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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.

DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in the Colorado Tech Scene

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DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in the Colorado Tech Scene by G2 Crowd

DoJiggy has been identified as one of the best Colorado software tech companies, based on its high levels of customer satisfaction and likeliness to recommend ratings from real G2 Crowd users for the GolfRegistrations golf tournament software management platform.

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Checklist of 2018 Fundraising Trends

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Coming into the new year, it’s a great time to focus on evaluating and solidifying your organization’s fundraising approaches. Today, fundraising for a cause comes at everybody at such a fast and frequent pace, making sure that your organization understands best practices and stands out from the crowd is vital. An analysis of fundraising trends to date bring clarity.

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Focus More On Donor Retention

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We focus so much on fundraising events, crowdfunding, fundraising ideas and fundraising websites that having a singular focus on donor retention requires more attention. How to get to know your donors, appeal to them and keep them coming back may be overlooked questions. How to find out what they are thinking and feeling is also underestimated in its impact on fundraising.

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Swing for Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and golf events swing for cancer throughout the year in support. Creative themes can transform a classic golf event into one that celebrates the lives of survivors and their families. There are several approaches for a golf tournament from partnerships with large nonprofit organizations to community oriented golf events.

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Your PTA and Disaster Relief

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How Your PTA Can Help with Natural Disaster Relief

With the rise of natural disasters from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, relief is still in dire need for many victims.Natural disasters affect victims in many ways, such as needing to rebuild their homes from scratch, being displaced from their community or lacking access to basic needs. While your PTA or PTO typically comes together to focus on strengthening the resources and funds for an enriching and successful school, this is a great opportunity to exemplify unity and support. Now is an opportunity to portray that community isn’t limited to just your neighborhood. Here are great ideas for PTOs and PTAs to help those in need.

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PTA Events to Dazzle Your PTA

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Inspire Your PTA - Attracting New Members 

One of the best ways to motivate parents to become involved in the PTA (or PTO) is to focus on PTA events that benefit their children. The main subjects of math, language, science, art and music are taught in class. What occurs outside of regular school hours greatly advances their learning.

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Should We Use DoJiggy Payments, Merchant Services or PayPal?

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If your school or organization is starting an online fundraising campaign, you may be wondering about the benefits of using our merchant accounts vs. DoJiggy Payments. What are the benefits and fees associated with both of these options? How do you choose which is the better option for your organization? What if you already have a PayPal account - should you just use that?

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Fun Run Ideas

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While the weather is still warm, why not gather your students or supporters together and raise money while getting some exercise with a Fun Run? Fun Runs are the perfect fundraiser for schools, as they encourage youth exercise and team building. Students get excited about the big day and are happy to fundraise for your school in the meantime. The best School Fun Runs include training time for the kids, team building exercises for classrooms that are working together to raise funds, and school spirit pep rallies and initiatives. Unique Fun Run Ideas - costumes, games, after-parties, and more - that add fun are always encouraged.

For non-profits, the competition of a 10K, half-marathon or marathon may fuel athletic supporters, but a Fun Run exponentially grows your participants because it isn’t just about getting to the finish line. Families can train together or just show up and have fun.

Our Fun Run ideas below add an extra dose of fun by adding a theme or costume to the run. Everyone falls in love with the fun run because the entire journey from beginning to end is an enjoyable and energetic experience whether participants run, walk or roll. The ideas are endless but here are nine great concepts to run with!

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How to Organize an Obstacle Course Fundraiser

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The school bells are about to ring and that means back-to-school fundraising is just around the corner! While you may have the urge to organize a plain old walk or marathon, why not up the ante on your fundraising event and give it the extra sizzle that it needs to increase your participation? Put a twist on athleticism and create an obstacle course fundraiser instead!

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Introducing DoJiggy Payments

Introducing DoJiggy Payments

Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending orders? Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending orders?

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DoJiggy Selected for Gartner's Nonprofit Donor Management Software FrontRunners

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We are pleased to announce that DoJiggy Pledge crowdfunding software was recently selected to Gartner's list of 2017 Nonprofit Donor Management Software FrontRunners. The listing includes the top 24 software products in the Nonprofit Donor Management category, based on online user reviews and the Gartner Methodology.

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Fundraising for Fathers

Fundraising for Fathers

Honoring Fathers on Father’s Day is beautifully done through fundraising for causes that support fathers. Families work side by side on this special day in crowdfunding events, golf marathons and walkathons. Here are some of our client sites in action this Father's Day.

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New Shopping Cart for Golf & Events Pro Websites

New Shopping Cart for Golf & Events Pro Websites

We are excited to announce a new, mobilized version of the Golf & Events registration page. The page now functions as a shopping cart, allowing your constituents to add various items and make multiple purchases that were not previously supported.

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Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Succeed

Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Succeed

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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Fundraising with a Color Run Fundraiser

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 for your participants and spectators alike. Anyone from everywhere may simply come to enjoy this event, simply because it’s about having fun. School fundraising campaigns and PTO groups especially have great success with Color Run Fundraisers.

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Booster Club Fundraising 101

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

The Best Charity Golf Tournament Software

Charity golf tournaments 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. 

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Nonprofit Fundraising Trends for 2017

Nonprofit Fundraising Trends for 2017

It's a new year and annual budget planning takes the center stage in making decisions about nonprofit fundraising. You may be looking at the fundraising trends of 2016 to 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

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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Top 25 High School Fundraising Ideas

Top 25 High School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a way of life for most high schools. Be it the Freshman or Senior class, Booster Club, sports teams, the high school band, arts or civic clubs or other group, it seems like everyone needs to raise money to support their school efforts. Sometimes finding fundraising ideas for high schools and their community can be tough. Getting creative when it comes to fundraisers for your high school is key! We've gathered 25 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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