• Charities Strain to Compete for Race Runners
    Whatever your cause, there's probably a charity race out there for you. Nonprofits today are working harder than ever to earn your charity dollars. But with competition fierce, even the most prominent foundations are struggling to fill their rosters. (5/25/2013) permalink
  • 2,200 People Walk 50km to Aid Poor Kids
    SHANGHAI (April 22, 2012) -- More than 2,200 people walked 50 kilometers in the city as part of a charity project that raised 1.66 million yuan (US$268,522), primarily to benefit poverty-stricken students in China. The event, the One Egg Project, had participants bet with their friends and relatives that they could complete the hike. The participants were required to complete the task to win the bet and have the pledges go to the charity.(4/22/2013) permalink
  • Charities Step Up Security for Special Events After Boston Bombings
    Nonprofits around the country are increasing security for their athletic fundraising events after the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon spurred anxiety about copycats. But most groups, including many planning events this weekend and in coming weeks, aren’t changing their plans and expect fundraising to continue at the same pace as past years.(4/16/2013) permalink
  • The Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Join Forces for Unite to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
    The Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are proud to announce that they will join forces and efforts for Unite to Fight Pancreatic Cancer, a special walk event scheduled to take place in Boston at DCR’s Mother’s Rest Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This is a first of its kind event, bringing together the two leading organizations in the fight against pancreatic cancer. (4/9/2013) permalink
  • 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 attendance. Which is good because even old dogs (at least this old dog) are interested in learning a few new tricks. If you were not able to attend and you missed it, here is a summary of some of the pearls of wisdom shared.(3/18/2013) permalink
  • Academic News: Nostalgia Can Increase Charitable Giving
    Reminiscing about times past can stir up pleasant feelings of nostalgia. But nostalgia increases charitable intentions as well as actual charitable donations, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research. “The experiments helped to build a compelling case that nostalgia increases charitable intentions,” says study co-author Tim Wildschut, a social psychologist at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. The effect on charitable intentions flows from an increase in empathy produced by nostalgia.(2/22/2013) permalink
  • Walk the Walk Brings Their Iconic Overnight Marathon, The MoonWalk, to New York City
    In July 2013, Walk the Walk will bring The MoonWalk marathon from the United Kingdom to America for the first time to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer causes. At 10 p.m., on July 20, 2013, thousands of women and men will Power Walk through the city wearing brightly decorated bras to inspire and encourage others to get fit, have fun, and raise money for breast cancer charities in New York.(2/19/2013) permalink
  • Look Past the Underwear: This Run Is for a Good Cause
    The annual Cupid’s Undie Run raises money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation while featuring a spectacle of scantily clad 20-somethings running around Capitol Hill. “We put the Hilarity in Charity,” states the Cupid’s Undie Run’s Twitter header, which barely breaks through the collage of photos of said 20-somethings in skivvies ranging from arguably tasteful to arguably underwear.(2/14/2013) permalink
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Sets Record Pace With 26-Hour Sell Out
    A little more than 26 hours after opening on-line sales to the general public, the Disneyland Half Marathon, Disneyland 10K and Dumbo Double Dare reached capacity and set a runDisney sell out record. Coming off successful back-to-back capacity filled race weekends, in which more than 65,000 registered runners participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and more than 19,500 in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland Resort, runDisney races have reached a new threshold with record fast sell out times, joining the ranks of other sell out races Marine Corps Marathon, ING New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon. (1/23/2013) permalink
  • The Ironman Foundation Announces Partnership with Smile Train
    The IRONMAN® Foundation announced today that Smile Train will be the official charity partner of the 2013 IRONMAN® Arizona event, taking place Nov. 17, in Tempe, Ariz. (1/23/2013) permalink

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