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

5 things you hear when you tell someone you work for a nonprofit

You’re at a party. You’re mingling. People still mingle, right? You’re probably eating some cheese or maybe a nice pinwheel of sorts. You’re talking t...

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...


It doesn't *have* to be complex

Someone sort of famous once said that “the definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”


7 ways to show your supporters love on Valentine's Day

On February 14th, we show our love to those closest to us. And what better day is there to show some love to those who support your nonprofit the most...

Marketing Decent Humans

Decent Humans: Nicholas at Fleece & Thank You

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re...


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...

Marketing News, Research & Trends

20 nonprofit discounts we think you should know about

We’ve scoured the web to find the best and most beneficial discounts for nonprofits. Because... well, who doesn’t love a good discount.

Product Marketing

How we innovated nonprofit fundraising fees

There have always been costs associated with nonprofit fundraising. Whether it’s renting the hall for your dinner event, the fee your bank charges for...


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

3 reasons why you should post a campaign update at the end of the year

End-of-year giving is such a crucial moment in a nonprofit’s annual fundraising strategy. We know this isn’t anything new or revolutionary. But it’s d...

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 Product

Ticketing made easy

For most nonprofits, live events are an integral component of expanding your network, engaging your supporters, and of course, raising more money. And...


Fundraising 101

Did you know that there is a whole team of human people at CrowdRise dedicated to helping you reach your fundraising goals? Seriously. We love this st...


12 incredible examples of peer-to-peer fundraising

Come with us on a magical, tasty walk through sweet peer-to-peer inspiration. We’ll show you 12 real-world examples of organizations just like yours c...

Fundraising Marketing

Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge Invite

With #GivingTuesday and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure our nonprofit partners, and really all nonprofits were aware of a great ...

Fundraising Marketing

Your next campaign in 5 steps

By now, you’ve probably heard about social fundraising and its importance in keeping your cause relevant, engaged, and growing in today’s online world...