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How Amelia Coffaro Treats Cancer with Yoga

Posted on 3/26/2015 by Michael Powell

Amelia Coffaro is a treasured GiveForward celebrity. In 2013, she and her creative community famously raised $65K for her breast cancer treatments by selling beautiful, unique photography prints. During her fundraiser, she even stopped by our office to say “hi” and meet our staff. We were starstruck by her grace, kindness, and intelligence. Today, Amelia is... Read more

How to Write Off Your Tax Deductible Medical Expenses

Posted on 3/24/2015 by Erica Alhorn

Tax season tends to bring out the panic in all of us, whether you’re a CPA who ends up sleeping only 2 hours per night because you’re busy finding ways to inject caffeine into your bloodstream, or you’re just a regular ole’ citizen who just wants to make sure the forms get filed in time... Read more

West Syndrome is no match for Project Marcelo

Posted on 3/12/2015 by Michael Powell

In 2011, doctors diagnosed Marcelo Mugica with West syndrome. West syndrome, or infantile spasms, is a type of epilepsy most common in babies between 3 and 12 months old. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, West syndrome typically causes brief seizures that occur in rapid succession. After his diagnosis, Marcelo’s aunt created a GiveForward Page that... Read more

Acknowledge your Donors

Posted on 3/9/2015 by Kelli

As many of you know from reading Leveraging Social Media and/or from personal experience, social Media can be an extremely powerful fundraising tool. This is especially true for acknowledging your donors. As your GiveForward fundraising page starts receiving donations, you can tag each new donor and thank them through your Facebook account. Stay Classy calls... Read more

Dress in Blue Day for Colon Cancer

Posted on 3/5/2015 by Michael Powell

On March 6th, 2015, thousands of people will participate in Dress in Blue Day. Dress in Blue Day has nothing to do with an iridescent dress that hijacked our newsfeeds this week. Instead, it involves a much more meaningful topic: colon cancer. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), colon cancer is the second leading... Read more

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted on 2/18/2015 by Michael Powell

It’s hard to know what to say to someone with cancer. If you’re like most, you blurt an instinctive, “I’m sorry.” Albeit well-intentioned, “I’m sorry” is a sorry substitute for a meaningful connection during a vulnerable time. Sky Khan knows how to react when receiving bad news. She became an involuntary, repeated “bad news teller”... Read more

Interview with CureWear’s Founder, Alex Niles

Posted on 2/6/2015 by Michael Powell

Alex Niles transformed his cancer diagnosis into a business benefitting cancer patients in merely a year. As a healthy, 30-year-old living in New York City, Alex’s diagnosis hit unexpectedly. In response, friends created a GiveForward Page, Smiles for Niles, to gather emotional and financial support for him. While undergoing treatments, Alex discovered a need among cancer patients... Read more

“Photo Doggies for Anthony” Wins Facebook

Posted on 1/7/2015 by Michael Powell

What creates joy for you during challenging times? Maybe it’s firing up Netflix with a glass of Cabernet. Or it could be a card mailed from Aunt Mary Lou. Sometimes it’s simply a hug.  For Anthony Lyons, it’s doggies. Anthony is a 16-year-old who’s been hospitalized on-and-off since his leukemia diagnosis last summer. While holed... Read more

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with your Fundraiser

Posted on 11/24/2014 by Michael Powell

#GivingTuesday is December 2nd, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In the wake of consumer-driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a day dedicated to giving back (and forward, if you will). Obviously, the heart of this holiday resonates well with your GiveForward Fundraiser! On Giving Tuesday, we recommend taking these 3 steps to rally your community around your... Read more

What Is Giving Tuesday?

Posted on 11/19/2014 by Michael Powell

Number crunchers anticipate Americans will spend a record $89 billion shopping online this holiday season. That’s a lotta digital dough. While it’s fun to purchase thoughtful gifts for your loved ones around the holidays, is doing so truly an act of giving? defines giving as “to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation.” Chances are... Read more

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