Houston Duck Derby Raceway

10 Reasons to Race Derby Ducks

GAME EVENTS Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Marketing

We have numerous reasons why a Derby Duck Race would be great for any nonprofit organization. Here are our top 10 reasons why your nonprofit should do a Derby Duck Race fundraiser. 10. Raise Thousands of Dollars Every Year for Your Organization Whether your nonprofit organization is large or small, a Derby Duck Race allows your group to raise thousands …

Chicago Ducky Derby Volunteers

10 Tips to Keep your Volunteers Motivated and Happy

GAME EVENTS Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community

Nonprofit organizations need volunteers more than ever and people want to volunteer. The value of a volunteer per hour is worth $23.56 according to the Independent Sector. We would like to think that all volunteers serve nonprofits out of the goodness of their hearts which is certainly a factor; however, your volunteers have choices about where, when and how they …

Austin Duck Derby Group Photo

Fundraising Trends of Each Generation

GAME EVENTS Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Fundraising Information, Marketing, Social Media

Do you know your donor demographics? What is the most common age range of your donors? What communication styles do they prefer? How do they show support for nonprofit organizations? Recognizing and understanding the behavioral trends of donors in different generational groups has always been a challenge for nonprofit organizations. The more you know about your donors, the greater you …

Woman working on Derby Duck Race

The Power of Storytelling

GAME EVENTS Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Community, Marketing, Storytelling

The goal of your Derby Duck Race is not only to raise funds for your nonprofit organization but to use it as another platform to bring awareness about your organization’s cause. Your story will have an impact on how many duck adoptions you receive, whether they are done online through your Equack website or in person at adoption events. It …

How to Leverage Your Fundraising Expenses

GAME EVENTS Fundraising, Fundraising Information, Marketing

How to Leverage Your Fundraising Expenses Through Sponsorships and In-Kind Donations Our blog this week discusses some tips on how nonprofits can put as much money as possible back into their organizations to cover fundraising event costs. An event like a Derby Duck Race can be time-consuming and the last thing a nonprofit wants is for all the money raised …

Derby Duck Race Sponsorship Proposal

How to Secure Sponsorships for your Derby Duck Race

GAME EVENTS Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Fundraising Information

One of the most important components of planning a Derby Duck Race is sponsorships.  Sponsors are the key to success for your duck race.  So, how do you get sponsors for this quacky event? Here are some tips to consider when you are seeking sponsors for your Derby Duck Race and other fundraising efforts.    Allow Plenty of Time We …

Rubber Duck Race

60,000 Derby Ducks in the Windy City

GAME EVENTS 2018 Weekend Duck Races, Derby Duck Race, Fundraising, Racer Spotlight, rubber duck race

Tomorrow, 60,000 rubber ducks will make a splash in Downtown Chicago for the 13th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby! The duck race has been a staple fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois and raised over $300,000 last year for their athletes. All proceeds benefit more than 23,000 athletes and approximately 20,000 Young Athletes across Illinois, to allow the athletes to participate in the …

Derby Duck Race Season Wraps Up with Two Races this Weekend

Game Events Derby Duck Race, Fundraising Community

Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash   Our first Derby Duck Race of the weekend takes us to sunny California. The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is back for their 12th year racing 10,000 Derby Ducks in Glendale, CA. This lucky duck event also takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Verdugo Park from 10am – 3pm PDT. Spectators can enjoy a …

28th Annual Mid-Columbia Duck Race This Weekend

Game Events Fundraising, Fundraising Community, rubber duck race

28th Annual Mid-Columbia Duck Race The 28th Annual Mid-Columbia Duck Race this weekend returns to Kennewick, WA on Saturday, October 8, 2016.   Hosted by the Tri-Cities Rotary, duck race fans can enjoy vendors, hot dogs, bounce houses and more! Goodie bags will be given out for the first 150 children attending the race!  A total of 40,000 Derby Ducks will splash down …

Email Campaign Ideas for your Derby Duck Race

GAME EVENTS Fundraising Information, Marketing, rubber duck race

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 …