Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Share the Right Stories 

A good story is everything when it comes to nonprofit storytelling. But how do you know if you’re telling the right one? In this day and age, storytelling is increasingly popular, from podcasts to pages on Facebook. Because of this, more and more people expect a story when they donate to a charitable group. A good nonprofit story spotlights the cause, gives important

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You Need to Know Why Donors Love Online Fundraisers

We all want to know the magic key to getting donors hooked on fundraising. As it turns out, the way to a donor’s heart is really very simple. Make your fundraising flexible. Online fundraisers provide the flexibility to connect with donors on their own turf. And donors will be more likely to support your cause when you meet them where they are. Flexibility and convenience

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3 Smart Ways to Inspire Holiday Donations

We all enjoy the giving spirit of the holiday season. Why not encourage your supporters to celebrate this season with holiday donations? Here are a few unique ways to share this idea with your donors to make their shopping lists a little more manageable- and philanthropic! 1. Promote your online store Everybody loves swag. Starting a sales campaign can be a great way to

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Giving Tuesday Thoughts From Our Founder

Another Giving Tuesday is upon us, along with the flurry of promotion that happens as nonprofits compete for donation dollars. I speak with a lot of nonprofits every week. Almost unanimously, they devote significant focus and resources into this day to boost their giving. That

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Most Get It Wrong. We Get Nonprofit Crowdfunding Right.

We’ve all seen those fundraisers before. Another “crowdfunding” page in our Facebook feed.  Asking for money, promoting a cause, but not doing much else. Why aren’t we calling this what it really is? At best there’s a cause, a goal and a few nice pictures, but it’s no more than a dolled-up donation page. We at RallyUp think there’s a much better way to do

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How Auctions Offer What Your Donation Page Is Missing

In this day and age, it’s easy for us all to get distracted. For something to really hold our attention it’s got to give us a reason to stay focused. That’s why donation pages just aren’t the magical solution to fundraising that they’re sometimes made out to be. Donation pages give the donor little gratification, investment, or memory of the experience. For something

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How to Make Your Giving Tuesday Event Campaign a Hit

With Giving Tuesday just around the corner, it’s the time to be thinking about what your plans are for the big day. If you want to really get your donors involved, hosting an event campaign might be perfect for you. Here’s how to make your Giving Tuesday campaign a hit: Make it Easy  This one should be obvious, but sometimes we get so wrapped up in making our

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Pledge to Make Giving Tuesday Matter This Year

With only 2 weeks left to go before Giving Tuesday hits full swing, we’re sure you’re considering your campaign options quickly. If you haven’t thought about it already, pledges can make for very creative campaign collaborations between you and your donors. Here’s how to make it happen: Step 1: Find your idea Think about the best ways to get your donors excited about

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3 Reasons to “Sale” into Giving Tuesday

With everything going on in 2016, it snuck up again on us this year and we think you’re probably feeling the same way. In a flash it’s going to be November 29th and you don’t have anything prepared yet. Don’t lose hope! There are some quick methods and tools to jump on the bandwagon before the Giving Tuesday hubbub is over. One tool in particular that can jumpstart

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RallyUp Gives Curry the Assist for Campaign Slam Dunk

We've been a pretty excited crowd lately at RallyUp. Between the overwhelming success of the Nike MAG campaign and the break-neck speed that we were able to create a winning raffle for The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, we can’t help but toot our own horn just a bit. Now we’re ecstatic to power an amazing pledge campaign called the Three for Three Challenge in

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Speedy Set-Up Makes Raffle Campaign an Overnight Success 

Speed is usually not the word that immediately comes to mind when thinking about fundraising. But when we got a short-notice call about a raffle idea from The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, we sprang into action to help make it a reality. Two hours later we had a fully-operational campaign up and running to raise funds for chronically ill children. And raise funds it

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Nike MAG Campaign Runs Towards a Cure for Parkinson’s

For one week in October, it was hard to go anywhere without hearing something about “the shoes.” Those famous shoes, the Nike MAGs, were making headlines and turning heads across the country as people rapidly entered the sweepstakes to get their chance at a pair. While most of us didn’t walk away in self-lacing shoes, we did come together to raise over $6 million for

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Q&A Series: The Pursuit of Operating a Nonprofit

We spoke with Gene Takagi, managing attorney of NEO Law Group, to discuss charity registration and soliciting funds. Takagi is a contributing editor of the Nonprofit Law Blog. At NEO, Takagi has represented over 500 nonprofit organizations on corporate, governance, tax, and charitable trust law matters. A former manager in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Takagi's

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