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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5 Ways to use Peer-To-Peer Fundraising Year Round

I bet you keep hearing the phrase "Peer-to-Peer Fundraising" more and more these days. No, you're not crazy! Peer-to-peer fundraising, or Crowdfunding is an evolving and versatile source of revenue that can be highly powerful when raising funds. Peer-to-peer fundraising is most frequently associated with 5K's or Walk events, which usually take place once a …

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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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Create A Charitable Spark: Three Winter Fundraisers

The challenge of any fundraising event is twofold: obtaining donations for your cause and creating enough excitement to get donors out of the house, or at least away from their online activities long enough to donate. The seasonal aspect is an additional demand on your resources: the post-holiday lack of funds, the miserable weather and …

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The Standout Donation Page: Get Noticed, Get Funded

You're the socially responsible, community-minded kind of person who's all in when it comes to raising money for a cause. From organizing charity events and selling tickets online to expertise with donor management software, you've got the nonprofit know-how down to the last detail. But what about your donation page? This is the first marketing …

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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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