Top Tips For Your Nonprofit or School’s Spring Peer to Peer Fundraising Event- Part 2

Now's the time to get participants, donors, and sponsors excited about your organization's upcoming spring or early summer fundraiser where they can GET OUTSIDE to soak up some Vitamin D!  One opportunity to help grow that excitement is how online peer to peer...
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Top Tips For Your Nonprofit or School’s Spring Peer to Peer Fundraising Event- Part 1

Spring is Coming!  Yes, it really is going to come.  Winter is still in full swing but Spring is right around the corner. Now's the time to get folks excited about your organization's upcoming spring peer to peer fundraising event where they can GET OUTSIDE to soak up...
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Top 10 Reasons A Hoopathon Is A Great FUN Fundraising Idea For Your School

Oh what fun a gym full of kids is in terms of energy, enthusiasm and laughter.  What's makes the moment that much more memorable is when the kids are participating in an event to support their school and classmates.  That is why I believe hoopathon puts the fun in...
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Blue Sky Collaborative’s SWEET! Platform- The Best Value in Peer to Peer Fundraising Software

Fuse passion with performance and achieve your peer to peer fundraising goals.  At Blue Sky Collaborative we work with you to ensure over time you receive more value than any other software provider.  The reason is we believe in the power of Peer to Peer fundraising...
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Donor Management Software Is Not Effective

Does anyone out there have any data on the impact of donor management software on a nonprofit's revenue? Better yet, is there data - real statistically rigorous data, not marketing fluff - that donor management software directly results in more revenue for nonprofits....

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CRM, DRM and Web 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…Infinity

DRM (Donor Relationship Management) for nonprofits will die.  You heard it hear first. And although it will be a long, slow, painful death for most orgranizations, there will come a day when social networking and web 2.0 apps evolve into the relationship tool...

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Donate with Confidence….

A certain Donor Management Software provider whose name starts with a 'K" and ends with and "a" uses the tagline "Donate with Confidence." Confidence that a significant part of your donation will never reach the nonprofit where you intended it...

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MissionFish revisited

I received a thoughtful response to a criticism of MissionFish's pricing policies from Sean Milliken, their Executive Director.    I have to give credit to Milliken for his transparency on how MissionFish arrived at its unfair pricing policies.  But I...

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Fundraising messages that work

I heard Martha Eddison speak today at a local nonprofit networking meeting.  It was an extremely useful and engaging presentation called, "Irresistible Stories: Translating your non-profit mission into a fundraising message that works."  Eddison's...

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Social Networking Software for Nonprofits

I'm happy to say that Blue Sky Collaborative will start its 5th year next month.  I'm happy to say that we've remained independent, we continue to learn, and we adore our clients.  Over the last 5 years, I've seen tremendous improvements in software that is...

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THE MAN in nonprofit fundraising

Billy Starr is THE MAN.  The undisputed king of nonprofit fundraising. Starr is the man behind the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the Super Bowl of American athletic fundraising events.  Look at the numbers: (from www.pmc.org) 1980: 36 Riders $10,200 Raised1985:...

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What’s wrong with Google?

What happened to Google?  I used to adore this search engine.  But I'm a little sick of my search results being filled with sites developed on geocities 12 years ago with no useful information and a bajillion text links acquired through link exchanges over...

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