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Planning a Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser

Planning a Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser
While many of us have participated in walk-a-thons or fun runs, a unique fundraising idea that is plenty of fun for all those involved is a bowl-a-thon fundraiser. Similar to themed runs and walk-a-thons, a bowl-a-thon incorporates nonprofit crowdfunding to scale your fundraising efforts. Your organization benefits as bowlers create teams and compete to raise… Read More »

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Ideas Outside The Box

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Ideas Outside The Box
A dance-a-thon fundraiser is a creative crowdfunding dance. Participants commit to dancing a certain amount of time to raise money for your cause. They are designed for participants to seek donations and pledges before the event from their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family. Businesses and corporations also pledge money, and their staff members enjoy forming… Read More »

8 Steps to Generating Nonprofit Merchandise Sales

8 Steps to Generating Nonprofit Merchandise Sales
While fundraising traditionally comes from such revenue streams as donations and proceeds from fundraising events, there is another option that can give some extra help. Online stores for nonprofits can serve as a great additional boost to reaching the fundraising goals. In addition to offering another stream of revenue, nonprofit merchandise sales also help build… Read More »

Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask

Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask
Effective fundraising strategies are pivotal to the long-term sustainability of non-profit organizations. One of the pillars of a successful non-profit fundraising strategy is having a committee that masters the fundraising ask. Sometimes this is referred to as the art of the fundraising ask among development professionals, as it is indeed an art form. While the… Read More »

How To Start a Successful Nonprofit: Next Steps

How To Start a Successful Nonprofit: Next Steps
Last week we wrote about Starting a Nonprofit 501c3: The Essential Guide. This week we continue with Part 2, How To Start A Successful Nonprofit: Next Steps. By now you have state and federal approval to begin the work of your new nonprofit organization. What’s next? Create an Interesting Newsletter To create a following of… Read More »

Why Your Organization Needs Non-Profit CRM

Why Your Organization Needs Non-Profit CRM
Non-profit CRM and donor management software promotes growth, sustainability and structure for a non-profit organization that is seeking to take their fundraising goals to the next level. While spreadsheets and utilizing various websites to handle your events and fundraising campaigns can be a good starting point for an organization, there comes a point when it… Read More »

How to Create a Winning Signature Fundraising Event

How to Create a Winning Signature Fundraising Event
Signature fundraising events are those events that an organization is known for throughout the community. Creating a signature fundraising event for your organization can help with building your organization’s brand, building your donor base and contributing towards a consistent part of your annual fundraising budget. So how do you create an appropriate signature fundraising event… Read More »

Top Blogs of 2018 & Year-End Review

Top Blogs of 2018 & Year-End Review
A theme is found in our top blogs of 2018 & year-end review. A common thread is the dynamism of communication. The focus of non-profit fundraising efforts continues to shift towards building relationships with constituents. Engaging with donors, volunteers, board members and sponsors became more of a priority. Successful nonprofit organizations are more interested in… Read More »

Tribute Gifts: The Ins and Outs of Tribute Giving

Tribute Gifts: The Ins and Outs of Tribute Giving
Tribute and honorary gifts can be a great way for non-profit organizations to raise funds while paying homage to the great memories of an individual. Such gifts can help a non-profit organization reach a significant amount of their goals, because tribute gifts come from a strong belief of the organization’s mission on behalf of someone’s… Read More »

Pledge Forms for Peer-to-Peer Success

Pledge Forms for Peer-to-Peer Success
Remember the old days when peer-to-peer campaigns were run on paper with pledge forms? Utilizing pledge forms is still a great way to add to the success to your non-profit crowdfunding events. Here’s how one organization successfully uses pledge forms. The Magic of Pledge Forms Ride for A Reason is a Fundraising Bikeathon sponsored by… Read More »

Year End Fundraising Strategic Planning

Year End Fundraising Strategic Planning
Over 30% of all donations made annually occur in the final month of the year. With a great plan your nonprofit can exceed its year end fundraising goal, and additionally increase its audience. With the additional focus of getting more donors and volunteers, your campaign takes a broader shape. Regardless of where you are a… Read More »

How to Start a Nonprofit Monthly Giving Program

How to Start a Nonprofit Monthly Giving Program
Does your nonprofit have a strong monthly giving or membership program? If not, you’re missing out! Establishing a nonprofit monthly giving program can have a positive impact towards achieving your organization’s financial goals. Monthly giving programs also provide consistent, year-round funding which is vital to meeting overhead costs such as rent or mortgage, employee salaries… Read More »

Creating A Brand For Nonprofits

Creating A Brand For Nonprofits
Engaging with the local community is key for small nonprofits and chapters of large ones. Volunteers and donors decide to involve themselves with your organization when they see what you give to their town. Continually showing the specific ways you add value is branding. Creating a brand for nonprofits is done through fundraising events and… Read More »

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions
If your organization is planning an auction fundraiser, you know that procuring auction items is a big part of the process. While it’s always great to get donated items from local businesses, there is another way to raise even more money on your fundraising auction. That is to provide unique or absolutely stellar items that… Read More »

How to Create a Great Nonprofit Donor Experience

How to Create a Great Nonprofit Donor Experience
We hear more and more about the importance of the donor experience. What is it and does it really matter? If someone supports your organization, can you really mess that up? The simple answer is yes! Creating and nurturing a great donor experience is vital to the success of your non-profit’s fundraising strategies. Following current… Read More »

SEO for Non-Profits: Six Steps to Get Started

SEO for Non-Profits: Six Steps to Get Started
The world of search engine optimization (SEO) can sound intimidating to many non-profit and development professionals. After all, do you really need to worry about SEO for non-profits? With all of the other concerns in creating and maintaining a website, developing your non-profit’s fundraising strategies, and focusing on your core mission, SEO can easily seem optional.… Read More »

Dog Walk Fundraising Ideas

Dog Walk Fundraising Ideas
Regardless of rain or shine, dogs are always enthused about going for a walk. Please your dogs with a fundraising dog walk or run, get some exercise and give back to your community. Dog Walks are fun peer-to-peer crowdfunding events and are usually 5K or less in length. They are very similar in planning to… Read More »

Nonprofit Website Design: Keys to Success

Nonprofit Website Design: Keys to Success
The greatest tool for building a nonprofit organization’s identity and fundraising efforts is their organization’s nonprofit website. Nonprofit website design is all about increasing website traffic, communicating effectively with your audience and providing clear calls to action, and keeping supporters and donors coming back. How well a nonprofit website responds and caters to its donors during… Read More »

DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in Colorado Tech Scene

DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in Colorado Tech Scene
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. GolfRegistrations has received… Read More »

Checklist of 2018 Fundraising Trends

Checklist of 2018 Fundraising Trends
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… Read More »

Donor Retention Strategies for Non-profits

Donor Retention Strategies for Non-profits
Sometimes we focus so much on hosting fundraising events and finding new donors that donor retention is overlooked. Yet keeping and cultivating current donors is easier and more effective than searching for new donors. Donor retention is about getting to know your donors, appealing to them and keeping them coming back for more. How to… Read More »

Swing for Cancer Golf Tournament Fundraisers

Swing for Cancer Golf Tournament Fundraisers
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fundraising golf events are a great way to swing for cancer this month and throughout the year. 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… Read More »

Your PTA and Disaster Relief

Your PTA and Disaster Relief
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… Read More »

PTA Events to Dazzle Your School

PTA Events to Dazzle Your School
Inspire Your Community – Attracting New PTA 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… Read More »
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