Best Practices for No-Wait Event Registrations

This is the first in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night written by event service professionals. Event night professionals help to troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible on event night. Have you ever had long lines at your event while guests… Read More »


7 Tips to Attract Corporate Sponsors

Effective charities do not just ask for corporate funding for their causes, but they attract it. Every year corporate America gives more and more to charity – a total of more than $23 billion for nonprofit work, according to IEG. Corporations do not just respond to solicitations, however. They seek strategic partnerships with agencies that… Read More »





How Does Your Non-Profit Handle Restricted Funds or Unrestricted Funds?

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Unrestricted vs. Restricted Gifts Providing donors with more options about how to give—either unrestricted or restricted gifts—can both encourage your top donors to give more and attract new support to your cause. If you are like most nonprofits or charities, you don’t think much about what kind of… Read More »


Your Auction is Over…Now What?

Your fundraising event is over. Your donors are happy, your guests are happy, and you reached your goal. Congratulations! Now that the hard work is out of the way, what needs to happen next? Here are some suggestions on how to wrap up your event: Say your Thank You’s Thank everyone who played a part… Read More »


Simplifying the Donation Process

Simplifying the Donation Process Every nonprofit has an online donation page nowadays. But once you click that “donate now” button, the similarities can quickly end. Not every donation page is the same– and the more complicated the page, the more likely a donor is to stop filling out the form altogether. No nonprofit wants to lose donations… Read More »



Share4Schools Post Contest Social Media Strategy

You’ve Captured Attention on Your Social Networks, Now What?

This post is part of our #Share4Schools social sweepstakes series, designed to help schools engage supporters in social circles to promote fundraising—and possibly win cash prizes. While some of these articles reference #Share4Schools, the concepts are universal. Congratulations! Your #Share4Schools campaign is almost over. It’s been quite an adventure, hasn’t it? Trying out new marketing… Read More »