Fundraising 101

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18 Feb: How to Raise Money to Hike the Appalachian Trail

There is something magical about the mountains: the snowy peaks, wooded trails, the solitude, the whisper of trees and bird songs all around you. If you’re an avid hiker, the mountains feel like home, and every trail is a rush of adrenaline. It’s no secret that the Appalachian Trail is an adventure at the top of every hiker’s bucket list. The 2,100 mile trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, Maine, takes you through 14 states of gorgeous wilderness. The six month journey on the AT requires not only physical and mental stamina, but financial stamina in order to…

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11 Feb: How to Throw a Successful Fundraiser at a Bar

Who doesn’t like a bar party!? You don’t have to clean your own place, there’s space for everyone, and there’s no post-party disaster to worry about handling. Furthermore, who doesn’t prefer a real glass to some non-eco-friendly, red-cup business. Now we’re talking! Hosting a fundraiser is both fun and effective. More importantly, there’s something for everyone at a bar fundraiser — there are always non-alcoholic options for those who opt out of drinking. And for the majority that do drink, you will certainly be able to find a way to wet their whistle. Not to mention, people love bar games,…

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05 Dec: Your Comprehensive 12 Month Fundraising Plan for 2020

A year sounds like a long time until… it’s not. That’s why you need to create a comprehensive fundraising plan to keep you on track. If you don’t create tangible goals and set yourself up for success those months will fly by before you know it. It can be overwhelming to think about all the fundraising stories and letters you need to write, Instagram posts you need to polish, and bake sales you need to organize to meet your fundraising goals. That’s why we’ve laid out a fundraising plan example for you to peruse at your leisure! It gives you…

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20 Nov: 6 Companies to Ask for Donations to Jumpstart Your Campaign

Love it or hate it, money is what makes the world go ‘round. That’s not the only thing, of course, but it’s an unforgettable piece to this complicated puzzle that we live in. Someone once said, “a wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” There’s no doubt that your non-profit is run in a wise manner, and everyone involved most likely has a warm heart, but your NGO must have money in the membrane if you’ve found yourself on this article! But money in the brain isn’t going to get you and your non-profit…

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12 Nov: 12 Festive Holiday-Themed Donation Incentive Ideas

While December may be the most popular time of year for giving, sometimes wanderlusters are in need of funds long before the joyful season begins. Maybe you’re looking to volunteer abroad for spring break, learn a language abroad for the summer, or study abroad in the fall?  Additionally, many FundMyTravel campaigns only run for a few months to keep audiences interested while not going over any time limits, and December may not be in that time frame!  Many campaigners create a strong message for why they need funds to travel, and they can recruit the help of their network through…