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

By Ashley Shaw January 10, 2017

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

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..

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

By Ashley Shaw June 17, 2015

Silent auctions have more power than many might think. Non-profit organizations looking to raise..

Donors Guide To Tax Breaks

By Ashley Shaw June 5, 2015

The feeling of giving back to your community is a rewarding opportunity that many people don’t..

Creating a Successful Charity Event Website

By Ashley Shaw May 27, 2015

A successful charity relies on a number of factors in order to benefit the community and bring..

Promote What You Love: Keys to Making Your Charity Event a Success

By Ashley Shaw April 23, 2015

What makes any charity event successful? It may be organized well and there might be a great staff..

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