Fundraising Ideas

21
Jan

Direct Mail for Churches: 4 Best Practices for Engagement

Community engagement is something that should be of utmost importance in your organization—especially if you are a church. When you have a large following, their engagement should be a high priority because, without it, they likely have no interest in your organization or your mission.  BIt’s important to recognize that engagement is a two-way street. If your organization is not

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15
Jan

Strategies to Launch Your Digital Fundraising Beyond 2020

If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that fundraising for nonprofits in the age of social distancing is a challenge. But, as the year has also shown, digital fundraising and virtual events can be just as effective (if not more!) if you finetune your strategy. Because live streaming, video conferences, and other digital methods of communication are on the rise

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16
Oct

Optimizing Your Donation Letters in 4 Steps with Snowball

The annual appeal donation letter is a tried-and-true tool for nonprofits of every size. In fact, it should be a major tent-pole of any year-end fundraising campaign. Why? It’s a proven, simple, and effective way to drive donations. And if you do a few things right, you’ll raise a ton of support for your mission. Let’s walk through the four

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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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