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3 reasons why you should try social fundraising this holiday season

#GivingTuesday and the holiday season. We all know that this is the biggest time of the year for those in the giving space. Not only that, but we also...

Fundraising Product

The most powerful features for your holiday campaign

With the holidays right around the corner, is your organization set up to have your most successful holiday giving campaign ever? As a result of Crowd...


4 things you can do now for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday will be here before you know it. In 67 days, to be exact. Now is a great time to start preparing for #GivingTuesday and the earlier you...


What is a CrowdRise Charity Challenge?

You’re probably familiar with giving day campaigns, voting campaigns, and other tactics for raising lots of money in a short amount of time. But what ...


The evolution of social fundraising

Social fundraising. The idea that your supporters want to engage with your cause, make it their own, and show the world how they care and give back......

Fundraising Corporate Responsibility

Beyond the cardboard check: 2 ways to increase corporate giving

When thinking about your corporate foundation’s giving strategy, you may conjure up images of stacks of grant applications, or nice photo ops of someo...


Brilliant ways to use donation kiosks

  This is a guest post written by Ryder Kessler, founder and CEO of DipJar. The people at DipJar made donation kiosks a thing. If you don’t know what ...

Fundraising Marketing

Why fundraisers are like the best ice cream ever

Recently we let loose on how we think about social fundraising, and why we think the conversation might need to be refocused. To us, social fundraisin...

Fundraising Social

Could everyone be getting social fundraising wrong?

 We hear it often called ‘peer-to-peer’, ‘crowdfunding’, ‘P2P’, and a few other things. Social fundraising is definitely being talked about in both th...

Fundraising Marketing

Giving Tower is almost here

November 22nd is the launch of our biggest Challenge of the year - the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge which features the Giving Tower on #GivingT...


Veterans Day and crowdfunding

Veterans Day in the United States is commemorated on November 11th. The holiday honors all American veterans who have ever served their country. It is...

Events Fundraising

Marathon fundraising: Making a huge impact

Running a marathon. What an accomplishment. 26.2 miles of physical and mental perseverance. The people who run them are incredible and we should all b...


Amazing charities spotlight: Shootout for Soldiers

Shootout for Soldiers is a great organization and they do so many things really, really well. They have a great mission: to use the platform of lacros...

Fundraising News, Research & Trends

The lowest online fundraising rates

Nonprofit organizations spend an average of 20% on fundraising expenses. This means that they spend $20 to make $100 - but they only get to keep $80. ...

Events Fundraising

September 11th: Organizations making an impact

As the Tribute in Light has again begun illuminating the skies above where the twin towers once stood, we’re jolted to reflection upon our country - a...


Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was first designated by Congress on August 26th, 1971. If that date sounds familiar it's because it was on that day in 1920 that ...

Fundraising Marketing

Mobile fundraising for your nonprofit

You've heard it over and over: mobile is the future. But really, it's the present.

CrowdRise Spotlight Fundraising

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is Friday, August 12th. And the general consensus here at CrowdRise is this: the children are our future.

CrowdRise Spotlight Fundraising

The Best Platform for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner. Click here to download our full Giving Tower Holiday Challenge Whitepaper. It's only 10 pages. And it has l...


Fundraising for sports teams

Back in the day, before the Internet was a thing that we all spent all of our time on, the door-to-door fundraiser for sports teams were a necessity. ...