An old friend who never writes -- except to ask that I spend money buying into her latest business venture or charitable adventure -- emailed to ask that I support her in yet another walk-a-thon. This time, I declined. Even though I'm not contributing, others will. Walk-a-thons, bowl-a-thons, dance-a-thons ... you name it, "a-thons" have become popular in recent years. A business colleague confided that his informal research indicated "a-thons" were at the peak of their trend. "It's that
A new study has been released that compares the giving patterns of men versus women. Based on the data, should you start changing your invitation list? Find out in this podcast. Listen to the podcast below.
An interesting report was released a few months ago examining male and female giving patterns. I was eager to read it, hoping it might point to some new ideas in who should be on the guest lists for our benefit auctions. Here's the background. In October 2010, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University released its first report called "Women Give 2010." It reported differences in giving to charity between male and female single-headed households across income levels. (Remember, this
Last week I read an article about an Idaho athletic booster fundraiser that had experienced a controversy. The bad news filtered into their annual auction. In this podcast learn how to have a profitable event, even when a hullabaloo darkens your door.Listen to the podcast below.
Last week across the newswire, I read an article about an Idaho athletic booster auction fundraiser that was small in size, but not by design: Blackfoot Broncos Annual Fundraiser Attendance Falls. The school's Booster Club, located in Blackfoot, ID (population ~11,000) was raising money for athletic programs. The booster auction usually brings in several thousand dollars. The Booster Club President suggests that the economy is to blame for the lower attendance and fewer donations, but a