Los Angeles Resources We like to share what we've learned Resources We like to share what we've learned AllLos AngelesPivot to Virtual All TypesWhitepapersWebinarsCase StudiesInfographicsSegment GuidesDonation GuidesSmart AnalyticsMobile GuidesLos AngelesAll TopicsFundraisingIndustry Trends Showing 84 resources out of 84 Whitepapers Alternatives to Golf Fundraising: Bring the FUN to Outdoor Fundraising Cross your fundraising finish line with these alternatives to golf fundraisers! Webinars Preparing for contactless check-in and seamless donor experiences Things are reopening, and the majority of people are ready to safely gather together again. Make sure you are ready! Whitepapers YUMMY! Involving Food in your Fundraising There are so many fun ways you can make your fundraisers all about the food and drink. Your donors and volunteers are ready to gather and celebrate together again. Give them something to remember. Webinars Donor Segmentation: Defining the Segments and Strategies for Communication Join us to learn more about donor segmentation so you can better strategize and cultivate key relationships. Webinars Out in the Wild: Fundraising Campaigns in the Outdoors Warmer, longer days mean you have the opportunity to host donors and volunteers in-person, outside for your upcoming fundraising events. What can you do to make your 5k, golf outing, picnic, or other outdoor fundraising campaign stand out? Whitepapers Ultimate Silent Auction Study This Ultimate Silent Auction Study looks at auction data on a national scale and by region. The study points to why some silent auction items perform better than others and how this data can improve your next charity auction. Webinars Building The Plane: Virtual and Hybrid Campaigns in 2021 With fundraising shifting from all virtual to hybrid - what foundation can you build NOW to stand out to your donors and volunteers? You have the time to make a thoughtful hybrid fundraising plan. Let's learn more about what you can do to serve your mission. Webinars Webinar: Sustaining your mission: What’s your recurring giving strategy? You work hard to attract and inspire first time donors. Don’t let them walk away! With creative campaigns and messaging, your organization can add this sustainable revenue stream to further support your mission. Whitepapers GiveSmart’s Ultimate Study Guide for School Fundraising Host a successful school fundraising event with tips and tricks from GiveSmart. Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Episode 21 – Give Your Virtual Event Life DIFFA Chicago joins us to discuss how they've created an engaging, dynamic virtual event that stands-out in the crowded virtual space. Webinars Webinar: Standing Out in the Crowd – Virtual and Hybrid Campaigns in 2021 Virtual fundraising went from a forced pivot to standard practice over the past year. You have evolved so much of how you interact with your volunteers and donors. Maintaining virtual options, as in-person comes back, means you will have to evolve and host hybrid campaigns, too. Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Webinar Episode 20 – What’s Next in Hybrid Events Hear from Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services on how they are using last year’s pivot as a foundation for hybrid events in 2021. Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Webinar Series: Episode 19 Working as Partners Hear from Riley Children's Foundation on how they work with their volunteer partners in support of one mission. Webinars Webinar: Foster Sponsor Relationships You pivoted to success with virtual sponsorships. But, how do hybrid fundraisers change things? What can you do to ensure sustainability and future opportunities with your sponsors? Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Webinar Episode 18 – Formulating Your Success Hear from Malvern Preparatory School on how they are using last year’s pivot as a foundation for 2021. Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Webinar Series: Episode 17 – Oxford Kids Foundation Hear from The Oxford Kids Foundation on how they curated their communication to increase donor and volunteer engagement. Webinars Webinar: #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success Episode 16 – Humane Society of Utah Humane Society of Utah joins us to discuss how they've created unique and fun campaigns that stand-out in the crowded virtual space. Webinars Webinar: Debunking the Myths of Virtual Fundraising We’ve heard all the myths, worries, and concerns. But here’s the good news: we have nine months of data that disproves many common concerns. And we are ready to debunk these myths! Webinars The Nitty Gritty: Nuances of an Online Silent Auction This webinar is going to look at the nuances that come with an online silent auction along with creative and successful examples. Webinars Webinar: Kickstart 2021 This webinar addresses ways to plan for 2021 and how to make sure your donors are still excited about your cause. Webinars GiveSmart Product Webinar: Champion Fundraising This webinar is a deep dive into GiveSmart's peer-to-peer campaign product, champion fundraising and empowering your donors. Webinars Expand Your Reach: Virtual and Social Ways to Grow Expand your reach across platforms and across the country. This webinar will cover utilizing the virtual and social media worlds to grow your donor base. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 15 – My Friend’s Place My Friend's Place takes us through the importance of providing education around your mission and how to leverage video and PR to expand your reach. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 14 – Attaining & Retaining Donors This episode talks about how to attain and retain your donors using various fundraising and communication techniques. We share successful examples from various organizations. Webinars Webinar: Holiday fundraising – Run Your Holiday Fundraisers Virtually This holiday season, you can do something new or take your tried and true fundraisers virtual. Either way, don't miss out on the end-of-the-year giving. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 13 – PENCIL PENCIL Foundation takes us through its Impact Breakfast, sponsor relationships, and the importance of networking, even in a virtual world. