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Posts by Hira Khan

CHOC Walk once again exemplifies fundraising for children’s hospitals

Many children’s hospitals have seen success with peer-to-peer fundraising. Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and St. Judes are all great examples of children’s hospitals leveraging their supporter base to fundraise. With advancements in nonprofit technology, increased online giving and the growing influence of peer engagement, children’s hospitals of any…

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Great examples of endurance fundraising campaigns

Today we’re highlighting three organizations that use Rallybound for endurance events. Nonprofits of all sizes can learn from their approach to start their own endurance fundraising. Marathons & triathlons PAWS Chicago, and animal welfare organization, has a page dedicated to race events around the world for fundraisers to participate in. This includes many popular marathons in…

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How to recruit and retain supporters for endurance events

Endurance events are a great opportunity to fundraise and spread awareness for a cause. Current trends to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle have fueled participation in physically challenging events. Nonprofits can use this as an advantage to attract new supporters by making endurance fundraising available as a fundraising option. Here are a few…

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How to ask for donations using SMS

Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on our relationships – people make donations at the recommendation of a friend or colleague. This also applies to fundraising via SMS. Generally, we only have the phone numbers of people we are close to. Sending a text message with a donation form link has a higher chance of being opened because…

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Are endurance events right for your organization?

Endurance events have become a popular fundraising approach for nonprofits. They consist of marathons, hikes and many other challenging physical activity events. These events are effective in fundraising and bringing cause awareness since they are able to engage a large number of participants through peer-to-peer fundraising. However, endurance isn’t necessarily the right fit for all…

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How to personalize nonprofit fundraising

As we’ve often said: peer-to-peer fundraising is hard work and requires a firm commitment from supporters. Savvy nonprofits understand this and use tools that not only make the fundraising process easier, but also personalize and reward fundraisers. Technology such as triggers and placeholders help automate personalized messages to fundraisers and keep them motivated throughout the…

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How to: Fundraise for a charity golf tournament

Holding a charity golf tournament is a popular fundraising option in spring and summer. Although this can be an expensive fundraising route to take logistically, nonprofits heavily rely on the support of volunteers and sponsors to make these events possible. Charity golf tournaments are often targeted towards affluent supporters, although that is not always the…

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P2P, DIY, IFE – OMG!? Making Sense of Fundraising Acronyms

The nonprofit world, just like any other sector, has its own set of jargon and acronyms and even some long-time nonprofit professionals are unclear of what some of them exactly mean. Throw these in with the nonprofit organization’s internal acronyms and we end up in quite the puzzle. We made a list of commonly used…

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Nonprofit fundraising stack, Part 2: Payment processors

Payment processors enable nonprofits to receive debit or credit card payments online through different gateways. You can connect your payment processor to your website, CRM and your digital fundraising platform. These processors perform various functions such as evaluating transactions to make sure they are valid and approved, and provide fraud protection. This way the donor’s…

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Nonprofit fundraising stack, Part 1: CRM

We are excited to be attending the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in New Orleans April 11-13th. The conference will feature over 100 educational sessions ranging from topics of IT, fundraising, leadership and marketing and will showcase advances in nonprofit technology, products, and services. Stop by our booth, #636, to learn more about Rallybound and…

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