On January 19, at 9 a.m IQnection Internet Services held its quarterly Nonprofit Summit. Four speakers shared fundraising ideas for nonprofits during the fundraising themed event entitled: “Raising Bucks – Fundraising ideas for the New Year.”
Networking began at 8:30 a.m., at IQnection’s Marketing and Hosting Department Building on 28 East Oakland Avenue in Doylestown, PA where over a dozen attendees gathered for the morning Nonprofit Summit.
At 9 a.m. Bob Campbell started the event by sharing information about IQnections social donation campaign. Mr. Campbell also spoke about Casino Games Plus, and the perks of hosting a casino night fundraising event. This was one of three fundraising ideas for nonprofits that was discussed during the day.
The second fundraising idea for nonprofits was shared by Greg Glemser, co-owner of the Doylestown Gold Exchange. During the presentation Mr. Glemser informed attendees about his family owned and operated business located in Doylestown, PA and presented information on precious metal fundraising events or “gold parties,” where organizations raise money based on the amount of gold (silver, platinum, or coins) brought to the party.
Dennis McGovern also took the time to present during this quarters Nonprofit Summit. He spoke on the topic of credit card transactions using Square Up. Square Up is a square-shaped card reader that can plug into any mobile smart phone, which will allow event staff to take credit card transactions from donors at any nonprofit fundraising event. For more information on the Square Card Reader visit: https://squareup.com/
Finally, Mike Whelan and Christine Byers, from BC Sports shared information on fundraising with sports memorabilia also known as a “charity auction.” This nonprofit fundraising option allows nonprofits to auction off consignment sports memorabilia for a profit. Once the items are auctioned off the nonprofit organization profits from all of the money made above the initial asking price. BC Sports is also able to schedule a professional athlete to attend an event, which can attract a large number of attendees.
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