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This is a blog about online fundraising for non-profits. It includes DoJiggy product and company information as well as fundraising industry news and tips. We also highlight clients that are successfully using our software to help inspire others on their fundraising journey.

Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Fundraise

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 (and fundraise well) 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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7 Holiday Fundraising Campaigns

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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Golf & Events Pro Software Features

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

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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People Giving to People: The Case for Crowdfunding Websites

People Giving to People: The Case for Crowdfunding Websites

We have all heard the saying that people give to people, right? It applies to small businesses, big business but it especially holds true in the nonprofit community. When people are connected to one another, it creates a connection, loyalty and a greater willingness to say ‘yes’ when someone asks you to help them. When we believe in one another, we are more than happy to work with one another, especially when we are asked.

Today, in the nonprofit community the idea that ‘people give to people’ is best captured through the concept of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, as the name suggests, is the act of raising funds for an initiative through a multitude of people. It is also referred to as peer-to-peer fundraising. Crowdfunding websites allow your non-profit organization or school to tap into your supporters’ networks globally.

Peer-to-peer fundraising has all of the magical elements of an ask for support. It highlights a worthy mission, a story is told, there is passion from the person telling the story and the one-on-one connection that makes the ask to support a nonprofit even easier, coupled with a case for support that is strong and compelling.

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Organizing a Fun Run: Money Making Success in 13 Steps

Organizing a Fun Run: Money Making Success in 13 Steps

If you are working at organizing a fun run fundraiser, prepare yourself for a big adventure!

First of all, don’t kid yourself. Planning and executing any fundraising event is not a job for the timid. It’s hard work and, if it’s not done well, it can quickly become a nightmare. But, here’s the good news; when you invest sufficient thought, preparation, and energy into your project, a fun run fundraiser can generate huge financial and public-relations windfalls for your school or non-profit organization. In the end, you’ll be glad for every moment you spent wondering, “What on earth was I thinking!?

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Three Tips to Help Simplify Your Fundraising

Three Tips to Help Simplify Your Fundraising

If yours is like many other nonprofit organizations, there’s a good chance you don’t have the resources you’d like. Perhaps your budget is a little lower than you’d hoped and your support staff is non-existent, but yet you are tasked with creating a successful fundraising campaign. 

Don’t worry! These three tips will help you simplify your startup fundraising.

 

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Increase Efficiency with Fundraising Software

Increase Efficiency with Fundraising Software

In order to be successful in your fundraising efforts, you must be efficient. That means minimizing resources, lowering costs, and maximizing results. A fundraising campaign of the past may have required an entire team to plan and manage your fundraising event – where today, you might be able to accomplish the same thing with just a few administrators.

That is…if you use the right fundraising software to help.Not only can fundraising software help your organization be more efficient (and save time and money), it will also create a much more positive experience for all parties: administrators, sponsors, participants and the general community. Never forget that you are making an impression on your donors with each interaction, so use a software provider that helps you to make the best impression.

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Bike-a-thon Success for Ride to Farm

Bike-a-thon Success for Ride to Farm

Ride to Farm is an annual bike-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school's mission is "If you have a dream to farm, we're here to help you get started." The WSBDF emphasizes business planning and pasture-based farm management.

 “Every young farmer who is successful in starting a business adds to the economic strength of their communities, the public schools, and the collective knowledge, enthusiasm and hope for the next generation on the land.”

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How to Select the Right Fundraising Software

If your nonprofit is hosting any kind of fundraiser, chances are you're investigating various fundraising software options to help you manage your fundraising event more effectively. But how do you know what software is the right one for your fundraiser? Before selecting your software, determine the type of fundraiser you plan to host. This will impact your decision. After all, different types of events require different features.

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Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season

Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season

Every day, people around the world are affected by charities and non-profits in some way, shape, or form. Community based programs, shelters for animals, schools, arts and entertainment programs – these are just a few ways that people benefit from charity organizations. Each year, more and more people realize the positive impact these organizations have on their lives and on our planet. They choose to open up their hearts and their pocket books and decide to give-back.

This is especially true during the holiday season, when people are in the frame of mind to give.

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3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday

3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday

 

Charities and non-profit organizations work all year long helping to make the world a better place. From feeding the homeless, to helping protect endangered species, these organizations give of their time, energy, and resources every day. But there’s one day in particular that unifies all of these non-profits and charities together: Giving Tuesday. (#GivingTuesday)

 

Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 2, 2014 (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving). This is the one day a year dedicated to celebrating generosity and to give. Families, schools, companies, charities, and people around the world come together to find ways to give back to their communities and to their planet. Needless to say, this is a very important day for all types of non-profit organizations and charities. It’s the perfect time to communicate your cause and get your friends, family, co-workers, and others involved by hosting a non-profit fundraising campaign.

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