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Beyond The Thermometer: Developing a Culture for Your Peer to Peer Campaign - 6/10/2015

Successful Entrepreneurs will tell you, "You can't be all things to all people." It's cliched, but undeniable. The same principle applies to your peer to peer fundraising campaign. Take a look at these 4 distinct campaigns and their target audiences....

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site - 6/5/2015

The most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date. This metric is so common and perhaps even...

Audubon Society Chapter Birdathons Are As Unique As The Chapters That Host Them - 6/1/2015

Audubon Society Chapters across the United States rely on their annual Bird-a-thons for fundraising and community building. Teams of people set out to identify as many species of bird as they can over a designated time frame. At the same...

The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page - 5/28/2015

The most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. Fundraising is personal and is done on the ground. If you think, posting...

Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run - 5/26/2015

Summer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season. So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs. Since we have been...

Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed - 12/9/2013

http://tech.mn/news/2013/11/14/givemn-website-crash-2013/ http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/blog/index.php/website-uptime/minnesota-give-to-the-max-day-2013-givemn-razoo-website-crashes/ http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/11/givemnorg_lost_gobs_of_cash_thanks_to_website_crash.php From the "if its too good to be true it is" files, many charities depending on Give to the Max day in Minnesota were left to fend for themselves when Razoo's donation web service crashed. Razoo, which...

Mobile Friendly Design in Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Increases Donations - 11/21/2013

30-40% of the traffic to your Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising site will come from phone and tablets. Much of this traffic is the result of email referrals by the fundraisers to their friends and family asking for donations on...

A Fountain of Knowledge for Nonprofits - 10/16/2013

The Knowledge Fountain looks like a new, valuable resource for nonprofits. Check it out at http://www.kfountain.com/ . It's run by Don Akchin who has done a lot of work in Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising

Santa Speedo Run Boston, MA 2013 - 12/5/2012

The Santa Speedo Run (http://www.ssrunners.org) began in Boston in 2000 with 5 guys just looking to spread some holiday spirit by running through Back Bay in only Santa hats and Speedos. Since then it has grown to include 500 men...

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