Mega-events are those events that, when properly leveraged with the right social sharing platforms, can bring in millions of dollars in donation revenue to your charity. Those millions of dollars can cover staff expenses, operating overhead, and can be immediately distributed to where it is needed in the field to keep critical programs in action and fund new initiatives.
Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they typically take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Because even the most basic events can run into tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to squeeze as much return on investment from these big-budget items as possible.
With third party fundraising, a nonprofit taps into the power of their most powerful constituency — their advocates — and they do this by giving their supporters tools to create fundraising campaigns of their own.
Along with the usual reasons for losing weight, like fitting into a bikini and improving health, fitness experts say raising money for a good cause is another incentive for people to get in shape.
Entering a charity run in memory of a loved one or a bicycle ride for a worthy cause has pushed many couch potatoes from their sedentary lifestyle on to the path of fitness.
Charity running was largely pioneered by the London Marathon and gained popularity in the United States in the mid-1990s, expanding along with a boom in registrations for distance-running events. The New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow loathed the practice of charity running, but a team bearing his name was started after his death in 1994.
What's your cause? Here at FITNESS, we tend to focus our charitable efforts around, well, fitness. We're guessing you might do the same. So our staff put together this list of our favorite charities and events.
Peer-to-peer fundraising long been dominated by a handful of large national health charities such as the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which coordinate massive walks in hundreds of cities. But a new survey of the 30-largest U.S. peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns reveals a huge shift in the way nonprofits are staging these programs.
Truth be told, I have a love/hate relationship with events. I love getting dressed up to attend a fancy benefit. On the other hand, I’ve seen too many organizations host events because their leaders felt they “should.”
If you are a nonprofit, you are probably working with minimal resources, time constraints, and a limited reach. You need funds, but the idea of running a traditional giving campaign via bulk mail may seem expensive, time-consuming, and will likely eat up one-too-many work hours.
The solution for you just may be peer-to-peer fundraising events.
In our ever-connected world, ongoing engagement is a vital part of every marketing initiative, and the marketing for your next nonprofit fundraising event should be no different. Lucky for you, there are a variety of useful tools and tactics you can implement right at your fingertips!
Across the Divide is an event management company providing unique personal and group experiences. ATD has a heritage stretching back over a decade and encompassing an extremely wide range of event and expedition solutions. From fundraising challenges that take participants to the foothills of the Himalayas and Everest Base Camp; to dog sledding across the Arctic Circle; to Corporate Social Responsibility project solutions for large multinational Blue Chip companies in urban areas of the United Kingdom.
Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat rare cancers. Our high-energy indoor team cycling events provide a tangible way for you to fight back—100% of all money raised directly funds lifesaving rare cancer research.
Breast cancer affects everyone - women and men. That's why we're recruiting men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. This distinguished group of community leaders is determined to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society's mission and save more lives than ever before from breast cancer.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
Bring your energy, your passion, your stories, your humor and your fashion sense to the Breast Cancer 3-Day! More than just 60 miles over a long weekend, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a months-long journey out of the everyday.
Join the A-T Cure Team Help find a cure or life-improving therapies for the rare childhood disease, ataxia- telangiectasia (A-T).
AIDS/LifeCycle is about HIV/AIDS and raising money to help the beneficiaries continue to provide the critical services and education needed to meet the growing needs of our community.
For 2 days and 39 miles, you have the opportunity to dramatically impact the lives of millions affected by breast cancer worldwide.
The Snow Run is a weekend event that anyone should be proud to support, to be part of something so unique and so rewarding. We raise money that goes directly to Breast Cancer Patients, not research '' DIRECTLY TO THOSE WHO NEED IT NOW!!!
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Free to Breathe events program brings thousands of people together across the United States each year to help fund vitally need lung cancer research
JDRF One Walk is a fun, family friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with T1D safer and healthier,until it is no longer a threat.
We find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to improve the cancer experience.
Walk, run, hike, swim, bike, sail, network, volunteer, or start your own campaign. You’ll be part of a growing team of passionate, caring people determined to make someday, today.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. Your participation will support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving research, prevention, early detection, and support programs.
One day, every baby will be born healthy. But we have to walk to get there.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
We aim to raise awareness of and money for drug abuse prevention with an emphasis on providing positive alternatives.
Run for charity. Website specific for the UK.
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, formerly America's Walk for Diabetes, is about changing the face of diabetes in our country''by raising funds to help find a cure and by walking a few miles to bring a greater awareness to this devastating disease.
TABC is the tennis organization specially formed to expand awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to find a a cure. Through tennis and sporting events, TABC provides a means of raising funds which have benefited several organizations.
Whatever your interest - walking, running, cycling, swimming, skiing, dancing, cooking, etc. - we have the event for you.
Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.
Make a difference in the lives of nearly 46 million people who live with the daily pain of arthritis. Sign up for the Arthritis Walk, or better yet, become a team captain. The funds you raise will help find a cure for arthritis.
Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure lupus through medical research.