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A short history of the walkathon

Today, the walkathon is a staple of peer-to-peer fundraising worldwide. But did you know that the first ever walkathon was crafted in 1953 by Puerto Rican actor and comedian Ramon Ortiz Del Rivero, better known by his stage name “Diplo”? Rivero’s walk took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he walked 80 miles for…

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Have a ball: 4 great examples of gala fundraising events by nonprofits

Every year, many nonprofits wrap up their fundraising by throwing a ball (the party kind, not the sports kind). We thought we’d highlight a few successful – and admittedly extravagant – benefit galas that have taken place already in 2016 to give you some inspiration for your end-of-year giving event. The Daffodil Ball Cause: The Canadian Cancer…

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New Image Gallery and Video Gallery

As we continue to work towards our updated admin, we’ve rolled out a few new features on both the front end of our platform – with a new image gallery and video gallery – and with our API. Pictures (and videos) say a thousand words, and one of the main focuses of our template and…

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4 Reasons Why Nonprofit Fundraising Professionals Should Learn To Code

At times, fundraising pros need to be a project manager, accountant, marketer, and even, yes, a programmer that works with code. A significant portion of fundraising today deals directly with programming and technology. By learning to code, nonprofit fundraisers will be able to minimize their costs and handle many of their day-to-day tasks on their…

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Why Nonprofits Should Help Their Fitness Participants Train

By helping participants to physically train for a fundraising event – whether a walk-a-thon, marathon, cycling ride or other fitness event – you can increase participation rates, while raising more for your cause. While there is no requirement for nonprofits to assist their fundraisers with training, it can provide a variety of additional benefits. Some…

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Do Donors Need Their Own Dedicated Mobile Apps?

As you may have heard, RallyBound recently acquired mobile app development company Chorus Connect. The Chorus apps, which are used by four of the top 15 peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns in the U.S., are designed to allow individual fundraisers to manage their P2P campaigns from their smartphones. While we plan a host of improvements to both the…

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Four Reasons People Fundraise for Nonprofits

The range of events and causes available to potential fundraisers and donors today means that it is especially important to understand what drives people to fundraise for a nonprofit. Any nonprofit planning a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign needs to be able to both find and motivate participants for their events, and an understanding of what actually…

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Returning Fundraisers Signing Back Up for Campaigns

Many nonprofits run recurring events or campaigns every year, and enabling returning fundraisers to rejoin campaigns is a top priority for both those nonprofits and for RallyBound. In response to our clients’ requests, we’ve adjusted our event and campaign registration process to automatically detect a returning user (based on their email address) when they attempt…

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How EGPAF Innovated With Its Collegiate P2P Fundraising Program

Innovate or continue to stagnate is an imperative that many fundraising programs face at some point. Oftentimes, innovation equates to reassessing existing technological solutions used by an organization to determine if they still meet all of the needs of a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign in 2016. Today at the P2P Forum in Orlando, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric…

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