Pan-Mass Challenge to release app that will track riders during two-day ride

The founders of Kayak.com and Rue La La together have developed a new mobile app for the Pan-Mass Challenge that already is being used by riders to raise money and soon will offer a new feature to track riders during the upcoming two-day event. Click here to read the full July 28, 2014 article published […]

RaceTrac reaches $1 Million Milestone In Giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

RaceTrac announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is due in large part to the continued efforts of their team members who have executed various initiatives over the years encouraging the community to participate in and support a worthy cause. Click here […]

20th Parkinson’s Unity Walk Raises More Than $1.6 Million in Donations for Parkinson’s Research

KINGSTON, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Over 11,000 people from across the country came together on Saturday, April 26th in New York’s Central Park in support of the 2014 Parkinson’s Unity Walk. Friends and families were united in a common goal to raise awareness and funds to support research for better Parkinson’s treatments and […]

Everydayhero™ and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Unite to Empower More People to Give Back

CHARLESTON, SC–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2014) – Everydayhero, an innovative, cloud-based crowdfunding service from Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), today announced a partnership with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the world’s largest running series, to expand fundraising opportunities for the 500,000 runners who participate annually. For select Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events, participants will easily […]

Ask An Expert: Event Planning

Patrick Riley

Expert advice from Patrick Riley, vice president/account director, Event 360. Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in event planning, operations, execution and project management. At Event 360, Patrick ensures high client satisfaction while implementing project management best practices to successfully produce events.     With so many events competing for people’s attention, how do I […]

Decoding Your Data: Making Sense of Your Spring Events

Original Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 As your spring events come to an end and you start to dive into your data, join Guy Fischer, Chief Development Officer at Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, and Jeff Shuck from Plenty for a rundown on the most important numbers to look at, what those numbers may be telling […]

Webinar Recording – Decoding Your Data: Making Sense of Your Spring Events

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Running out of room: Charity races skyrocket in popularity; concerns grow about oversaturation

…the Color Run is part of a boom in charitable races that both runners and fundraisers say threatens to oversaturate the market and spread runners’ charitable dollars thin. Local fundraisers said runs could fall out of fashion like black-tie galas, Texas Hold ’em tournaments and golf outings before them.   A U.S. News & World […]

Christie Madsen – Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation

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  Featured July 2014 Name: Christie Madsen Title: Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation Location: Phoenix, AZ Number of years as a fundraiser: 10 Number of years at current organization: 2     What inspired you to do this work?  I always knew I wanted to work in nonprofit, but didn’t quite […]

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 […]