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The Engagement Issue: Getting Your Employees to Donate

Guest Post By Tiffany Rowe Consumers love to hear about companies with philanthropic sides, but the headline “Acme Corp. Gives $250k to Charity” rarely turns heads (or encourages clicks) in the new world of social media. Instead, businesses gain more visibility for their deeds when their entire [...]
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Engaging Millennials: Don’t Give Up on Your Email Marketing!

By Juliet Davenport, Nonprofit Ambassador at DonationMatch Do you remember being awed by the answering machine? (Does anyone still own one of those?) Or what about the cordless phone? Now it’s all about smartphones and iPads. Millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) are all about digital, [...]
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10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Donation Drive

Guest post by Nicole George, CEO & Founder of The Parent Quest Our last donation drive took us almost three months until completion. We all felt so much more pressure this time because we were going to be on LIVE TV…yikes! When rallying the troops to find donations we weren’t allowed to tell the [...]
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Market Research Results: Comparing Community Involvement of Large and Small Companies

Guest post by Shabnam Eghbali, Student at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Recently, I conducted some market research on the community involvement programs of large and small businesses. Prior to this research, I had never known that large and small businesses alike do their [...]

Where Are We Now?

If you saw our original infographic on Pinterest, you’ll notice it was released in 2012, when DonationMatch was just over a year old. Apparently the statistics and data are still appealing, as it continues to be our most popular pin, but the numbers are frankly a bit outdated. So, it’s with great [...]
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Planning Tools Loved by Organized Auction Chairs

Guest blog post by Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions.  I thought about writing on this topic a few months ago and decided, “Nope. I need to save this topic until January.” The reason being is that January is the month that many stores — Home Depot, Walmart, Kmart, Target, Staples, The Container [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Three Steps to Turning New Guests into Big Bidders

[Sherry’s blog post from last year is just as worth sharing now. Here’s to your fundraising success! – Renee, Co-founder, DonationMatch] Courtesy of Sherry Truhlar,  Red Apple Auctions One of my clients held her school gala last month.  A few days prior, she asked how she could ensure that new [...]

TWO Chances to Meet DonationMatch in Person this Weekend!

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch We’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to share DonationMatch at two exciting events this weekend in San Diego – Women 2.0’s Founder Friday and TEDxAmericasFinestCity! Here’s the scoop, and it’s not too late to RSVP. We’d love to meet you! Women 2.0 [...]
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