Go Classic for Fall Fundraising: Host a Fall Festival

Fall has quickly become America's favorite season. Between the pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweater weather, and little kids running around in costumes it just puts everyone in a good mood! Capitalize on these happy vibes and plan a Fall Festival for your next fundraising event! Here are some ideas to kick off your fundraising right: …

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Non-Profit Trends: To Understand Recurring Giving, Look at Gen Z

Recurring giving to nonprofit organizations isn't new, but increasingly it is included in lists of burgeoning "trends." One key to understanding how such giving can succeed is to ask why the trend is growing. Giving a predetermined amount automatically (most commonly, monthly), similar to a credit-card payment, appeals strongly to new generations, which each year …

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From Summertime Fun To Back To School: Fall Into Fundraising

Summer break is the time of year most students and (at least some) parents look forward to, and although it ends at about the same time each year, the rush to the new school year surprises many families. The rush of doctor appointments, shopping, supply lists and new routines is a change from the relaxed …

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3 Creative Ways To Encourage Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

     Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful tool, and one of the things that makes it so powerful is that it relies on the ingenuity of many people instead of just a few to come up with all the fundraising ideas. Once you have many individuals coming up with fun runs and novel challenges, you …

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What Groundhog? Spring And Summer Signal New Fundraising Season

It's the end of single-digit temperatures, muddy snow boots and staying indoors. Winter has a one-way ticket out and spring's advent means a new start for everything, including fundraising events. Winter is the shortest of the four seasons, but it seems like the longest when outdoor time and activities are limited. Your non-profit's best time …

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I Scream – You Scream: A Family-Friendly Fund-Raising Event To Spark Spring Donations

One of the many reasons why people support certain charitable events is because they're near and dear to their hearts. In some cases, fundraisers are associated with something almost anyone will identify with like those that benefit children. When I was in school there was a group of college-aged young adults reaching out to younger …

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How to Convert Supporters into Successful Fundraisers

The non-profit sector does not survive without donations from individuals and companies. Sure you may get big donors that contribute to an annual drive, but don't underestimate the collective individual. If they are passionate about the cause then they can convert that passion into bringing awareness to their friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances. According to Giving USA, individuals …

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Winter Fundraising: Get The Money Moving!

This winter's snow, slush, relentless wind and ice storms drive everyone indoors to the comfort of the couch, cozy slippers and catching up on TV shows. But it's also the perfect time for your organization to host a fundraising event. You have a captive audience, driven indoors by the chill and going stir-crazy with inactivity. …

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Keeping Your Winter Fundraisers Efficient and Effective

    Now that we are past the big spike in giving that tends to occur around the winter holidays, it is time to capitalize on momentum you built up during those months. This isn't always easy; a lot of people are feeling pinched financially after all the spending they did between October and December …

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Five Productive Steps Towards 2019

Five Productive Steps Towards 2019 Philanthropy, in the form of nonprofits, is on the rise. The year 2019 will usher in new agencies with exciting causes and attractive, energetic branding, while those who prospered well in 2018 and those who did not, will be poised, ready to try different strategies. But no matter what phase …

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