Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Is a Quick Hitter
April 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Recently we collaborated with one of Turnkey’s clients on the strategy to launch a crowdfunding campaign to run concurrently with its peer-to-peer events. Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer are different animals. The former is a direct-response outreach; the appeal is made directly by the nonprofit to potential donors...

How This Crowdfunding Campaign Went From $1,500 to $15M
June 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

As a charity professional, I am blessed to find myself routinely in awe with my work, the unbelievable phenomenon that is 21st Century crowdfunding. Out of all of the fundraising drives that I’ve had the great fortune of organizing, however, one pioneering initiative in particular stands out to me, due to just how personal the cause was to me...

Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding—a Perfect Match? This Fundraising Company Thinks So
February 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

These days, it seems that entrepreneurship is more popular than ever—and this trend isn’t going away. In fact, a 2017 Gallup study found that approximately 40 percent of students in fifth through twelfth grades plan on one day starting their own business or inventing a new product. The problem, as always, lies in acquiring the…

Why Crowdfunding Transcends Charity as We Know It
November 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The baby is growing up. After more than a decade, modern crowdfunding is fast becoming an effective and dynamic method to raise funds—and rally the masses. And while it is still some years away from total global domination, we can’t deny it...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Social Fundraising This Holiday Season
October 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

#GivingTuesday and the holiday season: We all know that this is the biggest time of the year for those in the giving space. Not only that, but we also happen to think that it’s the best time to try out social fundraising for yourself to see just how powerful it can be...

Las Vegas Shooting: Fundraiser for Victims Raises Over $2.2M Within Hours
October 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

A fundraising page for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting has raised more than $2.2 million within hours of the attack. Donations flooded in after at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a gunman opened fire on a music festival from the 32nd floor of the adjacent Mandalay Bay hotel. Police have…

Holiday Challenge to Give $500K in Grants to Charities
September 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

CrowdRise, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to charitable giving, has partnered up with Newman’s Own Foundation for its sixth annual holiday giving campaign. This year, the campaign will give away $500,000 in funding to participating charities...

Could Everyone Be Getting Social Fundraising Wrong?
August 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

We often hear it called “peer-to-peer,” “crowdfunding” and a few other things. Social fundraising is definitely being talked about in both the nonprofit and direct giving space a lot these days. But as I read through post after post, a thought occurred to me: What if everyone is sort of “missing it” with social fundraising? There seems to be something larger here that nobody is really talking about...

6 Roles for SMS in Your Nonprofit Strategy
July 25, 2017 at 11:46 am

The use of SMS in the nonprofit sector got its biggest spotlight with the Red Cross mobile giving campaign on behalf of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Relief agencies raised more than $40 million dollars via text message donations...