The Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations

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The Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations. CSDi is offering a complimentary nonprofit book on online fundraising training.
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Each of the 10 chapters include 3 step-by-step guides that lead you in setting up a modern website, launching a donor newsletter program and accepting online donations. See what the 30 guides include.
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What you will Do | Skills you will Learn
Simply follow 10 weekly steps in this nonprofit guide to get these two important tech tools up and running.
Part 1. Your Website. Create a modern, effective website that will call supporters to action to make a donation, volunteer, or subscribe.
Part 2. Digital Marketing and Communications. Connect with the supporters that your nonprofit needs through email newsletters, blog posts and targeted web pages.
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The book is for people who are new to raising nonprofit online donations—or who want to increase their level of online donations. The chapters present a simple, step by step progression showing how to do this.
Free Nonprofit Training Guide to Online Fundraising Training: Making Tech Tools Accessible to Beginners.
This book is written for tech beginners who want to learn how to better get simple online fundraising training for getting donations for their nonprofits. All technical concepts are provided in easy to grasp, jargon-free language, and are supported with step-by-step illustrations: Perfect!
So: Are you relatively new to working on websites? Raising online donations? Writing and sending engaging subscriber emails?
Then: I have good news. Today’s website platforms and email providers all have simple points of entry for newbies: This free nonprofit training book will show you how to access them: one step at a time.
Free nonprofit fundraising training. Here is the full detailed syllabus where you can see the complete step-by-step weekly process in this free nonprofit training program.
The Beginner’s Free Guide to Online Donations
Detailed Syllabus of the 10 chapters and 30 guides
CHAPTER 1. How to Create a Website for Your Nonprofit Fundraising: Setting Up & Launching Your New Online Fundraising Website.

  • Guide 1. Choosing a website host and registering your website address.
  • Guide 2. WWW: Weebly, Wix, or WordPress? Choosing a platform.
  • Guide 3. Selecting an attractive website theme with modern features.
CHAPTER 2. Design a Website that’s User Friendly & Google Will Love.

  • Guide 4. Important basics: A quick tour of your behind-the-scenes dashboard.
  • Guide 5. Organizing your initial pages: keep the structure simple—but plan for growth.
  • Guide 6. Quick start your SEO: Make including these ultra simple search magnets in your initial pages a habit now.
CHAPTER 3. How to Create an Online Fundraising Website: Your Brand, Page Design & Compelling Content.

  • Guide 7. Branding: adding a logo and slogan; choosing fonts, colors and columns.
  • Guide 8. Posting a new blog and adding a new webpage: Let’s create 2 copy/paste/edit templates.
  • Guide 9. Four ways to add written content: which one is the easiest for you to use? Plus, adding links and photos.
CHAPTER 4. How to Accept Online Donations & Build an Email List Now.

  • Guide 10. Four must-have copy/paste webpage snippets for tables, bullets & indents.
  • Guide 11. Get collecting right away: Quick start volunteer and subscription forms. Collecting online donations.
  • Guide 12. Pre-Publish Checklist: Final page edit. Checking spelling, grammar and links.
CHAPTER 5. Landing Pages that Convert & Optimized Keywords. The importance of landing pages,keywords and conversions.

  • Guide 13. Keywords and the 21st Century Communication Secret: [Shhh… It’s all about them!]. Use the same language your visitors use.
  • Guide 14. Landing Pages are Your Salesmen: They convert a casual visitor into a donor, volunteer or subscriber.
  • Guide 15. 12 steps to building a perfect online fundraising landing page template. Bonus checklist.
CHAPTER 6. Demystifying Optimization, publish, promote, and earn links to your page.

  • Guide 16. Demystifying SEO. Use keywords in your headings, page title, page description and content. Post information rich, long content.
  • Guide 17. Writing Techniques.
  • Guide 18. Build visibility and attract visitors: Promote your blog or landing page to colleagues: earn their links (Google likes links!).
CHAPTER 7. Marketing and Communications. Determine what to market to whom—and then do it!

  • Guide 19. Your needs: get specific about your support goals. Do you want supporters that are donors, volunteers, subscribers? How many?
  • Guide 20. Who is your target market: Who are these new supporters you are hoping to reach? What causes do they want to support? We need an avatar here!
  • Guide 21. Your brand: who are you? What does your nonprofit do? Specifically, in sound bites, let’s make this sound attractive to your new supporters.
CHAPTER 8. Communications calendar, marketing channels, launching campaigns.

  • Guide 22. Develop an achievable online fundraising communications calendar.
  • Guide 23. Your communication connection: where will you launch your first campaign? Clearly define the channels that connect you to your target supporters: newsletter, blog, social media?
  • Guide 24. Launch your first online fundraising campaign. Let’s connect your first campaign to your perfect landing page—and convert visitors into donors.
CHAPTER 9. Email Lists. Capture Names: signing up new subscribers.

How to capture valuable new subscribers—and then send them the newsletters that convert them into donors.
  • Guide 25. Collecting subscribers. What information should you ask of a new subscriber?
  • Guide 26. Installing pop-ups on your website. Which type? Where? What should they say?
  • Guide 27. Do you have a free offer? Compiling an e-book or membership program to entice new subscribers.
CHAPTER 10. Email Newsletters. Romance your Subscribers!

  • Guide 28. Subject lines. Your chance to be both creative and a Sherlock too.
  • Guide 29. What should your email look like? How long? What will lure subscribers to click through to an actionable landing page?
  • Guide 30. Launch. Write a new, compelling, newsletter, dovetailed with an action-oriented landing page. Then send it!
Read the first chapter to see how the step-by-step process works and to get started right away:
Get free nonprofit training in the Beginner’s Guide to Online Donations here. Each of the 10 chapters includes 3 individual, step-by-step guides to boosting online fundraising: 30 guides in total. See the syllabus.
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