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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 »

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 »

The Truth About Your Donor’s Experience

The Truth About Your Donor’s Experience
The truth is revealed as to what donors think. When actually asking them for feedback, and truly standing in their shoes, the usual practices of your nonprofit may take new shape. Following current research as to what donors think is vital, yet when you open an honest dialogue statistics change with every minute. In Their… 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 »

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

Swing for Cancer
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.… 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 PTA

PTA Events to Dazzle Your PTA
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… 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 »

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… 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 »

Broomstick Riding Halloween Event Management

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… 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 »

Is your Donation Website Sophisticated?

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… Read More »

Readathon Ideas for Schools

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… 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 »

8 Ingredients of the Best Fundraising Websites

8 Ingredients of the Best Fundraising Websites
What are the key ingredients of the best fundraising websites for non-profits? 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. The… 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 »

Children’s Law Center Successfully Uses DoJiggy Donations

Children’s Law Center Successfully 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 »

Success for ElderHouse with DoJiggy Merchant Services

Success for ElderHouse with DoJiggy Merchant Services
Dancing With Stars is an annual fundraising event held by Elderhouse, benefiting their adult day care program. The senior citizens of their community are supported by this lively dance-a-thon in providing their day care experience with safety, independence, dignity, vitality and wellness. And DoJiggy Merchant Services was in the background managing the payment processing, so… Read More »

True Friends Partners with DoJiggy Merchant Services

True Friends Partners with DoJiggy Merchant Services
For eight years, Dance Arts Centre has teamed up with Camps of Courage and Friendship to host an annual dance-a-thon, Dance With Courage. This year their dynamic pledge fundraising event teamed up with True Friends and raised funds to add three local camps to their family, creating a world where experiences and adventures are open… Read More »
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