Dollars, Donations, Investment: Why Membership Is The New Fundraiser

Funding your nonprofit is a year-round task requiring a consistent source of money. From providing services to your target clients to paying office rent, utility bills and staff salaries, few of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. function without a source of capital.  But aside from annual benefits such as dinners, auctions and other …

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A Comprehensive Guide To Fundraising Through Sponsorships: Part 2

Gaining corporate sponsors can transform any non-profit's fundraising efforts. However, identifying these corporate sponsors and earning their support is a significant challenge. The following is the second tool for earning these valuable sponsorships. To read about the first tool, go back to Part 1. Tool #2: Identify The Association's Strengths It is essential for associations …

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A Comprehensive Guide To Fundraising Through Sponsorships: Part 1

There's a little secret that many businesses have managed to keep. It is the simple fact that they want to give their money to charitable organizations. In fact, they often set aside an annual minimum amount that they need to pay as sponsors of charitable events or projects. They do this for two reasons. The …

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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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3 Tips to Make Your Social Media Profile Stand Out

Social media is the place to be if you want to attract new, young, and innovative donors and volunteers for your organization. With the tools sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have created, your organization can reach a wider audience than ever! And the best part is that it's free. With the overwhelming amount …

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Beyond Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Giving Tuesday Sparks The Season

After you're stuffed like a turkey, shopped 'til you drop and clicked "Buy Now" on those online deals, it's time for the best day of the year: Giving Tuesday. This special day is the one time to set aside commercialism and consumerism and join a global giving movement. It's the moment those who are grateful for …

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Use Fundraise Now And Finance Your Non-Profit All Year

When donors and nonprofits consider fundraising events, it's usually the big, glamorous eventswith business sponsorship and media coverage that generate the most interest and largest checks. But the small-scale events away from the bright lights and public relations announcements generate funds to run your organization every day, and deserve equal attention. These donors host small gatherings …

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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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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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