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Fundraising Tips

Leveraging Social Media

Posted on 10/1/2014 by Ashley

One way to promote your page is by leveraging the many social media platforms and websites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even email. Social media has become an integral part of much of our day-to-day lives. It connects people, places, and things. It is a really powerful tool to bring people together.... Read more

How a Soft Launch Can Give Your Fundraiser a Boost

Posted on 5/14/2014 by Adrienne

Congratulations! You just published your GiveForward fundraiser and now you’re ready to email the link to everyone in your address book, including your sister’s dentist’s dog walker’s college roommate, right? Hold on there, partner. One of the best ways to give your fundraiser a leg-up is by conducting a soft launch. What is a soft... Read more

How to Write an Effective Fundraising Letter

Posted on 10/24/2013 by mike

The following is a guest post by Rob Olson. Rob is passionate about paying it forward and helping charities achieve their goals. When raising funds for medical expenses, getting donors on board can be a challenge. Today people are busier than ever, and given a more volatile economy, often reluctant when it comes to spending. That’s... Read more

Utilizing your Fundraising Team on GiveForward

Posted on 10/18/2013 by Erica Alhorn

  When it comes to raising money for a loved one in need, there is no limit to how many individuals can help rally the financial and emotional support it takes to get through a difficult time.  Here at GiveForward, we understand the power of a strong support system, which is why our fundraisers have... Read more

Online Garage Sale Fundraising

Posted on 6/14/2013 by Erica Alhorn

The Garage Sale Goes Virtual! Holding an online garage sale, as part of your fundraising, is the modern way to clean out your closets (basement, crawlspace, attic etc.) while also supporting a great cause. There are many benefits in doing so, especially because folks who buy items at garage sales, as well as on the... Read more

All About PayPal

Posted on 4/12/2013 by Ashley

Enabling PayPal on your GiveForward fundraiser can help the beneficiary receive the funds faster.  Also, PayPal can make it easier for supporters to donate- especially on mobile phones. Imagine never having to dig out those credit cards again! Enabling PayPal is easy.  Follow this step-by-step guide to learn all about PayPal set-up. Step 1: Update... Read more

Using Humor in Online Fundraising

Posted on 2/8/2013 by Michael Powell

At GiveForward, one of our values is to “take fun seriously.” Sure, this idea applies to intraoffice hijinks and dramatic readings from Bad Joke Cat. However, our team also finds constant inspiration in the senses of humor found on our online fundraisers. In situations that bring tears and pain, it’s refreshing to see an organizer... Read more

Helping People You Don’t Know: Things to Consider When Starting a Fundraiser

Posted on 1/30/2013 by Adrienne

Whether you heard about them on the news or met them on the bus, sometimes we see people who need a hand but aren’t exactly part of our inner circle, or even living in the same country. If helping people, strangers, or communities is something that you’d like to do, check out these tips that... Read more

How to Start a Memorial Fundraiser

Posted on 1/23/2013 by Erica Alhorn

How to Start a Memorial Fundraiser: Step by Step Fundraising for Funeral Costs When someone we love passes away, focus is primarily put on expressing sympathy to their family, remembering their life, & memories, and supporting those who are affected by the tragedy, and it can be hard to face the reality of funeral burial... Read more

Update Your Fundraising Page!

Posted on 12/10/2012 by Kristine

Donors and supporters love to know how the beneficiary is doing and how your fundraiser has been progressing! A great way to keep everyone in-the-know is by adding an “Update” to your fundraising page! An “Update” is a place where you can tell everyone how the beneficiary is doing, or thank everyone at once for... Read more

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