9 tips to spice up your year-end giving campaign
Fundraising Campaign Types
November 16, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

Does your year-end giving campaign need a refresh? Here are nine ways to spice things up:

5 unique year-end campaigns
Fundraising Campaign Types
November 9, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

This time of year there are so many ideas for year-end campaigns floating around. The problem is that you’ve heard them all before. We’d like to freshen up your list with some ideas your supporters might find new and exciting:

"Thank You" Video Campaign. Saying thanks is expected this time of year, but here’s a refreshing new way to say it. With a camera phone, shoot a series of 30-second videos of those who benefited from donations this year. Have...

Personal Campaigns raise dollars before year's end.
Fundraising Campaign Types
December 4, 2012
By Kevin Wolfe

Last week we sent out a holiday email to our DonorDrive customers on how to use Personal Campaigns. This feature lets your supporters create their own year-end fundraisers based around their holiday activities. If your fundraising software supports third-party campaigns, we thought you might find these tips useful:

The Complete Guide to Creating a Third Party Program. Part 5: Create Inspiring Experiences through Challenge Events.
Fundraising Campaign Types
August 7, 2013
By Kevin Wolfe

Organizations that are looking to make a third party program a major part of their fundraising usually gravitate to endurance-based events for two reasons. One reason is that endurance events happen annually, so the amount of fundraising dollars these events generate is more predictable. The other reason is that these events tend to draw more of your supporters who return and raise more year after year. As noted...

How to create an effective disaster fundraising campaign
Fundraising Campaign Types
October 18, 2017
By Kevin Wolfe

It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. The recent string of disasters has shown many organizations the need for having a fundraising plan in place for when disasters happen. In this article, we’ll focus on the basics that will make your fundraising campaign thrive. Here’s our concise six-point plan:

The Complete Guide to Creating a Third Party Program. Part 4: Expand Your Reach Through Community Events.
Fundraising Campaign Types
July 26, 2013
By Kevin Wolfe

Handling Community Events has always been troublesome for nonprofits. Mike Malekoff, former Vice President of JDRF explains the frustration that organizations have typically had to face: “If you’re in a chapter and you have your signature event, every now and then you’ll get approached by a sponsor or donor with an opportunity to raise some money.” These are organized fundraisers that often require...

The Complete Guide to Creating a Third Party Program. Part 3: Empower Supporter Creativity with Personal Campaigns.
Fundraising Campaign Types
July 25, 2013
By Kevin Wolfe

In case you hadn’t noticed, your supporters are changing how they engage with your organization. Mike Malekoff, former vice president of JDRF has watched supporters change over the past few years from just writing checks to wanting hands-on involvement in your organization. “We all know that constituents have become a lot more challenging in terms of doing things their way. They want to help, but they want to...