The Ice-Bucket Racket

Ever since the ice-bucket challenge swept the Internet this summer, raising more than $115 million for A.L.S. research, a legion of imitators has sprung up to try and cash in themselves. In the approaching holiday season, as fund-raising appeals swell, we can now smash a pie in our faces, snap selfies first thing in the […]

Insider Insights Webinar: Billy Starr, founder of the Pan-Mass Challenge

Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country – $39 million in 2013 and $455 million since 1980 for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. The PMC uses a […]

Webinar Recording – Insider Insights: Billy Starr, founder of the Pan-Mass Challenge

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Turning Donors into Fundraisers: Lessons from Best-in-Class Events


Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm EDT (10:30 am PDT) Events provide an incredibly powerful channel for non-profits to generate brand awareness, raise additional funds, and inspire more people to get behind their cause. To really maximize the impact of your efforts rests on understanding how to not just reach more donors, but convert donors […]

Spotlight: 2015 Conference Speakers


Each month we go up close and personal with peer-to-peer fundraising professionals to learn what motivates them, how they got their start and some of the challenges they face every day.  For our November Peer-to-Peer Spotlight we are highlighting some of the speakers you can look forward to at our 2015 Conference — February 24 & 25 in […]

Conference Scholarship Contest


Enter today to win a free pass (including travel costs) to attend the 2015 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference on February 24 & 25 in Orlando, Florida. Entries due by December 10, 2014 The scholarship is only open to organizations that have not previously sent employees to attend the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum (formerly Run Walk Ride Fundraising […]

Pan-Mass Challenge announces record-setting gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, bringing the 35 year total to $455 million

On November 8, 2014, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) announced a record gift of $41 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund, bringing the PMC’s 35-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $455 million. This is the largest sum ever raised by a single athletic fundraising […]

Donors Are 80% More Likely to Donate if Entire Gift Goes to a Cause

Donors are much more likely to give if they believe their money will not be spent on organizational overhead costs, and they are even more likely to donate if a matching gift is involved, according to two experiments, Science reports. Uri Gneezy, an economist at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, […]

Peer-to-peer proves itself in World Vision’s emergency giving to fight Ebola

For World Vision, the Ebola virus has hit hard in Sierra Leone, a place they’re very familiar with. They’ve been helping in the country since 1978 and their donors currently sponsor 5,300 children there. A month ago, World Vision found themselves with an very immediate need. They’d just received a major donation of 210 pallets […]

Special Olympics Launches eSports-Focused Gaming Initiative

Special Olympics has announced a new program that will connect its athletes and volunteers with the gaming world. With the help Force Multiply Gaming, Special Olympics will be forming an advisory board of industry executives. The 46-year history of Special Olympics is one of inclusion and acceptance, with 4.4 million athletes around the world. The […]