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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 »

Pledge Forms Drive Fundraising Success

Pledge Forms Drive Fundraising Success
If your organization is planning a peer-to-peer fundraiser such as a walk-a-thon, you may be looking for the best way to collect donations or pledges. Remember paper pledge forms? Countless successful peer-to-peer campaigns have used them to secure funds. While peer-to-peer websites have certainly made a strong place for themselves in peer-to-peer fundraising, there’s no… 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 »

New Fundraising Website Themes Released

New Fundraising Website Themes Released
We are so excited to announce our new Momentum series themes for your 2020 fundraising events. The new themes have an updated look and feel and horizontal menu bar. The themes also provide additional functionality, with more features on the way. New features include: Wider website banner (header on all website pages) Several options for… Read More »

5 Expert Insights to Conduct a Flawless Capital Campaign

5 Expert Insights to Conduct a Flawless Capital Campaign
A capital campaign is an intensive effort done by a nonprofit intending to raise a significant amount of money in a specific period of time. These projects are usually long-term and large-scale, and often correspond to funding a particular project.  For many general fundraising activities, you can employ an easy, online fundraising option and achieve… Read More »

Social Media Fundraising: 6 Strategies That Work

Social Media Fundraising: 6 Strategies That Work
Social media has become a powerhouse of communication, bringing nonprofit organizations closer to their supporters and enabling more ways than ever before to spread awareness of their causes. However, the role that social media plays in the success of a nonprofit organization doesn’t stop there. Fundraising on social media is a great strategy to integrate… 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 »

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 »

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 »
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Nonprofit Website Security: Strategies for Success

Nonprofit Website Security: Strategies for Success
When you think of online fraud and cybersecurity breaches, your nonprofit website is probably not the first target that comes to mind. However, nonprofit organizations typically store a lot of data that can be at risk for security breaches. While donor management and fundraising is a top priority for non-profit organizations, another important priority that… Read More »

GDPR Compliance: What Nonprofits Need to Know

GDPR Compliance: What Nonprofits Need to Know
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR is a law on data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area, which went into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR Compliance protects the online privacy of citizens of the European Union without regard for where the… Read More »

Benefits of Open Source Software for Nonprofits

Benefits of Open Source Software for Nonprofits
While a website is essential for a non-profit organization to make its presence known, the traditional methods of developing a non-profit website can take a lot of time, resources and money. Many organizations need to outsource a developer or graphic designer to design their website, and then a webmaster to continuously maintain and update it.… Read More »

Using Printful with DoJiggy’s eCommerce Stores

Using Printful with DoJiggy’s eCommerce Stores
DoJiggy’s Pro online nonprofit stores are integrated with Printful, the industry leader in on-demand, custom printing services. This integration allows your school or organization to sell custom products without dealing with inventory, shipping, and the related guesswork. Custom Product Sales for Nonprofits Product sales are a fundraising staple for many nonprofits and schools. The concept… Read More »

Nonprofit CRM Demystification

Nonprofit CRM Demystification
A Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database for your organization is now affordable and easy to use with new nonprofit CRM technology leading the way. Best practices have fundraising websites, donor management CRMs and nonprofit websites housed under one roof. In this way, they talk to each other and share your constituent information. Building Relationships with… 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 »

8 Steps to Generating Nonprofit Merchandise Sales

8 Steps to Generating Nonprofit Merchandise Sales
While nonprofit fundraising traditionally comes from such revenue streams as donations, grants, and proceeds from fundraising events, there is another easy option for many groups. Creating an online store for your nonprofit can serve as a great additional boost to reaching your fundraising goals. In addition to offering another stream of revenue, nonprofit merchandise sales… 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 and beyond. Heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS or The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life? Chances are that you have. Creating a signature fundraising event for your organization can help with building your organization’s brand, building your… 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 nonprofit organizations and charities to raise funds while paying homage to the great memories of an individual. Such gifts can help an organization reach a significant amount of its goals because tribute gifts come from a strong belief in the organization’s mission on behalf of… 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 »

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 »
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