My Personal Fundraising Campaigns: Case Studies, Tips, and Reflections

Secrets of Personal Fundraising Training Webinar, 2007

Case Study: Sending Leng Sopharath to College in 2006
http://widgetfundraising.org
My personal fundraising campaign case study in Italian with English translation and remix here

Sending Leng Sopharath to College in 2007
(all posts) (Reflections on why it worked)

Cambodian Bloggers Summit Campaign
http://cambodiabloggingsummit.wikispaces.com/
Lessons Learned:
http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2007/08/thank-you-chipi.html

TechSoup Article About Widget Fundraising Campaigns
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/funding/page6666.cfm

A Toe in the Water: Using Social Networks for Fundraising
Stephen Blyth

Some notes about my Yahoo $100,000 Campaign
http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2007/01/all_my_widget_f.html

My lessons learned from personal fundraising - it's like jumping into cold water
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/397202450/in/set-72157594547552078/

An interview with me about the Yahoo Campaign
http://www.podnosh.com/blog/2007/01/27/podcast-beth-kanter-on-online-fundraising-plus-widgets-and-a-simple-pdf-guide/

Examples of Campaigns

Social Actions Aggregates campaigns


Reports and Analysis

Network for Good, The Wired Fundraiser
Network for Good has released a new study, "The Wired Fundraiser: How technology is making fundraising 'good to go'" (PDF). Based largely on Network for Good's experience (and data) from offering some of the first charity widgets, the key findings are, in brief:
  • When Wired Fundraisers Talk, People Listen: The messenger matters even more than the message.
  • Not Every Wired Fundraiser Is a Champion: The successful Wired Fundraiser has a relatively rare combination of true passion and a means to lend a sense of urgency to their cause.
  • Technology Makes a Difference: Widgets and social networks make existing personal fundraisers more effective.
  • Smart Charities Embrace the Wired Fundraiser: And they find