New York, NY, June 9, 2009 — The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has been selected as an official charity for the ING New York City Marathon 2009, making it the first lupus organization ever to host a team in this famous race that has a broadcast reach to more than 300 million people worldwide.
June 5, 2009, Boston Business Journal — The spring gala season for nonprofits was not a bust. And that’s big news.
Charleston, S.C., June 3, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), today announced that Tony Award Productions, a joint venture between The Broadway League, Inc. and The American Theatre Wing, Inc., has selected The Patron Edge® to record ticketing history, process credit card transactions and manage reserved seating for its 63rd annual awards program recognizing Broadway productions and performances.
IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2009 — Billabong USA is proud to announce the highly acclaimed alt-rockers The Airborne Toxic Event and indie pop stars Iglu & Hartly will perform live at the 3rd Annual Design For Humanity event on June 17, 2009 at Avalon/Bardot in Hollywood. Design for Humanity, Billabong's charitable initiative, will benefit charity: water (charitywater.org), a non-profit organization that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds will go to charity: water.
June 1, 2009, The Chicago Tribune — The 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is already sold-out, but procrastinators can still finagle their way into the October race. And no, we don't mean sneaking onto the course.
NEW YORK, May 21, 2009 — In a time when philanthropic dollars seem to be disappearing, Robin Hood, one of the city's leading poverty-fighting organizations, had a different outcome at its most recent event in New York City with the help of iml's Pledge technology.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2009 — Despite an unfavorable giving environment due to the current economic downturn, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS exceeded all expectations and smashed its 2009 fundraising goal, raising a record amount of more than $690,000. The organization - which did not reach its fundraising goal the previous year - utilized Charity Dynamics' Boundless Fundraising social networking application, empowering participants with the market's most effective online tools to significantly strengthen their individual fundraising efforts. As part of their participation in the event, riders are required to raise at least $500.
WASHINGTON, Associated Press, May 18, 2009 — The PGA Tour estimates its donations to charity will decline by as much as 14 percent this year, the result of an economic downturn that is affecting everything from sponsors to hospitality sales.
May 13, 2009, The New York Times — Grilled shrimp and chicken Milanese for 3,200. Music by the Black Eyed Peas.
Earlier this month, Convio and Event360, with support from the Run Walk Ride Council, released a research paper detailing key trends and best practices on managing a successful fundraising event. The paper highlights the strategies and performance metrics nonprofits with special-event fundraising programs can use to achieve their goals.