Online Marketing and Social Media For Your Fundraising Event

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Marketing

In this age of technology, online shopping and IT, more and more people are diverting to information seeking and product purchasing over the web.  To a lot of businesses and fundraising coordinators, capturing this audience is a mystery.  There are many ways that you can capture an audience for your fundraising event, or to bring awareness about your non profits’ …

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 …

Association of Fundraising Professionals and their Fundraising Support

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community

For today’s fundraising topic we are going discuss The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), their history, how they have influenced the fundraising world and why they are so important. The roots of AFP was first started in the early 1960’s by three men with a common vision, Benjamin Sklar, William R. Simms and Harry Rosen who created the National Society of …

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 …

A-Z Fundraising Topics

Game Events Fundraising

The blogs that I write are geared towards issues, topics and discusssions within the fundraising and non profit worlds. At GAME we get the joy of working with non profits all across the world and learning the ins and outs of fundraising events and fundraising topics. It is my job to help a 100 plus clients create a unique fundraising …

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 …

Face to Face Marketing vs. Online Marketing

Game Events Marketing

I wanted to write a blog on a subject matter that seems to be at the front of the fundraising world, the idea of face to face marketing vs. online marketing.  I am not here to say that one is better than the other, as we all use both, or at least we should use both.  When GAME markets the …