Celebrity speakers

The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 2

Continuing our overview of effective fundraising for nonprofits, here are some more ideas that successful organizations have drawn upon to solicit donations. Silent auctions – The classic silent auction arrangement involves setting up a bunch of tables at a site and inviting attendees to place bids on each item by jotting their name and bid …

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Nonprofit fundraising

The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 1

Nonprofits vary widely in the orientation of their activities. There are nonprofits for nearly every cause imaginable: animal rights, child literacy, amateur sporting events, anti-hunger initiatives—the list is endless. What most nonprofits do have in common, however, is a chronic shortage of funds. It seems as if there are never enough resources for mission-critical tasks. …

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What Defines a NonProfit: Part II

Nonprofits help the public in many different ways. Some provide assistance in the form of food, shelter, emergency aid, elderly care, etc.—they’re called human service organizations. Others use peer-to-peer fundraising to provide critical health services to uninsured people, or even to put on theater productions for local communities. Nonprofits tend to fall in the following …

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What Defines a Non-Profit? Part I

Non-profits rescue abandoned dogs and cats. They teach children how to read. They supply water to remote villages. They use fundraising software to collect donations and then pass on microloans to entrepreneurs in developing economies. Non-profits help people and communities in just about any way you can imagine, but what makes a non-profit a non-profit? …

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Seven Tips for Young, Scrappy Non-Profits Looking to Land Major Gifts

Non-profit fundraising can be a bit of a shark tank, especially for new organizations. Your new non-profit has to rise above a cacophony of other worthy voices asking for funds, including well-established non-profits who may have a bigger megaphone. For new non-profits looking to land a major gift, this competition can be daunting, but there …

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Five Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Peer-to- peer fundraising is taking the non-profit world by storm as an increasing number of charitable organizations use non-profit fundraising software to employ this method to boost donations in a time of dire financial need. Peer-to-peer fundraising, which is similar to crowdfunding, provides an innovative method for non-profits to leverage existing lists of donors to solicit …

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Seven Simple Fundraising Tips Every Nonprofit Needs

Fundraising for nonprofits is never an easy task, as convincing people, businesses, and government agencies to open their wallets often takes a silver tongue. Now, more than ever, nonprofits, especially smaller ones, need effective fundraising tools that have been proven to work. The following tried-and-true fundraising tips can help new nonprofits get off the ground …

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Leverage Existing Donors Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Funding is always a struggle for non-profits, but 2016 has been a particularly harsh year.  Harnessing new non-profit fundraising software and applications can help non-profits fill this gap. According to BusinessWire, 75 percent of nonprofits surveyed by Nonprofit Leadership Pulse report reductions in funding or significant delays in funding. As a result, about a third …

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Leverage Existing Donors through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Leverage Existing Donors through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Funding is always a struggle for non-profits, but 2016 has been a particularly harsh year.  Harnessing new non-profit fundraising software and applications can help non-profits fill this gap. According to BusinessWire, 75 percent of nonprofits surveyed by Nonprofit Leadership Pulse report reductions in funding or significant delays in funding. …

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How to run Crowdfunding Campaigns for Nonprofits

The wildly popular online method of raising money for everything from start-up businesses to personal causes, known as crowdfunding, isn’t exactly new. Since the dawn of time, community support has likely been sought for one cause or another. Today the internet has bred a global sense of community, and provided a platform from which to …

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