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Easy Way to Raise More: Allow Your Donors To Cover Fees

Holman Gao | 4 min read

Processing fees are inherent with all digital transactions today. Unfortunately, online donations are not exempt, but an easy way to save on this cost is to offer your donors the ability to cover...

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How to Leverage Your Alumni Network to Meet Fundraising Goals

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

Your school’s alumni network is likely an untapped - or underutilized - goldmine for both engagement and fundraising campaigns. Alumni have a very specific connection to your school and by leveraging...

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Why Online Fundraising Matters To Your School

Julie Chomiak | 6 min read

Online fundraising has quickly become a necessary component of schools’ fundraising strategies - and for good reason! Donors are more comfortable giving online now more than ever and often expect...

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4 Fundraising Ideas to Hit Your School’s Annual Goals

Julie Chomiak | 6 min read

Each year, development teams are tasked with raising more money from their constituents and to do so effectively, they need to utilize new fundraising ideas. However, coming up with new concepts...

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Bring on the School Spirit: 4 Alumni Reunion Fundraising Tips

Julie Chomiak | 4 min read

Alumni reunions have become a major piece of the fundraising puzzle for many schools. They provide a natural way to bring alumni from all generations together and get them back on campus. While the...

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Using Fundraising Thermometers for Your School’s Development Campaigns

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

When you’re responsible for a fundraising campaign, from the annual fund to a major capital endeavor, designing new ways to excite your constituents and stimulate gift giving can be challenging...

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2018 Tax Bill Implications on Schools’ Charitable Giving

Julie Chomiak | 4 min read

The recent Republican tax bill is on everyone’s mind. What does it mean for individuals, their taxes, and their future? While much of this information is hazy, it’s been made clear that fewer people...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Annual Day of Giving

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

An annual day of giving is a fantastic way to drive donations and encourage participation from all of your constituents. Many schools have already adopted this practice and have realized good results...

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Donation Deluge: 3 Tips for Amazing Year End Giving Results

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

Year end giving is a great way to add a deadline for charitable gifts. While the fiscal year runs through June, it’s encouraging to have at least half of your fundraising goal met by the start of the...

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Make your school’s #GivingTuesday appeal stand out from the rest

Holman Gao | 4 min read

#GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a great day for schools to make a fundraising appeal, since it's recognized as the US's national day of giving. However, it can be a challenge...

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How to Set Up Your Crowdfunding Campaign for Success

Holman Gao | 2 min read

Even before a crowdfunding campaign goes live, there is plenty you can do to ensure that the campaign goes well. Below are three tactics that schools have used to hit their crowdfunding goal on...

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3 Tips for Increasing Alumni Giving

Holman Gao | 3 min read

At BoostMySchool, we've talked with over a hundred U.S. public and private high schools about their alumni fundraising. Below are three common tips that have helped schools increase first-time...

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