You’re Invited! …to Our Digital Conference

Hello ScaleFunder blog readers. I want to take a quick moment of your time to alert you to our upcoming “Digital Philanthropy and Millennial Engagement Conference” taking place in Atlanta over October 13 and 14. And … Read more

Hyper Targeting Donors for Online Giving Days – UCSC

Demonstrating specific impact is quickly becoming known as a surefire tactic for engaging donors on a grassroots level and encouraging more giving – especially online. This tactic is one reason why crowdfunding has become so … Read more

The Ambassador Roadmap

Did you miss some of Justin’s 4-part series on how to build an ambassador program?  Do you want to read it but don’t have the time?  Well – great news!  We created this easy to read infographic … 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


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

Fundraising Voices Podcast – Digital Donor Engagement

In this episode of Ruffalo Noel Levitz‘s Fundraising Voices podcast, Justin Ware & Brian Gawor discuss digital engagement, passive and active giving, online ambassadors, and giving days.  In the podcast, Justin explains his passion for … Read more

Passive v. Active Online Giving

From online giving days, to #GivingTuesday, to the launch of a crowdfunding program, a growing number of higher education institutions now have at least one marquee digital event every year. These buzz worthy online events … Read more