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How to Run a Virtual Golf Tournament During COVID-19

How to Run a Virtual Golf Tournament During COVID-19
We’ve seen that virtual golf tournaments are the perfect fundraising event for many organizations. Got virtual event fatigue? The good news is that golf is a sport designed for social distancing, so running a virtual golf tournament isn’t like hosting a virtual gala via livestream. Virtual golf tournaments are real live events, just managed differently… Read More »
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Best Rotary Fundraising Ideas

Best Rotary Fundraising Ideas
Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations worldwide, with 1.2 million members and over 35,000 Rotarian clubs around the world. The mission of Rotary International is to ‘provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.’ Fundraising for these causes… Read More »

How to Host a Virtual Gala Fundraiser

How to Host a Virtual Gala Fundraiser
Let’s Start at the Beginning….What Is a Virtual Gala? A virtual gala fundraiser is a way to host what would normally be your fundraising gala, using a live streaming platform like Facebook Live to engage your supporters right from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual gala programs feature a similar layout to that of… Read More »

The Best Cheerleading Fundraisers for Your Squad

The Best Cheerleading Fundraisers for Your Squad
Cheerleaders are important members of a school or university’s student body. Whether it’s cheering for their school’s football, basketball, or other teams, or participating in a cheerleading competition, it’s no secret that great cheerleaders are just what every school needs to rally up school spirit. Since items like cheerleading uniforms, props, training, travel for competition,… Read More »

These P2P Fundraising Events Are Going Virtual

These P2P Fundraising Events Are Going Virtual
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a large number of fundraising events postponed or canceled for 2020. Now what? Your organization still needs to fundraise and perhaps more than ever. We detailed some ideas for fundraising during Coronavirus in this post, including converting your P2P fundraising events into virtual events. Sounds great –… Read More »

Online & Virtual Fundraising Ideas During Coronavirus

Online & Virtual Fundraising Ideas During Coronavirus
The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  is here and impacting virtually every sector of society, including nonprofits. All types of events and gatherings, including fundraising events, are being canceled across the US and Canada. To safeguard children and curb the spread of the virus, many schools are shut down completely. But your school or nonprofit still needs… Read More »

Our Favorite Animal Shelter Fundraising Ideas

Our Favorite Animal Shelter Fundraising Ideas
We all love our furry friends. They serve as our loyal companions and give us so much joy and laughter over the course of our lives. Sadly, there are plenty of wonderful animals still stuck in shelters in countless communities. These are loving creatures who are all looking for their forever homes. While living in… Read More »

Best Soccer Fundraiser Ideas for Winning Teams

Best Soccer Fundraiser Ideas for Winning Teams
Need to raise money for a soccer team? We know the feeling! Soccer fundraisers can help teams cover expenses such as uniforms, equipment and training tools, plus expensive field rental and travel costs. A great way to handle soccer team costs is to organize soccer team fundraising events.  Yet a soccer fundraiser can also be… Read More »

Elementary School Jog-A-Thon Prizes & Ideas

Elementary School Jog-A-Thon Prizes & Ideas
A school jog-a-thon or fun run is one of the many crowdfunding ideas that can serve as a great fundraiser for elementary schools. Why? It’s a fun activity that encourages students to get active instead of just selling candy or other goods. In an elementary school jog-a-thon, students fundraise by asking family and community members… Read More »

Choir Fundraisers: The Best Fundraising Ideas for Choirs

Choir Fundraisers: The Best Fundraising Ideas for Choirs
Looking for choir fundraising ideas? Just like any nonprofit organization or cause, choirs need the fundraising support of friends, family, and the community. Many types of choirs are an integral part of the community and often require support towards the costs of hosting events, traveling, rehearsal space, and other necessary means to continue operation. Here… Read More »

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 That Rock

Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Ideas That Rock
A dance-a-thon fundraiser is a creative peer to peer crowdfunding dance with great potential to raise money for nonprofit causes. Ever been to a dance-a-thon or dance marathon? Here’s how it works. Event participants commit to dancing a certain amount of time to raise money for an organization or cause. Many events are 12, 24,… 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 »

Year End Fundraising

Year End Fundraising
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 now… Read More »

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions
If your organization is planning a charity auction fundraiser, you know that procuring great 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… 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 and are usually 5K or less in length. They are organized in a similar fashion… 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 »

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 »
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The Best Booster Club Fundraising Ideas

The Best Booster Club Fundraising Ideas
Clubs, bands and music groups, and sports hold the power to making a school’s educational experiences more enriching. Often fundraising help is needed to support these extracurricular initiatives, which creates a great opportunity for booster club fundraising efforts. What is Booster Club Fundraising? Booster clubs are organizations that support and raise money for school clubs,… 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 »

Halloween Fundraising & Event Management

Halloween Fundraising & 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 »

How Your Organization Can Win with a Raffle Fundraiser

How Your Organization Can Win with a Raffle Fundraiser
You’ve held the signature special event, written the online appeal letter and the grant applications, yet you are still looking for a creative, and fun, way to raise additional funds for your mission and programs. A raffle fundraiser may just be the thing that brings your fundraising success to the next level. A fundraising raffle… Read More »
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