Category Archives: Fundraiser

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Year-End Giving

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Year-End Giving

In the United States, most, if not all, nonprofit organizations market for and depend upon year-end giving. The statistics behind this trend are quite compelling. For example, roughly 69 percent of donations take place between January and November, and nearly a third of that number occurs in December alone. What’s more, 12 percent of annual… Continue Reading

Some of the Greatest Influences in the History of Philanthropy

Some of the Greatest Influences in the History of Philanthropy

Wealth and charity have existed in tandem for millennia. Ancient civilizations in Greece, China, and sub-Saharan Africa advocated for benevolence as a means of improving the human experience. The modern model of philanthropy embraces this belief, which emerged from secular and religious traditions alike across both time and space. Some differences, however, contribute to the… Continue Reading

4 Ideas from the Symphony on How to Hold a Gala

4 Ideas from the Symphony on How to Hold a Gala

Symphonies throughout the United States range in their levels of talent and publicity, differ in their repertoires, and perform in concert halls as unique as their conductors. However, one common thread that joins these orchestral institutions is the longstanding tradition of opening night galas. Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic hold an opening night… Continue Reading

5 Simple Steps to High-Quality Nonprofit Storytelling

5 Simple Steps to High-Quality Nonprofit Storytelling

Stories fuel social change. Nonprofit founders and members recognize this relationship, and the vast majority of 501(c)(3)’s form to address societal issues and ultimately reshape storylines for people. In a lot of ways, charity and philanthropy can be summed up as individuals coming together to participate in and improve a common narrative. From providing resources… Continue Reading

Assorted Ideas for Organizing the Best Fundraiser

Assorted Ideas for Organizing the Best Fundraiser

Establishing a sustainable pipeline of revenue is a long-term process in any enterprise, whether it’s a for-profit or a nonprofit. In the case of the latter, leaders of charity organizations and foundations find success, much like business executives, by generating income from a diverse range of patrons. Limitless options exist for hosting a fundraising event,… Continue Reading