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Adopt One, Save Two: Animal Ark, a No-Kill Shelter

Animals deserve comfort, love, soft blankets, whatever treats make them happy, families—and at the very least, life. Thankfully, Animal Ark and similar organizations work to help companion animals neglected, lost or left behind. Our latest Giving Program recipient works to rescue and re-home Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals. Why Adopt from a No-Kill Shelter
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A Partridge and a Parody: 12 Twists on Classic Holiday Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for holiday events. Bust out the ugly sweaters or the pretty ones, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and celebrate the holiday season with 12 unique takes on classic holiday events: 1. Brassy Baroque Christmas The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet plays holiday classics mixed in with
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Don’t Ghost: 5 Best Practices for Canceling an Event

Fall and winter events are all sorts of magical. There’s the lighting, the warmth, the comfort food. But the season also brings the chance of inclement weather, the flu, and frustrating travel delays. If you have to cancel your event, let your attendees down easy. Here’s how to do it right: 1. Contact us immediately
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How Families First Changed One Life Forever

Not everyone has family or friends to turn to when times get rough. That’s why community service organizations are essential—they are the “village” for people to lean on when dealing with tough times. Families First, our latest Giving Program donation recipient strengthens communities with individual and family mental health counseling, support groups, education and training,
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Q&A: Jordan Lyon Took a Bold Step. The Rest is History…

It can be lonely in the city. If you don’t watch out, the daily grind of traffic-work-traffic-home can turn into a major rut. Jordan Lyon spotted this phenomenon in himself and his neighbors. Then he took a bold step. He quit his well-paying sales job to start Foundation Community, a Seattle-based organization with a mission
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5 Fantastic Reasons to Offer Physical Tickets at Your Next Event

There’s something special about a physical ticket. Holding one in your hand as you wait excitedly to see your favorite band…attending a show with it tucked safely in your pocket, putting the stub into a scrapbook, finding it years later and feeling that flood of oh-what-a-show nostalgia. Physical tickets have a powerful effect, which is
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5 Promotion Secrets to a Packed Holiday Event

Tick(et) tock. The holidays are coming up and so is your event. Holiday events require special love because there is a lot of competition (we’re looking at you Nutcracker), but you can use the season to your advantage. Here are 5 holiday promotion strategies that will get your attendees lining up to buy those tickets.
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One of the Best Marketing Tools that You’re Not Using

We get it. We understand your pain. You worked so hard to organize an amazing event, but no one told you how hard it would be to promote it. You’ve posted the event to Facebook, you tweeted, you posted flyers and then… crickets. You may not realize it, but we have a one-of-a-kind solution. We
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13 Frightening AF Halloween Events

The air is honey crisp. The nights are getting chilly. It’s time to eat (pumpkin-flavored everything), drink (cider please) and be SCARY. We combed through all of our Halloween events to find zombie 5ks, ghost walks, and so many other haunts across the country. Here are our 13 top picks for Halloween events, ranging from
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Tech Savvy? You’ll Love Our Latest Giving Program Donation

Tech geeks and coders will be especially excited about the latest recipient of our Giving Program donation – a nonprofit named TeamsCode. TeamsCode started in 2016 when two passionate Mercer Island high schoolers organized a coding competition at their school. The students, Alan Bi and Chris Elliott, were both participants in other programming contests. They
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