Snowball Fundraising

22
Sep

Political Campaign Fundraising Plan: Handy Guide + Template

Any successful fundraising campaign starts with a detailed and actionable fundraising plan. Political fundraisers are no different! That’s why it’s crucial that if you’re looking to plan and host a fundraiser for your upcoming political campaign, the first step is ensuring you have a comprehensive political campaign fundraising plan. A fundraising plan contains pertinent information relating to your forthcoming campaign

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19
Sep

24+ Tried-and-True Political Campaign Fundraising Ideas

Political campaigns play a huge role in ensuring a successful democratic process. After all, it’s how we’re able to elect representatives who we feel are able to best portray our wants and needs on a grander scale. This is true whether it’s concerning the president of the United States right down to local officials such as your city mayor or

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10
Sep

Charity Auction Websites: Top Choices to Compare & Contrast

Have you ever hosted an auction to raise money for your nonprofit organization? Planning and pulling off a successful event can be a lot of work. Luckily, powerful charity auction websites exist for the sole purpose of simplifying the process. Auction events have incredible potential to dramatically increase your organization’s fundraising revenue. Between unique auction items and eager bidders, your

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2
Sep

Virtual Auctions: How to Plan A Fruitful Event in 7 Steps

Charity auctions are popular fundraising events for schools, faith-based organizations, and other nonprofits. This is largely due to the highly engaging nature of the experience and their historical success with reaching fundraising goals. And although traditional auctions have been around for ages, the rise of virtual auctions is a relatively new trend in the nonprofit space. That being said, the

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27
Aug

Auction Items | 50 Best Ideas [& Tips for Procuring Them]

One of the most important—and arguably, most complicated—parts of planning any charity auction is the item procurement process. Because the majority of your fundraising revenue will be collected in the form of bids on auction items, it’s crucial that you invest enough time and effort into collecting high-demand, valuable items prior to the big day. Here at Snowball, we work

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24
Aug

Auction Software: How to Choose Your Tools [& Our Favorites]

Charity auctions are brilliant ways to excite your donors and rake in donations, but they’re far from easy to plan. Between item procurement and seating arrangements, there’s more to do than any one person should need to. Luckily, there’s a plethora of auction software ready to help you through even the most chaotic times of managing your event. But with

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13
Aug

Giving Tuesday Ideas: 9 Fundraisers for 2020 (& Top Tips)

Do you know how you’re going to raise money for #GivingTuesday? Or are you still coming up with creative Giving Tuesday ideas? A common mistake that most organizations make when participating in this iconic giving day is not coming up with a concrete strategy. While you might get donations by publishing a few posts on social media with links to

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10
Aug

Silent Auctions: A Comprehensive Guide for Smart Nonprofits

Auctions have long been powerful events for nonprofits to raise awareness for their cause, further engage with their supporters, and raise critical funding. Silent auctions are one type of event within the larger umbrella of a charity auction. If you are a fundraising professional within the nonprofit sector, you likely have some degree of knowledge about auctions—both silent and otherwise.

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17
Jul

5 Ideal Solutions for Raising Funds During COVID-19

Every single person in the nonprofit sector is concerned about the impact that coronavirus has on business, its function, and its management. Nonprofit fundraising has also been greatly affected by the crisis; the economic collapse and the pandemic pose an existential threat.  It is pretty evident that most CEOs are stressed. This is expected, as it is unknown how many

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30
Jun

Pledge Fundraising | The Complete Guide for 2020 [with Tips]

Fundraising is an important (if not the most important) activity that nonprofit organizations must conduct on a continual basis. Yet finding new strategies, donation tools, and engagement techniques can be a struggle— especially while adapting to changing times. Even as you attract and retain a pool of devoted donors, volunteers, and supporters, it’s crucial that you continue to grow your

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