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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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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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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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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5 Unique Holiday Fundraising Ideas

For many people, holiday time is giving time. Start thinking about ways your organization can capitalize on that giving spirit. Here are 5 unique holiday fundraising ideas. Day After Thanksgiving Bowling Fundraiser. The day after thanksgiving many people are looking to get out of the house and get some exercise. Not everyone wants to go shopping and …

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