Building a 4-stage Online Ambassador Program — Stage 3: Deployment

This is part 3 in a four-part series that details ScaleFunder’s four-stage online ambassador program building process process. Before continuing, be sure you’ve read part 1 by clicking here and part 2 by clicking here. … Read more

Building a 4-stage Online Ambassador Program — Stage 2: Engagement

Before reading this post, be sure to check out Stage 1 in this four-part series on identifying potential ambassadors by clicking here. All caught up? Great! Now let’s talk about engaging and on-boarding your potential … Read more

Building a 4-stage Online Ambassador Program — Stage 1: Identification

A lot has been revealed in recent years about the power of friends asking friends to support their favorite nonprofits online. In higher education in particular, we at ScaleFunder have experienced massive online giving success when … Read more

8 of Our Favorite Crowdfunding Projects from 2015

As 2015 has now come to a close, the ScaleFunder team thought back on the amazing year our clients enjoyed and some of the milestones that were passed. Our clients were able to collectively raise … Read more

How to Build a Digital Major Gifts Program

I love it when anecdotes plus statistics lead to predictions, which then become real life case studies and finally evidential proof. In 2012, we first witnessed major donors taking notice of online campaigns when a … Read more

A Tale of Two Giving Tuesdays

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 was a busy day for ScaleFunder partners. In all, 55 partner institutions ran Giving Tuesday related projects or were active during the event. Two clients in particular were especially focused on … Read more

#GivingTuesday Results

ScaleFunder is proud to report that in 24 hours on December 1st, 2015 our partners collectively raised over half a million dollars!  We are so excited for all of the possibilities this opens up for … Read more

A ScaleFunder Family Thanksgiving

Life at ScaleFunder moves a million miles a minute. It’s been a year of immense growth for our team and our incredible partners. So when I stopped folks in the office to ask, “what are … Read more


It’s officially one week away from Thanksgiving, a holiday whose tradition is rooted in the coming together and enjoying a meal together with family and friends. When I think of Thanksgivings past, I think of … Read more

Last Minute Tactics for #GivingTuesday

I know, I know …we should have started our #GivingTuesday planning many months ago. And most of you have. But there are still a few last-second items you should consider to give your fundraising on … Read more