Dog Days: Giving Campaigns to Run This Summer

Ahh, summer days. A lovely time to relax, however, your organization shouldn’t take the summer off from fundraising. Donors are still willing to give and it’s a good way to set yourself apart, especially since this fall is going to be more saturated than usual with so many postponed events from the spring.

This webinar breaks down campaigns you can run throughout the summer and that are easy to execute. These campaigns will help you bridge the gap in funding between spring and fall. Don’t wait until your donors are spread thin this fall to reach your fundraising targets. 

You’ll learn more about:

  • Live campaigns: 5k, golf tournament, cornhole, cookoffs, and more.
  • Virtual campaigns: text-to-give, silent auction, raffles, wine pulls, recurring giving, and more.
  • Blended campaigns: golf tournament + online auction, fun runs, house party galas, music strolls, and more.



Brandon Stec
Director of Marketing
Brandon Stec is an Indiana University graduate who spent nine years in the sports industry until transitioning into the technology world. As the Director of Marketing Operations, Brandon drives the marketing efforts for GiveSmart. In the Chicago area, Brandon is a former candidate for Man of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and sits on the board currently. Other organizations Brandon personally supports are BBYO, AFP, the Jewish United Federation, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. 

Erin Phillips
Manager, Account Management


Kelsey Woodworth
Content Marketing Manager
Kelsey Woodworth is the Content Marketing Manager and an Event Specialist for GiveSmart by Community Brands. An Auburn University alumna, Kelsey holds degrees in public relations and international business. Before landing at GiveSmart in 2017, her career spanned advertising departments within international media investment firms and marketing for nonprofit organizations. Her finger is on the pulse daily for innovations in fundraising, community building, donor relations, and event trends. Kelsey is passionate about environmental conservation, animal welfare, urban farming, and expanding tech accessibility. Kelsey lives in New York City and volunteers at the city’s compost center and teaching garden on Governors Island. 

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