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How to Plan a Fundraising Event: Halloween Edition

Posted on 10/26/2012 by Erica Alhorn

Planning a fundraising event  is a great way to support a loved one in need, and when those fundraising efforts coincide with a holiday, it’s also a great reason to throw a Halloween themed fundraising event!  Many successful online fundraisers plan offline fundraising events, and use their GiveForward page to let those who cannot attend show their... Read more

Helping A Friend With Breast Cancer

Posted on 10/22/2012 by Ashley

One in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, which means that nearly all women will have a friend battling the disease. This week we are focusing on the power of friendship and have two friends share their experience.  Maren and Francesca had been friends for 17 years when Maren discovered... Read more

5 Lessons From Cancer

Posted on 10/9/2012 by Ashley

Cancer doesn’t come with a lesson plan as Meggan Janota knows well.  Meggan has been battling breast cancer since 2009 and recently learned she had developed brain tumors.   She shared with us 5 lessons from cancer. 1) The numbcer 1 thing cancer taught me was don’t sweat the small stuff!!!!  I just always know that I have bigger... Read more

How to Write Your Fundraising Details

Posted on 10/2/2012 by Ashley

After you have taken the time to determine your goal, take a moment to think about how to say it. Remember you will be sharing this page with family, friends, & others who may or may not know the full story.  Talk to the beneficiary, the person you are holding the fundraiser for, & see... Read more

Fund raise: 3 New Ways to Share Your Fundraiser

Posted on 9/27/2012 by Ashley

Fund raising is easier when your community helps to share your story.  But how do you get your fundraiser in front of the right audiance? Here are 3 tips for getting your fundraiser in front of a larger audience. 1)     Start Local: Small and local media channels are a great first contact. These smaller stations... Read more

How to Set an Online Fundraising Goal

Posted on 9/24/2012 by Ashley

This week is Empowerment Week at GiveForward! We have learned so much in the last four years about how to raise money online for a loved one and we want to share our findings with you! To do this, we composed The GiveForward Guide : A Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising. You can get the... Read more

Raising Money and Hope for Unknown Syndromes

Posted on 9/20/2012 by Ashley

Katie is Co-President of SWAN USA, a non-profit that offers support, information and advice to families of children living with  a syndrome without a name.  She currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA with her wonderful husband and three fabulous children. Follow Ellie’s story HERE I never thought this would happen to my child. The chances were in... Read more

Let’s help #EmilyTeachEllen some new dance moves

Posted on 9/13/2012 by Ashley

We have written about National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month previously on GiveForward, and the importance of this month for so many families.   This year our goal is to continue to raise awareness, and to change the life of one little girl as she continues to battle the disease. That special little girl is Emily, a 3-year-old... Read more

Online Fundraising: Where does the money go?

Posted on 9/10/2012 by Cate Conroy

Online fundraising with sites like GiveForward has become an amazing resource for people to rally a community together in the wake of a tragedy like the Colorado shooting.  But the power of online fundraising can also raise some concerns.  Recently, families of the victims of the shooting have asked a very legitimate question – why... Read more

How to Talk to School Parents About Your Child’s Differences

Posted on 9/4/2012 by Cate Conroy

Starting school can be a difficult experience for parents & kids, but it can be even more challenging when your child is considered different.  We wanted to share this great post by our friend Jen Reeves, blogger at Born Just Right, on how she deals with the questions that come with the start of the... Read more

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