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Introducing Free Event Help in Bite-Size Pieces

By Renee Zau, Co-founder & CEO, DonationMatch Recently a new benefit was offered to nonprofits who opt for our DonationMatch Pro Event Page upgrade–a one-on-one coaching session with an expert fundraising event planner. We introduced this largely to assist volunteers who were newer to the world of [...]

5 Minutes with Geraldine D’Silva, Executive Director of PAWS San Diego

By Juliet Davenport, Nonprofit Ambassador, DonationMatch For the past 20 years, PAWS San Diego has provided “essential pet services and support to low-income elderly, chronically ill and disabled individuals.”  They currently run two programs – a PetCare/VetCare program which includes, among other [...]

What Information Should You Collect Before Your Next Event – And Why?

Constant Contact has developed a simple strategy for asking the right questions, and in a blog post they explain why obtaining the right information is so valuable in planning your next event. The key to collecting the right guest information before your next event is to start with an online [...]

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event

By Juliet Davenport, Nonprofit Ambassador, DonationMatch Spring fundraising time is among us.  How are you planning to promote your event?  According to Socialable, one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal should be social media.  Because of its wide audience reach, social media can be used [...]

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 [...]
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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 [...]
Red Apple Auctions

The Savvy Behind Outrageously Profitable Fundraising Auctions is coming to San Diego!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! What better way to kick off our DonationMatch blog than to announce our  first local event!  In partnership with San Diego Association of Nonprofits, DonationMatch is honored to host Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions in beautiful San Diego on November 9th at 8:30 a.m. [...]
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