5 Tips To Plan A Better Nonprofit Gala

April 15, 2014

Remember that last great nonprofit gala you attended? You know, the one with the great food and engaging activities where you met all sorts of interesting people? 

Now, do you remember that terrible event? The one where the food showed up hours late, the band was drunk, and you were stuck all night sitting to Bob-what’s-his-name, the boring insurance adjuster from Iowa?

The difference between these two nonprofit celebrations was night and day, but organizers could have worked equally as hard on the project. Basically, it all comes down to organization and promotion – work smart, not hard, and take advantage of all the resources around you. If you’re getting ready to set up your own nonprofit gala, here are a few tips that will hopefully make it more like the former and less like the latter.

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Nonprofit Tool Spotlight: Google’s One Today App

March 11, 2014

If you’ve spent any time in the nonprofit world, then you already know that raising funds can be the most difficult part of pushing a great idea to fruition. Getting the people that can make a real difference interested in your organization are often hard to reach, and even harder to convince. So, what should you think about One Today, a crowdfunding mobile app launched by Google around this time last year?

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Shoes for Love: A Boy Scout Service Project

February 14, 2014

The Central Texas chapter of Boy Scouts for America, Capitol Area Council, is collecting shoe donations on behalf of Dando Amor. If you live in the Austin, Texas area and have shoes to donate, please consider doing so.

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Give Back this Valentine’s Day: 14 Online Stores that Give Back to Nonprofits

February 13, 2014

I’m sure you didn’t forget that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow February 14th…right? But, if by chance you did, consider purchasing a gift that is both ethical and generous – not only to your special someone, but to others around the nation and globe. Sure, it may cost a bit more to purchase gifts that are fair trade or sold by nonprofits, but as consumers we have a choice regarding how to use our spending power; and we can choose to use it for good.

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GENaustin Kicks Off Fundraising Pilot Program: Big Brave

January 13, 2014

GENaustin is kicking off a new challenge-based fundraising effort this month called Big Brave. Participants have each selected a bucket goal to achieve this year and are asking friends and family to donate to GENaustin as part of their pledge to reach that goal. 100% of the money raised will go to GENaustin.

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Citizen Generation Hosts 4th Annual CharityBash Masquerade Ball

January 8, 2014

One month from now on Friday, February 7, 2014, Citizen Generation will be hosting its 4th Annual CharityBash Masquerade Ball. With all proceeds benefitting Citizen Generation, the Ball will feature delicious bites and sweets, entertainment, cocktails provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, entertainment, and more. 

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Giving Tuesday – 3 Reasons Your For-Profit Business Should Prioritize Social Responsibility

December 3, 2013

You’ve heard of post-Turkey Day Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Started in 2012, this movement is focused on helping others after a weekend of shopping for family and friends (or yourself).

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Deseo Salon Helps Provide Medical Care for Children

October 17, 2013

We love to see the work our for-profit clients are doing in the community! One of our clients, Deseo Salon, is helping out with two upcoming charity events. Both events help provide medical care to sick children who would otherwise not have access to proper treatment.

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