Our client, Swim Across America, unites the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund life saving cancer research and clinical trials. They came to us with a new feature request to address an important safety issue they have on the day of their peer-to-peer events. Swim Across America needed the ability to identify when a swimmer has left the water. They needed to be able to see if everyone made it out of the water safely and in turn know how many individuals (if any) are still in the water.
As you know, keeping a participant involved in your peer-to-peer events year over year isn’t always easy. But by adding mobile technology to the day of your event, it can be! We find that by creating a smoother and more efficient day-of experience, you can create a lasting impression and ensure higher participant retention rates.
Here’s how you can use mobile technology to create a positive experience from the start, leaving participants with a positive impression that lasts:
What is your strategy for using a peer-to-peer event to grow your donor base? Do you have a protocol to engage and retain first-time participants? Or do the majority of these people end up being “one and done” – engaged for the day but not for the future? In our experience, we’ve found that organizations often feel forced to choose the latter.
When you’re looking for software to support your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns online, it’s important to consider the software’s design capabilities. Depending on your budget and your staff’s technical knowledge, you may want software that offers easy-to-use templates, or you may want as much flexibility as possible to create your own designs.
Here are some design capabilities to think about as you evaluate peer-to-peer fundraising software platforms for your nonprofit: Read More
Setting the scene:
So you’ve just completed a successful peer-to-peer event (congratulations!) and naturally you’re completely drained. The night before your event was a late night of last-minute event prep, course setup, volunteer organizing and restless sleep. And as race morning goes, the alarm clock went off well before the sun.
This year Grassroots Unwired brought their biggest team yet to Blackbaud’s annual customer conference in Orlando, Florida.
Just in case your head is still spinning from attending inspirational keynotes, product roadmap sessions and intensive report-building sessions, we distilled the top three takeaways for peer to peer fundraisers:
If you missed checking out our sponsor booth, you can learn more about our integration with Blackbaud here.
– Written by Cynthia León, Grassroots Unwired VP of Business Development