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Breast Cancer Awareness and Creative Fundraising Ideas

As many of you know, breast cancer awareness month is in October. But, the reality is that women get diagnosed with breast cancer throughout the year. And, because of it, nonprofits work every day to ensure that breast cancer is top of mind for their donors through fundraising events and other ideas. So, how can you maintain awareness of breast cancer at other times during the year? The following are our creative ideas to help your group make sure that......

digital marketing trends for 2020 for nonprofits

Digital Marketing Trends for 2020 for Nonprofits

We’re coming up on my favorite time of year and the best time to fundraise. As the holidays approach and the holiday parties plan, people will start to feel more generous. And, if they happen to be the lucky ones who receive bonuses, they’ll donate to their favorite cause. However, fundraising depends on your marketing efforts, including social media. So, as you work on prep for the new year, make sure you know the top digital trends for 2020. By......

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How to Network on LinkedIn: The 5 Easy Ways!

If you want to know how to network on LinkedIn, take a look at the 5 easy steps below. But first, let’s drop some facts about the social media platform according to 99 Firms. LinkedIn has over 610 million users. There are 90 million senior-level influencers. There are 63 million decision-makers on the platform. Of the Fortune 500 companies, 92 percent use LinkedIn. Only 3 million users share content on LinkedIn each week. 97 percent of marketers use LinkedIn. 80......

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How to Promote Your YouTube Channel (The Easy Way!)

If you’re looking at how to promote your YouTube channel, you’ve come to the right place. Since I came on board, our team has been working on a YouTube channel for one of our shoe drive fundraising brands. We’re thankful to our supporters who have since followed us and for those that continue to subscribe to our channel. Today, we’re sharing with you a few ideas to help your nonprofit or social enterprise get more viewers to your cause, which......

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Social Activism and Your Nonprofit Organization

In recent years, we’ve seen many social justice movements from Climate Change to Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ, and Me Too. Through history, most have aimed at making things better and fairer for people. And thanks to technology and social media, it’s never been easier to spread the word about important movements. Whether you’re just one person or work at a large nonprofit, you can encourage your supporters to help spread the word with social activism. By definition, social activism se...

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Charitable Contributions: Get Grandparents Involved

Are you looking for another fundraising opportunity? Or, did you start a nonprofit for kids, for instance, and you need funds? Then look no further than grandparents! One of the best places to get charitable contributions is from grandparents. Generation X are now grandparents as their Millennial children have their own kids. So, let’s take a look at some facts of giving by Gen X by Campbell & Company. Gen X represents more than 25 percent of the global population.......

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How to Motivate Teenagers and Get Them Involved

Today we discuss how to motivate teenagers. If you know teenagers, then you understand many want to get involved in their communities, including starting nonprofits. And, they speak their minds. Even if you don’t know any teenagers, you sense that Generation Z is civic-minded. So, it’s an excellent chance for groups to engage the energy and force of today’s teenagers. By the way, that also means teens can get involved in any of your amazing fundraising ideas. Teens and Voluntee...

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Good Fundraising Ideas and Getting Your Friends Involved

Good fundraising ideas can include your friends! We know that millions of people participate in peer-to-peer fundraising. You see it when friends raise money for their birthday on Facebook. Or, if they run a race, they ask you to support them with their donation page. But, we know that although it’s acceptable to ask your friends to get involved, it has to get done right. In other words, the relationship you have with your friends always has to be front......

sorority fundraising

Sorority Fundraising: How to Raise Money and Keep Organized

Fundraising is a much more involved process than many realize. Deciding to launch a fundraiser is only the beginning of what can sometimes be a long and challenging process. Just like any other nonprofit, your sorority sustains itself by the generous donations of your members, chapter alumni, and community. As you’re already well aware, you need to have the money required to continue running smoothly to remain a prominent presence on campus and in the community. While fundraising campaigns can...

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How to Get Parents Involved in School Fundraising

Wondering how to get parents involved in school fundraising? Yes, we all know that many parents don’t like the idea of raising funds. However, parents don’t have a lot of time. Despite their best intentions, they have to work and take care of their responsibilities at home. But, they understand that it’s essential to do it for the education of their kids. However, if you want to get parents fundraising, we have some great tips for you! Our ideas will......

