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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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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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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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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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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Creative Ideas For Your Next Fall Fundraiser

Coming up with fundraiser theme ideas that keep people interested can be uneasy. It doesn't have to be thoughtful and fancy, it just has to do the job. Easy fundraiser themes remain a terrific way to ensure your nonprofit succeeds. The four simplistic ideas listed below are great fall fundraiser themes, or maybe they can improve …

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Fundraising For 2018: More Than Just Money

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, all trying to raise money for their causes and remain in business for more than just another year. While it's difficult to get an exact number of nonprofits that fail, between 15% and 20% fail to file formal dissolution papers with the Internal Revenue Service and simply fade away.  Competing …

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