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11 Ways to Determine What Type of Fundraiser to Have

A while ago, I talked about different types of fundraisers you could throw. But how do you decide which of those many different options is right

Great Fundraising Events: From Experience to Transformation

Have you ever thought about the "science" of fundraising? What I mean is, the psychology behind it: why is one fundraiser great and another just

April Showers Brings My Curated Fundraising List

It's that time again: the time of month where I give you another curated list filled with great insight into the world of fundraising, all from

Fundraising Posts from February You'll Love

February is the month of love, and that’s why this month’s roundup features all the greatest posts we could find on loving donors and

How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

A good fundraising page can do wonders for your fundraiser. In marketing terms, a good website should act as an extra salesperson who happens to

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you guys a very romantic love story: The Marriage of

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

I am constantly reading about the nonprofit industry - it’s kind of my job. And so, every month, I’d like to share some of my favorites with all

8 Goals You Should Be Setting Before Your Charity Event

Welcome to 2017! (I know I say that as if I have been here for a while waiting for you, but since I am on the East Coast, if you were located in

Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most [Infographic]

So, you plan this big charity event, and you plan everything down to the last detail.

It comes to the night of your event, and you are ecstatic:

When Should You Host Your Annual Fundraiser? [Infographic]

A common question fundraisers have to ask themselves is, "When should we host the annual gala/shindig/fundraising event?"

How to Use Novel Writing Tips for Better Fundraising Storytelling

Once upon a time, a beautiful princess (or a handsome prince, take your pick) was planning on throwing a fantastic, successful, money-raising

What Can Political Fundraisers Teach You About Fundraising?

The election is over, and I am sure you can’t wait until you don’t have to hear about it anymore. But I’m not going to let it end quite yet.