No One Should Suffer From Hunger: The Story of Gleaners Food Bank

I am always awe inspired when I encounter truly dedicated individuals who are making a positive difference in their communities. They are selfless, compassionate people who devote their lives and jobs to making other people’s lives a little bit better. These people motivate me and make me strive to be a better person. These are the kinds of neighbors you find at Gleaners Food Bank.

Gleaners Food Bank is the largest charitable provider of food in Indianapolis, Indiana. They started in 1980 and currently serve 21 counties and 350 agencies. Gleaners is in its 4th generation of service and would not be possible without its donors or volunteers. [Read more…]

Driving Digital Donations

Between crowd sourcing, social media advocacy, and mobile giving, the traditional funding style for nonprofits is transforming rapidly into the new digital age. While traditional techniques for gathering funding are still tried and true, the importance of exploring additional avenues for raising funds cannot be understated.

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What motivates individuals to donate and what doesn’t?

We see it at the end of every year. Pictures of children living in abject poverty. Heart wrenching stories of mothers desperately trying to help their families. But according to an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, researchers are finding that the emotional appeal isn’t as effective as others to inspire people to donate.

Publicizing contributions from well-known donors.

Research showed that listing the name of a recognized and respectable foundation that gave matching funds improved chances of individuals donating by 22 percent. It also served as a quality check for people who often do not have time to research nonprofits they would like to donate to.

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