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Santa Fun Run Fundraising Software Features

What Makes Santa Fun Runs So Great? Santa Fun Runs are great fundraising events because anyone can participate in a short run. Santa Fun Runs are simple to promote and attract sponsorships. Santa Fun Runs create fun competition and create great camaraderie. Santa Fun...

School Jog-a-thon Fundraising Software Features

What Makes School Jog-a-thon Fundraising So Great? Jog-a-thons are great fundraising events for a school because most kids & staff can participate. Jog-a-thons are simple to organize and promote. Jog-a-thons create fun competition and create great camaraderie....

Charity Ride Fundraising Software Features

WHAT MAKES CHARITY RIDE FUNDRAISING SO GREAT? Charity rides are great events for the entire family. Charity rides can be simple to organize due to limitless online resources to help. Charity rides attract true supporters of the organization. A successful charity ride...

Improve Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Potential With Your Desired Donor Management (CRM) Integration

In selecting peer-to-peer fundraising software a sometimes-overlooked decision is which donor management system (CRM) integration options are available. This is critical because depending on your nonprofit's size your donor management system (CRM) may cost or save you...

Dodgeball?

I recently posted a quote from Dodgeball the Movie on our blog.  Since then a bunch of folks have ended up on our blog after searching for information on dodgeball fundraisers.  Who knew? Not only does it sound like a lot of fun but it sounds therapeutic too.  Ben...

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Six ways to improve your Silent Auctions

Don't forget who your friends are. You're much more likely to get tickets to a Red Sox game from your friend who is a season ticket holder than you are from the Red Sox Make the first bid. Always write in the minimum bid on the first line of the auction bid sheet....

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The Big Bad Third Party Fundraiser

I met with 3 event planners from 3 different nonprofits earlier today to discuss how they could increase their third party fundraising.  I have to say that I was pretty amazed by how third party fundraisers are viewed by these particular event planners.  Fear is the...

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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 focus...

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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) tournament. ...

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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 documents. ...

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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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