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Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Fundraise

The power of a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign lies in your participants’ fundraising abilities. As your participants tap into their social network, new people are introduced to your organization and many of them are likely to become donors, if only for this event. If your organization has decided to host a crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising event, the percentage of your participants that fundraise will likely be a key metric of your success. And it’s not as easy as you might think to motivate participants, even those that are excited about your cause, to raise money for you. We often see events where participation rate, as defined by the number of participants that have raised at least one donation for the organization, is less than 20%.

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Fundraising with a Color Run Fundraiser

Splashes of colorful foams and vivacious hues of powders being thrown throughout a walkathon or Fun Run is just one of the magical ingredients that make a Color Run Fundraiser successful. Rather than just revolving the focus of your walkathon or Fun Run around the finishing point, this event makes every step of the way to the finish line enjoyable. Anyone from everywhere may simply come to enjoy this event, simply because it’s about having fun. School fundraising campaigns and PTOs especially have great success with Color Run Fundraisers.

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Booster Club Fundraising 101

Clubs and sports hold the power to making a school’s educational experiences more enriching. Sometimes extra fundraising help is needed to support these initiatives, which creates a great opportunity to begin or participate in booster club fundraising.

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Best Charity Golf Tournament Software

Charity golf events are a fantastic way to raise funds, especially if you have a strong network of supporters with an avid passion for grabbing their clubs to head to the greens. While fundraising software can often handle many complexities that come with different fundraising efforts, golf tournaments often have intricacies that require special features. DoJiggy has over 14 years of experience in offering golf tournament software, and shares with you some key features and tools to keep in mind when choosing the best charity golf tournament software to assure your game is perfected to the tee.

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Non profit fundraising trends 2017

It is a new year and annual budget planning takes the center stage in making decisions about non profit fundraising. Looking at the trends of 2016 in fundraising create a path to 2017. What are the key trends to consider? It would be easy to jump into a plan of action according to what others are doing, yet details as to "why" provide you with more knowledge and power.

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7 Holiday Fundraising Campaigns

Let the joyous holiday season add a dose of creativity to your fundraising efforts. Holiday fundraising does not have to be boring, and indeed should be rewarding. Put on some Christmas music and be inspired by 7 holiday fundraising ideas with a fresh spin, and put your own magic into them.

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25 High School  Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a way of life for every high school. Sometimes finding fundraising ideas for high schools and their community can be tough. Getting creative when it comes to fundraisers for high schools is key! We've gathered 25 school fundraising ideas for high schools in one place to get your idea machine revved up and ready to go to raise vital funds in keeping your standards for education high.

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Broomstick Riding Halloween Event Management

A Halloween fundraising event with many tricks and treats held on October 22 may inspire you to have one of your own. Franklin's Friends, an animal welfare nonprofit, is using the Howl-o-ween magic in the wind to have a dog walk-a-thon. Does the adventurous and creative kid in you want to come out and play each fall as fun memories of past costumes haunt you? It is never too early to start event management scheming for next year.

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Back to School Fundraising Software and Program Updates

Back to School means back to fundraising for many school PTO and PTA groups. DoJiggy is here to help! DoJiggy supports school fundraising campaigns including Fun Runs and walk-a-thons, serve-a-thons and Service projects, spell-a-thons, fundraising golf tournaments, school carnivals, classroom giving drives and more.

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How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

The most treasured volunteers in a school are the parents volunteering in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). They give the gift of their time, talent and leadership yet one of the most vital roles they play is to be the driving force behind PTO fundraising campaigns for a school.

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Strike the Pose with Video for School Crowdfunding Campaigns

Use of video is a striking way to express yourself and the specific needs and projects underway at your school. Video increases your opportunity for success in crowdfunding and raising more funds. It offers you a voice to tell your potential donors what you plan to use their fundraising dollars for. It is also a chance to show them what you have already done - the improvements you have made through prior fundraisers.

