The Best Charity Golf Outing Games
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by GiveSmart
1w ago
Golf tournaments are a great way to raise money and give people a good time, so they keep returning for more. In many ways, charity golf days are a go-to for nonprofits — they provide golf enthusiasts a chance to compete on once-in-a-lifetime courses and donate to a cause. Golf is an excellent way for teams of like-minded people to get together and make a difference — and it’s fun.  Although most people attend golf fundraiser games for the cause, the experience should still be enjoyable. There are many ways to spice up your charity golf days, such as adding themes to raise ..read more
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6 Questions to Ask If You’re Comparing GiveSmart and OneCause for Your Fundraising 
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by GiveSmart
1w ago
Since our founding in 2011, GiveSmart has helped tens of thousands of organizations— nonprofits, schools, and associations—successfully fundraise for their missions. And, we’ve been busy and growing along the way.   We’ve brought five fundraising and donor management solutions together to form one platform that has powers over 31,800 annual campaigns and $5.3 billion in lifetime fundraising. With monthly software updates, regular audits to ensure our blogs, resources, and training are accurate, as well as the publishing of our annual data-driven, transparent Impact Report, we’re the ..read more
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How to Make a Donation in Someone’s Name
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by GiveSmart
2w ago
Is a friend’s birthday coming up and you’re not sure what to get them, or has a loved one recently passed away and you want to do something to honor their memory? Consider making a donation in their name! When you donate in someone’s name, you give money to a charitable organization or cause with that person in mind. If you are interested in this unique way of honoring the people in your life, this guide covers how to make a donation on behalf of someone else. 1. Understand why people make donations The first step to making a donation in someone else’s name is understanding why people make don ..read more
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Top Fun and Memorable Golf Tournament Themes
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by GiveSmart
1M ago
Golf tournaments are an excellent way to raise money for a good cause. People can play a sport they enjoy while supporting a worthy charity or cause. Consider adding a theme to the tournament to encourage and incentivize guests to attend and make your advertising efforts memorable. Themes are an exciting way to make events unforgettable for guests. A theme can weave its way into all components of the golf event, from the marketing materials to the decorations, food, and giveaways. Here are some fun golf tournament themes you could use for your next event. Raising Awareness Themes If you’re hos ..read more
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“Jon Biedermann, Vice President of Fundraising Strategy, Community Brands: The role of cryptocurrency”
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by Kathy Nothnagel
1M ago
This interview originally appeared in Philanthropy News Digest on December 15, 2022. It features insights from GiveSmart’s Vice President of Fundraising Strategy, Jon Biedermann, and shares more on the impact of FTX’s downfall on nonprofit fundraising, and the implications and perceptions of cryptocurrency and giving. “… if you look at cryptocurrency’s portion of philanthropy, it’s less than $1 billion annually—probably much less than that, and that’s less than 0.2 percent.” Biedermann shared. To read the article in its entirety, please visit here. The post “Jon Biedermann, Vice President ..read more
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“What is Giving Tuesday? Behind the ‘Global Generosity Movement’ “
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by Kathy Nothnagel
1M ago
This article by Sara Santora originally appeared in Newsweek on November 28, 2022. It features insights from GiveSmart’s Vice President of Fundraising Strategy, Jon Biedermann, and shares more on this radical day of generosity. “It’s a global celebration of philanthropy, charity…it’s not necessarily about giving money, but it is about giving back, whether that’s volunteering or doing random acts of kindness,” Biedermann told Newsweek. To read the article in its entirety, please visit here. The post “What is Giving Tuesday? Behind the ‘Global Generosity Movement’ “ appeared first ..read more
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Why DonateStock?
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by Kathy Nothnagel
1M ago
November through December is known as the season of giving. To make this period a little cozier this year, we’re partnering with DonateStock, and our nonprofit partners can be a part of their $500,000 match!   Curious? Act quick! This matching opportunity expires on December 31, 2022! Register your organization with DonateStock to get started.  With this partnership, GiveSmart nonprofits, schools, and associations can efficiently receive stock gifts within minutes. The gift can be converted to cash on the nonprofit’s behalf as well.   Benefits for Donors When donors g ..read more
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Organizing a Toy Drive 
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by GiveSmart
1M ago
The holidays are a time of giving, with many people worldwide exchanging gifts with their loved ones. Still, some families in your community may struggle to provide gifts for their kids. A holiday donation drive may be the perfect solution to these families’ needs.  Your organization can spread the holiday cheer this year by organizing a toy drive. Giving underprivileged children holiday gifts is an excellent way to give back to your community. This guide provides a toy donation drive checklist and tips for making your drive successful.  What You’ll Need  Organizing a successful ..read more
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‘Tis the Season of Giving 
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by Kathy Nothnagel
1M ago
What Do You Think of When You Think of November and December?   Hot cocoa. Fuzzy socks. Cozy blankets. Pumpkin spice. Warm pie. Time with friends and family. Giving to your community.  On average, about 30% of annual giving occurs in the last two months of the year, and most of that giving is split between #GivingTuesday, December 30, and December 31. This season of giving is a critical time for nonprofit success.  How Can Your Nonprofit or School Tap into the Season of Giving for Your Mission?  Host a year-end peer-to-peer campaign  During the season of giving ..read more
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Giving Tuesday 2022 Results
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by Kathy Nothnagel
1M ago
Check out what wrapped and what’s playing next There is one day that lives rent-free in every nonprofit staff’s or volunteer’s head every year, and it’s Giving Tuesday. The team at GiveSmart was seriously amazed at 2022’s Giving Tuesday results!  While everyone was trying to figure it out, our partners – hundreds of nonprofits, schools, and associations – raised record-breaking big! They understood the assignment and here is a snapshot of some top wins:   1,670 nonprofits, schools, and associations fundraised on Giving Tuesday using GiveSmart   $7.8 million was raised on ..read more
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