Fundraising Thermometers and Other Tactics to Engage Your Audience

2016-12-13T08:22:55-04:00December 9th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

If someone told you that the key to their increased fundraiser proceeds was a fundraising thermometer, would you believe them? After consulting with and running many of our own fundraisers, we buy it! The benefit of fundraising thermometers (and similar tools) is that they are a dynamic way to engage your audience, and make them [...]

Fundraising Event Wrap Up

2019-05-01T23:18:24-04:00November 30th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

Congratulations! You have gone through and completed your fundraising event checklist and have concluded your hugely successful fundraising event. You had strong attendance, an engaging experience for your guests, and you raised a ton of money for your nonprofit or cause. After such a worthy effort, take some time and reflect on the work [...]

Holiday Fundraising Tips

2016-12-06T05:50:09-04:00November 11th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

As most of us know, the holiday season is one of the busiest and most important times of the year for fundraising. In fact, over 25% of all charitable giving in 2015 occurred during the months of November and December! In addition, donors tend to give 80% larger gifts, on average, during the holiday months. [...]

Millennial Fundraising Q&A

2019-05-01T23:10:27-04:00September 14th, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

A while back, we wrote a post focusing on four ways to acquire and retain millennial donors. In order to provide the best advice we could on millennial fundraising, we drew from many of the best practices we had learned over the past two years, organizing our annual fundraising event in Boston, the Boston Fall [...]

Ultimate Guide to Fundraiser Sponsorship

2016-12-06T05:50:10-04:00August 22nd, 2016|Fundraising Tips|

Those who have organized a successful fundraiser know the importance of having great sponsors. Whether your event is large or small, fundraiser sponsorship brings a level of legitimacy to your cause, while also significantly contributing to your proceeds. This combination of increased revenue and added exposure is the key to scaling the size of your fundraiser, [...]

Fundraiser Spotlight: Millennial Donors

2016-12-06T05:50:12-04:00November 12th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

Saturday, November 7th marked the date of the 2nd Annual Fall Formal Fundraiser, held in Boston, MA. In their second year organizing the Fall Formal, Accevelents co-founders Jon Kazarian and Zach Hagopian aimed to donate a substantial amount to their organization of choice, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  With over 1,000 people in attendance, the team utilized [...]

Fundraiser Blueprint Series: Fundraiser Checklist

2016-12-06T05:50:12-04:00November 3rd, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

So you’ve been tirelessly planning your fundraiser for a few months (or weeks), and have now arrived at the final seven-day countdown to your event.  You’ve carefully selected a team to help support your goals, have locked down the perfect venue, and have hopefully secured a few amazing sponsors. The final week leading up to your [...]

Fundraising Blueprint: Creating a Fundraising Committee

2015-12-23T18:54:10-04:00August 26th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

In our last Fundraiser Blueprint Series post, we announced the venue for the 2015 Fall Formal - Boston Children’s Museum. Our next step is the formation of a fundraising Committee. The fundraising Committee is crucial to your fundraiser, as it will be your go-to team for gaining sponsorship, raffle or silent auction items, generating PR, [...]

Modern Philanthropist Series: Pt. 2 – Fundraising Experiences

2016-12-06T05:50:13-04:00August 13th, 2015|Fundraising Tips|

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 unique fundraising [...]

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