Customer Success Story: Paterson Music Project Increases Fundraising by 368%

Looking for some inspiration and proof that events can be successful in 2020? With a little innovation and a willingness to pivot, Ride for PMP, in tandem with the Garden State Fondo, raised $20,000 for the Paterson Music Project (PMP) – an increase of 368% in fundraising. The success of the event was centered around […]

GiveSignup Strategy

In September we announced a Series A funding round from Payroc that allows our company to accelerate the growth of both RunSignup and GiveSignup. In our typical openness, we wanted to share why GiveSignup is a key and complementary initiative to drive that growth. Allison Bickel, GiveSignup’s Lead, wrote this as an assignment for one […]

Welcome, Joel!

We’re excited to welcome Joel to the GiveSignup team! Joel is an experienced developer and is joining the GiveSignup development team to build new features that help nonprofits raise more. Joel has spent a majority of his career in the financial industry where he developed custom tools to enable financial teams to better manage and […]

Introducing the New Donation Form Wizard

Just in time for Giving Tuesday, we are introducing the new GiveSignup Donation Form wizard that makes it easy for nonprofits to create donation forms in minutes. Donation forms combine ease of use with a modern and beautiful design that elevates your donations for both targeted campaigns and general donations. This is an easy solution […]

GiveSignup – The New Alternative for Nonprofit Ticket Events

GiveSignup has steadily built a ticket platform that’s purpose-built for nonprofits and serves as a modern alternative to Eventbrite, Crowdrise, Classy, and Blackbaud. GiveSignup Tickets is built on the core RunSignup platform, with the same payment processing integrity and cutting edge features that continuously improve. There are a number of reasons to move to GiveSignup for your […]

Registration or Ticket?

One of the frequent questions we get is what is the difference between a registration and a ticket platform. This blog explains the difference and helps nonprofits decide which one to use. Participants Register Registration systems are built to handle not only the purchase, but also the collection of information needed for event day participation. […]

Fundraising in a Pandemic: The Data

With months of cancelled events due to COVID, more than 8,800 nonprofits have used GiveSignup | RunSignup to go virtual, launch a virtual challenge fundraising campaign, and/or host a virtual ticket event. Beyond the obvious benefit of engaging supporters, we get a lot of questions from nonprofits about whether a virtual fundraising event can generate […]

GiveSignup August Newsletter

GiveSignup Fall Cram Sessions The GiveSignup team hosted three sessions during RunSignup | GiveSignup’s fall cram session on August 25th. The sessions focused on ways nonprofits can raise money and engage supporters this fall: Peer to Peer Fundraising Options on RunSignup | GiveSignup; Giving Tuesday Campaigns; and Nonprofit Virtual Case Studies. All session recordings, slides, […]

Virtual Event Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits

Several months into the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of almost all in-person fundraising, nonprofits are forced to continually find new ways to engage their supporters from a distance. The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can do this virtually, and RunSignup | GiveSignup offers a set of tools that […]

PayPal Donate Buttons vs. GiveSignup Donation Forms

GiveSignup Donation Forms provide nonprofits a great upgrade path from old PayPal donate buttons. There are a number of advantages to upgrading: Feature your Nonprofit’s branding, not PayPal’s branding Encourage donation levels Give donors flexible choices of one-time or recurring gifts Enable tribute information collection Use your URL / Domain (for free!) Donation use designation […]

Fundraiser Milestone Confetti

There is more gamification to engage and celebrate your fundraisers when they hit fundraising milestones with the release of Fundraiser Milestone Confetti. You must have fundraiser milestones set up for the fundraiser confetti to show. Navigate to Fundraising >> Individual Fundraisers >> Fundraiser Rewards. Add one or multiple milestones for your fundraisers to achieve. You […]

Donation Goal Cover Page Component

You can now add a dynamic donation goal to all event, ticket, and donation websites on GiveSignup | RunSignup! This lets you feature your donation goal progress prominently on your website with a clear Donate call to action. To add a Donation Goal to your website, navigate to the Cover Page set up on your […]

