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Archive for November 2016

Nonprofits can now create custom email autoresponders on Rallybound

Peer-to-peer fundraising is all about relationships. The relationship between fundraisers and donors, between team members, and between a nonprofit and its supporters. For some time, Rallybound has helped to automate email communications on our platform, sending out preset “autoresponder” emails based on actions taken and goals reached. In our latest update, we’ve taken this a…

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#GivingTuesday 2016 – Here’s what 6 nonprofits are doing

In just four years, #GivingTuesday has expanded to include tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, and institutions. Whether an organization is using the #GivingTuesday spirit to host an event, do an special donation drive, launch a year-end giving campaign, or come up with a creative way to raise awareness, participation in the global day…

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Turkey Trot Takeover – Shatterproof’s DIY Thanksgiving fundraising campaign

Shatterproof, which is, “a national organization committed to protecting our loved ones from addiction to illicit and prescription drugs, and alcohol, and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by [addiction],” has launched a great campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday as part of its Shatterproof FIT initiative. With the “Turkey Trot Takeover,” Shatterproof is asking…

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The before and after of nonprofit fundraising campaigns

This is the second in a series of insights taken from the free to download “The P2P Fundraising Handbook” by Carly Samuelson. You can read the first installment, about nonprofit peer-to-peer fundraising strategy here. While the fundraising stage of a campaign is generally the main focus of what nonprofits consider a peer-to-peer fundraising effort, getting the word…

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Rallybound part of Apple Pay for charity launch

Today Apple, the maker of the iPhone and iPad, publicly opened up its Apple Pay payment service to be used for charitable donations. Prior to the announcement, Apple invited Rallybound to work on an integration with our fundraising platform and Apple Pay, and we are pleased to announce that Apple Pay – as well as…

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Boost fundraising activity through the Fundraiser Dashboard

Nonprofit managers spend a great deal of time and resources on recruiting individual fundraisers for their peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. After all of that effort to get people to sign up for a campaign, nonprofits can hardly afford to let those supporters slip through the cracks by not engaging in actual fundraising. To guard against this,…

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Setting and evaluating your nonprofit peer-to-peer fundraising strategy

This is the first installment in a three part series on peer-to-peer fundraising, summarized from the comprehensive guide “The P2P Fundraising Handbook” by Carly Samuelson. In this first installment, we’ll discuss organizational strategy towards peer-to-peer fundraising, as well as campaign preparation. You can read the second installment, on the before and after of campaigns, here. What…

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Thoughts from the FTC’s FinTech Forum on Crowdfunding

Rallybound COO Joe Magee was a panelist during the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s “FinTech Series: Crowdfunding & Peer-to-Peer Payments” forum in Washington DC on Oct. 26, 2016. The panel focused on consumer protection, fraud and the expanding responsibilities – and effectiveness – of crowdfunding platforms. Here’s a few of our takeaways from the event: Crowdfunding is a…

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