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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 @ 2017-05-30 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 @ 2017-05-09 5:00 AM

With the rise in popularity and increasing sophistication of new technologies for nonprofit fundraising, the way we raise money is changing. And with that change comes a new set of challenges, such as how to motivate and engage volunteer fundraisers for digital campaigns.

It can be difficult to work with volunteers remotely, so here are 5 tips to motivate your fundraisers during crowdfunding or peer-to-peer campaigns, and keep them excited about what they’re accomplishing.


By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-05-02 6:00 AM

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s a great holiday to base your spring fundraiser around. If you haven’t planned one yet, it’s not too late!

Here are 5 last minute fundraising ideas for Mother’s Day to help get your creative juices flowing.


By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-25 6:00 AM

Here at DollarDays, we’re passionate about helping our nonprofit partners achieve their missions. We work with organizations of all types, including homeless shelters. By offering bulk items at lower cost than standard retail, we enable organizations to provide much needed necessities to those in need.

If you’re looking for ways to help homeless citizens in your community, start with this list of common needs that homeless shelters have. Often times when we think of homeless shelter needs, we think of food and bedding. But shelters and those suffering from homelessness have needs that you may find surprising.


By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-18 6:00 AM

If your nonprofit isn’t using email marketing software to communicate with your supporters and drive donations, you’re likely missing out a big chance for engagement. Read on for ideas on how you can take advantage of potentially overlooked opportunities for donations and other income using email marketing.


By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-11 6:00 AM

If you’re an animal lover or pet parent, you probably know that rescue groups are always looking for help to keep doing their important work. Many independent rescue groups rely solely on dedicated volunteers and the generosity of supporters to continue operating.

If you’re looking for ways to get involved and help your favorite animal rescue group, here are 6 simple ways that you can lend a helping hand.


By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-04 6:00 AM

Here at Dollar Days, we’re passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their missions. By offering bulk items at lower cost than standard retail, we enable organizations to provide much needed necessities to those in need.

One of our biggest sellers is our backpacks, and the reason is something we’re extremely proud of. We partner with nonprofits all over the country who work with underserved communities to help those in need. Some of our favorite ways that our backpacks help people are: