6 Trends to Watch in 2015

Giving: Back From Its Recession Depths “Giving USA” researchers last summer predicted that annual charitable giving in 2015 might top its pre-recession peak of $350-billion. Despite stock-market volatility and weaknesses in the global economy, experts say we’re headed for another year of increased giving, thanks in part to an acceleration in the generational transfer of […]

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

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

How to Infuse ‘Matterness’ Into Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

By Allison Fine What would you do with an extra $100 million? That was the happy problem facing the ALS Association after this summer’s mega-viral Ice Bucket Challenge. According to ALS, the Challenge raised more than $100-million from more than 3-million people. This compares to $2.3-million raised all of last summer by ALS. The Challenge was […]

Stanfield’s Goes Streaking

Testicular cancer survivor Mark McIntyre has hung out at home in nothing but a pair of Stanfield’s while people watched on a web cam and hitchhiked across Canada in those same tighty whities. Now, he’s asking Canadians to join him in pants-less sprints to once more raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Developed by […]

Give Kids The World Set to Host Gingerbread Run 5k

The Sixth Annual Gingerbread Run 5k Presented by Aaron’s, set for Saturday, November 8 at Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village in Kissimmee, Florida, is attracting record numbers of running enthusiasts and philanthropic contributors. New this year is the participation of Medieval Times, the popular dinner show that has one of its castles less than […]

Infographic: Seniors are big givers to Millennial events

As the population grays, seniors are playing a bigger and bigger role in online fundraising. According to recent numbers from Dunham and Company, seniors are now just as likely to give online as those under 65. And as Baby Boomers head for retirement we’re gaining more seniors. It’s easy to make assumptions about who seniors […]

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising

Facebook, with its audience of 1.2 billion worldwide and 128 million daily users in America, has long been touted as a great way to help nonprofits find supporters. But many fundraisers and charity leaders say that the social network remains a fickle partner in the drive for donations. Only 2 percent of nonprofits in the […]

The Weinstein Company Announces ‘The Giver Movie Premiere For Good’

The Weinstein Company today announced “The Giver Movie Premiere for Good” in partnership with CrowdRise and Eventbrite. The event gives movie fans an unparalleled opportunity to attend a major movie premiere with their favorite stars, by participating in an online fundraising campaign for the arts. Click here to read the July 7, 2014 press release

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 […]

Ironman Foundation in Partnership to Provide Critical, Life-Saving Equipment

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FHSPSF) and The Ironman Foundation (IMF) have partnered to provide US$100,000 in grant funding for first responder groups in seven communities where Ironman races will take place. The grants awarded will be for the purchase of critical, life-saving equipment, and will be distributed at Ironman events taking place between […]