Helping your participants overcome fundraising inertia.
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March 16, 2016
By Kevin Wolfe

It’s easier to get successful participants to raise more than it is to get zero-dollar fundraisers to raise a penny. We all know that from experience. But there’s good reason to focus on your less successful fundraisers too. Many of these participants will become a value to your organization once they overcome their...

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Why we do what we do.
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March 10, 2016
By Kevin Wolfe

Those who work at nonprofits are forever in an uphill battle to do good. Being overworked and underpaid aside, there are perpetual obstacles in ther way of delivering on your mission. If you ever find yourself feeling a touch discouraged about what you do, read the article below. At Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum ‘16 in Orlando we held a lunchtime contest and asked those who worked for nonprofits to tweet the most compassionate act that happened to their cause this year. We had an amazing flow of entries and thought we’d share. First, congratulations to...

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The Complete Guide to Corporate Partnerships for Nonprofits, Part 7: Fundraising...the new element.
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February 26, 2016
By Ed Lord

Today we’re seeing fundraising play a substantially larger role in comany Cause Marketing efforts. Workplace giving has been around for a long time, but workplace fundraising is a sexy new concept for some corporate partners. Businesses are gravitating...

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Jake Hurst of Game Changer Charity awarded DonorDrive Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference Scholarship.
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February 23, 2016
By Kevin Wolfe

Each year DonorDrive gives someone from a deserving nonprofit the opportunity to go to the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference. As the world's largest event of it’s kind, this is an amazing opportunity to learn and network with the most innovative nonprofits fundraising through...

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The Complete Guide to Corporate Partnerships for Nonprofits, Part 6: Building a healthy partnership.
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February 19, 2016
By Ed Lord

The goal with any partnership is that it’s symbiotic and helps nonprofit and company thrive. When you achieve that it can be beneficial to both for years to come. It’s important to get the...

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The Complete Guide to Corporate Partnerships for Nonprofits, Part 5: Help them evaluate you.
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February 9, 2016
By Ed Lord

If a corporation is talking to you, they’ve already done at least a preliminary evaluation of your organization. But you want to make sure they do a thorough evaluation, or at least know that you’ve given them the opportunity. It’s possible that your evaluation of them failed to turn up an important element that signals a bad fit, but that their evaluation of you will spot it. Make sure you give them whatever information they ask for and that they have complete access to your organization. If you’re transparent with them, they’re more likely to be transparent with you. That helps for both sides to make sure the fit is good.

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The Complete Guide to Corporate Partnerships for Nonprofits, Part 4: Good Alignment.
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February 5, 2016
By Ed Lord

There are so many factors that go into good alignment between a company and an organization, but it basically comes down to this: Your core mission and their core business will benefit each other.

When there’s that symbiosis, both company and nonprofit gain. Here are a few examples:

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