Events

Monopoly tourney earns real cash for Tampa nonprofit
April 18, 2011

About 40 people turned out for a Monopoly tournament to benefit Community Stepping Stones, a nonprofit group that offers art education and other programs in Sulphur Springs.

Although most of the 36 tables at the Tampa Letter Carriers Hall on Cypress Street remained empty, many already had been paid for by benefactors aiming to help Community Stepping Stones raise $10,000.

Connecticut Nonprofits Week to Showcase the Economic and Community Impact of 50 Nonprofits Throughout Connecticut
April 18, 2011

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, if the nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the seventh largest economy in the world. During ‘CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol,’ the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) seeks to illuminate the fact that nonprofits are an essential component of the community and economy, providing much needed services while keeping costs to a minimum and creating jobs.

Upfront Theatre hosts 27-hour improv event
April 6, 2011

Cast members from The Upfront Theatre will spend 27 hours performing improv on stage beginning 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, and ending 11 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the theater, 1208 Bay St. New shows start every hour including the super-popular "Hellingham" and "Space Trek."

Throughout the event, local nonprofits will be trying to fill the theater with patrons who will be logging audience hours for the individual charities.

And the end of the event, whichever nonprofit has logged the most hours will be awarded a fundraiser benefit show by the Upfront.

Bo Jackson 3rd Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Give Me A Chance Foundation
April 1, 2011

Bo Jackson will be hosting the 3rd Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Classic Friday, June 24, at Old Oaks Country Club in Homer Glen, Ill. The event will benefit the Give Me A Chance Foundation, dedicated to guiding disadvantaged youth toward personal and professional growth.

All proceeds will go toward the development and support of the many athletic/educational programs offered by the foundation.

Charities Turn To Twitter To Boost Fundraising
March 31, 2011

More than 150 cities across the world participated in Twestival this year. Each city selected a local charity and received a Web page from FirstGiving.

'Twestival' brings the Twittersphere offline and onto a physical location — a fairground, skating rink, park — for a single day to highlight a community cause. This year, it was March 24, with donations accepted through March 31 on the website. As of March 31, they had raised more than $550K for more than 150 local nonprofit causes.

Using 4 Online Tools to Inspire Volunteers and Donors, Part 1
March 24, 2011

There are four major online communications tools that every fundraiser should take advantage of — event marketing, social-media marketing, e-mail marketing and online surveys — according to Erik Mintz, director of event marketing at nonprofit software provider Constant Contact.

tix4cause.com™ Giving “Welcome Home 2011” Ticket Sales a Boost
March 21, 2011

When Welcome Home 2011 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Chicago, event planners can count on a new leading-edge online platform to help sell tickets, raising funds and awareness for one of the Windy City’s most anticipated events. The platform, www.tix4cause.com™, founded by Chicago businessman Kevin Nemetz, was designed specifically to help nonprofits. Its application is ideal for “Welcome Home 2011” which takes place in downtown Chicago, June 17th-19th.