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Holiday and Seasonal Fundraising Ideas

Independence Day celebrations will be happening in cities across the nation on today, July 4th. During this time, many communities host fundraising campaigns in support of a charitable cause or to help fund the various activities that allow US citizens to celebrate our freedom. Some cities run standard donation drives in order to raise money to fund 4th of July celebratory events such as: fireworks, parades, or free concerts.

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Is your Donation Website Sophisticated?

Fundraising through a donation website is essential for every nonprofit organization. Having this online presence in particular is key to the success of your overall fundraising efforts. Varied styles and uses of donation websites are available to you. No matter what other fundraising websites and events you hold annually, a donation website brands your organization and makes donating easier for your donors.

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Readathon Ideas for Schools

Readathon and reading fundraisers promote literacy and a love of reading for children, and raise money for schools in keeping their educational standards high. Cultivating the love of books is encouraged by involving children and communities in reading based fundraising. Weather the readathon or reading fundraiser evolves around reading to children in hospitals or simply at the student’s leisure, the common element involves fundraising for a cause through reading.

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Partnership Power in Online Fundraising

When three organizations team together on an online fundraising campaign and join forces for one cause the magic begins. Each group with its own support network, infrastructure, skills and mindset bringing their talents to one table creates a rich effort for one fantastic fundraiser. Unfolding how this works in making one event successful makes for a most interesting story.

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7 Ingredients of the Best Fundraising Websites

What are the key ingredients of the best fundraising websites? If your organization is equipped to answer this question and act on the answers, you're sure to raise more money for your cause. Let's discuss some of the unexpected answers and solutions as to how to accomplish the best results through online fundraising.

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Charity Swimming Events Create a Splash

Swimming events as fundraisers are a fun and healthy way to promote community involvement with a broad range of participants. Whether you measure your swimming events in laps or kilometers, charity swimming events can inspire communities from age six to seventy-five, and bring the focus of your entire community to your worthy cause.

Like all successful swim for charity events they must be well planned, and carefully implemented in order to make the most of the event. With the proper fundraising software you can pull this off like the fundraising dynamo that you are.

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Golf & Events Pro Software Features

We recently made the decision to discontinue our Standard edition subscriptions of Golf and Events. For clients that are moving on up to Pro, here is a list of new features you can now take advantage of:

  • Event cloning
  • Unlimited product sales
  • Up to three administrative log-ins (with permissions for limited access to additional administrators)
  • Advanced pricing controls for registrations with course/flight/series management
  • Unlimited website pages
  • HTML emails (we make you look good, including your event banner as the email header)
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Volunteer Sign-up page for your website
  • And more
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Creating Donor Ease with Credit Card Processing for Nonprofits

The reality of today's global economy is that accepting credit cards are a necessary part of business and the nonprofit community. The idea of figuring out how to process credit cards can appear to be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Accepting credit card payments, and processing them, is easier than ever thanks to technology, mobile accessibility and integration with fundraising and donation websites.

With credit card processing for nonprofits, a very important factor to keep in mind is ensuring that the donor trust and confidence that you have worked so hard to gain, and keep, is upheld if they should chose to give via credit card. Ensuring that credit card processing is safe, reliable and accessible for everyone is an important step in ensuring that donors are comfortable to support your mission and you receive the funds in a timely manner. 

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How Your Organization Can Win with a Raffle Fundraiser

You've held the signature special event, written the online appeal letter and the grant applications, yet you are still looking for a creative, and fun, way to raise additional funds for your mission and programs. A raffle fundraiser may just be the thing that brings your fundraising success to the next level in 2016.

A fundraising raffle is a way in which you can raise essential funds for your mission, while your donors and supporters try their luck at the chance of winning prizes such as money, trips, special experiences or unique items. Fundraising raffles can be an easy, and lucrative, way to raise both funds for your programs and a bit of excitement amongst your donors and supporters.

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