How the Fearless Challenge Is Driving New Donors to the Canadian Cancer Society

Sue Dalos, senior manager of marketing and development for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ontario Division, offers advice on how to spice up your do-it-yourself fundraising program.

Inspiring Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser Anthony Carbajal Wins Cash, Sweat & Tears Award

Anthony Carbajal — the creator of a poignant Ice Bucket Challenge Video that has raised $3.8-million for The ALS Therapy Development Institute — has been named the 2015 recipient of the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award.

What Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers Should Start Doing in 2015

Peer-to-peer fundraising experts offer resolutions for the field for 2015.

Crowdfunding sites tap into birthday fundraising campaigns

The basic strategy behind birthday fundraising is for individuals to ask for donations to a nonprofit in lieu of birthday gifts — essentially ‘giving up’ their birthday for a cause. Crowdfunding platforms like Crowdrise and Razoo have tapped into the trend by providing customizable do-it-yourself birthday fundraising landing pages and tools for social media outreach […]

Cyclists Hit the Road for STEM Education

To raise funds and awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, AFCEA International staff members organized Cycle for STEM, a six-day adventure from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Pedaling 335 miles, 10 cyclists raised more than $32,000 for STEM scholarships and grants that support both students and STEM teachers. Click here […]

Learning Young the Gift of Helping Others

The Moret sisters are part of a small but growing group of children and teenagers who are engaging in charitable giving and being part of philanthropic advisories at a time when most children their age are focused on sports, music or just themselves. Click here to read the entire article in the New York Times published […]

Online Tools Can Help Supporters Raise Funds From Their Networks

Excerpts from a May 18, 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy article Nonprofits are starting to offer online tools that help supporters make the jump to becoming fundraisers. Seeing the potential in helping passionate supporters raise money for the cause, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society built a do-it-yourself fundraising platform in late 2012. Recently it added Finish […]

70 Rabbis ‘Shave For The Brave’ And Raise Over $500,000 For Childhood Cancer Research

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as usual for the annual CCAR Convention on April 1. However, this year’s gathering had a moving additional event. Inspired by the story of Sam Sommer, the 8-year-old son of two rabbis […]

Dempsey’s challenge: Making time to stay fit

In the first year, the fundraiser brought in $1.1 million to support the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. Published in the Portland Press Herald on December 18, 2013

New App Enables Individuals to Earn Corporate Sponsorship for Charity by Walking, Running or Biking

Launched in June 2012, Charity Miles is an iPhone/Android app that empowers individuals to earn corporate sponsorships for charity by walking, running or biking. The app has been downloaded 16,000 times – all from word of mouth and earned media. In its first three months, Team Charity Miles walked, run and biked over 200,000 miles […]