The Final Countdown: Zoom Duck Derby and Walk

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It’s the final countdown for the first ever Zoom Duck Derby and Walk! The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay in Ohio. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with a wellness walk followed by the Zoom Duck Derby at 9:00 a.m. where 5,000 rubber ducks will splash into the lazy …

How you board can help with year-end fundraising

How Your Board Can Help with Year-End Fundraising

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Whether you are prepared for December fundraising or are playing catch up, there are still opportunities for your board to help with  year-end fundraising. Here are some ideas on how your board can help with year-end fundraising and help meet your fundraising goals this year. Thank You Calls A personal phone call is one of the easiest ways for board members to reach …

Email Campaign Ideas for your Derby Duck Race

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A great way to get the word out about your Derby Duck Race is through email. Instead of the regular “Adopt a Duck” informational emails, here are some fun campaigns you can use to increase your duck adoptions. Here are some email campaign ideas for your Derby Duck Race: Save the Date  Include a Save the Date image in your monthly …

10 Things to Know about Online Fundraising and Social Media

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Social media, like many other things in life, is constantly changing. New social media networking platforms, tools and apps are emerging everyday and if you are a nonprofit managing multiple social media profiles, the task of keeping up with these changes can be challenging.   We recently read some stats that Nonprofit Tech for Good posted about online fundraising and social …

10 Tips to Secure Sponsorships for your Derby Duck Race Part 2

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Here is the second part of our blog on sponsorships: 10 Tips to Secure Sponsorships for your Derby Duck Race  Part 2 which includes some valuable tips on seeking out your sponsor prospects. Last month we discussed different ideas on securing sponsorships for your Derby Duck Race.    Get to Know your Sponsor Prospect First Building a relationship is key …

Blog Content Ideas for your Nonprofit

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Since blogging has become an essential marketing tool for brands and nonprofits we have highlighted some blog content ideas for your nonprofit. Blogging used to be called “virtual journaling” and for good reason. It started out as a way to express personal thoughts and ideas.  Nonprofits are using blogging to engage supporters and drive more traffic to their website.  Blogging …

Using Visual Content to Promote Your Derby Duck Race

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Using visual content to promote your Derby Duck Race is the most powerful way to share your message about why you race Derby Ducks. Your nonprofit is doing good in the world – which means you have a story to tell.  There is a reason you exist, after all.  You just have to start thinking in a visual way.  Some …

Embracing the Next Generation for your Nonprofit and Duck Race

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Here are a few things to know about embracing the next generation for your nonprofit and duck race and how generation Z can benefit your nonprofit organization.  Is your nonprofit ready for Generation Z?  This generation, also referred to as the Founders Generation coined by MTV, is anyone born after 1995 following the Millennial Generation. Approximately ¼ of America’s population …

6 Predicted Fundraising Trends for 2016

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Our blog post, 6 predicted fundraising trends for 2016, highlights some trends we hope to see throughout the year.  One of the most exciting things about fundraising is that it’s always evolving. Last year some of the fundraising trends we saw were more millennial engagement, visual storytelling, mobile-friendly technology, and community giving days. It is now 2016 and more trends …