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Integrating Event Registration with Mobile Fundraising

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As event registration, online ticketing, and mobile fundraising become more popular among event hosts, we’ve seen fundraising hosts become more adept at using each tool. While many use event registration and mobile fundraising to improve their donors’ experiences and increase proceeds, very few groups are combining both to create a seamless end-to-end experience. In today’s […]

Chicken Poop Bingo Game Fundraiser!

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Adding fun and interesting games like Chicken Poop Bingo to encourage guests to give more at your next event is just a wise use of your time and resources! And that is regardless of whether your next fundraiser is a small cocktail party, a full scale gala, or just a simple community event like a […]

3 Fun Game Show Ideas For Your Fundraising Event

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A game show event modeled after one of the popular game shows is perfect for a fundraising event! For a fun and successful evening that raises lots of funds, select a game show that has been popular and can easily be recreated. The game should also allow several people to participate. To raise money, sell tickets to […]

10 Tips to Make Your Silent Auction a Success!

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One of the most loved fundraising events is the silent auction, a modification of a traditional auction, where bids are written on a sheet of paper alongside each item. At a fixed time, the auction ends and the highest bidder wins the item. Not only are these events popular and cost-effective to organize, they also present […]

Renting Out Your Space: A Viable Fundraising Option

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Does your group own buildings or other resources that are only used intermittently? Whether you’re raising funds for a school, nonprofit or other group, using your group’s space for rent isn’t an off-the-wall fundraising idea but a viable way to increase your fundraising income. Many organizations and schools maintain facilities that may not be used […]

Helpful Tips for a Successful Charity Fundraising Event – Interview with Teresa Mathers

Helpful tips for a successful charity fundraising event

Last week I met up with Teresa Mathers and asked her about her experiences working for many different charities in different roles wearing many different hats for the last 25 years. She currently volunteers for the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society and is Vice President of membership. I asked Teresa a few questions about what […]

4 Tips to Modernize Your Bake Sale Fundraiser for October Cookie Month!

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Did you know that October is not just National Cookie Month, but National Caramel Month and National Dessert Month as well? Sweets are in the air, with a national mandate! Bake sales might seem like an idea of the past that brings in little money and eats up oodles of mom’s time. With a few […]

Host a Poker Tournament Fundraiser!

Tips for your Poker fundraiser

Few games have endured modern history with as unfaltering popularity as poker. The classic game is simply unique in how it combines skill and luck for engaging and unpredictable play. Universally loved, poker has become a game appropriate for casual settings amongst friends, online or in government regulated casinos. Poker is an effective means of […]

Restaurant Fundraiser! – A Step-By-Step Guide

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Make the most of restaurant fundraiser opportunities by being prepared and focusing your marketing efforts to take advantage of online resources! Thousands of restaurants across the country actively support nonprofits by offering percentage of sales fundraising opportunities. For example, Chuck E. Cheese’s has given more than $10 million to schools by giving back 15% of […]

Checkout Charity: Good For Small Local Nonprofits?

Checkout charity – or point-of-sale fundraising – is big business for national nonprofits. But the question here is: Can this type of fundraiser work for smaller, local organizations? Stores everywhere are getting involved, restaurants too and even local utility companies. After all, what harm is there in asking for a dollar or two to support […]

Our 8 Favorite Summer Fundraisers

For the charity sector, summer fundraisers that embrace the spirit and the benefits of the season can truly make for incredible summer events. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells summer fundraiser success more than passionate people, promoting a praiseworthy cause and having fun while doing it! Take advantage of summer holidays, long weekends, […]

How to Organize an Online Grassroots Political Fundraiser

Here are 5 simple steps to organize a successful online grassroots fundraiser for your candidate or cause this political season! Top political analysts claim “there are no huge microphones anymore” and that online presence, especially with fundraising, could make or break the 2016 elections. (See Yahoo.com) Obama won the 2012 election because he raised millions […]

Nonprofit Fundraising: Events vs. Great Events

Your last bake sale was an outrageous success and the car wash did even better, but does that mean that it’s time to introduce a yearly dinner gala to your fundraising calendar? Unless your organization is flush with time, money and resources with staff to spare, you might be feeling a tad overwhelmed. If you’ve […]

Hello Social Media: #GivingTuesday is Here Again

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, America, along with other countries who’ve joined the party, will wake up to the third annual #GivingTuesday, a nationwide all-day drive to help raise money online for the greater good. #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to helping others and celebrating the great global spirit of generosity. Seeing that #GivingTuesday falls […]

Be Arty, Be Green, Make Money: How Bottle Cap Murals Can Help Your Nonprofit

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If you have a group of volunteers, youth program participants, board members, or staff that need a teambuilding exercise, and you are thinking about involving them in an art project but you have little funding, resources, or artistic ability, try a project anyone can do on a small budget with a little bit of patience! […]