Digital Fundraising

DirectChange.org website

by SOFII

Is this the future of fundraising; giving donors direct control over where their money goes, instant feedback and the flexibility to decide what they will support, when and how? DirectChange.org is an exemplary use of new technology to bring new donors (and a new generation of donors) into charity to help meet urgent needs.

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Cure Cancer Australia: ‘can too’ sporting events

by SOFII

Young people raise money for a great cause while being coached by professionals in a whole variety of sporting skills.

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Strømme Foundation: ‘poverty buster’ (‘fattigdomsbekjemper’)

A special group with a special mission. The ‘poverty busters’ get access to their own website, merchandise and activities.

by SOFII

Strømme Foundation is an innovative Norwegian charity working to fight poverty in the developing world. The scheme is an imaginative way of engaging younger donors.

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The Shires of Wood Green

by SOFII

An interesting take on animal sponsorship, created for an organisation that is fortunate to have a very attractive and substantial animal shelter in an attractive setting deep in the English countryside, where it is able to create a special world for regular donors.

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Bulgarian Red Cross: ‘one SMS, one hot meal for one Bulgarian child’ campaign

Above and below: powerful posters were developed for the campaign.

by SOFII

These campaigns successfully united several established fundraising techniques including building corporate alliances and the use of new and old media.

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Dogs Trust: sponsor a dog

Dog's trust poster

by SOFII

One of the most imaginative, instructive adaptations of the concept fundraisers have dubbed ‘the best fundraising proposition of all time’.

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The Lost Dogs’ Home, Melbourne: Friend of PAWs microsite

Clever recruitment: Some screen shots from The Lost Dogs’ Home’s microsite.

by SOFII

Although in recent years the Internet has by any definition come into its own as an indispensable tool for fundraisers, most are still not adept at using the medium to acquire new donors. So the Lost Dogs’ Home’s successful experience of online acquisition should be closely watched by many.

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Conversion of a techno-sceptic

Digital giving book

by Richard C McPherson

Only a few things in life are worth missing a flight for. I’d like to tell you about two of them. The first is merely amusing but the other, I think, you will find of more value. The first was only the second flight I’d missed, ever. It was going to Oslo, Norway, but I was stuck on London’s Hammersmith roundabout…

Review by Ken Burnett.

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