60,000 Derby Ducks in the Windy City

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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 …

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 …

Tools to boost your nonprofit content marketing

Tools to Boost Your Nonprofit Content Marketing

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Nonprofits are continuing to use content marketing as a strategic marketing approach to distribute valuable content, attract audiences, and to ultimately drive action. Here are some free tools to boost your nonprofit content marketing: Make My Persona by Hubspot You can easily develop customer personas and when you are done inputting your data, you are given a customer snapshot that …

4 ways to brand your nonprofit

4 Ways to Brand Your Nonprofit

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Branding is often associated with huge corporations but a powerful brand is important to nonprofits as well. In addition, your brand is your identity and the way people feel about your nonprofit, what they talk about when you come up in conversation and your overall reputation in the nonprofit world. As the nonprofit landscape gets increasingly competitive, it is essential …

How to plan a rubber duck race

How to Plan a Rubber Duck Race

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If your nonprofit is looking for a unique event to take your fundraising to the next level, consider adding a duck race to your fundraising plans.  A rubber duck race allows your nonprofit to break away from the same old fundraisers allowing for a broader reach of your organization’s message. What is a rubber duck race? A duck race is …

Design Visual Images Like a Pro

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While the digital landscape is changing daily there is one thing that remains constant, the need for compelling images in storytelling.  Whether you are sharing news, educating about your nonprofit’s cause, fundraising, recruiting volunteers, or recognizing your donors,  visual content is a defining factor in helping your audience connect with your organization and your mission.  You don’t need to be …

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 …

35,000 Derby Ducks Racing this Weekend

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We have three fun Derby Duck Races this weekend for three different, yet amazing organizations.  Get your ducks in a row and Adopt a Duck today to support these nonprofits.  You don’t have to be present to win!       13th Annual URS Rubber Duck Regatta Who: United Rehabilitation Services United Rehabilitation Services (URS) provides a safety net of support …

A Weekend Filled with Derby Ducks and Turbo Turtles

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We have a weekend filled with Derby Ducks and Turbo Turtles.  Check them out and support these fantastic nonprofit organizations today!   Center for Prevention of Abuse The first race of the weekend is no first-timer to duck racing! The Center for Prevention of Abuse is racing for the 28th year! On Saturday, August 27 join 25,000 Derby Ducks at Eastside …