4 Types of Sites to Help Raise Money for Your Cause

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4 Types of Sites to Help Raise Money for Your Cause

4 Types of Sites to Help Raise Money for Your Cause

Fundraising Tips
An essential component to any nonprofit fundraising strategy in 2016 ought to include raising money online.  Not only is online fundraising an easy part of your overall fundraising strategy to implement; there's a lot of money in it if approached in the right way. There is a New Generation of Sites to Help Raise Money for Your Cause Online   These older more well-established options pair well with newer methods.  I will be looking at two very well-established websites that offer the chance to earn passive revenue and a few popular crowdfunding models. I will explore what makes each platform unique, how it works and whether it's right for you and finally, I will look at our own affiliate program at ApuforLife as a comparison.  It's easy to be involved in more than one…
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What Motivates People to Donate and Why

What Motivates People to Donate and Why

Fundraising Tips
Nonprofits are even better positioned today than ever before to take advantage of millions of potential online donors. People are looking for the right cause that will resonate with them and motivate them to effect change by making a donation. Information overload, not to mention literally millions of nonprofits to choose from can lead to option paralysis at which point a potential donor puts off for tomorrow what they could do today or decides to donate to the biggest most visible nonprofit out there. That's why it is important for all nonprofits and especially smaller organizations to understand what motivates people to donate.   While the largest nonprofits are the most well-funded and can often be really good at efficiency, particularly in more capital-intensive fields, small nonprofits are too often…
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U.S. Map of Commercial Co-Venturer Regulations

U.S. Map of Commercial Co-Venturer Regulations

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Here's a map that contains links to sites in each State addressing Commercial Co-Venturer Regulations and registration processes. Resources contained in this map may vary in accuracy and timeliness. Many are links to State Legislatures, Attorney Generals Offices, Departments of Justice and Secretary of State Offices. Not All States Require Nonprofits to Register Their Fundraising Efforts According to Perlman & Perlman's informative 2015 Report which breaks down the varying filing requirements of all parties with regard charitable solicitations, Professional Solicitors for example are required to register, which often involves fees, in all but 6 States and the District of Columbia. Commercial Co-Venturers in contrast are required to file in only a handful of States, including Alabama, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina.   Definitions: What are the Different Fundraising…
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Nonprofits Matter When Uncovering the Causes of Homelessness

Nonprofits Matter When Uncovering the Causes of Homelessness

Homelessness, The Need
[iconheading type="h1"]Causes of Homelessness[/iconheading] Today there is an epidemic of homelessness, and even though people living without homes is a severe problem, the rise of homelessness in the US is a symptom of more systematic failures.  It is tempting to discount the lives of those who live on our streets and under our bridges.  It is tempting for some to blame the homeless for their circumstances.  But it is vitally important that we look instead to how we can help, what we can do as individuals and as organizations to improve the circumstances of untold numbers of people living on the edge of society.  The mission of ApuforLife is to help nonprofits of many kinds and included in our effort is to help those serving the homeless community.  So in…
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