Rebuilding Together: Your Community Needs You

posted on May 27, 2020

Did you know that April was National Rebuilding Month? In short, through the month, events happen in communities across our country during the month-long call to service. Each year, thousands of volunteers give of their time toward rebuilding together. As we all know, this year, the idea of rebuilding has taken on a special resonance. […]

Nonprofit Resources You Can’t Do Without

posted on April 16, 2020

We don’t need to tell you that these are tough times, but your nonprofit can still thrive. Remember, after the 2008 recession, many nonprofits did close. However, the groups that adapted to change were able to continue to deliver essential services in their communities. In fact, some even grew larger because of their innovation, creative […]

Adoption Fundraising Ideas For A Child

posted on March 25, 2020

One of our favorite things to do is to share stories from our partners. And, in this article, we have the chance to tell you about Julie Dochow. What makes Julie’s story great is that she wasn’t seeking to adopt a child when she traveled to China last year. However, something happened, and soon she […]

How to Motivate Volunteers: 3 Can’t-Miss Ways

posted on February 20, 2020

One of the leading challenges for many community groups and small nonprofits, aside from fundraising ideas, is how to motivate volunteers. The reality is that people get on board and agree to give their time. And, they do it because they have the best intentions, but sometimes things get in the way. Still, many nonprofits […]

How to Raise Money for a Cause When It’s Hard

posted on January 16, 2020

Learning how to raise money for a cause is not easy. Many people start nonprofits and think that because they have a good cause, the money will follow. But that’s usually not the case. With more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., there are plenty of excellent missions. However, one of the toughest things […]

YOU MATTER: A 2020 Reminder

posted on December 12, 2019

As we enter another year, during this holiday season, the team at Shoes With Heart wants to follow the path of our CEO. Wayne Elsey has an expression that he always uses: YOU MATTER. It’s an important message and something that during the holiday season, our team wants to spread. As many people know, the […]

4 Amazing P2P Campaigns for Your School Fundraiser [Guest Post]

posted on November 14, 2019

When planning a fundraiser for your school, creativity is key. You want to choose a fundraiser that can raise a lot of funds for your school’s programs, classes, etc. But you also want to choose one that will engage students and get them excited to participate. Leveraging a peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaign is an excellent […]

Sixth Mass Extinction Event: Why It Matters to You

posted on October 30, 2019

If you’ve kept up with the news, then you know there’s been a lot of discussion about combating climate change. Unfortunately, we also find ourselves facing the sixth mass extinction event in the history of the world. And, as animals and insects die, we face the fact that we each have to do more. While […]

Cheerleading Fundraisers That Actually Raise Money

posted on October 16, 2019

Have you wondered what some of the best cheerleading fundraisers are out there? Well, the Forest Hills cheerleading team discovered that it’s a shoe drive fundraiser. Kristen Turner was the coordinator for the fundraiser. She was searching for fundraising ideas for cheerleaders on Google. And, then she came across an article that listed several kinds […]

Board of Directors: Is Your CEO Tanking Your Group?

posted on October 2, 2019

Board of directors for nonprofit organizations have a responsibility to their charity. But, sometimes, leaders think their priority is the CEO. Yet, this not the case. There are several core obligations for nonprofit boards, which include the following: Duty of Care: What this means is that board leaders have to take part in the nonprofit […]