Practical Lessons for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Nonprofit Tech Carnival

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As defined in our own guide, peer-to-peer fundraising is:

A strategy that makes use of existing donors’ networks and encourages supporters to reach out to their peers, friends, co-workers, and family members for donations. Individual fundraisers usually set up a personal fundraising page to accept donations, which are then received by the nonprofit.

Peer-to-peer is such a productive avenue for fundraising because it capitalizes on donors’ existing relationships, it’s low-cost, and it’s an organic and naturally developing process.

We love it, and we write about it all the time. So, it felt fitting that when we decided to host the February edition of the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival, we would focus on such a key topic for us.

What is the carnival?

The Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Blog carnival is a monthly roundup of resources centered on a specific theme.

Each month, a new host announces a new theme (Qgiv this month!) and asks for participants to send in articles, guides, eBooks, and other educational materials that tie into the topic at hand.

You can learn more about the carnival by checking out this webpage:

But the two main things to keep in mind are:

  1. The carnival is designed to be an invaluable resource for those in the nptech world who are looking for great advice from their peers and mentors.
  2. Each resource roundup is an excellent opportunity for thought leaders to showcase their expertise and relevant educational content they’ve created.

If those two points strike a chord with you, read on to learn about the theme.

What is this month’s theme?

As this post’s title and introduction both indicate, we’ve decided to highlight peer-to-peer strategies.

Specifically, we’re asking for submissions related to the following question:

What practical peer-to-peer fundraising lessons do you have to offer?

We’re looking for thorough and well-reasoned advice. Whether your article speaks to the individual fundraisers or the nonprofits organizing things or somewhere in between, if you have thoughtful tips and actionable instructions, we want to hear from you.

How do you send in a submission?

Submitting to the carnival is an easy process that takes fewer than 5 minutes.

Simply email your article to Taylor Gibbs (, the carnival coordinator, and include the following information:

  • Author name
  • Name of publishing site
  • Title of article
  • Article permalink
  • A 2-3 sentence description

We’ll be accepting and reviewing submissions all the way up until Monday, February 27. So hop to it!

And don’t forget to share this post with your network, and subscribe to the newsletter for all carnival-related updates. Click here to subscribe!

We can wait to read all your advice. Until then, happy fundraising!

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