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This is a blog about online fundraising for non-profits. It includes DoJiggy product and company information as well as fundraising industry news and tips. We also highlight clients that are successfully using our software to help inspire others on their fundraising journey.

School Fundraising Rocket Rally Time

School fundraising is the focus for PTO groups and schools in the fall. It is a great time for fundraising events as the leaves change, with the holiday season around the corner. One school in particular sends out rockets to rally their community for a color run. They used a video fundraising appeal for their September crowdfunding event. The MARS parent teacher group for Rutland Elementary School offers a great example of fundraising for kids with Rocket Rally!

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Dog Walk Fundraising Ideas

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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 organizing a walkathon, though there are some extra considerations as well as fundraising opportunities that come into play. Dog Walks can be exciting and fun events with costume contests, photo booths, food, and before and after parties. 

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Focus More On Donor Retention

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We focus so much on fundraising events, crowdfunding, fundraising ideas and fundraising websites that having a singular focus on donor retention requires more attention. How to get to know your donors, appeal to them and keep them coming back may be overlooked questions. How to find out what they are thinking and feeling is also underestimated in its impact on fundraising.

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Swing for Cancer

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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.

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Fundraising for Fathers

Fundraising for Fathers

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.

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Fundraising with a Color Run Fundraiser

Fundraising with a Color Run Fundraiser

Splashes of colorful foams and vivacious hues of powders being thrown throughout a walkathon or Fun Run is just one of the magical ingredients that make a Color Run Fundraiser successful. Rather than just revolving the focus of your walkathon or Fun Run around the finishing point, this event makes every step of the way to the finish line enjoyable for your participants and spectators alike. Anyone from everywhere may simply come to enjoy this event, simply because it’s about having fun. School fundraising campaigns and PTO groups especially have great success with Color Run Fundraisers.

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Booster Club Fundraising 101

Booster Club Fundraising 101

Clubs and sports hold the power to making a school’s educational experiences more enriching. Sometimes extra fundraising help is needed to support these initiatives, which creates a great opportunity to begin or participate in booster club fundraising.

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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 others are doing, yet details as to why provide you with more knowledge and power.

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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 each fall as fun memories of past costumes haunt you? It is never too early to start event management scheming for next year.

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Strike the Pose with Video for School Crowdfunding Campaigns

Strike the Pose with Video for School Crowdfunding Campaigns

Use of video is a striking way to express yourself and the specific needs and projects underway at your school. Video increases your opportunity for success in school crowdfunding and raising more funds. It offers you a voice to tell your potential donors what you plan to use their fundraising dollars for. It is also a chance to show them what you have already done - the improvements you have made through prior fundraisers.

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Holiday and Seasonal Fundraising Ideas

Holiday and Seasonal Fundraising Ideas

Independence Day celebrations will be happening in cities across the nation on July 4th. During this time, many communities host fundraising campaigns in support of a charitable cause or to help fund the various activities that allow US citizens to celebrate our freedom. Some cities run standard donation drives in order to raise money to fund 4th of July celebratory events such as: fireworks, parades, or free concerts.

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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 a most interesting story.

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7 Ingredients of the Best Fundraising Websites

7 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.

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Charity Swimming Events Create a Splash

Charity Swimming Events Create a Splash

Swimming events as fundraisers are a fun and healthy way to promote community involvement with a broad range of participants. Whether you measure your swimming events in laps or kilometers, charity swimming events can inspire communities from age six to seventy-five, and bring the focus of your entire community to your worthy cause.

Like all successful swim for charity events they must be well planned, and carefully implemented in order to make the most of the event. With the proper fundraising software you can pull this off like the fundraising dynamo that you are.

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