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Halloween-Fundraising
October 19, 2021

3 Halloween fundraisers you can setup in minutes

Pumpkins glimmer. Werewolves howl. Ghost says boo.   With fall in full swing, fundraising in this season offers the opportunity to be…

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October 18, 2021

75+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas: Examples from real-life campaigns 

Virtual fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits, and it has recently become…

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October 14, 2021

How to engage donors outside of fundraising events

What is recurring giving?  Recurring giving has been around for years, offered by plenty of…

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giving tuesday
October 7, 2021

#GivingTuesday Myths: Busted

There ARE easy, turnkey ways to make an impact for your organization on #GivingTuesday. Check out what you can do to bust these four #GivingTuesday myths to make an impact on your mission.  

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October 6, 2021

“Fundraisers Wrestling With Tech As Giving Plows Forward”

This image and article featuring Brandy Keller, Vice President of Product at Community Brands, originally…

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September 29, 2021

Smaller, Easier, Faster, Stronger

Campaigns to Save Time and Raise More Our recent studies show that October, November, and December statistically draw the…

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How to have fun with your silent auction
September 16, 2021

How to have fun with your silent auction

Let’s face it — 2020 was a tough year. For those who run nonprofit organizations and fundraise…

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What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising
September 7, 2021

What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising

Successful silent auctions can be excellent for hybrid fundraising. They’re an exciting activity with low…

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September 3, 2021

Empower your online fundraising campaign donors

You likely run an online giving campaign such as an annual appeal or #GivingTuesday. But, there are likely opportunities to…

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September 1, 2021

Empower your donors with fundraisers throughout the year

As you look at your calendar, you may find that you have gaps of time…

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Never stop fundraising
August 25, 2021

Never stop fundraising

Organizing fundraisers and donor events can be a big commitment in terms of time and…

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August 12, 2021

Empower your peer-to-peer donors and fundraisers

Peer-to-peer fundraising is expected to rebound in 2021. This type of giving, supporting an organization via an individual, as…

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MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

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Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County