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 12 – St. Mary’s School St. Mary's School provides great insight into multiple ways that you can run various small-scale fundraisers right now. Webinars Managing More: Campaigns to Close the Gap This webinar will cover how you can manage more campaigns to help close the gap caused by Covid-19. You can do this. Here's how. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 11 – First Tee Delaware First Tee Delaware talks to us about how golf tournaments are online and on the green...and their success with virtual bartenders. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 10 – Crossnore School and Children’s Home Crossnore School and Children's Home join us to discuss how their annual strawberry sale & more sustain their funding and attract new donors. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 9 – Misericordia Misericordia opened their exclusive event at an inclusive price point & drastically increased donor participation – across the country. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 8 – CURE Childhood Cancer CURE shares how they pivoted their annual 5k, how they keep different chapters looped into the same goals, and how they operate during childhood cancer awareness month. Webinars Engaging Champions for Your Cause Your constituents are your biggest advocates and loudest voices. This webinar will cover the why and how for champion giving campaigns. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 7 – Place of Hope Place of Hope walks us through their various summer campaigns and how they continued to fundraise all summer, despite the pandemic. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 6 – Chicago Cubs Charities The Chicago Cubs Charities talk us through their annual campaigns, events, and how they keep their donors engaged beyond baseball season. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 5 – Showcase This webinar is a showcase of successful virtual fundraising campaigns: online stores, auctions, runs, meal delivery, live streams, and more. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series Episode 4 – RMHC RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana share how they drove donor engagement and participation in 2020 fundraising. Webinars Hybrid Fundraisers: Creating and Running Successful Campaigns Hybrid fundraisers are campaigns that blend live and virtual campaign elements. This webinar will cover how to implement these and be successful. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series Episode 3 – Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of Central California South share how their unique fundraising tactics enabled them to continue to raise funds in 2020. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series: Episode 2 – First Responders Children’s Foundation Scott Perrin from First Responders Children’s Foundation shared their success with champion fundraising, the Austin Marathon, silent auctions, drive-ins, and a living room concert with iHeart Radio. Webinars #OutsideTheRoom Fundraising Success: Episode 1 – Reach for Resources Minnesota's Reach for Resources takes us through their sidewalk art competition, fundraising at breweries, and how their annual bowl-a-thon fared in 2020. Whitepapers Fundraising Guide: Local Institutions This guide aims to help local institutions, like museums and zoos, enhance their fundraising campaigns for an even more integrated donor-giving experience. Webinars Dog Days: Giving Campaigns to Run This Summer 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. Webinars Webinar: Pivot to Virtual Success – Episode 7 Learn from your peers in nonprofit fundraising development, as they share success stories of a pivot to virtual fundraising in 2020. Webinars Connect online with donors today: cultivating and maintaining authentic donor relationships Just because the world is on hold, doesn’t mean the needs of your mission are. This webinar is about why you need to connect with your donors today. Webinars Webinar: Your School’s Pivot to a Virtual Fundraising Event Things happen. So what do you do if your school needs to host a virtual fundraising event instead of a live one? This webinar enables you with best practices to run a virtual event so that all of your dollars don't go out the window. Webinars Nonprofit Pivot Success: The Series What we possibly all need to hear right now: a nonprofit, who’s had to cancel an in-person, major event, pivoted to online, and made it to the other side with fundraising success. Webinars Webinar: Implementing Recurring Giving Strategies Recurring giving is a crucial element to most nonprofits, schools, and foundations. This webinar will cover strategies that your organization can implement to encourage and obtain more donations through recurring giving. Webinars Webinar: Your Pivot to a Virtual Fundraising Event Things happen. So what do you do if your organization needs to host a virtual fundraising event instead of a live one? This webinar enables you with best practices to run a virtual event so that all of your dollars don't go out the window. Webinars Webinar: Unpacking the Silent Auction Silent auctions are tried and true fundraising programs, but wouldn’t they be a little easier if you knew what types of items perform best in charity auctions? We took over 440,000 lines of data and compiled the Ultimate Silent Auction Study. Whitepapers Creative Campaigns Creative campaigns to help inspire fundraising ideas that you can run all year round. Webinars Webinar: Promoting and Marketing Your Fundraising Campaigns We’re often asked, “how can we spread more awareness about our upcoming event?” In this webinar, we’ll be referencing this research study and viewing some customer case studies to showcase ways that you can promote your next fundraising event. Webinars Webinar: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising You’ve likely already heard about peer-to-peer fundraising. But how exactly can you make it work for your organization in order to further your cause? While you’re kicking off 2020, join us and our partner, GiveGab, for the 411 on peer-to-peer fundraising. Webinars Webinar: Year-Round Giving To help brainstorm ideas beyond your annual gala, this webinar will focus on year-round giving and fundraising campaigns for every month. We will share techniques and