Rental income is a viable revenue stream for many nonprofit organizations.

Many nonprofits typically lean on more traditional fundraising methods like dues, raffles, and events to raise money. But there are other, less thought of methods of fundraising that involve leveraging physical assets; mainly, it involves earning rental income. Renting out owned space makes sense for nonprofits. Rental income for nonprofits may be a lesser-explored method

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Read-a-thons can be an incredibly effective tool to raise money for your organization. Follow these tips to make the most of this powerful fundraising idea!

If you’re a PTA member, an elementary school event organizer, or otherwise affiliated with K-12 education or fundraising, you’ve probably had a brush with read-a-thon fundraisers before. After all, read-a-thons are one of the world’s fastest-growing school fundraisers—and for good reason. Read-a-thons not only have the potential to raise thousands of dollars for your school,

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gift basket - free prize for charity auction or raffle

Raffles and auctions can be great fundraisers. They depend almost entirely on what prizes and other items you get to raffle or auction though! First and foremost, the items you raffle off should be free, low cost, or donated so you make a good profit. It also has to align with your mission (or not

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fundraising thermometer

Fundraising thermometers are great donation tracking tools that work in real-time at events, on your virtual fundraising page, or internally with your fundraising team. Here is a quick guide on why they work, how and when to use them, and where to find some free sample templates.  Why Fundraising Thermometers Work They are visual.  Social

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virtual fundraising events - watching movies

There are many circumstances when getting people together to host a fundraising event simply isn’t feasible, whether it be social distancing during a pandemic or just simply geographic distance. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can bring people together in unique ways to generate excitement for your fundraising efforts! In this article, we will

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what we learned about fundraising in 2020 - rearview mirror

2020 was a tough year, but it forced us as a nonprofit fundraising community to innovate and renovate in amazing ways that will resonate long into the future. So what exactly did we learn about fundraising in 2020? These are some of the top takeaways. Takeaway 1: People are Generous in a Crisis In November,

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public school fundraisers - mask fundraiser, online auction, shoes, walkathon, discount cards

If you’ve ever been a student, teacher, or parent at one, you know that public schools are notoriously underfunded. That’s why these individuals tend to spend a lot of time on school fundraisers to supplement their limited finances.  And if you fall into one of these groups, you’re likely looking for new and exciting ways

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guide to virtual online auctions - two young women winning auction

Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive shift in day-to-day operations for nonprofits. Organizations across the globe were forced to make the decision to indefinitely postpone their events or cancel them altogether, leaving them without sufficient funding. Luckily, there’s another option: switch to virtual fundraising!  With today’s technology, fundraising coordinators are managing the

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If you are a nonprofit professional looking for an engaging fundraiser to increase your organization’s revenue while attracting community support, consider organizing a fun run. Hosting a fun run is an excellent way to raise money for your mission and increase awareness for your organization. First things first: What is a fun run? A fun

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Learn how donating gently worn, used and new shoes help nonprofits fundraise.

Nonprofits often need to get creative with fundraising, which means finding new but proven revenue-generating strategies. Sprucing up your organization’s fundraising portfolio helps you stand out in the sea of nonprofit fundraisers. Believe it or not, there’s a solution that you probably have in your closet! Shoes, or even recycling athletic shoes, may be the

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If you’ve been in the fundraising world for a while, you’ve probably heard of a-thon fundraising events. These walk-a-thons, dance-a-thons, and other a-thon events challenge participants to complete a certain activity for as long as possible. The longer they complete the activity, the more donations they raise for your cause. Events like a walk-a-thon or

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major fundraising campaign guide - marathon runners

Planning a major fundraising campaign, whether a capital campaign or your year-end giving campaign, can be an overwhelming process. From setting goals to thoroughly examining your current fundraising processes, planning for one of these campaigns takes time and careful consideration. And, that’s before considering what’s trending in fundraising, which could certainly affect your strategy. If

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giving tuesday logo

GivingTuesday is now the largest single day of philanthropy on the planet. Did you know though, that it only began in 2012? And that its goals include not just giving money, but also giving time and support for charity in general? What exactly is GivingTuesday? “Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and

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