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.

Modern Philanthropist Series: Pt. 2 – Fundraising Experiences

2016-12-06T05:50:13-05:00August 13th, 2015|

Today, fundraising can take many forms. While traditional forms of fundraising (direct mail, donation pages, cold calling, etc.) are all extremely popular and somewhat effective at generating donations for your cause, the Modern Philanthropist looks for something different: Fundraising Experiences. The Modern Philanthropist constantly seeks out avenues to create great experiences. This includes exciting and [...]

The Fundraising Blueprint: Picking the Perfect Fundraiser Venue

2016-12-06T05:50:13-05:00August 20th, 2015|

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for...the venue announcement for Fall Formal 2015! ...But before we reveal the location (our teaser image may have already done the trick), let’s recap what we learned from last year’s Fall Formal. To start, it’s critical to realize the importance of the fundraiser venue that your team [...]

Choosing the Right Fundraising Event

2016-12-06T05:50:13-05:00September 2nd, 2015|

A fundraising event refers to the efforts to gathering money or other resources for non-profit organizations. There are several ways to collect funds in a fundraising process, like hosting a fundraising event through walk/run/cycling process, School fundraisings, through creative projects, special events and volunteer trip. According to a recent infographic compiled by Maximillion, nearly 64% of millennial [...]

Crowdfunding as Mobile Fundraising

2016-12-06T05:50:13-05:00September 9th, 2015|

Today's guest blogger is Dana Ostomel, founder and Chief Gifting Officer at Deposit A Gift, the crowdfunding platform that allows you to raise money for anything that matters to you.  Today, Dana discusses Crowdfunding and the role it plays in mobile fundraising. These days, crowdfunding is the new big thing in fundraising. It’s transforming the donations landscape [...]

The Fundraising Blueprint: Building A Fundraiser Sponsorship Package

2019-05-01T23:25:01-04:00September 15th, 2015|

Those who have organized a larger scale fundraiser know that a major source of proceed comes from sponsorship.  By sponsorship, we mean organizations or individuals who are willing to contribute significant funds to your fundraiser, typically in return for some type of recognition. While attracting sponsors is valuable for your fundraiser, it is not [...]

What is Fund a Need?

2019-05-01T23:27:14-04:00October 30th, 2015|

Most people today are familiar with Silent Auctions and how they work. While Silent Auctions are flexible and effective fundraising tools, there are many times when a different fundraising format makes more sense.  Introducing the Fund a Need Campaign. The basic idea of any Fund a Need effort is to have donors submit their funds towards a [...]

5 Things to Do on the Night of Your Fundraiser

2019-07-23T15:45:29-04:00October 13th, 2015|

So you’ve spent weeks (or months) planning your fundraising event, and now the day or night has finally come. We’re sure that you’re excited for your event, but are also stressed about whether or not the event will live up to you and your attendees’ expectations. As fundraiser hosts ourselves, we can relate to [...]

Think Beyond The Fundraiser Venue

2016-12-06T05:50:12-05:00October 6th, 2015|

While most fundraisers still hold a physical event at their venue to collect donations and support their cause, it is a major misconception that your fundraising should be limited to a one-day opportunity. With the population becoming more connected and mobile each day, it only makes sense that your fundraising efforts should mirror this new [...]

The Fundraising Blueprint: Venue Walkthrough

2019-05-01T23:29:43-04:00September 25th, 2015|

While our first committee meeting for the 2nd Annual Fall Formal was a great start, it was the venue walkthrough that we had selected which brought the committee together. Our committee consists of 11 young professionals in their mid 20s, so trying to schedule a time that works for everyone was a challenge for [...]

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