prioritization strategies to get new ideas into your fundraising plans. Whitepapers Research: Fundraising Event Expectation Study Close those gaps with information directly from your donors. We conducted a research study to better understand the importance of signature fundraising events from the perspective of donors and event planners. Webinars Webinar: Gobble Gobble Shake up the way you give thanks this fall! Join this webinar to discuss different ways to thank your entire ecosystem, and what you data you can obtain by saying thanks. Webinars Webinar: Research Study Tune into this webinar (based on our latest research) to determine new opportunities to sync and connect with your donors. As an event planner do you know where you’re meeting your donors’ expectations? Where you’re missing them? Let’s fill those gaps. Webinars School Jam Sessions The School Jam Sessions are a collection of expert interviews that are no longer than 10 minutes and provide some great tips, tricks, and tidbits for things pertaining to school fundraising. Webinars Webinar: Winning the Silent Auction Learn about ways to enhance, evolve, and expand silent auctions for your charity. Whitepapers Signature Event Masterplan Planning a big event? This 12-month masterplan includes tips, timelines, and checklists to help you plan your best event, reduce stress, and raise more money...all year round. Mobile Guides GiveSmart Mobile Bidding Guide Your complete guide to using mobile bidding to enhance your events and engage your guests like never before. Tips, templates and more to help you get started. Any questions, just ask! Los Angeles Accelerating Your Fundraising: Tips & Tricks Los Angeles This resource provides examples and expertise for fundraising and auctions in the Los Angeles area. To better understand the best items, this resource shares some of the best performing types of items and gives examples of new venue ideas. Donation Guides New York City Corporate Donation Guide This is the New York City Corporate Donation Guide. We have included local companies and organizations across the city that support local organizations. Webinars Webinar: Turn Data Into Donations Mine for powerful insights in both yours and the market’s data and become a strategic planner. Inspiration starts here. Webinars Webinar: Los Angeles Auction Data Study This webinar provides examples and expertise for fundraising and auctions in the Los Angeles area based on our recent data study. Donation Guides Midwest Corporate Donation Guide This Guide will provide you access to companies, businesses, and organizations that make in-kind donations, direct donations, and offer sponsorships to nonprofit and charity organizations in the Midwest. Segment Guides Accelerating Your Fundraising: Tips & Tricks Los Angeles This resource provides examples and expertise for fundraising and auctions in the Los Angeles area. To better understand the best items, this resource shares some of the best performing types of items and gives examples of new venue ideas. Webinars Webinar: Paddles Up: Nailing the Live Appeal The live appeal is one of the most effective ways to raise funds and engage your donors at fundraising events. Turn guests into donors with a positive, inclusive, and impactful moment of giving. Planning and delivery are king here…no one wants to hear crickets after asking for donations, right? Webinars Jam Sessions The Jam Sessions are a collection of expert interviews that are no longer than 10 minutes and provide some great tips, tricks, and tidbits. Webinars Webinar: That’s So Corporate You already know how valuable corporate partnerships and sponsorships can be for your bottom line and the experience of your donors. Watch or listen to this webinar to learn more about acquiring new corporate sponsorships. Donation Guides Dallas Corporate Donation Guide GiveSmart has compiled a list of organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that make donations or sponsor local charities. Case Studies San Diego Case Study Accelerating Your Fundraising | Tips and Tools From the Trenches Webinars Webinar: The New Fiscal Year The New Fiscal Year: A Mindful Power Up If you’re a nonprofit leader, you’re lucky. You get at least two “new years” in a year to experience that joyous feeling of possibility. Whitepapers Donor Segmentation Guide The Power of Tailoring your Communication - a guide to donor segmentation. Webinars 3 Missed Opportunities – Webinar Case Studies YMCA – National Case Study Story Webinars Engage Your Donors Year Round Your donors: Keep 'em close. Engage donors all year round. Attention spans are short these days. We get it. But do you ever wonder how you can engage donors every day, not just event day? Infographics Look Back to Look Ahead Look Back to Look Ahead is a resource for the data-driven fundraiser filled with best practices and information to help enhance your next silent auction. Segment Guides Animal Welfare Fundraising Guide This fundraising guide for animal welfare organizations includes a 12-month event prep timeline, necessities for your event vs. fun additions, and ways to make your event memorable. Smart Analytics Hamilton: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot – A Smart Analytics Case Study This study discusses how various factors related to Hamilton Broadway tickets affect fundraising elements of the silent and live auction. Donation Guides Corporate Donation Guide Whether you are looking for donated items, a corporate sponsorship, or funds for a new project, the Corporate Donation Guide will get you off your feet. Segment Guides Fundraising for Hospitals This guide provides research and data to help healthcare systems better engage donors and doctors as the uncertainty surrounding federal funding for healthcare continues. Case Studies Make-A-Wish Colorado: Benefits of Implementing Fundraising Technology This case study looks at Colorado’s chapter of Make-A-Wish and how they increased funds raised across eight campaigns in three years as they implemented best practices and GiveSmart’s fundraising technology. Case Studies Case Study: Cancer Kiss My Cooley This case study looks at challenges faced before mobile fundraising technology offered a solution to a smaller, volunteer-ran organization. GiveSmart eliminated long lines, checkout chaos, and kept the event on schedule.