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 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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The (Year) End Is Near: Are Your Finances Ready?

A few months remain until we call it quits for the calendar year, but for nonprofits, the calendar year and fiscal year are very different. June 30 marked the end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits, and it's time to reconcile financial records, file federal documents by November 15 and look at budget needs …

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Create a Social Media Contest to Spread the Word that You Accept Donations Online

Fundraising and getting the public to donate to your nonprofit can be time-consuming and draining process. The beginning few months are the most difficult and often lead to burnout and overall project failure, but this doesn't always have to be the case. The key is perseverance and not letting an unsuccessful attempt get you down. As they …

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A Personal Presentation Expands Your Nonprofit’s Reach

Competing for donor dollars requires many charities keep a full-time fundraiser on staff, or an entire department dedicated to donor management and fundraising events. But the right approach on your website relates the story of your organization while appealing to donors on a personal level, connecting with both their desire for social responsibility and need …

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Promote Your Unique Summer-Fun Fundraiser Today!

Now is the time to set all your plans in motion for your summer fundraising events. Check out these ideas and then start promoting your unique summer-fun fundraiser-today! We are here to help! First, let's look at some fun ideas to get the attention of fun-seekers everywhere. You could do any of these events anywhere in …

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6 Ways to Simplify Your Gala For Higher Revenue

For many nonprofits, a gala might seem like a must-have. You've been doing it for years, it makes your board happy, and all the other organizations are doing it. However, galas can be complicated, tedious-to-plan affairs that cause a big drain on staff resources. Such complex events can be stressful. Through gala revenue may seem …

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How to Accept Donations Online Through Crowdfunding

Peer to peer fundraising has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many of us have seen the success stories: examples of how crowdfunding for nonprofits can raise revenue that's greater than that of any traditional charity event. Furthermore, crowdfunding can bring your organization a great marketing reach: you may be able to reach donors outside …

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