How Our Founders Values Inspired Them To Be Peer to Peer Software Pioneers & Minority Business Owners

Hi! We are Syam Buradagunta and Anna Bremner, two individuals with a passion to help others help others.  We thought it would be a good idea to share how and why we believe and enjoy what we do at Blue Sky Collaborative. Syam:  As a first generation immigrant from...
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Massachusetts Top Under The Radar Charities: Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

In 2016, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) found permanent homes for more than 200 children waiting in foster care in Massachusetts!  Anyone who understands the complexities of the adoption process and the foster care system knows that this is an...
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At Blue Sky Collaborative We Are All Smiles, Thanks To Our Peer to Peer Fundraising Clients

Hi Everyone, The promise of summer and blue skies has us all in good spirits.  As we reflect on everything we’re grateful for, there is nothing that comes to mind more than the chance we’ve had to work with our wonderful clients over the years. Your vision and...
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Why Our Philosophy Makes Our SWEET! Platform The Best Value in Peer to Peer Fundraising

Hi! We are Syam Buradagunta and Anna Bremner, two individuals with a passion to help others help others.  We believe in the power of Peer to Peer fundraising and its ability to help solve the world’s problems.  Our role is to help organizations and their fundraisers...
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Website Redesigns

I sat in on a website redesign brainstorm session today at one of my nonprofit clients. A couple of observations: Designers love leading clients down a path that focuses on color and style and I figured out why.  Tastes change, so by making the color scheme the...

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Inspiration

this helped when I was feeling overwhelmed. Lines from Dodgeball the Movie...goofy but pretty funny.  This is towards the end when Peter LaFleur, played by Vince Vaughn, decides to abandon his team at the ADAA (American Dodgeball Association of America)...

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Checklist for Letter Writing Campaign

Many people kick off their 3rd Party fundraising activities by organizing a letter writing campaign. This is a simple way to get started and most people are surprised at how much awareness and money letter campaigns can raise. The content below is designed to simplify...

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Software as a Service for Nonprofits

Here's a great powerpoint presentation by Forrester Research on the pros and cons of "Software as a Service."  Download it to your computer and view outside of your browser since IE inexplicably and frequently stiil craps out when opening Office...

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What the hell am I doing?

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. For me, there's definitely a higher sense of purpose than the paycheck. For me it's about incentives. I need to know that what I'm doing matters to those that are important to me. More specifically, do the results of my...

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Essential Third Party Fundraising

I've been heavily involved in the nonprofit sector since 1994 and today I am more certain than ever that 3rd party fundraising is an essential component of a nonprofit's development portfolio. Third party fundraising refers to any fundraising activity that is executed...

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Increase your matching gifts

Follow the link below to an interesting service that allows your online donors to search if their company provides matching gifts. It's something that can easily be incorporated into a donation form or within a thank you email. Good idea......

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