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Ashley Shaw

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

By Ashley Shaw February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you..

Win $500 in Credit to Spend on Auction Items

By Ashley Shaw February 9, 2017

We have talked a lot lately about auction items and experiences - most notably in my list with ..

Where Are Donors Donating? [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw February 7, 2017

Americans donate BILLIONS of dollars every year. But who are these amazing donors likely to..

How to Turn Bidders Into Donors

By Ashley Shaw February 2, 2017

Let’s face it:

Sometimes people come to your events because they want to bid on that great..

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

By Ashley Shaw January 31, 2017

I am constantly reading about the nonprofit industry - it’s kind of my job. And so, every month,..

When Should You Host Your Annual Fundraiser? [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw December 9, 2016

A common question fundraisers have to ask themselves is, "When should we host the annual..

Don't Thank Me, Thank My Donors! A Curated List on Donor Appreciation

By Ashley Shaw November 23, 2016

This is the time of year where we stop to smell the roses…and remind ourselves of all that we..

How to Use Novel Writing Tips for Better Fundraising Storytelling

By Ashley Shaw November 18, 2016

Once upon a time, a beautiful princess (or a handsome prince, take your pick) was planning on..

What Can Political Fundraisers Teach You About Nonprofit Fundraising?

By Ashley Shaw November 10, 2016

The election is over, and I am sure you can’t wait until you don’t have to hear about it..

11 Things Your Fundraising Needs [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw November 3, 2016

Fundraising. Everybody does it, but not everybody does it right. There are over 1 million..

14 Tricks or Treats to Make Your Fundraising Event Amazing

By Ashley Shaw October 27, 2016

Planning a fundraising event can be scary. Things pop up unexpectedly. You never know what is..

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