Category Archives: Fundraising

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall! With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that

5 Tips to Improve Your Online Fundraising

Making an online ask may seem difficult if you’re not used to digitally interacting with donors, but you’d be surprised by how easy it can be. Check out these five tips for bolstering your online fundraising. 1. Develop your social

Let Your Networking Lead to Donations

Working in the nonprofit industry presents its own set of challenges. Rather than gaining funds by selling a product or service, nonprofits rely on donations. Building better relationships with our donors is the nonprofit version of improving our products—it’s essential

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to

How to Start a Foundation for Your Organization

A foundation is a private nongovernmental organization created for “charitable, educational, religious, scientific and literary purposes,” according to Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. It’s organized by a single source—like a family or corporation—which then distributes grants to help fund

A Beginner’s Guide to Planned Gifts

What are planned gifts? Planned gifts are quite literally what they sound like. Well…sort of. The term simply means that somebody has planned to give a gift to an organization at a later date, often after their passing. Most often,

10 Summer Fundraisers for 2018

Summer is finally here—the days are longer, the sun is brighter and the money-raising possibilities are endless. To ring in the season, here are 10 fun, unique and affordable summer fundraisers that will make everyone excited to give back. For

What Type of Fundraiser Are You?

Every nonprofit has its own, unique approach to fundraising. If you’re a fundraiser, you may prefer to raise money online through social media, crowdfunding and emails, or maybe you like to stick to more traditional, in-person tactics. In the end, the method

The Ever-Growing Trend of Giving Days

Nonprofit Hub’s hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, just had a record-breaking giving day bringing in $4.6 million to the nonprofit community. Just weeks before, my hometown of Hastings, Nebraska (population 25,000) raised nearly $500,000 in one day. In the last decade this

3 Major Takeaways from CrowdRise’s Data Report

With the rise of GoFundMe and its newly acquired nonprofit arm, CrowdRise, we’ve seen firsthand the power of social media when it comes to fundraising. GoFundMe pages on Facebook get tons of exposure through the power of sharing in order