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#1 Thing to do After a Shoe Drive Fundraiser

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Want to know the #1 thing you should do after a successful shoe drive fundraiser or any fundraising effort? Say thank you! One of the top things that donors say after making a contribution to a nonprofit, charity or school is that they were not thanked or acknowledged. Your supporters will notice......

4 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit More Sustainable

Samantha Harton, content contributor for Givebutter.com Since most non-profit organizations don’t have an inexhaustible budget, it can be tough to prioritize sustainability. But according to Neighbor Works America, going green can reduce operating costs relating to utilities, waste disposal, and office purchasing. You don’t have to build your office out of repurposed wood and recycled Chipotle bags to make a difference, but there are a few simple tips on how to clean up operations at your n...

How to Kickstart Social Media for 2019

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to put marketing plans in perspective, especially because everything changes so quickly. We’ve got everything you need to know! Our free social media resource guide How to Kickstart Your 2019 Social Media for Your Nonprofit, is going to give you all of the information you need to make sure that 2019 is your best marketing year yet. By downloading the guide, you’re going to learn about some of the fascinating facts......

Why A Shoe Drive Fundraiser Helps the Planet

A couple of weeks ago, we published on our blog “Why Shoes Can Make a Global Impact.” We’ve gotten a lot of feedback to it because many people don’t know about the facts regarding shoes and sneakers they may be disposing of in a way that’s not socially responsible. As we noted in the article, here again, are a few of the facts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Textiles, including shoes, represent 65.7 percent of the content in landfills.......

Funds2Orgs Group Holiday Message to You

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”  – Mandy Hale, The Single......

5 Brilliant Tips to Close Out Your Year-End Fundraising

The end of the year is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time for year-end fundraising to make sure that you close 2018 with as much of the fundraising dollars as possible. It is during this time where people are getting bonuses from work or looking to lower their tax obligation for the calendar year. You want to make sure your supporters have not forgotten you! Here are our brilliant tips to make sure that everyone......

Why Shoes Can Make a Global Impact

Did you know that the shoes you have in your closets and hidden in storage bins can make a difference in the life of someone living in poverty in a country, such as Haiti, and also help the environment? Did you realize that the vast majority of textiles, including shoes and athletic footwear, can be repurposed instead of thrown away in a socially responsible manner? The Environmental Protection Agency reported a few of the following facts: Textiles, including shoes, represent......

Shoe Drive Fundraising and the Importance of Shoe Quality

Shoe drive fundraisers are a lot of fun for the thousands of partners who work with us throughout the year. All of them understand that by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes, they can raise money for their nonprofit, church, school or civic group. But, we get a question that is asked by our partners, and we want to explain why we strive to make sure that all of the shoes we receive are gently worn, used or new.......

10 Final Tips for Promoting #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we know you’re looking to have it be a great success for your nonprofit organization. You can never do too much to promote your group on the global day of giving or any of your fundraisers or campaigns, for that matter. What follows are a few of our quick and easy ideas that could help you gain more attention for your Giving Tuesday efforts not just on this particular day, but throughout the season and......

The Funds2Orgs Group Thanksgiving Day Message

As families and friends across our great country gather this week for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the team at the Funds2Orgs Group wants to thank our partners for trusting us with their creative fundraising efforts, which help them raise the money they need. Every day we have people collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to fund their schools, animal rescues and shelters, nonprofits, churches, adoptions and medical fundraising. We’re grateful to be part of their stories in raising mo...

The Top Nonprofit Challenges of Getting New Donors and How to Overcome Them

The most successful nonprofit leaders understand that donor retention is crucial to maintaining sustainable revenue. However, every year, a percentage of donors fall off the roles because they have moved on from your cause, have different priorities, or there has been a life change. Therefore, although donor retention is a vital part of a nonprofit’s fundraising program, donor acquisition also plays an essential component. Why can it seem tough to get new donors? There are several reasons ...

What Makes Fundraising Difficult – And What You Can Do

Let’s face it; fundraising is tough. There are thousands of nonprofits, schools, churches and other organizations in your community that also want financial support from the same people you’d like to have as your donors. We’ll help you understand the challenges in fundraising, but we’re also going to give you a few brilliant tips to overcome the difficulties of raising money. What Makes Fundraising Difficult? The following are some of the most popular reasons that people who ...

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Hit It Out of the Park Promoting on Giving Tuesday

This is your final chance to download the Funds2Orgs guide for Giving Tuesday, which is happening on Tuesday, November 27th! We hope you’re ready!   One of the most important things you can do in promoting your fundraiser is to tell an engaging and concise story. We’ve got you covered! In our final installment for Giving Tuesday, learn how to tell your story in one paragraph! How to Easily Tell Your Story in a Single Paragraph Main idea: The first sentence......

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Get Corporate CSR Dollars on Giving Tuesday

It’s not too late to download your free copy of the Funds2Orgs resource paper to help you ensure even greater success for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27th!    This week, our excerpt from the guide focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how to make the most of it on Giving Tuesday, and throughout the year! How to Promote CSR on Giving Tuesday Social Media Talk with your corporate partners and supporters in advance of Giving Tuesday and ask......

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Get Your Community & Civic Leaders Involved!

Have you downloaded the essential Funds2Orgs Giving Tuesday guide? Don’t miss out! Time is ticking toward the most significant fundraising day of the calendar year, Tuesday, November 27th.   From our free resource paper, this week we’re pulling excerpts about how to get your community and civic leader involved. 7 Brilliant Tips on How to Maximize Community Involvement Giving Tuesday is an excellent time to see about partnering with other groups so that both organizations can expand ...

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook: Giving Tuesday Inspiration and Ideas

To help you get ready, the team at Funds2Orgs has developed a not-to-be-missed guide that you can download in full below.     Through October, we’re also providing you with excerpts from our resource paper. Today, we’re focusing on a few inspirational stories and ideas taken from our broader guide. Inspiration Every year, there are countless stories from nonprofits, schools, and organizations around the world that have done an excellent job of getting the word out there int...

2018 Giving Tuesday

Your Essential Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook

Are you ready for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27th? The team at Funds2Orgs has you covered! If you’ve tried doing something for the most significant global fundraising day of the year, or you have been wanting to start but need ideas, then the guide is for you.   The following are consolidated results for last year, which keep growing each year exponentially since it started in 2012 because more nonprofits, schools, churches and civic groups understand that it’s vital......

How To Plan Your Year-End Donations

This is the time for your year-end fundraising, and with a little planning and strategy, you should be able to end the year with many more fundraising dollars to help your organization. Since the end of the year is a time when donors and champions are most supportive of making charitable gifts because of the holiday spirit, year-end tax planning and the receipt of work bonuses, this is the time to make sure that your nonprofit is front and center......

How To Create a Successful Fundraising Event

We’re heading into the most significant fundraising period of the year, which happens during the year-end. If you want to raise money, this is the time to create an exciting fundraiser that will get people motivated to donate during the time of year where they are the most generous. Your fundraising event doesn’t have to be an expensive gala, although it could be if you have the budget. It can be a potluck or even a fun bowling event that......

5 Brilliant Nonprofit Tech Hacks

If you’re looking to raise more money or the visibility of your nonprofit organization, then you’ve come to the right place. We have invaluable tech hacks for you that will help you achieve your organizational goals. One of the obvious things you should do, but that is often missed, is to recruit people who have tech experience, including social media backgrounds. While it’s important to have team members who are immersed in technology, it’s also vital to have board membe...

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