The Dipping Point - A blog on giving

3 One Day Fundraisers that Raised over $2,000 with DipJar

Mary Anne Savage June 23, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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Host a Pelican Party! Learn how the Seabird Station Raised $100,000 in a Night.

Mary Anne Savage June 22, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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As much as we love dogs we were excited to switch things up for this week's animal welfare series. The Pelican Harbor Seabird Station raised over $100,000 in one evening at their Pelican Party! The station is a rescue and rehabilitation site for more than just pelicans. They help an assortment of birds, mammals and even a tortoise or two.

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How One Dinner Event Keeps a Museum Admission-Free All Year Long

Mary Anne Savage June 21, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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We love that the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum hosts such a thoughtful event every year. Using their natural surroundings they set up a spectacular canyon dinner showcasing Native American Culture. The $100,000 raised goes to help so much and we are so glad we get to share their story! 

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4 Ways to Keep Galleries and their Pockets Full

Mary Anne Savage June 21, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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Keeping people involved and interested in the arts is a challenging task, which is in why this week's issue we are highlighting FOUR different Art Galleries and Centers on how they interact with their local communities. Find out what events and fundraiser they have to keep their galleries and pockets full.

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How to Raise Money on a Tight Budget: Take Your Shirt Off

Mary Anne Savage June 15, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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Part of our Animal Welfare series we are highlighting another incredible story. In Louisiana, Take Paws Rescue called on their community to help them sustain their operation. Donations and volunteers helped make their first annual Canine Calendar possible.

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Fundraising Pro Tip: Sell Beer at a Kids Museum

Mary Anne Savage June 14, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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This week in our spotlight series on museums and educational nonprofits we are highlighting OH WOW! and how they raised $12,000 in one evening. Every year OH WOW! opens up their children's museum up to parents for food, drinks and fun, they just have one rule, no kids. 

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Tips to Get More Dips

Mary Anne Savage June 12, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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Insights from The Ray Pack: Optimizing fundraisers using Facebook

Jon Fraser June 8, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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This story is a part of our Animal Welfare series highlighting yet another amazing fundraising story -- this time from The Ray Pack, a husky rescue. Their widespread fanbase and their efforts to save Dre, the husky with the heart condition, caught our attention and hearts! 

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Hearts 4 Arts Raising $80k to keep their mobile gallery rolling

Mary Anne Savage June 7, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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This is part of DipJar's story series on fundraising for the arts. We love this story because instead of taking children to the arts, Portside Arts Center took arts to the children which attracted the attention they needed to fund their program.


Art centers and galleries have always struggled getting students to their site. Signing waivers and ordering buses becomes tedious and expensive. Portside Arts Center flipped their perspective and put the gallery on the road. In fact, their four-wheeled mobile arts center rolling up to local schools got enough attention to secure a $100,000 donation. Now Portside is trying to continue to expand the program with their fundraiser, Hearts 4 Arts.

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5 Donation Jar Ideas For More Cash & Credit Card Donations

Ryder Kessler June 5, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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Whether you’re raising funds during a fundraising event, checkout charity campaign, or another in-person situation, donation jars are a simple and easy way to collect funds.

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