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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...

How To Pay Your Volunteers Without Money

Volunteers can be a vital part of many organizations. For instance, board members are considered volunteers because they do not get paid to serve on your board, but they spend a lot of time providing their insights and expertise for the success and sustainability of your group. Volunteers can also include people who give of their time and support your efforts around a fundraising event, such as a shoe drive fundraiser, or maybe even spend time on a weekend afternoon......

Peer to Peer Fundraising Best Practices

Peer to peer fundraising is an excellent way to raise funds for your organization using the social networks of the people who are already supporting your organization. When you decide to do a peer-to-peer fundraiser, such as a crowdfunding campaign, you’ll reach out to your supporters and then ask them to reach out to the people they know before you go public. Why does peer to peer fundraising work? The reason it works is simple. People give to people, and......

How To Get Corporate Sponsors

Many businesses and corporations in your community help nonprofits, and if you’re a nonprofit executive or fundraiser, you should consider pursuing support from companies. When corporate sponsors help your nonprofit, they are looking to have their brand benefit from the halo effect of being a good corporate citizen in their community. In other words, by doing good, they hope they will get new customers, retain current ones and be a leader in their community. There are several ways that you...

How To Create an Effective Volunteer Program

Volunteerism can make a significant impact on your nonprofit, and it’s the reason why hundreds of other groups use volunteers. Did you know? The average volunteer time is worth $24. Last year, volunteers provided $184 billion worth of their time to charity. Many nonprofits operate entirely using volunteers. When you recruit volunteers, you’re engaging people to get a first-hand and personal look at the work you do for your cause. Volunteerism provides prospective supporters and donors in...

How Nonprofits Can Connect With Millennials

By now you realize that the most critical generation you have to focus your fundraising efforts is on the Millennials. The group has surpassed the Boomers in sheer numbers. Some key facts about this group that you might find interesting from an Inc.article include: If they had a choice between earning $100,000 annually or $40,000 at a job they loved, Millennials would choose the latter. 84 percent want to make a difference in the world, which is more valued than......

Promote Your Fundraiser with Facebook Live

In the digital age, one of the ways people communicate that has come to the forefront is through visual images and videos. But you already know that! Before we proceed on how to grow your Facebook Live audience, if you’ve missed any of our tips and strategies regarding other essential topics about Facebook, take a moment to catch up. How To Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts With Social Media How Facebook Security Affects Nonprofits How to Grow Your Facebook Audience Do’s......

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