GiveSignup | RunSignup Debuts Corporate Matching Gifts Integration with 360MatchPro by Double the Donation

GiveSignup | RunSignup is proud to debut a new corporate matching gifts integration with 360MatchPro by Double the Donation, the leading provider of matching gift and volunteer grant solutions to nonprofits and educational institutions.  Nonprofits that use Double the Donation as their corporate matching gift platform can now enable the integration on any GiveSignup | […]

Webinar Recap: Make Money, Save Money

This webinar was a high level look at some ideas you can use to make money and save money right now. If you want to dive deeper into any of these ideas, we have a ton of resources below to get you started: Webinar Recording Slides https://runsignup.com/GoVirtual State of the Industry Where are we today? […]

Webinar Recap: (Free) Virtual Events with Donations and Fundraising

Nonprofits are dealing with canceled fundraising events and a severe decrease in donations. It’s time to go back to basics: engage your communities while saving money and making money for your nonprofit. People need connection more than ever, and free virtual events (or a small registration fee) with donations and fundraising are a perfect way to […]

Donations and Fundraising: COVID-19 Webinar Recap

Further your mission–but first, take care of your people This is and will continue to be an extremely difficult time for nonprofits. It’s time to go back to basics: engage your communities. People need connection more than ever. Focus on your employees, beneficiaries, and volunteers first, and keep any donations and fundraising messaging simple, actionable, […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A GiveSignup Case Study

Creating community and raising more About Central Kentucky Race Management Central Kentucky Race Management, originally called Central Kentucky Timing Services, was founded in 2017 by Jeff Proctor. The company has since expanded into race management and picked up two other co- partners, Damon Barnes and Greg Milby. With each founder experienced in different areas of race […]

GiveSignup January Newsletter

2019 RaceTrends Report Our 2019 RaceTrends Report is here! The report uses the 50,000+ races, runs, walks, and rides and 7+ million participants who registered on our site in 2019 to evaluate the state of the US market. The report includes data and insights on endurance event giving trends: Fundraisers who linked their RunSignup fundraising […]

We’re Hiring – GiveSignup Inside Sales Rep

Do you… Have a passion for nonprofits? Love working with the latest and greatest technology? Want to bring technology solutions to thousands of nonprofits? Want to work with a dynamic and cutting-edge tech company that’s using the art of technology to make a difference in the endurance and nonprofit market? We are looking for a […]

2019 Review: RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser Integration

RunSignup announced our free Facebook Fundraiser integration in July 2019. The integration allows your fundraisers to auto-create a Facebook Fundraiser from RunSignup. The amounts raised on RunSignup and Facebook are automatically synced, enabling your participants (and your nonprofit) to raise more and reach fundraising goals faster. It’s already clear from our data that the RunSignup […]

Donation Forms

Nonprofits can now create an unlimited number of Donation Forms to grow donations. Donation Forms automatically apply your nonprofit’s branding and custom domain or subdomain, giving your nonprofit a 100% white-label solution to collect donations. Donation Forms are both powerful and easy to create so that your nonprofit can raise more and save time: Create […]

Donation Website Cover Pages

With GiveSignup’s donation websites, any nonprofit can create a beautiful website for their nonprofit or donation campaign with a custom domain or subdomain, built-in security, mobile responsiveness, SEO optimization, and integrated donation confirmation information. Cover pages let nonprofits create websites that look as professional and unique as the missions they represent. GiveSignup’s Donation Websites look […]

Re-Order Ticket Groups

You can now easily drag and drop ticket groups to re-arrange the order in which they appear on your ticket event website and in the ticket purchase path. To re-order your ticket groups, go to the Ticket Event Wizard >> Step 2. Using the left-hand drag icon, re-arrange your ticket groups. Click Save Sort Order […]

What Happened to Crowdrise?

