Posts by John

Fundraising is a Dirty Word!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog, Sporting Organization Fundraising, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fundraising is a Dirty Word!

Fundraising is a dirty word or at least it can be.  At the amateur level, it doesn’t matter if your child participates in gymnastics, dance, hockey, or swimming, participation goes beyond participating in the sport.  It comes with an expectation that your family will fundraise for the organization, association, or club. My daughter’s sports team just finished a fundraiser with the world famous MacMillan’s processed food product.  I am not stating at all that this is a poor fundraiser.  It serves a purpose but here is what gets me.  We have 100 members that have been...

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The Hidden Costs of Online Fundraising

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Blog, Non-Profit or Charity Fundraising, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Hidden Costs of Online Fundraising

The hidden costs of online fundraising can catch you off guard if you have neglected to do the full comparison between percentage and flat fee based charges.  If your bank was to charge you a percentage for every dollar you deposited, you would probably say wait a minute, but why is it okay when donors offer their pledges to your organization.  For many charitable and non-profit organizations every dollar raised is valuable, in fact, it can be life or death for many simple based organizations. Although, I understand why Online Pledge Platform companies prefer percentage based solutions, to...

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Turn your Fans and Supporters into Online Fundraisers

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Blog, Non-Profit or Charity Fundraising, Sporting Organization Fundraising | Comments Off on Turn your Fans and Supporters into Online Fundraisers

Turn your fans and supporters into Online Fundraisers.  Each of our non-profits, charities, and sporting organizations all have an endless list of fans and supporters.  Utilize this and get your fans and supporters spreading the word and fundraising for your organization. All of our organizations are businesses and we need to think like business leaders.  Customers are your biggest asset.  This holds true for any of our non-profits, charities, and sporting organizations and how we look at fundraising. Social Media has allowed us to reach out to the masses.  Whether it be for personal...

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Effective Fundraising Online for Your Organization

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Blog, Non-Profit or Charity Fundraising | Comments Off on Effective Fundraising Online for Your Organization

Non-Profits, Charitable, Sporting, and School Organizations need to examine how they can effectively fundraise online.  It’s absolutely easy to understand that the future is through peer-to-peer online pledge fundraising, fundraising through mobile devices, and farming out your cause to those who are looking to adopt an organization. The challenge is that so many organizations have been scrutinized for how they fundraise.  So many organizations due to staffing, and the belief that it is more efficient to farm out their fundraising to third party....

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Non-Profits Take Advantage of Online Pledge Fundraising Tool

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Blog, Non-Profit or Charity Fundraising | Comments Off on Non-Profits Take Advantage of Online Pledge Fundraising Tool

Utilizing programs like RaiseAThon’s Online Fundraising tool, www.raiseathon.ca , enables non-profits, and like organizations, to take advantage of raising money online by reaching out through social media.  This is where the future lies, just like the Presidental Campaigns of Obama and Romney.  www.npengage.com/online-fundraising-lessons-from-the-obama-and-romney-campaigns. Camp Trillium, a non profit organization who sends children with cancer and their families to camp all year long in order to provide them with hope and a reprieve from their day-t0-day sufferings, has learned...

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