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By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-07-03 10:00 AM

In June we ran a contest asking you to nominate a school that could use our support, so that we could award 5 winners each a $500 shopping spree. We thank all of the wonderful people who made nominations in our sweepstakes! It is our honor to support these schools.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-06-08 5:06 AM

If your business is succeeding, there’s a good bet your business is constantly changing.

Retail spaces need constant tending and evolution to make good on their value. New products need to rotate into your shelf space, new displays can be arranged to draw curious window shoppers, and social media trends can be used to drive brand awareness.

If you already know all of this, then rest easy, because you’re probably prepared for the future of retail.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-06-06 5:00 AM

Crowdfunding for schools has increased in popularity in recent years and with good reason. With all the new technologies available to schools, such as social media and online fundraising platforms, crowdfunding campaigns can be a preferable alternative to wrapping paper sales or gift catalogs.

Here are 7 tips for a successful school crowdfunding campaign to get you started.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-06-02 5:00 AM

It's important to DollarDays to support education, but we need your help! This month, we're giving away $500 shopping sprees to five lucky schools. If you could take a minute to nominate a school in our Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!).

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-06-01 12:00 PM

In May we ran a contest asking you to nominate a veteran or veteran's family that could use our support, so that we could award 5 winners each a $500 shopping spree. We thank all of the wonderful people who made nominations in our sweepstakes! It is our honor to support these families.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-06-01 5:00 AM

No one can argue that there are changes coming to the retail industry.

Consumers are looking online for convenience and spending more of their money on Amazon and EBay.  Brick and mortar shops are closing in droves. The industry at large is going through a sea-change.

If you look more closely, however, there may be at least a small element of market correction.

Specialty professions such as butcher, baker, barber, and bartender, have been making a huge comeback in American life thanks to a movement toward quality goods.

There’s a reason that shops and occupations such as these are being hailed as the jobs of the future. They offer something that can’t be mass produced or replicated.

Artistry and quality provide a reason for shoppers to emerge from their self-imposed social media bubbles. Because they really want that specific product.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-05-30 5:05 AM

Hosting a bingo fundraiser for your nonprofit can be fun and a great way to get face-time with your supporters in a casual setting. Bingo fundraisers are easy to plan, have endless possibilities and can be made to fit virtually any theme.

Follow these 7 steps to organize a fun bingo fundraiser for your nonprofit.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-05-23 5:00 AM

Father’s Day can a be a fantastic opportunity for a Spring fundraising campaign. If you haven’t planned a fundraiser yet, read these 5 last minute fundraising ideas for Father’s Day. These ideas are simple and easy to pull together, so it’s not too late to take action!

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-05-16 5:00 AM

With the school year coming to an end, you’re likely already thinking about what lies ahead in the Fall. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, those thoughts turn to what students will need in the coming school year.

Whether you’re thinking about boxed tissues, glue sticks or kids who need a little extra help, it’s not too early to start planning your next supply drive.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-05-15 5:05 AM

It seems like you’ve been hearing about it for years.

Retail is an industry at risk. Sales are declining. Jobs are being shed. Consumers get what they need on the internet.

It’s true. The business is changing. But it has been for years — look where you are right now, reading the site of one of the largest wholesalers in the world. And the smart companies keep up.

That’s what’s behind Wal Mart’s recent un-Walmart like behavior. The powerhouse retailer known for it’s low prices, efficient supply chain and, well, let’s face it, less than hip clothing, has been snapping up online brands that are slick and fashion forward.