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Traditional Media and How to Tell Your Fundraising Story

Today, millions of nonprofits and groups fundraise with unique fundraisers. And, yes, they include creative fundraisers where micro-entrepreneurs receive shoes collected during fundraisers. Groups, such as Credential Shoes, serve as a bridge. They get shoes collected during shoe drive fundraisers to developing nations. People there need the shoes to make a living. But, one thing that is always important with any fundraiser is promotion. Although we live at a time of social media, traditional me...

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Arts and Crafts for Kids: Awesome Fall Projects

Fall is an excellent time for arts and crafts for kids. The weather is beginning to cool down, and the kids are back to school. And, yes, one of the things they probably don’t like to do is homework. But, if you give them some arts and crafts and other ideas, it’s a great chance to bond with your children. Before we get started on 3 of our top ideas for arts and crafts, let’s take a look at some......

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Stomp Out Bullying: The One Resource for Parents

Now that the kids are back to school, there’s a tough topic to talk about in our communities. And, that’s bullying. It would be great if we didn’t have any bullying in our schools. But, that’s not the case. However, there is one resource for parents in need of guidance. That group is Stomp Out Bullying. Before we explore what that group offers parents, let’s note other articles for parents and back to school. Must-Have School Resources for Parents and......

school fundraisers that make the most money

School Fundraisers That Make the Most Money

Now that school has started, you’re probably trying to learn about no selling school fundraising ideas. We get it. Many of us are parents, too, and we understand how most parents don’t want to fundraise! But, we also know that fundraising is essential since kids need the best resources for a good education. That’s why Double the Donation has written a guide about shoe drive fundraising for parents and educators. So as you research, consider it as one of your......

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Must Have School Resources for Parents and Kids

Now that the kids are back in the classroom, we’ve got a list of some the best school resources for parents. We know that every parent wants to make sure that they’re kid has everything they need to excel in life. Of course, having a successful education is where it all begins. So, now that families have settled into a new school year, let’s explore critical resources that can make a positive difference. Also, because we know that many parents......

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How to Raise Money for a Cause with Your Board

When you’re looking for how to raise money for a cause, one of the most natural places to start is with your board. But, before we give you our tips about what it takes to get your board fundraising, let’s make sure you have all the posts in our board series. If you run a small or medium-sized nonprofit and need some guidance, take a look at the following: Nonprofit Board of Directors: What You Need to Know Simplicity: Recruiting......

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Interview Questions: What to Ask Your Board

If you’re a nonprofit leader looking for best practices for your board, you came to the right place. In other words, we’ve been exploring how to ensure that you have a well-functioning board. And, this week we’ll be discussing the best interview questions you can ask potential board members. But, before we get to those all-important questions, in case you’ve missed our recent posts, here’s your opportunity to read those posts as well. Nonprofit Board of Directors: W...

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Board Member Characteristics: Basics for Nonprofits

This month we’ve been helping you learn about how to run nonprofit boards well. Board member responsibilities vary, but we’ve got you covered. In case you missed the two articles in our series, be sure to learn about legal obligations for board members. And, also take a look at our recent post about a few of the things to think about when recruiting new members. This week, we’re going to tackle a few of the essential elements that all nonprofit......

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Simplicity: Recruiting the Best People for Your Nonprofit

Simplicity with a nonprofit board of directors can be a reality. But, we know that many groups have a tough time with their boards. That’s especially true in smaller groups. However, this month, we’re looking to help you with your nonprofit leadership volunteers. In case you missed it, last week we wrote about the legal and strategic responsibilities of a nonprofit board. This week, we’re going to share with you our thoughts about recruiting the best people for your board.......

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Nonprofit Board of Directors: What You Need to Know

An excellent nonprofit board of directors is essential for a charity. One of the things you should consider is that boards serve as a bridge between your group and community. In other words, because nonprofits are tax-exempt, there’s a higher standard to which society holds them. As an example, they are supposed to be more transparent than businesses. And, this transparency is even more critical because they serve to improve communities. Boards are responsible for the strategic direction a...

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