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Fundraising in the COVID-19 Climate - Q&A with Nonprofits

Because we know how challenging this time may be, we wanted to provide some guidance and clarity during this challenging time. Our Director of Product Development, Jason Champion, Director of Sales, Kevin Spykerman, and Director of Marketing, Lou Prisco, sat down with Bobby D. Elhert, Benefit Auctioneer and Fundraising Professional from Inspire Hearts Fundraising, to answer live questions sent in during our live webinar Q + A.

Best Practices: Postponing your Fundraising Event

With the postponement of a gala event, much work needs to be accomplished in a short period of time and approached with flexibility and care. Our good friends at JDRF shared with us some tips for postponing an event that includes a checklist of activities and strategies to be considered and executed.

Happy Holidays from Winspire!

Season's Greetings! Our team here at Winspire wanted to wish you and your organization a Happy Holiday πŸŽ‰

Guest Post: Making the Most of Your Anniversary Gala

Winspire is partnering with our close friend and professional Benefit Auctioneer, Bart Darfler, for an article all about your Anniversary Gala!

4 Places to Find Quality Volunteers

Whether you are putting on a charity golf event, a 5k, or an annual gala, putting on a fundraising event requires all hands on deck. Finding enough dedicated, hard-working people to volunteer their time to help your cause can be challenging!

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  • Oct 28, 2019 2:28:43 PM

Our 8 Favorite (Free!) Tools for Nonprofit Fundraising

Every Nonprofit Marketer/Fundraiser has ran into the same problem while doing their job; a lack of resources and tools to use! I was the Marketing Manager for a Nonprofit for 7+ years and would experience this each day at work. How do I crop and edit an image without Photoshop? We can’t hire a full time designer, but we want pretty invitation flyers for our upcoming event!

Using Events to Identify and Build Relationships with Donors

Imagine you just had your annual gala supporting an incredible cause for your Nonprofit organization. You ensured every detail was perfect, from the live band to the gourmet meal you served. You created flyers, posted to social media, and even sold the most tickets you have ever sold for an annual gala. But, for some reason, you were unable to reach your fundraising goals. You leave confused, wondering why your efforts did not result in the outcome you were hoping for.

Donation Giveaway: $1,000 Shopping Spree Winner!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's second Donation Give-Away drawing of 2019! Congratulations goes to Ashley, Resource Development Coordinator at Upstate Family Resource Center in Boiling Springs, South Carolina! It's our honor to be able to donate gift cards to Tiffany's and Macy's ($1,000 total) for their use in an upcoming fundraiser auction.

5 Great Ways to Promote Your Charity Event

If you're hosting a Nonprofit charity event, you'll want to promote it to spread your message as far and wide as possible! Living in the era of the short attention span, it's not always easy to get the attention of your ideal audience when promoting an event. That's why you have to get creative and think outside the box when promoting it.

Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors After an Event

Once your fundraiser is over, it can be tempting to bask in the excitement and, frankly, relief that your major event went well. However, even if you met your donations goals for the event, the time right after the event is critical. This time is a chance for you and your staff to reach out to donors and make it clear just how much you appreciate them. πŸ™Œ

10 Ideas for Fresh Summer Fundraisers

Running a summer fundraising event presents unique challenges. You can expect that a number of your donors will be vacationing out of town, and attendance at any summer season event is certain to be competing with a busy calendar of weddings, graduations and family get-togethers. Yet the "downtime" of the summer season also has its upside for event planners. πŸŒž The leisurely pace of May to September provides the perfect opportunity to engage with donors and to organize some exciting outdoor events.

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