Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Engaging Your Board

Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Effective Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising You’ve got some wonderfully intelligent and accomplished people on your board, who are dedicated to your cause and active in the community. They are a force to be reckoned with! Their ability to leverage your fundraising efforts can really give a boost to your success. Here are some… Read More »


Golf Fundraising Events

How to Fundraise with Golf Events

Types of Golf Fundraising Events & How to Fundraise with Golf Events Nonprofits looking to diversify their fundraising events consistently ask questions about golf events. Some nonprofits see golf events as a key donor cultivation point. Others see golf as an additional way they can raise funds to support  programs and services during the year.  Golf… Read More »




Fundraising Success

Excerpt From: How Do You Spell Fundraising Success?

Excerpt of Chapter 2 A HIGHER BID How to Transform Special Event Fundraising Success with Strategic Benefit Auctions Are fundraisers, charity galas, and benefit auctions right for you? In most cases, the answer is a resounding yes. Well-designed and executed strategically, these events can be a golden gateway to significant fundraising and long-term donor engagement…. Read More »



Market Matching Gifts

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Market Matching Gifts

Five Easy Ways to Market Matching Gifts If money is given to a nonprofit but no matching gift appeal is made, the nonprofit will most likely not receive the maximum possible donation. Matching gifts are for fundraising and it’s paramount to inform donors that their contributions can go twice as far with an assist from corporate giving. Marketing… Read More »


Evaluating Event Success

Evaluating Event Success

How to Evaluate Event Success The event is over and guests have gone home. For the sake of your volunteers, donors, organization, and board, it’s time to evaluate your success and discuss opportunities for future event improvement. A solid process of evaluating event success ensures you’ll capture the important details your organization needs to improve its… Read More »



Eventful Events Auction

Guest Post: Creative Fundraising Captures Revenue

Silent auctions, live auctions, and fund-a-need presentations—these are fairly reliable fundraising methods. They are also quite common.  Guests won’t be surprised to encounter them, and subsequently may not be inspired to give. The key to maximizing contributions is thinking creatively about how donors spend their time and money at events. Donors are looking for a… Read More »