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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
Sneak peek of new DonationMatch site

Coming Soon: A Fresh Look and Features for DonationMatch

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch You’ve told us how easy DonationMatch makes getting more customers and event donors, how much time we’ve saved you, and how great it feels to both give and receive.  We’ve taken your feedback and are excited to announce that added features and a new look are [...]

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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