School Fundraising

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May 11, 2023

4 Ways to Keep Alumni Engaged After Graduation

When it comes to school fundraising the biggest constituents are the families of current students. And rightfully so, but let’s not forget about the school’s alumni! You can always reach beyond the families of current students when fundraising and alumni are a great place to start within your community.  

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April 13, 2023

How to Quickly Setup Your Teacher Appreciation Week Wishlist

Our classrooms are far more than a place where reading, writing, and arithmetic are learned. Support those heroes who do far more than their job on paper, each and every day by setting up a wishlist fundraiser.

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March 9, 2023

90+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Virtual and online fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits for years. Below…

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March 3, 2023

15+ Creative School Silent Auction Ideas

Planning a school fundraiser is a lot of work and takes a lot of dedicated…

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October 14, 2022

8 Life Lessons Fundraising Teaches Children

Fundraising is an effective way to unite people of all ages toward a good cause….

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September 15, 2022

How to Maximize your Back-to-School Fundraising

Making the most of back-to-school fundraising is crucial for setting your school year up for…

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May 16, 2022

5 Simple Strategies for How to Engage Alumni on Social Media

One of the biggest challenges that universities face? Knowing how to successfully engage with their…

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June 16, 2021

Announcing Mobile Cause, by Community Brands

Community Brands Adds MobileCause to Its Suite of Fundraising Tools Partnership  Creates Powerhouse Solutions to…

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June 2, 2021

5 University Fundraising Strategies for Standout Campaigns 

It’s common knowledge that at the heart of any university’s mission is to continually strive…

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March 23, 2021

7 School Fundraising Ideas

It can be difficult for schools to come up with fun, inspiring fundraising ideas. Or maybe…

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December 22, 2020

50+ Fundraising Ideas to Try at your School

If you raise money for a school, you know there are many ways you can…

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June 5, 2020

Your School’s Pivot to a Virtual Fundraiser

The following is a transcript of our Q&A conversation from Episode 4 of our Pivot…

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