Fundraising Tips

Our fundraising tips section includes a wide range of guides, case studies, and guest posts about how you can improve your fundraising efforts for the year. Whether learning about how to promote your fundraising event, or reading about the benefits of mobile fundraising, you’ll be sure to find actionable advice to improve your fundraising strategy.

11 Creative Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Memorable

2019-09-12T17:35:00-04:00September 12th, 2019|

Whether you’re planning a small, low-key affair or a massive corporate event, food is essential. Get it right, and people will be talking about it for weeks. Get it wrong, people will still be talking but for all the wrong reasons. To stand out from the crowd and turn your event into the memorable [...]

How to Increase Donations for your Fundraising Event

2019-09-05T15:06:23-04:00September 5th, 2019|

From peer-to-peer websites to fun runs and charity galas, it seems that everyone is raising money for something. In other words, it isn’t always going to be easy to get people to open up their wallets for you. In order to increase donations for your fundraising event, you need to think beyond the event [...]

Top 10 School Fundraiser Ideas

2019-08-26T14:21:04-04:00August 26th, 2019|

As the back-to-school season approaches, you may be starting to think about some fun and effective ways to raise money during the upcoming school year. Effective and easy fundraising ideas can be important for all kinds of academic institutions. Whether you're a student planning a high school fundraiser or a parent helping to raise [...]

How to Design an Event Seating Chart to Suit Your Event

2019-08-26T14:22:23-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

Designing the perfect seating chart for your event can often be complicated. The goal is to create a practical and comfortable seating arrangement that suits your event while keeping guests and attendees engaged. For most event planners, this means balancing a number of factors. Different events have different requirements, which will all affect the [...]

10 Creative Fundraising Event Ideas

2019-07-23T11:41:16-04:00July 22nd, 2019|

Fundraisers are events that present a unique set of challenges. These events can take many different forms and sizes, from a middle school bake sale or raffle to a large gala or political event.  With so many different fundraising event ideas floating around and so many ways to raise money, it can be hard [...]

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Crush Online Fundraising Challenges

2019-07-23T11:22:09-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Today's post is a guest post from our friends over at DonorSearch, who are frequent contributors to the Accelevents blog. Online fundraising is an excellent strategy for nonprofits. After all, it’s exponentially cheaper to receive online donations than it is to plan, host, and manage a full-scale fundraising event. Your nonprofit should be equipped [...]

Elevating Your Nonprofit: 6 Tech Solutions That Can Help

2019-04-29T00:00:13-04:00February 23rd, 2019|

Your nonprofit is staffed with people who love your mission. Passionate employees will work hard to accomplish a lot and make the biggest impact possible. However, even your best staff members can’t get by with just spreadsheets. Once you’ve decided your organization needs a tech solution for one reason or another, you’ll need to [...]

[Press Release] Accelevents Named a Frontrunner in Fundraising Software by Software Advice

2019-03-26T22:56:45-04:00January 14th, 2019|

We’re excited to announce that Accelevents has been named a FrontRunner for best fundraising software by Software Advice! Methodology FrontRunners uses real reviews from real software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. To create this report, Software Advice evaluated over 192 Fundraising products. Only those with the top scores [...]

A Day in the Life of a Fundraising Event Host

2019-05-01T23:04:41-04:00December 9th, 2018|

As you may know, the Accelevents platform was inspired by the Fall Formal, a local fundraiser that the current founders of the platform host in Boston each year. The event is still going strong, and we even hosted our 5th anniversary of the Fall Formal this past November! Running this event over the past [...]