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
January 12, 2022 • best practice
While your peer-to-peer participants are busy recruiting donors for your organization, you should be busy developing plans to keep them motivated and inspired to reach their goals. Below is a list of some of the best approaches for motivating fundraisers that we have seen encompassed by successful campaigns here at Pledge It!
November 8, 2021 • best practice
With Giving Tuesday just a few short weeks away, it’s a vital time for your nonprofit to be on top of its Giving Tuesday campaign. With that being said, let us know if this sounds familiar:
September 29, 2021 • best practice
More than 30 million people participated in Giving Tuesday in 2020. That's nearly a 30% increase over 2019 despite the uncertainty that charitable giving faced last year. The growing movement is a signal for all non-profits to expand their Giving Tuesday footprint and take home a bigger piece of that pie.
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.