Search Results

There are 19 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Events".

Displaying: 1 - 10 of 19

1. A 5-point strategy to build Fall teams for more event revenue

We did some digging into our clients’ peer-to-peer events in DonorDrive. In events that promote team fundraising, 59% of dollars come through teams. So when organizations focus on recruiting more teams and improving their performance, their event is more likely to grow. We suggest that you recruit now for the upcoming Fall event season to get the most from your fundraisers. Below we’ve listed the five most important elements of a team-building strategy.

Tags: teams, Events, fundraising statistics, best practices
By Kevin Wolfe
2. Case Study: NAMI's donors cover more than $50,000 in processing fees

Did you know more than half of your donors will cover payment processing fees for their donations when asked? In DonorDrive 52% of donors cover their processing fees when given the option. This has proven to lead to a 3% increase in overall event revenue. In our case study, Wayne Baldaro, Senior Program Manager of Fund, Development, and Events of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, explains this trend of giving a little more: “Now donors expect the additional ask. They expect the opportunity to do more. It’s becoming a standard in fundraising: another way for people to do additional good.”

Tags: Donor paid processing fees, Events, best practices, case study
By Kevin Wolfe
3. Infographic: Habits of highly-motivated fundraisers.

We often try to slice and dice event numbers in a myriad of complex ways to determine what makes our fundraisers successful. Some organizations examine the tiniest of details, but maybe we’ve been overthinking how we identify success. We took a step back for this infographic and did a simple split in our data from DonorDrive events, identifying those raising better than average and those raising less.

Tags: infographic, fundraising statistics, Events, best practices
By Kevin Wolfe
4. Infographic: The power of Millennial events.

Millennials are credited with being the most passionate generation to date, but still nonprofits struggle with how to harness that passion for their organization. It’s important to remember that the biggest value of Millennials to an organization is in participation, rather than in donations. As Millennials age, they're likely to give more, but right now it’s important to think of them as fundraisers for your organization rather than donors.

Tags: Millennials, fundraising statistics, Events, infographic
By Kevin Wolfe
5. Getting over your fear of fundraising minimums.

In these days when nonprofits are trying to eliminate the zero-dollar fundraiser, it’s surprising how organizations are reluctant to require peer-to-peer fundraising minimums for their events. While most cycling events and marathons require fundraising minimums, some into the thousands of dollars, we’re seeing more and more organizations that fundraise with DonorDrive successfully employing fundraising minimums at lesser amounts on walks as well. We spoke with Kim Kraus, in charge of Special Events at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock about their CHaD HERO event that uses DonorDrive's Required Fundraising feature. The CHaD HERO is a 5K walk, 10K hike, 5K run, half marathon, family fun run and day-long community festival. The CHaD HERO has had a minimum fundraising requirement for several years. Here’s how their minimums work: “Our current registration fee and fundraising minimum structure is:

Tags: peer-to-peer fundraising, Events, best practices, fundraising statistics
By Kevin Wolfe
6. Helping your participants overcome fundraising inertia.

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...

Tags: best practices, peer-to-peer fundraising, Events
By Kevin Wolfe
7. Our best articles of 2015.

Looking back at 2015, much has happened for organizations that depend on peer-to-peer fundraising. We've covered this extensively in our DonorDriven Blog and have put together a convenient list of our most useful articles of the year...


Tags: fundraise-your-way, best practices, events, DIY
By Kevin Wolfe
8. Are you really prepared for an event rainout?

Recently we had a few DonorDrive clients that had to delay or cancel their big walks and runs due to Hurricane Joaquin when it hit the East Coast. Organizations often have a contingency plan in place for such emergencies, but many times it hasn’t had real-world testing recently. To give you a little better idea what you could be up against, we talked with Ashley Husich, Associate Special Events Director for Children’s National about how they handled the postponing of their Race for Every Child. 

Tags: Events
By Kevin Wolfe
9. One step better than good: The trend of donors covering processing fees.

It’s a fact that many nonprofits don’t freely talk about to donors: It costs money to raise money. And even though peer-to-peer fundraising has greatly reduced these expenses (when compared to the more traditional solicitation methods like direct mail) there still are...

Tags: peer-to-peer fundraising, best practices, Events
By Kevin Wolfe
10. The 3 notifications that will improve your event totals.

In events that fundraise through peer-to-peer, improving your communications to fundraisers can (and should be) a never-ending process. There’s always a better way to say something, or new programs and successes to share with your constituents. But it's common that organizations don’t update their messaging annually. We know how overwhelming your to-do list is and realize that updating notifications isn’t at the top. So we’ve done some research on this and prioritized each notification’s importance for fundraising. By just updating the top three, you can see a major improvement in your event totals.

Tags: Events, peer-to-peer fundraising, best practices
By Geraldine Carter

Displaying: 1 - 10 of 19



Latest Resources See all

  • Creating a Third Party Program
  • How to Build a Better Board
  • DIY Superstars