Tag Archives: Charity

Finding the Golden Ticket

It’s around this time of year that our mailboxes become flooded with invitations to annual galas and fundraisers for a variety of non-profit organizations, each doing their part to help raise funds for worthy causes. But gazing through the flurry of Paper City photos and post-event Facebook pics, we often wonder – did that organization reach their target goals? They may have put on a spectacular party and wow-ed the crowd, but did they succeed in raising the number of dollars they intended to?

When it comes non-profit fundraising, one of the most important yet daunting challenges they face is garnering the support of businesses and corporations that will give cash sponsorships. Continue reading

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Making a Difference Through Interactive Media

For most of history charitable organizations have been providing resources and support for the disadvantaged – starting with churches in biblical times, expanding in the late 1800s due to Josephine Shaw Lowell and the Charitable Organization Movement, and now exploding to over 1.5 million charities in the US alone. But for all the different types of causes that are benefiting, each of these organizations has one thing in common: FUNDRAISING.

Now more than ever charities and non-profits are having to compete for a piece of the donor pie. With the frequency of new 501(c)(3) organizations being created – think how many were set up after Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti – your non-profit may get lost in the mix and potentially lose its donor base. Continue reading

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