Community Action Saved Their Fundraiser by Going Digital

Community Action addresses the needs of people experiencing poverty in Washington County, Oregon. They were on target for holding their annual gala when the coronavirus pandemic hit and the governor issued stay-at-home orders. Undaunted, the organization switched gears and decided to hold the event online. By communicating early and often with supporters and sponsors alike,… Read More »


The Hottest Items to Procure for Online Auctions

Online auctions have opened the door to an effective way for nonprofits to fundraise across virtual and real borders. With software tools that can both manage and process the auctions, auction item contributors and sponsors are fairly represented and donors can safely explore and bid on their favorite choices. This is great news when flexibility… Read More »


The Importance of Empathy and Staying in Touch with Your Community

Workplace empathy is a vital factor found in good leadership, especially in the area of nonprofit work. A study conducted by Businessolver found that 96% of employees say that workplace empathy is important to create a productive working environment. It’s also required to prove the responsive image all nonprofits strive to cultivate. When a nonprofit… Read More »



Examining Facebook’s Music Copyright Rules

Facebook Live is the preferred broadcasting platform many nonprofits use for their virtual fundraising galas. It’s simple to use and can easily connect you with most of your donor community. But Facebook is strict with copyright rules regarding music and we’ve found three areas that you should be aware of when putting together a presentation…. Read More »


8 Virtual Event Best Practices

Are you jumping from a live gala to an online version and not quite sure where to begin? We have put together eight virtual event ideas to get you inspired!   Live events, better engagement To make the kind of impact that duplicates an in-person fundraiser, it’s important to provide them with a real-time experience…. Read More »


7 Virtual Event Execution Tips

Now that virtual events are more commonplace, rethinking your event execution strategy is an important first step. We’ve compiled seven virtual event ideas that will help you get started! Create a plan designed for virtual events When planning several virtual events, your programs should follow a consistent pattern that can be easily duplicated. Design a… Read More »



The Importance of Keeping the Goals You’ve Set for 2020

Fundraising strategies have undergone drastic changes and nonprofits everywhere are turning to innovative ways to continue reaching for their goals. For some, this means increasing their traditional and digital marketing, for others it means stepping into the new world of live virtual events. Whichever method your organization chooses to use to reach potential donors, the… Read More »


Best Practices: Creating a Strong Appeal

Delivering a good fundraising appeal is your avenue to reaching potential donors. Whether your mission is simple or multi-layered, there is a lot to accomplish. It must be broad enough to be meaningful to people from differing background, compelling enough to impact them emotionally, and include an effective call to action that will motivate them… Read More »