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A list of Community Bulletin Boards

Recently, I asked our wonderful Human Services Coalition Listserv for assistance compiling a list of places where non-profit organizations can hang up posters or flyers with information about their upcoming events. I received multiple responses and compiled them here for you to use. Thank you for once again showing the cooperative nature of this listserv, [...]

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PEAKS News: Winter 2015

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PEAKS News: July 2014

A Summer of Crowdfunding Summer seems to be the season for fundraising! PEAKS has seen a lot of activity in the past few months. Read below to see which campaigns have recently finished up, which ones will be closing soon and campaigns that have just begun! Congratulations to these organizations for completing their crowdfunding campaigns! [...]

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PEAKS News: Summer 2014

First of all, Happy May! Summer is right around the corner, as evidenced by the peaking sun we’ve been seeing lately, and the absence (finally?) of SN*W! There are so many exciting things happening right now with PEAKS, it’s Staff (both current and previous) and with Cornell Cooperative Extension! If you haven’t yet checked out [...]

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PEAKS Welcomes New Director in 2014!

A Farewell Letter from PEAKS Co-Founder, Emma Frisch: Dear friends of PEAKS, I always welcome the holiday season as a time to reflect and give thanks. As I look back on the past twelve years while preparing for 2014, I feel truly blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for! At the top of [...]

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Farewell from PEAKS’ Co-Founder and former Director, Emma Frisch

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How to make a 2-minute crowdfunding pitch

There’s no question about it. In the digital age, with less time spent reading online and amateur filmmaking at our fingertips, video has become a critical tool for telling your story. A well-made video is concise and feels personal, and has the potential to be one of the most powerful forms of online fundraising. Sharing [...]

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Crowdfunding Sessions: How to Raise Money with PEAKS

Our top priority at PEAKS is to work closely with each and every Changemaker interested in exploring crowdfunding as an effective tool for raising money and building expanded donor networks and communities. In an effort to provide personal, hands-on support we would like to invite Changemakers to participate in our Crowdfunding Sessions: How to Raise [...]

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Social Media 101: The Basics of Facebook and Twitter

Written by Ashley Black Dyson School c/o 2014, Cornell University (Student Intern – Summer 2013) Welcome to Social Media 101, the first of three installments designed to teach you how to use social media like a pro to promote your campaign, gain public visibility and grow your network of supporters and contributors. As discussed in [...]

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Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Succeed: 10 Case Studies from the Best Crowdfunding Websites

Written by Boheng Su MPA Candidate, Cornell University (Student Intern – Summer 2013) PEAKS is committed to helping every one of our Changemakers launch an exciting, inspiring and successful fundraising and friendraising campaign! We scoured the most popular crowdfunding platforms out there, including PEAKS, for ten prime examples and analyzed what they did best. In addition [...]

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