Here at DoJiggy, we’ve been providing non-profit fundraising software, golf tournament software, fundraising resources, tips and industry news since 2003. That’s 15 years – wow! From unique fundraising ideas to special event production to school fundraising and more, sometimes, we think we’ve written about everything under the fundraising sun.
We hope our Online Fundraising Today blog has served as a resource to help you raise more money for your charitable causes. We thought we’d share just a few highlights from the most visited fundraising blogs of the year on Online Fundraising Today. So in case you missed them the first time, read on for Our Top Five Blogs of 2017, including:
- Sample Fundraising Event Timeline and Checklist
- 7 Fun Golf Tournament Ideas
- Color Runs – A Popular Fundraising Event
- School Jog-a-thons – a Great School Fundraising Event
- March Madness Fundraising
Successful special events are typically planned six months to one year in advance. A good way to begin is to create a Fundraising Event Timeline and Checklist. This will help guide your actions and keep you moving in the right direction. We’ve started this sample timeline one year in advance of a conference or other fundraising event.
In this blog, we offer seven fun golf tournament ideas that will not only raise a tremendous amount of money for your organization, but will set your fundraising golf tournament apart from all the rest. Our tournament ideas include:
- Creating a Golf Tournament Theme & Carry It Throughout
- Shaking Up the Way Golfers Play!
- Running Contests Before Teeing Off
- Including a Flamingo Hole
- Business Sponsor Surprises
- Hosting a Great Post-Party
- Bringing Your Mission to Life in the Follow-Up
In this article we introduce color runs as a fundraising idea. A Color Run is a running event where participants and observers throw brightly colored paint on the runners. The event is generally non-competitive and the emphasis is on having fun. This popular event type has also become a fun and creative way to raise money for non-profit organizations. Here’s how to get started planning a Color Run fundraiser.
School jog-a-thons provide an opportunity for fun and exercise and are excellent fundraisers for schools. This popular article, written by Kari Kiel, follows her son’s elementary school jog-a-thon. She discusses the best and worst parts of the fundraising event, from her perspective as a proud parent. DoJiggy’s peer-to-peer crowdfunding software is highlighted as well.
With so many software options in the world of fundraising, how do you know which is the best fundraising software for your organization? We’ve created a listing of the ten factors – features, tools and expectations – to keep in mind when choosing the right fundraising software for your charitable cause.