As a non-traditional campus, The University of Baltimore developed creative ways to engage with current students and alumni online through online Giving Days. By hosting a #GivingTuesday initiative in 2020, and their first Spring Giving Day in 2021, the University of Baltimore ended a five-year giving plateau with support from GiveGab.
Fundraising best practices have rapidly evolved over this past year. As we move forward into the second half of 2021, some trends are likely to fade in importance, but many have the potential to stick around far into the future. Determining which trends are here to stay is vital for nonprofits to effectively fundraise, train their staff, and grow throughout the year.
As a volunteer management leader, this past year has probably thrown you for a loop. With a global pandemic keeping people indoors and most in-person group gatherings on pause, engaging and retaining your current volunteer base is more difficult than ever. No longer can you train your volunteers face-to-face or host exciting events that bring your volunteers together.
GiveGab is the number one Giving Day solution because we make the entire process of running your Giving Day Easy, Enjoyable, and Effective! To show you how we accomplish this, we have outlined the eight primary reasons our fundraising partners choose to work with us year over year.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Cayuga Health System partnered with GiveGab to rally support for Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital. Cayuga Health System has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, working diligently to keep their patients and community safe in a world full of unknowns. As the Hospital System’s needs began to skyrocket, their ability to plan for their in-person fundraising events was brought to a standstill.
The United Way of Rhode Island was busy planning for its first statewide Giving Day, 401Gives, when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States. At this time, many nonprofits were in desperate need of support and were unsure if they would be able to raise the funds necessary to continue their operations.
Your in-person events bring your supporters together to celebrate your organization and bring in additional revenue for the year. With social distancing being a fact of life, it has become critical for organizations to offer virtual alternatives to in-person fundraising events.