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Tips & Guides

We created these guides and best practices to help you get the most out of your campaign.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Email Templates

June 22, 2022best practice

Maximize your fundraising potential with these quick and easy Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Email Templates

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How to Run a Successful Golf Marathon Fundraiser

April 8, 2022best practice

​​Golf marathon fundraisers are a great way for your nonprofit to leverage the power of activity-based, peer-to-peer fundraising to engage new supporters.

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How to Motivate Your P2P Fundraisers

January 12, 2022best 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!

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5 Reasons Hybrid Events Are Here To Stay

November 19, 2021best practice

3 Ways Email Can Enhance Your P2P Campaign

November 18, 2021best practice

Our Top 4 Tips for Your #GivingTuesday Content Strategy

November 8, 2021best 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:

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How to stand out on GivingTuesday

September 29, 2021best 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.

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Be Prepared with Better Fundraising Events

September 1, 2021best practice

Finding New Donors to Support Your Mission

July 27, 2021best 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!

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Recruiting peer-to-peer fundraisers - it's easier than you think!

July 2, 2021best 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.

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Super-charge the growth of your peer-to-peer event through team-based fundraising

June 14, 2021best practice

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African Proverb

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What You Need to Know About Performance-Based Fundraising

March 3, 2021best 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!

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Performance-Based Fundraising Ideas

January 29, 2021best 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.

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My Campaign is Live. Now What?

January 27, 2020best practice

Creative Ways to Connect Supporters to Your Cause

September 16, 2019best practice

Performance-based fundraisers offer a unique opportunity to connect with your supporters that traditional fundraisers just can’t match. By having donors pledge for every mile, touchdown, or home run, you can truly connect your audience to your cause in a fun and meaningful way. Here are our tips on how to excite your supporters, and take your campaign to the next level.

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5 Tips to a Successful Run, Walk, or Ride Fundraiser

June 18, 2019best practice

"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.” — American essayist and poet John Burroughs.

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Top 5 Tips for An Effective Campaign Description

April 22, 2019best practice

When conducting an online fundraiser, your campaign description is the best opportunity to capture your audience. It's your one chance to wow them with your "why" and might be the most important piece of running an effective campaign. With that being said, here our Top 5 Tips to writing a killer campaign description:

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7 Steps to a Successful Weight Loss Campaign

January 9, 2019best practice

Congratulations on launching your Pledge It campaign! Check out the below fundraising tips that have helped other people lose weight and raise money for their favorite cause. These fundraising tips and best practices will ensure your campaign maximizes its fundraising potential.

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6 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign for Athletes

October 1, 2017best practice

Congratulations on launching your Pledge It campaign! Check out the below fundraising tips that have helped other athletes raise money for their favorite cause. These fundraising tips and best practices will ensure your campaign maximizes its fundraising potential.

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Top 10 Fundraising Tips for High Schools

December 1, 2016best practice

Congratulations on launching your Pledge It fundraising campaign! Check out the below fundraising tips that have helped teams and athletes launch successful fundraising campaigns. We’ve put together some fundraising tips and best practices to ensure your fundraising campaign maximizes its fundraising potential. Be sure to set aside time to read each section.

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Touchdowns Against Cancer Coach Resources

August 23, 2016best practice

The Touchdowns Against Cancer Coach Resource Center is your home for everything you need to make your team's fundraising campaign a success. Included is our Campaign Promotion Playbook, sample donor emails, a printable flyer and official program logos for download.

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Charities: Strong Purpose and Brand Attract Donors

June 26, 2016best practice

According to a new Gallop Poll by Daniela Yu and Amy Adkins, 81% of donors say their belief in an organization's mission is a major reason why they donate to a charity. These individuals are also highly more likely to be fully engaged with an organization and are twice as likely to donate more to it in the next 12 months compared with those who say the mission is a minor reason or not a reason to donate.

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Fill in the Blanks

May 12, 2016best practice

As I prepare to work on a fundraising campaign – whether it’s an annual appeal, a gala, or a restricted fund (specific project) - I always start with the same list of basic questions: who, what, where, when, and why. Using this template creates a certain level of structure and can be applied to all levels of fundraising efforts. So with this in mind, let’s fill in some blanks:

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Checklist: Before Creating Your Campaign

April 2, 2016best practice

People are constantly bombarded by information. Your campaign needs to share just the right amount of information effectively and quickly. Our team put together this checklist to help you get in the right mindset before creating your campaign.

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