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July 31, 2018

The Master List of Peer to Peer Fundraising Ideas

The Master List of Peer to Peer Fundraising Ideas

1. Celebrations

How It Works:
Anytime someone visits your website and has a birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah, or baby shower coming up, they can create a fundraising page and raise money for your organization instead of getting presents! It’s so simple and requires very little effort from your organization to set up. The great thing is you can keep the campaign running on your website all the time.
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July 26, 2018

Auditing Your Peer to Peer Fundraising Campaign

Auditing Your Peer to Peer Fundraising Campaign

When you work for a non-profit, you always having to think ahead to the next fundraiser and when you do, it’s important to take stock of the past. If you want your next campaign to be successful, you should be conducting an audit of your latest peer to peer fundraising campaign.

Putting your campaign under the audit magnifying glass allows you to report the results back to all the stakeholders involved and it also helps you understand works and what doesn’t so you can improve your strategy in the future. Additionally, an audit enables you to sharpen your organization’s case for support and its importance while also promoting its achievements. It legitimizes your work.

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July 20, 2018

How Wearable Technology is Changing Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

How Wearable Technology is Changing Peer to Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Peer to peer fundraising campaigns have traditionally focused on in-person events such as walks, runs or other competitions. Now, more people are purchasing wearable technology and it’s influencing the look and feel of fundraisers.

In 2017, Fitbit sold well over 15 million units of its wearable fitness technology. However, this is just one of many wearable devices on the market and according to a report by the International Data Corporation, wearable tech providers are expected to see huge market growth. Last year, over 100 million wearable devices were shipped worldwide and those shipments are expected to almost double by 2021. With these numbers it should come as no surprise that the devices are impacting peer to peer fundraising.

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July 5, 2018

3 Tips to Increase the Success of Your Event-Based Peer to Peer Fundraising Campaign

3 Tips to Increase the Success of Your Event-Based Peer to Peer Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising has a long history. One hundred years ago, people held bake sales, jumble sales (which we call garage sales today), and even sponsored walks. Events like this raised much-needed funds for small community organizations but they also brought people together so they could inspire each other and celebrate their collective pride in doing good. In some respects, it isn’t much different today except we have the ability to spread the word about fundraising much further thanks to the advent of the Internet.

Whatever your event is today, you can use peer to peer fundraising to raise awareness and funds while involving supporters in the fundraising process. Here are some tips to help your event-based peer to peer fundraising campaign reach the kind of success you’re looking for:

1. Develop a unique twist

Being unconventional can draw a lot of attention to your event. Blood:Water, for example, partners with organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crisis in Africa and knows all about the success associated with taking a non-traditional approach.

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