Social Fundraising at the Forefront of Nonprofit 2.0

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06.16.2011By

Social fundraising was a dominant topic at Nonprofit 2.0. There were many industry leaders in attendance, and we decided to interview them with video.

The above round-up is highlights some of these voices, including Epic Change’s Stacey Monk, Care2‘s Jocelyn Harmon, RAD Campaign’s Allyson Kapin, National Wildlife Federation’s Danielle Brigida, Ace Blogger Shonali Burke, Network for Good‘s Allison Schwalm and, of course, our own Razoo CEO Brian Fujito. For the next couple of months we will be highlighting deeper individual vignettes from these interviews on the site and our YouTube channel.

Here are some fundraising insights from Nonprofit 2.0 that you won’t see in these interviews:

Crowdrise CEO Robert Wolfe was the first keynote. He was very funny and entertaining, even giving people who attended five minutes with an on site masseuse. If there was one takeaway from Robert’s keynote it was that social fundraising needs to be fun for people.

He was followed up by an impassioned Stacey Monk, who reminded us that the actions of fundraising is about people, and that love of humanity is what drives us. She criticized the nonprofit sector for making cause activity transactional, and pitched a return to caring about each other as the primary driver of our interactions. Her speech was probably the highlight of the event, and we will be publishing it on video at a later point.

Rob Wu from CauseVox was also there. Shonali interviewed him about fundraising, and he discussed the critical importance of storytelling as part of your effort.

  • Great conference — wish it was a bit longer because there was so many good discussions going on. The conference organizers and speakers did a smashing job. I look forward to time — we need more social learning about social fundraising.

    • geofflivingston

      Next time you are in DC we’d love to put you on camera! It was great to see you at NP 2.0!

  • Great conference — wish it was a bit longer because there was so many good discussions going on. The conference organizers and speakers did a smashing job. I look forward to time — we need more social learning about social fundraising.

    • Anonymous

      Next time you are in DC we’d love to put you on camera! It was great to see you at NP 2.0!

  • Echoing @robjwu:disqus ‘s sentiments, it really was a great conference. I especially loved the unconference part, and there was so much to take away, my head was reeling a bit, quite frankly – in a good way! And thanks so much for sharing the interview with Rob as well.

  • Echoingu00a0@robjwu:disqusu00a0’s sentiments, it really was a great conference. I especially loved the unconference part, and there was so much to take away, my head was reeling a bit, quite frankly – in a good way! And thanks so much for sharing the interview with Rob as well.

  • Michaeljones1990

    I am seeing a huge number of comments on “cause activity turning transactional”, but what about making giving easier? Isn’t that what we want? How many of us will take the time out of a weekend to go volunteer for a worthy cause? Social fundraising is making this possible. We need to focus on the positive.

  • Michaeljones1990

    I am seeing a huge number of comments on “cause activity turning transactional”, but what about making giving easier? Isn’t that what we want? How many of us will take the time out of a weekend to go volunteer for a worthy cause? Social fundraising is making this possible. We need to focus on the positive.

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