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DollarDays Blog Archives Page 4

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-16 7:02 AM

Crowdfunding is a method for funding a project or business venture by raising money through the collective efforts of family, friends and investors. It is a tool that allows you to tap into the efforts of a large number of people to invest in your business idea, often by using social media and platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-14 7:00 AM

Technology has been a game changer for the nonprofit sector. It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when the main way nonprofits spread the word about their work was by word-of-mouth, purchased mailing lists and, if they had enough money, paid advertising like commercials or billboards.

While these things still have their place, they are also out of reach for most nonprofits due to budgetary limitations.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-10 7:02 AM

In “The Tipping Point” Malcolm Gladwell refers to a group of individuals he calls “mavens”. Mavens are information brokers who share their knowledge with others for the sole purpose of helping them, creating a foundation of trust in the process. This is what we have come to refer to as influencer marketing.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-09 7:00 AM

With the ever changing landscape of communication, marketing and media outlets, the burning question for nonprofits over the past few years has been how to engage Millennials and gain them as supporters.

Millennials have felt elusive for many fundraisers and marketers, and the question has been: are Millennials more or less involved in the nonprofit sector than previous generations?

Thanks to research done for the Millennial Impact Report, we now have an answer to this question and the results may surprise you.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-03 11:02 AM

It's important to the DollarDays team to support nonprofits and volunteers, and we need your help this month so we can give away shopping sprees to 5 lucky winners. If you could take a minute to nominate a nonprofit or volunteer in our Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!).

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-02-03 9:00 AM

In January we ran a contest asking you to nominate a nonprofit that could use our support, so that we could award 5 winners each a $500 shopping spree. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of nonprofits in our contest! It is our honor to support these generous organizations.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-01-27 7:01 AM

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to show your partner just how much you care. While flowers and chocolates are characteristic of the holiday, stepping outside the box can allow for a more creative and romantic occasion. Here are some Valentine’s Day celebration and gift ideas that are sure to make your lover swoon.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-01-25 7:01 AM

There is a lot that goes in to developing and launching a nonprofit organization, and it can be a daunting endeavor initially. However, building a nonprofit organization isn’t that much different than building a for-profit business. The main differentiating factor is where to look for capitol. Here are some of the core things to consider when starting a nonprofit from scratch.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-01-23 7:01 AM

Just because your company may be thriving today, doesn’t mean it will always be successful. To maintain or build upon the success of any company, you need to constantly plan for and anticipate the future. Here are some tips that will help you effectively plan for the future of your company, so you can remain a step ahead of competitors.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-01-20 3:00 PM

If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift, then you understand the importance of an emergency car kit in winter. For those residing in the snowier states, an emergency car kit is a vital resource, and its usefulness will range from ensuring you’re on time for work to actually saving your life. Here are some of the top items every car should be equipped with in winter.