FundRazr Announces 0% Platform Fee for Personal Campaigns!

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Hello to all our incredible fundraisers! Thank you so much for choosing FundRazr to help you in your journey to support the causes close to your heart. Since 2010, it’s been our mission to create a powerful fundraising platform that is easy to use, inexpensive, and leverages the power of the internet community. We understand the difficulties of raising money, …

How a Community Garden Used FundRazr for Crowdfunding Success!

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When Greenest City, a Toronto environmental nonprofit, decided they wanted to reclaim a vacant lot and turn it into Milky Way Garden, a space for community agriculture, they knew the most effective online fundraising campaign possible would be crucial to their success. With a hefty goal of $25,000, they’d need to make it crystal clear to potential donors the impact …

Crowdfunding 101: How to Set a Basic Online Fundraising Project Up for Success

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably no stranger to the world of online fundraising. Crowdfunding is a powerful way to connect your cause with the people who care about it, and FundRazr’s mission is to help you do so on your own terms, under your organization’s own branding. Today, we’re going back to basics: showing you how to set up …

Micro Projects – More Campaigns, More Money, Less Work!

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One of the best ways to tackle a big job is to break it down into less intimidating chunks. It’s an approach that works just as well in fundraising as many other areas of life – running multiple campaigns, each with a smaller goal, may be more effective than one campaign with a much higher target. However, while smaller amounts …

Step Up Your Fundraising – Build Volunteer Campaigns Into Your Website!

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As a nonprofit organizer, have you ever had a supporter or volunteer come to you with an idea for how they can pitch in and help with your fundraising efforts? Perhaps they want to set out on a sponsored run, or shave their head to raise funds for your organization! Of course it’s great to hear that your cause inspires …

How to Beat the Mid-Campaign Slump

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If you’ve ever run a fundraising campaign before, you may have noticed that they tend to start and finish with a bang, but the middle is more like a whimper. It’s not just you – it happens to almost all campaigns across all platforms. While it’s no fun when you’re in it, if you know it’s coming you’re already a …

How Internal Fundraising Can Ensure Greater Campaign Success

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Once you’ve completed your fundraising campaign set up, it can be tempting to shout it out from the rooftops immediately. Before you jump up and shout it out, you should take a breath and consider a soft launch to build up some internal momentum before you go to the masses. While it’s easy to lean on your nonprofit’s external advocates …

Setting SMART Goals for Your Fun Run/Walk Fundraising Event

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Like any fundraising event, charity runs and walks need to have clear goals to be successful. Planning can be stressful, and we know it’s easy to get all caught up in the logistics of coordinating the actual event, but it’s imperative that you start out with well-defined goals and a strategy to achieve them. Thanks to their inherent operating costs, …

Leveraging the Relationship Between Fundraising Dollars and Impact

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More and more, nonprofits are facing a growing communications challenge with ever more skeptical audiences. Research shows that donors, and millennials especially, are likely to stop donating to a cause if they do not clearly understand the direct impact of their money. What is ‘Impact’? Results can be categorized a few different ways – you can have outputs, outcomes, and …

Making the Most of Birthday Data

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Everyone has a birthday (whether they like it or not)! Birthdays present a tremendous opportunity to make your donors feel valued. In the corporate space, it’s not uncommon to collect birthday data from customers to market specialized deals to them. For example, Sephora’s inexpensive birthday gifts and greetings for customers keep community engagement high and increase foot traffic into stores. …