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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Sweet Reminder of Where Great Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas Come From

Austin’s efforts, successful in every respect, do well to remind nonprofits and charities alike of the very source of compelling fundraising ideas: the heart. Driven by a matter that was so dear to him, the boy, young as he was, managed to capture an audience of strangers and acquaintances with such earnestness and tenderness that they could not refuse to help him.

What comes from the heart also touches the heart; this is a concept that organizers should strive to apply when searching for gripping nonprofit fundraising ideas to attract potential donors’ attentions. Whether you’re running a campaign online, through a platform like eBay Giving Works, for example, or out in the real world, when you put a touch of your emotions and your passions into your fundraising efforts, success will come naturally.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nonprofit Online Fundraising Ideas You Can Organize

One of the best ways to raise donations for charitable institutions is to set up an online fundraiser. Apart from the fact that there is no need for capital, the Internet also allows you to access a wider audience than you would have reached had you organized a local event. That said, here are a few nonprofit online fundraising ideas you can use to get you started:

Sell Online

You might have a few things laying around at home that you no longer use. If this is the case, see if your “trash” can be turned into someone else’s “treasure.” Selling items online is an ideal alternative to garage sales, especially when conducted through an online selling site like eBay Giving Works that allows sellers to donate proceeds directly to their favorite charities.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simple Charity Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Health Organizations

Good health is one of the most important things a person can have. As such, nonprofits like the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Cancer Society work hard to promote health awareness and relief for those suffering from various diseases. You can do your part in promoting good health by organizing these simple charity fundraising ideas:

Cold Turkey

Ask friends who smoke or drink to go cold turkey for as long as they can. You can then ask other people to sponsor your cause by donating a fixed amount for every day your friends go without smoking or drinking.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simple Charity Fundraising Ideas that High School Students Can Do

Dress Up Day

As the example above proves, students can make fundraising for charity meaningful as well as fun. A great way to do this is by holding a “Dress Up” or “Glam Day” at school. Basically, students pay to wear their finest tuxes and gowns in school, and all the proceeds will be given to a chosen charity.

Sell Artworks

Art class is a staple of high school curriculums, but most of the output just gathers dust in the art room. If students want to raise money, they can open a gallery in the school premises and sell their best artworks for charity.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tips for Ensuring Summer Charity Fundraiser Success for Your Nonprofit

Though it may sound contradictory, you’ll need to raise funds for your fundraising event. Many groups get a jumpstart on fundraising by having a summer rummage sale or selling various items online through sites like eBay Giving Works. If you have many student volunteers, a car wash fundraiser can be useful after school ends because weather will be generally nice and they will have plenty of free time to help.

Summer provides many channels and opportunities to launch charity fundraisers; thus, nonprofit organizations make it a point to hold an event or two during the season. By using the tips above, you’ll be well on your way to a successful summer fundraising event.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Potential of Online Charity Auctions Highlighted in One State’s Move

Other parties that hold their own auctions online may reap the same benefits experienced by the Illinois Department of Transportation. As such, this news story hints at why charities, foundations, and other groups have met success in holding online charity auctions through the eBay Giving Works program. Online auction programs are also more flexible than other auction platforms, since they allow alternative payment options like PayPal, which would be useful for buyers who don’t have cash immediately on hand. Buyers can also maintain their privacy while they make bids, which helps in preserving their reputation.

On the other hand, sellers who opt for online auctions can have greater control over price setting and enjoy the removal of “middlemen.” Moreover, they can benefit from having lower administrative and transaction costs. Of course, the biggest advantage to online auctions is that they are simply the most accessible auction platform there is.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hold an Online Charity Auction to Bring Bidding to the Next Level

Auctions are one of the most effective ways to raise funds for charity, especially if the organizers manage to get hold of paraphernalia closely associated with or once owned by celebrities. Of course, these events can be further improved by bringing them to an online platform, just like Pharrell did. Nonprofit organizations and other generous individuals can hold online charity auction programs of their own with the aid of platforms such as eBay Giving Works.

Fundraising through auctions can be exciting, especially when the bidding becomes heated and high numbers are exchanged. The competitive spirit can be heightened if auctions are brought online, as anyone from anywhere in the globe with a computer is free to bid in events that can last for days.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

May Looks Bright Pink for eBay’s Platform for Nonprofit Fundraisers

The month of May is promising to look Bright Pink for us here at eBay Giving Works—and we’re not exactly referring to the color. Bright Pink, perhaps the most visible breast cancer awareness organization that has hosted online nonprofit fundraisers on our site, will be returning to the platform in that month with another exciting auction.

The upcoming event is slated to start on May 3, 2014, and end on May 13, 2014. This is the fifth year that Bright Pink has chosen to use eBay Giving Works as its venue on the Internet for hosting charity auctions, and, as with the organization’s previous auctions on our platform, we are expecting bidder turnout to be great.

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