DIY Fundraising: Its Promise and Perils

Original Broadcast Date: March 28, 2017

Nonprofits across North America are experimenting with ways to inspire their supporters to create their own fundraising campaigns — and are investing in technology and marketing to make it easier for these do-it-yourself fundraisers to succeed.

But recent research by the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum has found that many nonprofits aren’t making the most prudent strategic decisions when they develop DIY campaigns. As a result, their programs are not reaching their full potential.

Learn how to make the strategic decisions necessary to position your DIY program for success.

During this insightful discussion, you will learn how to:

  • Make the case for your DIY campaign
  • Avoid the four key mistakes that doom many campaigns
  • Identify best practices that will position your campaign for success

Speakers

Christy Haught is the National Manager of Digital and Emerging Fundraising Programs for JDRF, driving its P2P digital fundraising strategies and spearheading the launch of the organization’s re-envisioned DIY fundraising program. Haught, who has 11 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, specializes in digital communications and online fundraising strategy. Prior to joining JDFR, she worked with nonprofit clients such as National MS Society, National Wildlife Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy at Event 360.

David Hessekiel is founder and president of the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum. Since 2006 the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum has brought thousands of peer-to-peer fundraising professionals together via its annual conference, workshops and webinars to share best practices and provided them with access to the information they need to raise more for their organizations.

Peter Panepento is co-founder and principal of Turn Two Communications and serves as content director for the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum. He is the author of the forthcoming P2P Forum publication DIY Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Its Promise and Perils.

PRICE: $99 or free for Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum members

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