3 Ways To Update New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Ideas More Uniquely Online

Fundraisers go along with the holiday season like cookies and milk, but sometimes the same, tired platforms seem out of place in today's more modern, technologically driven society. Attending black-tie galas with silent auctions are becoming less unique, a thing of the past with more people than ever using social media platforms. Recent research reveals the majority …

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4 Steps to Increase Holiday Fundraising

This holiday season (also known as "The Giving Season") is the perfect time to expand your fundraising efforts. According to a GuideStar Survey, over 50% of nonprofits receive the bulk of their contributions between October and December. People are feeling charitable. They are busy shopping for meaningful gifts. Minimalism is all the rage. (Who needs more …

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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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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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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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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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Three Ways To Fundraise And Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Before the donors arrive at your door, checks (or online contributions) in hand to present to your nonprofit, donors need to know you. They want to know who you are, what you do, why you exist and where their money goes. Expressing the history of your nonprofit combines storytelling, photography, videography and statistics, all centered …

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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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