Pledge It Champions is a collection of stories from our most inspirational athletes. These Champions are the living embodiment of using the power of sport to promote social good, and used their platforms to fight for the causes most important to them.Learn More
August 9, 2021 • best practice
July 27, 2021 • best practice
Finding new donors is one of the biggest challenges (or opportunities) facing nonprofits of all sizes. Even well-established organizations are looking to grow their databases with new donors to increase the pipeline of major gift prospects. We've worked with nonprofits - large and small - to help solve this problem. Finding new donors takes commitment, but here are a few best practices to help focus your efforts!
July 2, 2021 • best practice
Locating passionate fundraisers for your peer-to-peer campaign doesn’t have to be overwhelming. These fundraisers are actually closer than you think. To help maximize your potential for success, it’s helpful to think of recruitment as a two-phased process. In the first phase of recruitment groups that you might want to reach out to are your volunteers, loyal donors, your board and even individuals who benefit from your organization’s services. After your initial targeted recruitment it will be time to focus on phase two, more general outreach.
June 14, 2021 • best practice
'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African Proverb
March 3, 2021 • best practice
Not sure what performance-based fundraising is? You're in the right place! Check out below to see how your performance-based campaign can result in donors giving 10-15% more than they typically would to a traditional campaign!
January 29, 2021 • best practice
Performance-based fundraising (pledging per mile or pledging per rep) is an excellent way to unleash the potential of your community to raise money by enabling participants to collect pledges for every activity they complete. Here are some of our favorite examples of creative and successful campaigns.
January 19, 2021 • case study
100 Hole Hike Golf Marathon Challenges Golfers and Raises Over $165,000 for The First Tee of Greater Charleston
December 7, 2020 • case study
COVID-19 forced the nonprofit, Uplifting Athletes, to cancel many of their traditional fundraising events so the team turned to virtual fitness to engage their community.
September 9, 2020 • champion
August 20, 2020 • case study
Faced with personal heartache from the loss of her aunt, Stephanie Berry turned adversity into triumph. By performing her running fundraiser Halfs for Hope, Berry has earned nearly $7,000 for the Foundation for Women's Cancer in her aunt's memory.
August 5, 2020 • case study
When Aaron Staenberg's father Rick was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in 2011, their lifetime spent riding bikes together soon changed. Aaron found a way to bike for him, and benefit those struggling with Parkinson's disease.
July 20, 2020 • case study
After tragedy struck his community, Mike Cooley felt a bond with one of the victims. So he set up a pledge per mile biking fundraiser to support the young children she left behind.
June 2, 2020 • case study
To celebrate Global Running Day the Pledge It team highlights four of our athletes who used running to raise money toward the causes that matter most to them.
April 17, 2020 • case study
Longtime friends Sam Salmirs and Ben Silverstein are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. By inviting friends, family and supporters to donate per mile, they have made created a purpose greater than taking a break from everyday life. The hiking fundraiser has now raised over $5,500 to benefit impoverished nations.
March 24, 2020 • case study
As a company commander in the U.S. Army with a Master's degree in psychology, Frank Hill is all too familiar with the effects PTSD can have on soldiers. That’s why he performed a pledge-per-mile fundraiser benefiting Permission to Start Dreaming, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting veterans in need the help they deserve.
February 7, 2020 • case study
Retired Military Aviator Dan Cahalane and cancer survivor—four years cancer free from Stage IV Lymphoma — shares tips and strategies that he used to raise over $8,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
January 23, 2020 • press
The team here at Pledge It is guided by the company’s founding principle: Empowering athletes to achieve social good. That can come in many forms and functions— from advocating for social justice and equality, to fighting global hunger, to funding medical treatment or equipment, to protesting a war. For as long as athletes have grabbed headlines, they have used their platforms to impact the issues that are most important to them. In turn, the stands taken by these men and women have enabled them to transcend sports, and cross from the record books to the history books. When you see many of the photos below, you will often think not of athletic achievements, but of achievements in social good.
October 1, 2019 • case study
Jimmy Moceri was a high school basketball star fielding offers from universities across the country. Then a car accident changed everything.
September 24, 2019 • press
Bears offensive lineman helped unveil a STEM and literacy program for underserved youth
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