Nonprofit Stories

Giving Tuesday 2017 | #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2017 and many organizations are gearing up to make this year the most charitable yet! Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day to recover from retail madness and begin the charitable season.  It’s designed for people to get involved in… Read More »


Can Giving Be Good For Your Health?

Does the phrase “lose yourself to find yourself” resonate with you? Many people give their money, time and talent to worthy causes. The act of giving has tremendous benefits. In a survey of 4,500 adults, 41 percent of those surveys volunteered 100 hours or more. The overwhelming majority of those people said that giving their… Read More »


A Guide to Affordable (and Free!) Technology and Digital Resources For Your Non-Profit

Nonprofits and schools can benefit from technology and digital resources— no matter how small the budget. Important areas like marketing, administrative details, advertising, communications, and event management can be spendy. The good news is that there are many high quality affordable, free or discounted services that can help a nonprofit (or any business for that… Read More »


Making a Big Impact with a Small Team

Nonprofits are born out of the desire to make a positive impact in the world. Whether it be meeting a need where there is hunger; offering healing where there is pain; providing comfort where there is grief; or fighting for justice where there is inequality…nonprofits are driven by this desire to make a difference.  … Read More »


5 Things That Drive Donors Away

One of the most tenuous moments in a nonprofit’s relationship with its supporter base is at the very beginning. When someone first makes a donation, signs up for your email list, or interacts with one of your social media posts, you have a unique opportunity. What you do next with that relationship could be the… Read More »


Sustaining Your Energy At Work

On event day (and other busy days) when there are a million things to do, it’s easy to get absorbed in your tasks and forget to take care of yourself. Not surprisingly, about mid-afternoon—when you’re running on fumes—that vending machine starts to look very enticing. But so often, these convenient snacks are loaded with sugar… Read More »


The Right Person for the Right Job

There are always more jobs to do than people to do them in nonprofit work. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing every person is suited for every task, because it’s about what’s needed and when.   But people bring all kinds of different skills to the table, and we take a big… Read More »


How to Keep Your Volunteers Fed and Happy!

Volunteers—they work hard, they play hard. You rely on them during every part of your fundraiser and they need a lot of energy to keep up with the excitement of your donors.   Keeping your volunteers feeling great and ready to act throughout your event is an important piece of your planning strategy, so don’t… Read More »


Stress is Your Greatest Enemy at Your Event

This is the third in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Take it from a seasoned event professional: besides adequate preparation, stress is your greatest barrier… Read More »


Chaminade College Preparatory

Having outgrown both paper tools and PC software, Chaminade College Preparatory School needed better technology to move their fundraising to the next level. Chaminade is a Catholic day and resident school for young men in St. Louis, Missouri. Providing a well-rounded educational program, the school seeks to help each student develop his talents and discover… Read More »