Besides the opportunities to meet life-long friends and acquire valuable life skills, one of the top reasons to join a sorority is the chance to engage in community service, especially through fundraising. That being said, you can strengthen your fundraising efforts by hosting engaging events. Fundraising event planning can seem daunting at first, but having a

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Group of young people sits outside on their devices

From recruitment to graduation, your brothers or sisters all pitch in to help your chapter thrive through fundraising. Not only do your members fundraise to offset internal costs such as dues, but they also fundraise to satisfy one of your core values: community service. By partnering with a charitable organization, you can deliver valuable experiences

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This was a guest post contributed by Debbie Salat at ABC Fundraising.  If you’re looking for the perfect year-end fundraiser for your organization, school, or church, look no further than product fundraising. Product fundraisers are staples for community organizations and schools because they provide a tangible takeaway in exchange for a donation. All your organization

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Plan a hybrid gala with these steps

Hybrid fundraising has gained momentum as a way to bring fundraising events to both live and virtual audiences. Think of it as the “best of both worlds.” There are two audiences engaged in your fundraising, at the same time, just from different locations. It doesn’t matter where they are or what they are doing –

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Like many schools, yours is likely always thinking up new fundraising ideas to keep your programs running while also creating memorable experiences for your students. After all, school carnivals, read-a-thons, and talent shows are all fundraisers and many students’ favorite school experiences.  One school fundraising idea that’s always memorable are t-shirt fundraisers. In addition to

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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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