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Getting Started with Fundraising with Businesses

It seems like everyone is raising money for a favorite cause these days. And while everyone asks their friends, family, and colleagues to support them, don’t forget to ask your…

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Shopping for A Cause This Month? Don’t Get Scrooged.

Papa John’s Pizza is doing a great thing this holiday season. They’ve created a Red-Kettle Cookie to benefit The Salvation Army. Through December 28th, Papa John’s is donating 50 cents…


Like Scrooge, Nonprofits Need to Change––Or Else

One of my favorite scenes from Charles Dicken A Christmas Carol is the one after Scrooge has been visited by the three ghosts. Much to his surprise, he awakes in…


How Being a Grinch Can Raise More Money for Your Nonprofit

Regardless of what industry you work in, we all have competitors. Even nonprofits compete against each other for donations. In my hometown of Boston, charities compete against The Jimmy Fund,…

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What Nonprofits Can Learn from Great Bookstores

There’s isn’t a more endangered business than independent bookstores. Margins are low and competition from Amazon—never mind everyone else—is fierce. Still, some bookstores are doing more than just surviving. They’re…

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Paddle Boarder Stands Up for Kids

Chris Carragher of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a proud big brother for his local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. He’s also an avid paddle boarder. Last year he decided to combine…

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3 Ways to Raise More Money at the Register

Phillip Haid, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Public Inc., knows how to run a successful pinup program. He’s raised millions working with Canadian companies like Winners and HomeSense, and nonprofits like the Sunshine Foundation. I asked Phillip…

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4 Things Fundraisers Should Do This Summer

Last year around this time I wrote a post on a summer reading list for fundraisers. It’s still a great list of books so you should check it out! But…

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Don’t Give Up on Fundraising with Big Companies

It’s true: a lot of big, national companies won’t work with local nonprofits. They prefer to work with big national charities. This is due to many reasons, but the biggest…


Businesses Honor Fallen Heroes on Independence Day

I’m on the hunt for Fourth of July cause marketing. In a similar hunt last year I struck gold when I wrote about this cool promotion from Budweiser that included augmented reality! What a fireworks…