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Traditionally, charities have been all about driving donations and often lump the terms ‘donating’ and ‘fundraising’ together as the same action. They’re actually really, really different and once you figure it out, it’s super liberating… sorta like the first time you drove yourself to the movies or the time you forgot undies for after a swim party and just had to roll with it.  

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The Today Show has partnered with CrowdRise on their Shine A Light program. It’s a year-long effort with all of The Today Show’s anchors fundraising for causes they care about. 

Tamron chose to spotlight the issue of domestic violence, and sat down with seven people who have been personally affected by it. Check out the video — it’s powerful stuff, featuring some incredibly strong women, and a heartbreaking reminder of just how serious this issue is. Tamron is so so awesome for using her platform to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence.  

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The Hollywood Reporter wrote a really great article on CrowdRise for their 2014 Philanthropy issue, and as part of it, they interviewed our co-founders Edward and Shauna and some other beautiful smart famous people, who said all sorts of nice stuff about us. My favorite part is Paul Rudd’s exploration of what’s really at the heart of charity. So smart, that guy. 

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So much love for John, Tony and Jason. They are amazing CrowdRisers and there’s nothing more touching than watching them fall in love with Cher while raising a bunch of money to help cure MS. 

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You’ve for sure seen the “Edit Tab” while logged into your events and fundraisers but there are a couple secrets to the tab that could save you lots of time or at least make you feel super smart. Here we go…

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Thanking your donors and making them feel special and appreciated is super easy and one of the best ways to get more donations later.

We’ve got some quick tips and ideas to make thanking your donors super easy and effective to boot.  To boot (again).

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