Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics, Says Study

Eighty-four percent of nonprofits, including many of the nation’s largest charities, haven’t made their donation websites easy to read on mobile devices, one of several flaws that can cost them significant contributions, according to experts who studied 150 charities and other organizations. Click here to read the full article published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy […]

From Veganuary to Decembeard: How Each Month Became a Charity Endeavour

The social media age has arrived at the same time as the proliferation of big, branded new-media-friendly charity campaigns. And the ‘month’ is at the centre of it all. Click here to read the full article published by The Independent on January 21, 2014

Ten Rules of Events Fundraising

Ever considered hosting a charitable event to raise money for your youth service organization? It sounds simple: Charge people $75 a head to come to a great party (even more for a fancy gala), or host a walkathon and ask participants to contribute to your cause. Wind up with a ton of cash, good word […]

February Conference Targets Charity Ride, Endurance Event Organizers

With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. The conference is intended for executives of what Hessekiel calls “peer-to-peer” fundraising programs, which includes such events as the National MS Society’s Bike MS, Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

Reese Witherspoon Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month in New York

Honorary Chairperson Reese Witherspoon recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – where she presented more than $9.1 million in grants to New York-area breast cancer program. Published on CSRWire on October 17, 2011

Ten Tips for Securing More Sponsorship by Maureen Carlson, EVP, Good Scout Group

This week at the Run Walk Ride Council’s annual conference, I had the honor of presenting a pre-session on garnering more sponsorship with Flo Bryan of the American Cancer Society and Bonnie Gordon of Walgreens. Titled “Improve Your Thon’s Sponsorship Performance” the session turned out to be very interactive pulling wisdom from all those in […]

Saucony app taking run at weighty issue

Saucony is urging runners to make strides to combat childhood obesity. The Lexington-based running brand’s Run for Good Foundation will roll out a free GPS-enabled iPhone app that allows runners to earn donations for each mile that they run, with the proceeds benefiting youth running programs. The 6-year-old foundation — which recently awarded grants to […]

Arthritis Foundation Selects Merkle

Merkle, a leading information-based database marketing agency, announced that it has won new business with The Arthritis Foundation, the national nonprofit voluntary health agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. With the contract, Merkle is managing and executing a direct marketing pilot program across several states designed to boost participation in The Arthritis Foundation’s 2005 Arthritis Walk(SM), […]

Rock N Roll Marathon Charity Program

Charities have netted over $243 million for their causes through Rock n Roll Marathon Series events since the program’s inception in 1998. The Competitor Group offers tiered charity benefits to charities of varying sizes. Click to learn more

Veteran Fund-Raising Team Raises the Bar for Performance

Veteran Fund-Raising company DonorPerfect provides all the professional fund-raising capabilities organizations need to grow fund-raising success. The firm has worked with thousands of nonprofits, and consistently left clients a giant leap closer to their development goals. Click to learn more