel, and enjoy life!

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter Updates

%d bloggers like this: