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Combining Crowdfunding and Traditional Fundraising. 

There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding crowdfunding vs traditional fundraising: which is best and why you should use one over another.    You may be hearing that you should add crowdfunding to your fundraising methods.  However, if you are new to crowdfunding you might be unsure of where to begin, or … Read More

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Want to take advantage of Giving Tuesday? Here’s How

After consumers shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday purpose was to be the “Opening day of the Giving season.” Taking place November 27th but before the holidays! Giving Tuesday gives you the chance to get donors to participate before … Read More

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What to Know About Running a Google Ad Grant Campaign

Note: This is a follow up to our previous post about the Google Ad Grant. If you’re unfamiliar with the opportunity, click here for a primer. Disclaimer: Make Giving Happen operates independently of Google Ad Grants and is not affiliated … Read More

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Why Donor Profiles are Important to your Fundraising Success.

Here at Make Giving Happen we’ve expanded our features, and now your users can create profiles. This is not just good for them – it’s a huge opportunity for you.   Think about all your online profiles – for example, … Read More

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What is crowdfunding? A Beginner’s Guide.

What is crowdfunding, anyway? We’re all familiar with traditional fundraising. It comes in myriad forms: from humble bake sales, to sponsorship programs, to subscription programs, to dinners and giant galas. Throughout the years, traditional fundraising has been a lifeline for … Read More

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4 Simple Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign.

Crowdfunding has exploded in popularity and can be successful regardless of what industry you’re in (including nonprofit). Resourceful entrepreneurs have learned that relying exclusively on traditional fundraising means ignoring a potentially massive income stream. Thanks to the power of social … Read More

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Examples of Crowdfunding

Examples of Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is a great way to generate interest and revenue from a larger group of people. There are variety of different industries that utilizes crowdfunding, higher education, healthcare, arts and culture, museums, lower education (K-12), business, charities … Read More

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How to Fund for Healthcare

Let’s talk about crowdfunding for healthcare. (If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please review it prior to reading this blog.) Healthcare institutions’ missions statement … Read More