Results are in, and the Winner is… Facebook
Guess what’s back, back again? It’s the new M&R Benchmarks nonprofit report! The published findings can be found here and, let me tell you, it’s beautifully designed and incredibly comprehensive. A major finding for nonprofits: Facebook giving accounted for 3.5% of all online revenue. Giving Tuesday was a major driver. And given that “the vast majority of all Facebook revenue (97%) was donated through the peer-to-peer Facebook Fundraisers tool,” grassroots fundraising via social media is something to focus on in 2020.
It’s a Global Pandemic, but You Can Still Ask
Nonprofit leaders are reading the room right now and it’s filled with uncertain, fearful people. That said, we nonprofits still rely on donations. What should we do? This HBR article touches on exactly this — the right way to outreach during a challenging global time. As the writer says, “In the coming weeks and months, successful requests for charitable donations will need to be embedded in a larger expression of mutual support, empathy, and solidarity.” Be transparent about the suffering your donors are experiencing, offer support, and emphasize your mutual commitment to each other.