To Do Or Not To Do? That’s the Question About Fundraising Contests

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It seems like new contests come around all the time, and nonprofit leaders are faced with the hard decision of either “going for it” or benching on this round. Nonprofits are already strapped for cash, short-staffed, and over-worked because the demands for their services are increasing each year. And after you’ve spent so much time…

Fundraising Contests Work: Tips from Dana Nelson, GiveMN.org

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What do you really think of fundraising contests? Do you think they’re a waste of time? Do you think you have no chance of winning and are just spending too much time, staff, and effort to do something that won’t pay out in the end? That might be true of some contests, but it’s definitely…

Give to the Max Training Day: GiveMN’s Dana Nelson: Be a Part of the Buzz

GiveMN Executive Director Dana Nelson continued to crack-up the audience, including the Case Foundation's Michael Smith, following her energetic presentation on the myriad benefits nonprofits get by participating in online fundraising contests.

In a very animated talk, bordering on pep rally, GiveMN Executive Director Dana Nelson trumpeted the myriad benefits of participating in an online fundraising competition, recounting the overwhelming success of two giving-day events which raised more that $33 million for Minnesota nonprofits. “It was the single biggest online giving day in the Universe,” she noted,…

Oct. 14 Online Fundraising Training with Beth Kanter

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We’re happy that you’ve chosen to watch the livestream of the training event with Beth Kanter. This stream will go live in the box below at 9AM on Friday, October 14. Bookmark and share this page, and we’ll see you back here on Friday!   Watch live streaming video from aarp at livestream.com If you…