While many of us have participated in school fundraisers in the past, schools are not generally the first organizations we consider when we think about fundraising initiatives. Nonprofit organizations are generally better known for their prowess at launching impactful fundraisers.  Nonprofit organizations raise money for their initiatives by planning various fundraising events and activities throughout

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Plan a successful fundraising auction with these tips.

In 2020, the nonprofit world flipped on its head with the cancellation of all events. Event managers had to think swiftly to recover funds that otherwise would have come from galas, walks, and other thriving fundraisers, and virtual events saved the day. Now that many nonprofits are moving back toward hosting in-person events with fewer

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Learn ways to generate revenue for associations.

Association members join for networking, education, and enrichment opportunities. Operating an association can be challenging as you try to manage the moving parts of membership retention, plan engaging activities, and create valuable learning experiences. It can be expensive to host and create those opportunities for members, and sometimes annual dues just don’t create enough revenue.

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In this post, you’ll learn how HR consulting can improve your nonprofit’s fundraising.

Picture this: An animal rescue nonprofit is working to raise money for a dog park. A few weeks into the fundraising campaign, the team decides it’s time to go back to the drawing board since their efforts to gather donations don’t seem to be working. They have to try a myriad of different approaches to

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Try these six ideas to get started with fundraising for your performing arts program.

As a performing arts program administrator, you’re likely familiar with the challenges of securing funding. Selling tickets to performances and soliciting major gifts are just two parts of bringing in enough donations to make your program the best it can be. Determining how to fundraise effectively requires lots of planning, strategy, and relationship-building. Plus, you

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Fundraising is an integral part of how churches work. They provide spiritual services, community, and programming to congregants for free, and rely on generous donations and tithes to keep their doors open. When they have a reliable revenue stream, churches can give back to their communities in impactful ways.  With the large number of programs

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Corporate gift matching software can be a game changer for your CRM

It is no secret that nonprofits thrive off of the relationships they build with their donor base. Nonprofit organizations are fueled by the support, time, and dollars given by their donors. The maintenance of these donor relationships is crucial, but the best way to grow these relationships is constantly evolving. As you think about this

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Q+A With The Experts: Matching Gifts and Higher Education

At Fundraising IP, we know a lot about matching gifts and how they go to elevate fundraising at institutions of all shapes, sizes, and missions. Here, we’ll focus on matching gifts and higher education organizations like colleges and universities. Unfortunately, research by matching gift experts reports that billions of available matching dollars go unclaimed by

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Fundraising for a dog park? Use dog houses and doggie bowls!

Today’s dog parks bear little resemblance to those of yore. Not only are they designed with a range of amenities for both dogs and their humans, but they also add value to communities, supporting walkable neighborhoods and strong social ties. However, funding to build dog parks or even just keep them clean, safe, and up-to-date

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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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Crowdfunding vs. Traditional Fundraising: A Quick Guide

Many nonprofits, schools, and other mission-based organizations rely on fundraising strategies to support their programming and day-to-day operations. As a fundraising professional at one of these types of organizations, you likely have a network of dedicated donors to help fund your mission.  Yet hosting the same old fundraising activities time and time again can lead

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fundraising for tuition - mortarboard and hundred dollar bills

Nearly 57 million students enrolled in school in the United States in 2019, according to the National Center of Education Statistics. Only around 10% of those students were in private school.  Many families cannot afford to send their children to private schools, even if they have special needs. Even higher-income families may decide not to

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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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cause awareness days weeks and months 2021 - 2021 sign

Are you ready to plan for your upcoming fundraising year? Check out the list of awareness dates and holidays to make sure you don’t miss any fundraising opportunities! Cause awareness days, weeks, and months are a fantastic way to link your school, nonprofit, or business to the greater good. In 2020, we published a list

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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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