No Turkeys Here: Thanksgiving Fundraisers Raise Awareness, Donations

Although the 1.5 million national nonprofits raise funds throughout the year, many find donors giving more generously during the holiday season; during the so-called "Giving Season," donors gave about 25% of their total donation dollars between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and nearly half of all donors gave more during the holidays than the rest of the year. And …

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Simple Ways to Boost Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Online

Fundraising can be a scary topic for many nonprofit organizations. We value the work we do and the services we provide so highly, that we oftentimes are nervous to ask for money! But securing donations allows us to keep providing amazing support in our communities. As social media fundraising becomes a stronger platform for raising …

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Donation Trends In The NonProfit Sector

Just as for-profit companies research and study current business methodology to determine new ways to increase profits and decrease costs, nonprofits study trends in fundraising to learn what earns more money for their organization while lowering overhead and retaining both donor and volunteer databases. Today's nonprofits pursue trends beyond new charity event ideas, selling tickets …

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Donors Now And Beyond: Fundraising For The Generations

The holidays and change of seasons is a time many charities use for a fundraising advantage, linking the fall and winter holidays and weather to themed nonprofit events.  Despite the 1.5 million nonprofits nationwide hosting at least one major event and several smaller ones, the need for funds frequently exceeds funds raised, and neither the desire nor …

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Add a Creative Spark to Holiday Fundraising

While it stands to reason that nonprofit organizations receive more donations during the last eight weeks of the year, it also stands to reason that the competition among nonprofits for those funds is greater during those eight weeks. Large, well known nonprofits, such as the United Way and YMCA, have secure relationships with corporations that pledge an …

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The Benefits Of Using Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

You might have heard of peer-to-peer fundraising. You might have heard that it is when donors make their own fundraising campaigns which then raise money on your behalf, making it a type of multi-tier crowdfunding for nonprofits. It's been used by such heavy hitters as the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society. That's impressive, …

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How To Promote Your Donation Page: 3 Tips For Using Social Media

So, you finally got your donation page up so you can accept donations online. Whether you're hosting fundraising events, or just looking for donation management solutions, having an online portal where people can give means there's a minimal distance between desire to give, and the following action. But now that you have a place you can accept …

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How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story with an Awesome About Us Page

Whether you are starting a nonprofit or wanting to revamp your website, one page you must have is an awesome About Us page. All too often, this is one page that gets ignored when creating any website. Research, however, has shown that this may very well be the most important page for readers to your site. You …

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How Your Non-profit Gets The Most Out Of Giving Tuesday

Forget the holiday season shopping countdown. Many stores already display Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths and holiday wrap. Online retail sites stopped their summer sales and tempt you with the tease of Black Friday/Cyber Monday markdowns. Every year the push starts earlier and the spending frenzy increases. And into this commercial chaos comes the peaceful prospect …

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