event planning

Out of Date Donor Information Can Prove Costly

By Juliet Davenport, Nonprofit Ambassador, DonationMatch As Kim Kupferman of Heller Consulting admits in this Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) blog post, this isn’t the most exciting topic, but maintaining accurate donor data is actually quite important. How frustrating is it when we receive [...]

Don’t Burn Out Your Volunteers

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch The inevitable happened. I suspected it was a possibility, but it still took me by surprise. “I just don’t think I have it in me.” Just like that, my son’s elementary school’s annual fundraiser was cancelled. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a leading [...]

Don’t Be a Beggar

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch Often I hear volunteers say they dread finding prizes for fundraising auctions. I would feel that way, too, if I thought I was asking for a handout. But I’m not, and neither are you.  Every business you approach is being offered the chance to be promoted to [...]
Class projects, courtesy of Sycamore Ridge Elem, Harper Shay Photography

Fresh Ideas for Your School Spring Fundraiser

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch If you have children, you’ve undoubted noticed that many schools have fundraisers in the Spring, now that parents and teachers have gotten settled and the Winter holidays are over. Packages from local businesses are wonderful, especially since for some [...]

Are You Ready for an Event?

6 steps to determine if a fundraising event is what your organization really needs Guest Post by Krista Berry, Owner & Principal Consultant at KB Consulting I recently had the pleasure of working with a small, energetic non-profit organization that originally contacted me to plan their first [...]

In-kind Partnerships With Nonprofits, Part I

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch A question posed in a LinkedIn group made me reflect on how many (typically small) businesses don’t know how to use cause marketing, specifically in-kind (non-cash) marketing, to their advantage.  If you have a great product or service, one experience is all [...]
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