Giving days can be incredible tools for nonprofit fundraising. We have witnessed this up close through monitoring and evaluating 49 giving day campaigns as part of the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Initiative and through advising the Sacramento Region Community Foundation on its BIG Day of Giving.
Between live auctions, silent auctions, online auctions, and any combination of the three, there’s a charity auction format out there that’s suitable for any nonprofit. However, charity auctions, like all fundraising events, aren’t successful unless thoughtful planning and hard work has been put into them. This article covers four best practices for planning and running a charity auction.
There are many kind individuals and organizations who give time and money to impact change. However, fundraising is an art and attracting that money for your organization can be extremely competitive. Below are a few of my takeaways from one of my favorite classes Introduction to Finding Grants.
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Every nonprofit has to think about their development strategy. Money is always on all of our minds and is always a challenge.
“In God we Trust…all others, bring data.” Funny, sure, but daunting if you need to show a nonprofit’s accomplishments.
Silent auctions have been a staple of event fundraising for years, and for good reason. They’re highly engaging events that require plenty of audience participation and have the potential to help organizations raise a lot of money. This article covers 5 strategies to get you on your way to silent auction success.
Starting your own nonprofit is exciting, but navigating state and IRS requirements is a significant challenge. Despite these challenges, the journey to creating a 501(c)(3) to serve an unmet need is well worth the investment.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” -Jane Jacobs. If you care about neighborhoods and how they function, you probably already know much about journalist, author and activist Jane Jacobs and her understanding of place.
Martin Tietel, author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants, offers a formula that should at least nudge you in the right direction for landing your next big grant.