Rubber Duck Race

Racer Highlight – Sponsorship Ducky Hour

GAME EVENTS Fundraising, nonprofit marketing, Racer Spotlight, rubber duck race

Crisis Intervention Services of Coastal Horizons took a fun and different approach in securing new sponsorships for the 2019 duck season. With the focus on securing their $500 Corporate Duck sponsorships, they invited small, local businesses and hosted a wine & cheese night. A 3-hour event turned into more than $5,000 in sponsorships along with 6 restaurants agreeing to sell …

Rubber Duck Race

180,000 Ducks Ready For the 24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

GAME EVENTS Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community, nonprofit, rubber duck race, Weekend Duck Races

All ducks are on deck for the 24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta this weekend in Cincinnati, OH! 180,000 of our ducks (yes, you read right, nearly 200k ducks) will be dropped in the Ohio River to raise money for Freestore Foodbank. Freestore Foodbank provides emergency food and services to children and families with an ultimate goal of creating stability and self-reliance …

Rubber Duck Race

60,000 Derby Ducks in the Windy City

GAME EVENTS 2018 Weekend Duck Races, Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Racer Spotlight, rubber duck race

Tomorrow, 60,000 rubber ducks will make a splash in Downtown Chicago for the 13th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby! The duck race has been a staple fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois and raised over $300,000 last year for their athletes. All proceeds benefit more than 23,000 athletes and approximately 20,000 Young Athletes across Illinois, to allow the athletes to participate in the …

Is your Nonprofit Ready for Snapchat?

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Marketing, Social Media

Is your nonprofit ready for Snapchat? You may have heard of this rapidly growing social media app that is popular among the Millennial Generation but may not know exactly what it is. Snapchat is a fun mobile messaging application  that allows users to share short videos, photos, and drawings and send them directly to their friends or share a story. Here’s …

8 Ways to Find New Donors for your Fundraising Event

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Marketing

Is your donor database small?  Are you looking for new donors and are stressed out that most of your donors are inactive?  Do you want to learn how to communicate more effectively to your donors, develop new donor relationships and look at ways of expanding your duck adoption donor base?  Giving by individuals, not corporations, made up the vast majority …

Characteristics to Look for in a Successful Duck Race Team

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community

   Every successful fundraising event wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of team members who put the event together. This is no different for a Derby Duck Race. What kind of personality, habits, and traits does it take to pull off this quacky event? Take a look at some of these characteristics you should look for in your team …

Video – How to Get Event Sponsorships

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community

It is no secret that event sponsorships play a huge role in planning your Derby Duck Race. It can be the most difficult part. At GAME we strive to help organizations exceed with their duck races and part of that is to provide tools to help with sponsorships. Here is a video from Peter Poehle who is the CEO of …

Acquiring Sponsorships in a Down Economy

Game Events Fundraising Information

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 …