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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...

Two Ways To Add a Million Dollar Walk-a-thon to Your Fundraising Portfolio: Part 2. - 11/2/2012

Here is the second of 2 proven strategies for creating a national walk-a-thon that will raise $1 million for your small to medium sized nonprofit organization. Case 2. Promise Walk for Preeclampsia (www.promisewalk.org) In 2011, The Preeclampsia Foundation started their...

Peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the fastest growing methods of fundraising - 10/25/2012

Results from a recently completed study indicate that peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the fastest growing methods of fundraising for nonprofits. Further results indicate that mobile technologies will be used more in the future for fundraising. It makes sense. The...

Word of Mouth Trumps Facebook for Driving Attendance at Nonprofit Fundraisers - 10/18/2012

To increase attendance at your nonprofits' events, rely more heavily on word of mouth over Social Media sharing. Everyone kind of knows this already, but sometimes it's good to see the numbers. Blue Sky Collaborative manages the online registration for...

Two Ways To Add a Million Dollar Walk-a-thon to Your Fundraising Portfolio: Part 1. - 10/10/2012

Here is the first of 2 proven strategies for creating a national walk-a-thon that will raise $1 million for your small to medium sized nonprofit organization. Case 1. MG Walk (www.mgwalk.org) In 2010, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America started...

Typepad is a SPAM receptacle - 10/5/2012

I've resisted the urge to switch to Wordpress for years. Tranferring is difficult and I actually liked Typepad's feature set. But these days, I spend as much time deleting SPAM comments as i do blogging. And i pay for this...

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