We created these guides and best practices to help you get the most out of your campaign.
August 31, 2023 • best practice
Stewardship after your fundraising initiative is essential because it fosters a sense of appreciation and connection with participants who invest their time and effort to support your cause. Demonstrating gratitude and maintaining ongoing communication helps build trust, encourages continued engagement, and reinforces the value of each participant's contribution, leading to higher levels of involvement and potential for future fundraising success.
June 1, 2023 • best practice
A minimum fundraising commitment as a part of a run, walk, or ride is a fantastic way to increase the impact and engagement of the event. The minimum fundraising commitment requires that participants raise a certain amount in donations before they can participate or earn incentives. It is a powerful tool to motivate your supporters, attract new donors, and raise more funds for the organization’s mission.
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 9, 2020 • best 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: