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Virtual fundraising events: Make them work for you

Virtual fundraising events: Make them work for you

This year, more than all years, nonprofits have felt confusion and uncertainty about their events. From going virtual to the effects of moving in-person fundraisers online, the planning process for virtual fundraising and events may be new territory. Determine your format Virtual events are not one-size-fits-all. Webinars, forums, live streams, hybrid in-person/virtual—there are many formats […]

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New webinars for nonprofits: CharityHowTo highlights for 4aGoodCause clients

New webinars for nonprofits: CharityHowTo highlights for 4aGoodCause clients

As part of our ongoing relationship with CharityHowTo (a free service offered to all of our Growing and Mid-size plan customers), we are taking a moment this quarter to highlight some of the professional development opportunities you can take advantage of in the coming weeks. As a reminder, 4aGoodCause clients who qualify receive a free […]

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Online Fundraising During a Crisis: What to do Now (and in the Future) [webinar replay]

Online Fundraising During a Crisis: What to do Now (and in the Future) [webinar replay]

Join Ronald Pruitt of 4aGoodCause to learn actionable steps a small-to-midsize nonprofit can take to raise money online during (and after) the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this recorded webinar Ronald will guide you through: Setting up a short-term online fundraising campaign Examples of COVID-19 emergency fundraising appeals Turning in-person cancelations into online events Examples of […]

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Trick or treat: 3 Halloween fundraising campaigns to get you in the spooky spirit

Trick or treat: 3 Halloween fundraising campaigns to get you in the spooky spirit

Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday. We go all out—decorating our house and our yard, dressing up in fun costumes—it’s a great time of year. So, what better time than to take a favorite holiday and merge it with another one of my favorite things—nonprofit giving. This year, I have highlighted three great Halloween-themed fundraising […]

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How to run a profitable nonprofit fundraising event

How to run a profitable nonprofit fundraising event

Thinking about hosting a fundraising event? In talking with some of our clients, we’ve learned that some of them struggle with coming out on top after the events are over. Rather than just break even on your next event, here are five tips for managing successful fundraising events that bring in money. Work through them […]

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How to make your fundraising event stand out on social media

How to make your fundraising event stand out on social media

Not too long ago, event planners would advertise upcoming events by posting a few flyers, mailing postcards and maybe running an ad in a few newspapers, with hopes that word-of-mouth would do the rest. Today, social media allows anyone holding a fundraiser to communicate with potential attendees as soon as the event is confirmed. Because […]

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5 steps to attract sponsors to your nonprofit event

5 steps to attract sponsors to your nonprofit event

Events are important to nonprofits organizations for a variety of reasons: they help raise awareness for a cause, can be used to raise money and give you opportunities to reach new audiences. Offering sponsorships at your events gives you partners in promotion and helps cover the event cost. Sometimes though, bringing sponsors in can seem […]

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3 tips for increasing online event registrations

3 tips for increasing online event registrations

With 71% of ticket buying occurring online, people are quite used to online registration. If you aren’t already using online registration for your event, it’s time to begin doing so, as it benefits both you, the nonprofit, and attendees. Let us explain. Why it benefits you As a nonprofit, you are using your event to source supporters […]

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How to market your fundraising event online

How to market your fundraising event online

Any experienced event coordinator could tell you that the success of any event, no matter the size, can be attributed to the amount of planning beforehand. Now that an online presence is such a big piece of fundraising work, it’s important to know how to best use your website to promote the events you are planning. Since you will spend so much time planning your event, you must also be sure to also spend the time needed to promote your event through the different online tools at your disposal. These are a few steps you should take:

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How to boost donor retention with events

How to boost donor retention with events

The opportunities for your nonprofit to host an event are nearly endless. You can host a simple thank you get-together, open your location for tours or an open house to show off your work, celebrate a major breakthrough with your work or gather your major gift donors or some other exclusive club of givers. Whatever […]

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