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#GivingTuesday Fuel Giving Tuesday is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday...

An easy, step-by-step guide. I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account on their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. While a PayPal link is...

Finding the Best Fundraiser Fundraising is a very rewarding experience.  However, running a fundraiser can feel overwhelming.  There are many types of fundraisers and then lots of vendor choices.  What is best for one organization may not be for another. To start on the right track,...

Fundraising Fox has lots of partners that are the experts in their respective fields.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers.   Have a fundraising question you want answered? Email us at TheFox@FundraisingFox.com   Click the topic to view one answer or scroll to learn...

Fundraising is quite varied with lots of choices.  It is important for non profit organizations to analyze their current fundraisers and be open to discovering new fundraisers.  Don’t be surprised if fundraising outcomes vary year by year yielding different outcomes based on current audience and donor...

The best fundraising communication practices include respectful communication.  Teaming to each fundraising goals is no exception to the communication golden rule.  Clear and regular written and verbal communications are imperative to realizing the fundraising goals.  Communicate timely with a well thought out plan.    When plans...

Fundraising Finances: Keep the Records Straight: Understanding Fundraising Finances   Let’s face it, fundraising is all about the money!  A basic working knowledge of a typical household budget is great but let’s broaden your financial acumen.  Once you start handling monies for an organization more stringent procedures are...

Auction Fundraising: Bidding for a Cause   Why run an auction fundraiser? Auctions are a great way to engage and be interactive with the current donor and potential future donor population. The purpose of the auction itself is to offer goods, services and opportunities that are bid-up by...

I’m Supposed to Plan What?   Fundraising on a College Campus by a real sorority girl   Fundraising in college is a very unique and specific thing. Most organizations are actually founded and based around the idea of raising money for another, more in need organization. Throughout my time...

  Choose and run a fundraiser like a FOX Know your audience, set realistic goals, market the fundraiser, share your success, thank everyone and set the stage for your next event!       Know Your Audience It’s imperative to understand the audience that the fundraiser  targets.  Consider what has worked in...

Get Organized & Strategic Getting and Staying Organized for fundraising used to mean manila folders and binders being passed from one committee to the next.  Hoping and praying the notes from the previous owner are complete or at a minimum make sense.  It is incumbent for...

Congratulations!  You are Fundraiser Chairman… what should you do first?   It’s an Honor It's an honor to be chosen to Chair a fundraiser.  Some important skills required to lead the project  are: ability to strategize short & long term goals. prioritize what needs to be...

Recipe for Fundraising Fundraising goals can be achieved when the recipe is followed         Research Research the best fundraising opportunity that matches the groups needs and abilities.  Focus on what resources are available to run the fundraiser as well as the audience that is being targeted.  Consider the...

Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers         Ask for Help The simplest way of  recruiting volunteers to help with fundraising is just by asking.  Seems like the most obvious way to start but sometimes it’s hard to ask for help.  It’s impossible for just one person or a few people to...

Seasonal Fundraising Tie a fundraiser to a national date or a seasonal activity.  This can ground and theme a fundraiser.  Seasonality or a holiday theme makes it creative and fun and memorable.     Fundraise by season, or by holiday   Fundraising synergy can be had with already established...

Engage Rather Than Barrage One of the easier ways to increase the outcome of your fundraiser is to utilize all the tools of social media. That’s not to say that you should just blast and blast and blast on Twitter and Facebook that you’re “having a...

 Map Out the Fundraising Year Create a game plan for the entire year in advance. This may sound scary at first but think of it a business plan. Make estimates and build in a few “what ifs”.  The fundraising map can keep the fundraising efforts on...