Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Fundraising Information

At GAME we partner with a handful of Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the United States, some of which are our most successful racers. What the Boys and Girls Clubs of America stand for, and what they do for the youth of our country is absolutely amazing. The first Boys and Girls club was organized by a group of women …

Leading a Path to Fundraising Success

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Information

Today we are going to talk about leaders, whether they are leaders in our community, within our local or federal government or whether they are our superiors. In order to run a good fundraising event it requires a leader, someone with a vision willing to show all of his/her employees and volunteers why that vision is so important. A good …

Steps to creating a successful Fundraiser

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Information, Uncategorized

Many of us have thrown a fundraiser and felt like we were completely overwhelmed from start to finish, well this is natural.  Even though it is natural to feel frustrated and stressed there are key ways to avoid, or at least lessen these feelings.  In this blog I will outline some of the key steps to creating a successful fundraiser …

Online Fundraising Trends

Online Fundraising Trends

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Fundraising Information, Marketing

Online Fundraising Trends In 2010 online fundraising grew, an increase from 2009 when the numbers dipped.  A good portion of the increase was due to some of the disasters that have happened all over the world. According to the Philanthropy Journal online fundraising grew about 10-14% and this does not include the 163% increase in international giving in 2010. As …

Goodsearch, The Giving Search Engine

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Information

A big portion of this blog is to write about unique fundraising ideas as well as tips to putting together a successful fundraising event. In the past few blogs I have written about marketing your events, and the pros and cons of face to face versus online marketing. We have discussed acquiring sponsorships during a down economy and we have …

Sales; How to Get the Best Out of Your Sales Teams

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Fundraising Information, Sales

Not all Fundraisers involve sales teams, some are geared 100% on marketing to drive traffic to an event at which time donors give. However, some fundraisers do involve selling like when boy scouts or girl scouts sell you cookies, or when you run a Derby Duck Race and you sell Derby Ducks. One of the hardest things to do is …

Acquiring Sponsorships in a Down Economy

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Acquiring Sponsorships in a Down Economy As we talked about in a previous post, one of the best ways to leverage your fundraising event is to acquire sponsorship dollars. However, as you probably know this is easier said than done, especially in a down economy like we have seen in the last couple of years. So when you are seeking …

The Best Week of the Year For Non Profits

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The best time for donors to dontate, and sponsors to give to non profits is the week between Christmas and New Years. Why you may ask? There are a couple different reasons why a donor would want to give to a non profit or a sponsor would want to sponsor a fundraising event. For one, donating to a non profit …