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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.

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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PTA Events to Dazzle Your PTA

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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 advances their learning.

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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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Best Charity Golf Tournament Software

The Best Charity Golf Tournament Software

Charity golf tournaments are a fantastic way to raise funds, especially if you have a strong network of supporters with an avid passion for grabbing their clubs to head to the greens. While fundraising software can often handle many complexities that come with different fundraising efforts, golf tournaments often have intricacies that require special features. 

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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.

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How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

The most treasured volunteers in a school are the parents volunteering in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). They give the gift of their time, talent and leadership yet one of the most vital roles they play is to be the driving force behind PTO fundraising campaigns for a school.

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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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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 in 2016.

A fundraising raffle is a way in which you can raise essential funds for your mission, while your donors and supporters try their luck at the chance of winning prizes such as money, trips, special experiences or unique items. Fundraising raffles can be an easy, and lucrative, way to raise both funds for your programs and a bit of excitement amongst your donors and supporters.

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Organizing a Fun Run: Money Making Success in 13 Steps

Organizing a Fun Run: Money Making Success in 13 Steps

If you are working at organizing a fun run fundraiser, prepare yourself for a big adventure!

First of all, don’t kid yourself. Planning and executing any fundraising event is not a job for the timid. It’s hard work and, if it’s not done well, it can quickly become a nightmare. But, here’s the good news; when you invest sufficient thought, preparation, and energy into your project, a fun run fundraiser can generate huge financial and public-relations windfalls for your school or non-profit organization. In the end, you’ll be glad for every moment you spent wondering, “What on earth was I thinking!?

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10 Ways to Make #GivingTuesday Successful for Your Nonprofit

b2ap3_thumbnail_gt_logo6.pngWith fall in full-swing, year-end giving campaigns are also in full-on planning and execution modes. The final quarter of the year is one of the most important times for nonprofits to raise the critical funds for their mission.

One way to spread the word about your work, while raising money and awareness is to participate in #GivingTuesday.

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School Fundraising Ideas & Tips

School Fundraising Ideas & Tips

Back to school time means that your child may be asked to help with school fundraising. Children of all ages can get involved in fundraising one way or another. And whether it's a school fundraising campaign, or your child is fundraising for their church youth group or sports team, the same tips and tricks apply.

As a parent, you might find it to be a little overwhelming, especially if your child is involved in numerous activities. But getting children involved in fundraising is a wonderful thing to do!  Showing kids that you can actually have fun helping others is an important part of parenting and helps to build a stronger sense of community. Your child will remember these fundraising activities for a long time to come.

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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 to individuals of all abilities.

Another new member to their team this year is DoJiggy Merchant Services of whom specializes in providing low cost payment processing to nonprofit organizations, priding itself on these core values: integrity, honesty and ethical business practices. True friends successfully processed their donations through their certified payment processing systems that are PCI compliant, providing safe and secure online payment processing via laptops, desktop and mobile credit card processing.

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