Social Good

15 Creative Education Fundraising Ideas

Who remembers selling wrapping paper or candy bars in school? How about collecting proofs of purchase from cereal boxes? Education fundraising is part of the school experience for most of us. But even as fundraising elsewhere has evolved and moved online over the years, schools tend to return to the same education fundraising ideas year …

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3 Boston Strong Fundraisers That Are Going Strong

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Boston, and the marathon went off without a hitch! When you closed your eyes, last year’s tragedy seemed far away. But it was a different story when you opened them. Everywhere you looked there were signs of support for the victims and runners. People proudly wore “Boston Strong” …

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Is the Water to Wine Miracle Machine a GOOD Hoax?

Is it okay to trick people when it helps a great cause? That’s what people are debating after the nonprofit Wine to Water, global PR agency MSLGROUP, and two wine industry experts pulled off a hoax that hundreds of news sites––including ABC News and Time Magazine––covered as real news. It all began as an effort …

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Social Good is on the Agenda at SXSW

I haven’t been to SXSW––the film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas––but I’ve always admired the conference for all the different ways it supports good causes. I follow all the happenings virtually via the social good hashtag #SXGood. There are also some great nonprofit people covering the …

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SMAC! and Selfies: A Battle Against Cancer

Back in November of last year, I mentioned SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer as a wonderful organization to support. At the time, SMAC! had gotten its funding and Nomo and Phoenix, the SMAC! monkeys, were already being manufactured and distributed around the world. All this year, SMAC! has been ramping up their efforts, and now …

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A Lesson from charity:water on How To Close the Loop

Predominantly, it’s probably safe to say, most cause organizations concentrate on how to get people to donate to their cause. When fundraising events are going on, there is a single monetary objective. If you meet or exceed that objective, you are successful. If you don’t hit that goal, you need to go back and analyze …

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