Author: Maureen Peine

6+ Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors and Sponsors

6+ Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors and Sponsors
Thanking donors is the cornerstone of a successful nonprofit’s donor retention and stewardship program. That’s because saying thanks is not only about showing gratitude and good manners but rather a way of building relationships with your organization’s donors.  To put it simply, don’t overlook the importance of thank yous to your donors, or you may lose… Read More »

Fundraising for Museums: 10+ Creative Ideas

Fundraising for Museums: 10+ Creative Ideas
Museum fundraising is becoming more important than ever. Museums must focus their efforts on working with private supporters, museum members, friends groups, local communities, and corporate partnerships. Finding creative ways to succeed in museum fundraising while inspiring supporters can be challenging.  Beyond requesting donations, perhaps your museum will engage members of your community to help… Read More »

Nonprofit Board Fundraising Strategies

Nonprofit Board Fundraising Strategies
Board members are a nonprofit’s most avid constituents. They support you in every aspect of your organization, and are expected to donate and fundraise as well. The goal of nonprofit board fundraising is for all of its members to give and help your organization grow. There are many ways that nonprofit board members can assist… Read More »

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Ideas That Rock

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Ideas That Rock
A dance-a-thon fundraiser is a creative peer to peer crowdfunding event with great potential to raise money for nonprofit causes. Many danceathons are run as dance marathons or Dancing with the Stars type events. Danceathons are great for kids and teens – and especially popular with dance teams, gymnastics, and cheerleading squads.  How Danceathons Work… 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 »

Case Study of Peer-to-Peer Success

Case Study of Peer-to-Peer Success
Ride for A Reason is a Fundraising Bikeathon sponsored by the Claremont Middle School PTA benefiting seven public schools in Oakland. Their annual event over the last ten years has raised nearly $1,000,000. This community has shown their devotion each year on pledge forms and online donations. The committed PTA has given generously of their… Read More »

How to Create a Unique Nonprofit Brand

How to Create a Unique Nonprofit Brand
If you are just starting a nonprofit, chances are you’re creating a logo, mission, and nonprofit website – but you may not be considering your nonprofit brand. After all, isn’t branding for businesses and corporations? If you’re focused on your nonprofit mission, branding may not be top of mind. But don’t forget, the nonprofit world… Read More »

Dog Walk Fundraising Ideas

Dog Walk Fundraising Ideas
Rain or shine, dogs are always enthused about going for a walk. Why not 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 for charity and are usually 5K or less in length. They are organized in a… 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 »

Donor Retention Strategies for Nonprofits

Donor Retention Strategies for Nonprofits
Sometimes we focus so much on 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 find out what donors… 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 »

Father’s Day Fundraising

Father’s Day Fundraising
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. Father’s Day Fundraising Bowl-a-thon Bowling For Dads on Father’s Day is a… Read More »

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. Holiday fundraising shopping website… Read More »

Seasonal Fundraising Ideas

Seasonal Fundraising Ideas
Planning your fundraising event in conjunction with July 4th or another upcoming holiday or season puts an extra reason to give in the hearts of your donors. There are plenty of holiday fundraising ideas leading up to Christmas such as discount Christmas shopping cards, gift-wrapping services, catalog sales, photos with Santa, and more. There are… Read More »

Partnership Power in Online Fundraising

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Ronald McDonald House Charities Case Study

Ronald McDonald House Charities Case Study
Ronald McDonald House Charities is holding its 11th annual fundraising event on April 18. Runnin for the House is a 5 k run – 1 mile walk with an early morning warm up with Ronald McDonald. The competitive 5K competition starts at 8:AM and the non-competitive walk at 8:10. Using DoJiggy’s crowdfunding software, they have… Read More »

Children’s Law Center Uses DoJiggy Donations

Children’s Law Center Uses DoJiggy Donations
Children’s Law Center of North Carolina manage their online donations with DoJiggy fundraising software, and their payment processing by DoJiggy Merchant Services. This seamless partnership benefits their nonprofit is many ways, and allows them to focus mainly on fundraising in providing quality legal advocacy focusing on domestic violence issues, high conflict custody cases and ensuring access… Read More »
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