free agent community fundraising, fundraising, storytelling

An Unexpected Nonprofit Fundraising Story

2 Comments 27 August 2014

The Center for Great Apes has hit on a brilliant merge of fundraising and storytelling. The Center is using Amazon Wish Lists to ask for specific donations for their great apes. Each item includes a small story about why it is needed, often connected to a specific animal. This is small moment storytelling. It also is storytelling fundraising, with a whiff of whimsy...and personal appeal. It's refreshingly simple, yet unexpected.

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case studies, collaboration, free agent community fundraising

Free Agent Communities Fundraising for Japan

3 Comments 01 April 2011

In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, free agent communities have risen once again, this time to raise funds for disaster relief in Japan. In this blog post, I feature three blogger communities raising money for Japan. Once again, this begs the question of best practices and whether or not nonprofits are working with free agent communities to establish relationships.

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Debra Askanase is an experienced digital engagement strategist, non-profit executive, and community organizer. She works with mission-driven organizations to develop digital strategies and campaigns that engage, create trust, and move stakeholders to action. Debra speaks at conferences worldwide on the intersection of technology, social media, and nonprofit organizations.

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