New Fundraising Events-Finder Launched for Giving Tuesday
(Press release, Dec. 1, 2014) — A new fundraising events-finder and listing of fee-free donation pages for nonprofits has been launched by Brown Paper Tickets at http://community.brownpapertickets.com/LP/charity/, making it easier to discover fundraisers and causes with local impact, just in time for #GivingTuesday, Dec. 2. The Not-Just-For-Profit events company has joined more than 13,000 businesses in support of #GivingTuesday — by launching this global calendar of events that support nonprofits and causes, by paying its employees to volunteer for their favorite causes, and by producing a video that reminds everyone to "be grateful" for what they have as an inspiration for giving this holiday season, at http://vimeo.com/112323474.
"Giving is an act of gratitude," said Steve Butcher, CEO of Brown Paper Tickets, and creator of the Not-Just-For-Profit business model. "People who are grateful are more generous with their time and their money, they are happier, more cooperative and kind. Giving Tuesday is a great day to remind ourselves that in business and in life, we always get more than we give."
The charity events calendar is filled with fundraising events from across the nation because Brown Paper Tickets offers a lower fee for ticket buyers than competing ticketing companies offer to 501©(3) nonprofits, and fee-free online donation webpages.
"I couldn't believe that Brown Paper Tickets would do this for us for no fees; it felt like there must be a catch, but there never was one," said Heather Rangel, organizer who raised $100,000 in just four weeks for Cancer Commons, a nonprofit that connects patients with personalized, up-to-date research and information to assist them in their battle against cancer. "I thought I was going to raise $15,000, and I raised close to $100,000. I didn't know there was anything out there that allowed events to be produced on such a low budget with such high impact," said Rangel.