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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. ...


Independence Day: Building Community in America

Independence Day. The most American of days: commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which declared that the colonies regarded ...


Crowdfunding for a Crisis

When a crisis occurs, raising money online for relief efforts can be one of the best things you can do. There are literally tens of thousands of succe...

Fundraising Product

Start an Online Fundraiser on CrowdRise

Create your own online fundraiser for any cause you're passionate about. Starting is easy You can use online fundraisers to raise money for medical bi...


Mitzvah Projects and Crowdfunding

Familiar with Mitzvah projects? No? Well, in Judaism, bar mitzvahs (for boys) and bat mitzvahs (for girls) are religious initiation ceremonies for chi...

Fundraising Marketing

Thankin' Your Donors

At the end of the day, the most critical part of fundraising for a cause is the donors. You can have the most inspiring cause, or the most amazing cam...


Crowdfunding for Golf Tournaments

Golf fundraisers are pretty much as old as golf. Which is to say that it's old. Like old old. Like "Golf dates back to the time of Julius Caesar. Alth...

CrowdRise Spotlight Fundraising

It's National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month. Did you know that on any given day in the United States, there are approximately 415,000 children in the foster car...


Mother's Day: Get Her That Perfect Gift

Mother's Day. While it's the queen of all holidays, it's sometimes hard to find a gift that your momma is actually going to love. I mean, of course my...