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I joined the nonprofit community at the 2019 Classy Collaborative! This conference was a great opportunity to learn from experts, and connect with some of the awesome organizations face-to-face. Looking for a conference to attend next year? Early bird tickets are on sale now! Keep scrolling to hear what I learned at Lessons from Crazy, Creative Fundraising Ideas that Worked.
What does the Zawadi Circle in New Orleans have in common with the XX Fund in Los Angeles? They’re both giving circles! Continue reading to learn more.
With summer coming up, many beach towns and tourist destinations are experiencing an increase in sidewalk traffic, a decrease in inclement weather, and a persisting need of funds for local nonprofits. Check out these fundraising ideas to capitalize on the influx of visitors!
A high school student, and member of generation z, Abby shares her opinions and involvement with nonprofit organizations! This valuable perspective will give you insight into how this generation interacts, and will interact, with the sector.
We’ve all heard about the gender wage gap, but have you ever heard of the gender giving gap? Women account for 64 percent of total charitable donations across the country. Why is there a gender imbalance when it comes to giving, especially when on average men make more money than women? Click here to find out!
Employee and company gift matching are popular programs that can have your nonprofit seeing a significant increase in donation intake! These programs make the original donation go twice as far, without you even having to reach out to the second donor…
In the 6 months since I’ve joined DipJar, one of the most exciting things for me about what we do is how we help our non-profit partners stage some really cool events - and make those events a huge financial success.
Everyone knows education is one of the most valuable resources for the future, and yet educational institutions often find themselves underfunded. Your school should capitalize on this sentiment to raise funds and bring more resources to your teachers, students, and programs! Check out these easy, creative, and fun ideas to learn how you can fundraise for your school.
Since 2017, Facebook has allowed users to fundraise for a non-profit of their choice around the time of their birthday. Through this platform, Facebook users have raised over $300 million for their favorite organizations. How does it work? Read this guide to understand the process!
It can be difficult for donors to decide which organizations they want to support. How can you make your organization stand out from the rest? It’s all about a personal touch!
As the weather is getting warmer, many nonprofits are ramping up for the Spring fundraising season. Here are some tips that all nonprofits, big and small, can apply to their fundraising plan!
We know it’s still cold, but it’s never to early to start planning for (or daydreaming about!) Spring-time fundraising! Here are a few low-effort ideas to help you get started:
Just because they’re young, does not mean your youth group can’t hold some high impact fundraisers! Here are some great fundraising (and marketing!) ideas that your youth group can take the reigns on, and provide a great experience for the whole church community.
A raffle is a low-effort way to rack in donations at events, big or small. One tricky piece is finding prizes that make participation worthwhile for the donor. There are so many generous companies out there who are happy to contribute, so here are some tips to score the best raffle prizes for your next event:
Generation Z may still be too young to make a serious financial impact, but it’s never too early to begin engaging with this generation that’s gearing up to make a big splash in the nonprofit world!
Your donors are the driving force that allows your nonprofit to carry out the great work you do. It is important that you are conveying your appreciation and gratitude in a meaningful way. Here are 5 ways to make your donors feel special!
Although there has been a surge in online fundraising in the past few years (remember Giving Tuesday!), in-person donation collection remains a necessary piece of your nonprofit’s fundraising plan. I’m not suggesting you ditch online fundraising, but I want to touch on a few reasons why in-person fundraising is a crucial and irreplaceable nonprofit strategy.
The weather is getting colder and it’s time to start planning some winter fundraisers! Here are some easy, low effort fundraisers that will help you bring the community together as well as take in some extra donations.
Giving Tuesday is less than two weeks away! We know you’ve spent time preparing, but we wanted to offer a few last minute ideas. Here are 7 social media tips for Giving Tuesday:
We’ve heard from many nonprofits that they experience a surge of donations and involvement from their younger supporters, that then trickles off between major events and campaigns. Here are 5 tips to keep your younger donors more engaged:
It’s that time of year again! Giving Tuesday is just around the corner. I’m sure you’ve seen countless emails, blog posts and guides about this global day of giving. To help you get ready for November 27th, here are 7 tips you haven’t already heard of:
Between galas and major fundraising campaigns, there are still valuable opportunities to get donations for your nonprofit. These low-effort fundraising ideas are easy to implement when you are experiencing a lull in donations! Check out these 7 tips and see what works for your nonprofit:
LinkedIn is far more than just a job searching tool for the for-profit sector. It’s also a valuable networking and marketing platform for nonprofit organizations! Check out these 5 tips that will help your nonprofit master LinkedIn.
A gala may well be one of the best ways to raise money for a good cause. It offers entertainment, networking opportunities, food and drink, and the ability to feel good about helping the world. Thing is, such an event isn’t as simple to pull off as you might expect. There are certain mistakes that a lot of first-timers make - here’s how you can avoid them.
You may often associate terms like "company culture" with millennial heavy start-up companies. However, organizational culture is an integral part of forming a strong team that reaches far beyond pizza parties and bonding exercises. A nonprofit's culture will effect how your team works internally, as well as how you interact with donors, supporters and volunteers.
Let's face it, asking for donations does not always go as smoothly as planned. You know why your nonprofit is worth contributing to, but it can sometimes be difficult to articulate to a supporter. We're here to help you make the awkward question a little less awkward! Here are 5 tips to perfect your donation ask:
Many nonprofits make the mistake of not providing opportunities for event attendees to continue contributing on-site. It is often thought that anything beyond an event ticket is too much to ask of a supporter. In realty, the opposite is true! If a person has made the choice to attend an event, they will likely be very willing to make additional contributions to the cause they feel so strongly about.
We are in the midst of gala season and donors are already beginning to feel fatigued from attending the same events every night! Make your nonprofit's gala stand out among the rest with creative and innovative fundraising strategies. Here are 7 tips to increase your fundraising intake at your nonprofit's next gala:
We rely on stories every day to make sense of the world, help us identify with (and understand) one another, and contextualize our decisions. A compelling story is an essential component of a thriving nonprofit.
This is the beginning of a four-week series where we’ll be detailing the must-know terms for all things online marketing! This week we’ll be going over Digital Marketing followed by Social Media, Email Marketing, and Content Marketing in coming weeks.