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2 Ways to Combine Facebook Ads + Email for End-of-Year Fundraising Success

by Do Big Things • Fundraising & Philanthropy •

This December, Facebook invited Do Big Things CEO Cheryl Contee and Vice-President of Digital Advertising, Ryanne Brown, to share insights on how to turbocharge your end-of-year fundraising based on our pioneering expertise in the field.

Facebook’s “Lift Series” is a collaboration between Facebook and selected expert nonprofit technology practitioners to help causes use Facebook more effectively for outreach and fundraising.

Below, you will find an excerpt from the post. You can read the full blog post here on Facebook's Social Good website.

This article was originally published on Facebook on Dec. 2, 2019.

You might be wondering if Facebook Ads are right for your organization or you might be unsure about how best to add Facebook Ads into your mix of online fundraising. Perhaps you remember the cereal commercials showing a bowl of cereal alongside juice, milk, toast, fruit and other foods “as part of…

A Message from Jeremy Bird: Why He’s Choosing Lyft

by Jeremy Bird • Announcements •

Today, DBT Board President Jeremy Bird announced that he is joining Lyft as their Vice President of Engagement. Congratulations, Bird. DBT couldn't be more excited for you as you begin your next chapter.

Read Bird's message about why he is choosing Lyft below:

I’ve spent my career fighting to change the world for the better. It’s what drew me to spend a decade organizing communities across the country to support former President Barack Obama; empowering working families to stand up for better wages and affordable health care while working in the labor movement; and studying theology at Harvard Divinity School during my formative years. I have always believed in the power of people to make a meaningful impact on the way we all work, vote, and live our lives.

That’s why I’m honored to announce today that I am taking on the role of Vice…

Amy McGrath just shattered all the fundraising records

by Do Big Things • Election •

By Toby Fallsgraff and Ryanne Brown

Here’s why it’s about a lot more than how much she raised

If you didn’t already think retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath would give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the fight of his political life in Kentucky, her first FEC filing should get your attention.

In under three months, McGrath raised over $10.7 million from nearly 300,000 donations—an average gift of $36. A whopping 98 percent of contributions were $200 or less.

That doesn’t just set a resounding new record for a Senate quarterly haul—pulling in nearly double the previous top fundraising quarter for a Senate campaign this year. It evens out Mitch McConnell’s huge financial head start, and, more importantly, it gives McGrath a vast grassroots donor base (including donors in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties!) that will have her back over the next 13 months, no matter what Team Mitch…

New Voices in Politics = New Priorities

by Janani Sreenivasan • Policy & Politics •

For too long, too many points of view have been excluded from the table, and every one does need to be heard and considered for this democracy to work. When more perspectives and voices are present at the table, you get better outcomes.

Higher Ground Labs Spotlight on Cheryl Contee

by Do Big Things • Leadership •

Higher Ground Labs is an accelerator for progressive political technology. They equip progressive campaigns, causes, and organizations with cutting edge technology to win 2020 and beyond. Over the past 3 years, portfolio companies have played a critical role in optimizing traditional campaign activities, such as organizing, fundraising, digital content creation, budgeting, and polling. We're thrilled that HGL Co-Founder Betsy Hoover is a member of the DBT Board of Directors. This week, HGL published a story on our CEO, Cheryl, and her book on achieving startup success.


HGL Advisory Board Member Cheryl Contee has built her career around politics and technology. She has started and sold multiple companies in the political space and now coaches entrepreneurs in the HGL network and beyond. She just published an Amazon bestselling book entitled Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Start Up Success, based on her own…