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The 1,000 biggest challenges facing nonprofits today

All industries have challenges… and the nonprofit world is no exception. So, when we asked 1,000 nonprofits who use CrowdRise by GoFundMe to let us kn...


What nonprofits in China have to do with your overhead

“As the nonprofit employees in the room struggled and strategized whether or not 30% or 25% overhead margins were realistic, one man in the crowd stoo...

Fundraising Marketing

Cycling + social fundraising: A perfect match

Social fundraising has become a must in an event’s toolkit, and cycling events are no exception.

Marketing Data

Social fundraising data report for nonprofits - powered by CrowdRise and GoFundMe

The Social fundraising data report for nonprofits was created to use the massive amount of GoFundMe data tracked through campaigns, donations, and soc...


10 things that can make a big difference in your fundraising strategy

In case you missed it, last month we partnered with our friends over at Guidestar on a webinar about 10 easy and actionable things nonprofits can do t...


What is CrowdRise by GoFundMe?

What is CrowdRise by GoFundMe?

Fundraising Social Marketing

Social fundraising guide - Chapter Five: Design for real humans

Are you getting the most out of your social fundraising efforts? By crafting your supporters’ experience to fit how they actually behave, you’ll see b...


Webinar Recap: Shannon Malloy at Cure JM

Missed our webinar How to get more peer-to-peer fundraisers in 2018? No worries. We’ve got you covered.


Why voice and tone might be the secret sauce to social fundraising success

Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives close to the chest — “this is who we are, what we do, and we’d love if you’d rally behind our cause.” ...

Fundraising Social Marketing

Social fundraising guide - Chapter Four: Go beyond the donation

Getting donations is great and definitely something to seek out. But, what if the end result of successful fundraising was more holistic? What if fund...


2 data trends nonprofits can't afford to ignore

At CrowdRise and GoFundMe, we're combing through huge amounts of social fundraising data and putting together a report that will help nonprofits bette...

Social Marketing

Social fundraising guide - Chapter Three: Your supporter's megaphone is larger and louder than yours

The power of the crowd is real. And when a passionate supporter embraces a nonprofit’s story as part of their own, it resonates with their networks on...

Marketing Decent Humans

The new Facebook algorithm: Why the change is so good for nonprofits

No one likes change. It’s scary. It’s disruptive. So when Facebook announced last month that they were making more changes to their algorithm and what...

Marketing Decent Humans

How to attend P2P Professional Forum 2018 without actually attending

Can’t make it to the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference 2018 in Miami later this month? We got you…

Fundraising Social Marketing

Social fundraising guide - Chapter Two: Fundraising on social is not social fundraising

One of the biggest misconceptions of social fundraising is that it simply means to be active on social media using your nonprofit account. So for Chap...


Social fundraising guide -   Chapter One: Shares have real value

Social fundraising is a critical concept to understand, but can also be a confusing and complicated one. No worries though, we’ve put together a littl...


The nonprofit social toolbox is more compelling than ever

Asking for money is historically a social thing. There is a certain level of familiarity and context-awareness required to make the action of giving a...


Is your email signature actually working for you?

We use Sigstr at CrowdRise and love them. Our intention with this blog is that your nonprofit will see the same value in this service that we do. So, ...

Fundraising Marketing

Social fundraising cheat sheet

Social fundraising is a critical concept for nonprofits to understand. So, we’ve got a little cheat sheet for you to break it down and provide practic...

Fundraising Marketing

Top 5 rhetorical questions - holiday edition

It’s the holiday season. That time of year when things are busier, time seems to move faster, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Fundraising Marketing

5 things to consider when choosing a peer-to-peer platform

Peer-to-peer fundraising, or getting your supporters to fundraise on your behalf, therefore expanding your network and, ultimately, raising more money...