Volunteerism: Giving Back to the Community

Most people believe that the only way to give back is by making a monetary donation, but that is not the case. Instead, you can give your time and it is just as appreciated! Volunteering is a great way to give back to a community and can help an organization reach its fundraising goals. Not ...
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Effective Communication with Your Donors

Donor retention rates have been on a steady decline for the last few years. In 2010-2011, the number of returning donors was at 52.5% with a steady decline to 38.9% over 2017-2018, meaning less than half of non-profit’s donor base are those donors making repeat gifts from year to year. With capacity to give at ...
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Event Timelines

“Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” Miles Davis was on to something when he said this. If only there was a way to manage your time effectively, especially in the world of event planning. Oh but there is, friends: the ubiquitous timeline. At Powered by Professionals, we make efficient, effective use of ...
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Interning at PBP

Top 5 Takeaways from an Event Planning Internship No matter your level of experience or your choice of careers, you should be learning from your work and co-workers every day. As an intern, your entire goal is to learn and experience firsthand the desired industry you want to enter, gaining understanding of the industry and ...
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5 Ways to Fundraise this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to focus on the things in life that are truly important: family, community and giving back. Whether you work for a charity, are involved on a committee, or are just looking for ways to support an important cause, we have compiled our list of ways to making end-of-year ...
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Standards for Charity Accountability

Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations.  The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations, and to advance support of philanthropy.  The main objective of these standards is to assist a charity’s ...
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