Many nonprofits, their run/walk/ride partners, individual fundraisers and their donors are being surprised to see Crowdrise.com redirected to an entirely new website – https://charity.gofundme.com/. It is a bit confusing since GoFundMe made no real mention of the Crowdrise brand shut-down and redirect in their press release on October 15, or anywhere on their site. GoFundMe […]

All-In-One Charity Bib Fundraising Platform

A growing number of nonprofits are using RunSignup/GiveSignup for charity bib fundraising. They are choosing RunSignup/GiveSignup as their all-in-one fundraising solution to raise more and save time for several reasons: Easy-to-use all-in-one platform for nonprofits and fundraisers Free platform with a flat 4% processing fee on all donations that donors can opt to pay Free […]

Ticket Event Questions

You can now collect additional information from your ticket purchasers and/or ticket holders with flexible Ticket Event Questions. To add questions for your attendees to answer when they buy tickets, navigate to Event >> Questions from your Ticket Event Dashboard. Click the orange Create a Question button to start adding questions. How to Create Questions […]

GiveSignup November Newsletter

Introducing Cover Pages for Ticket Events With GiveSignup’s free ticket event websites, any nonprofit can create real websites for all of their ticket events with a custom domain or subdomain, built-in security, mobile responsiveness, SEO optimization, and integrated event information. Cover pages take branding to the next level, with an easy point-and-click builder that allows a nonprofit to create unique […]

Donation Websites: CSV Upload for Offline Donations

You can now upload a CSV file of offline donations to any donation website. This makes it efficient to enter a large number of offline donations to your donation website. First, you will need a CSV file with the data you would like to import. Required fields for your CSV include: First Name Last Name […]

GiveSignup October Newsletter

Create a Ticket Event. Test it out now. Invite the finance team to set up payment later. Easy. We’ve made it easy for nonprofits to raise more and save time with 2 new options for Ticket Event payment accounts: Set Up Later and Test Mode. Set Up Later lets you invite the nonprofit’s finance representative or CFO to create […]

GiveSignup September Newsletter

Fundraising Pages that Tell a Story Your fundraisers have important and compelling fundraising journeys and motivations. Our individual & team fundraising page redesign gives your supporters beautiful templates to tell and share their stories. Check out the blog to see the Phase 1 release of sleek and modern fundraising pages, and a peek at what […]

Add Offline Donations to Donation Websites

When your nonprofit receives donations by cash or check, you can record as a Manual Donation in your Donation Website Dashboard. All Manual Donations will count towards your donation goal progress, show in the top donor scroll, and appear in your donation reports. You can add offline donations by navigating to Donations >> Manual on […]

Gala: Ticket Groups and Levels Example

Ticket Groups and Levels Blog Series GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels are a sub-category of ticket groups, […]

GiveSignup August Newsletter

GiveSignup–Built for Nonprofits Grow your nonprofit events and raise more by setting up your next nonprofit ticketed event on GiveSignup. Free events are always free on our platform, so you can easily use GiveSignup for your next free or volunteer ticketed event. Raise More with Facebook Fundraisers Nonprofits can raise more and save time with […]

Donor Covered Fees

GiveSignup is a free platform for nonprofits, with no monthly or subscription fees. We only make money from processing fees that you can absorb or pass on to your supporters so that your nonprofit can get free websites, free domains, free CRM, free email marketing, free Facebook Fundraising integration, and free DIY fundraising.  When you […]

Symposium 2019: Fundraising Panel

For the 8,000+ nonprofits who use RunSignup, fundraising is an essential part of their events. But it’s more than just collecting donations–everything from your communications strategy to your social media presence can affect your results. At Symposium, we invited some experts from the nonprofit space to share their knowledge about how to recruit, motivate, and […]

RunSignup July Newsletter

Top News: Introducing GiveSignup, a Free Technology Platform for Nonprofits Nonprofits can raise more and save time with this new technology suite. GiveSignup is built on the foundations of RunSignup, and designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. GiveSignup is an all-in-one and open platform to power nonprofit revenue generation and supporter engagement. What’s included? Nonprofit Ticket […]

Symposium 2019: GiveSignup Demo

This year’s Symposium brought the announcement of GiveSignup, our new platform for nonprofits. Built from the same core as RunSignup, GiveSignup offers new functionalities for nonprofits to grow their events and raise more. 501(c)3 companies will now be able to create and sell tickets for their events – not just races – with the new […]

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