Tips and Tricks: Maximizing Your Holiday Adopt-a-Family Programs

Are you in the middle of planning your adopt-a-family holiday program? Or perhaps considering starting one? In this month’s Inside In-Kind, we highlight two nonprofits’ holiday Adopt-a-Family programs.  We will explore who they are, what they do, and how they run their programs. Read on to learn some tips and tricks they are using to … Continue reading Tips and Tricks: Maximizing Your Holiday Adopt-a-Family Programs

How to Pick the Right Campaign for the Holidays

The holidays are joyous for most people, but it can be extremely stressful for nonprofits – identifying the right toys/gifts, procuring them, and distributing them in time. Perhaps you currently run a toy drive to collect gifts but wish you provided more customized items. Or perhaps you coordinate an adopt-a-family program but dread the amount … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Campaign for the Holidays

2022 Holiday Outlook

It’s beginning to look a lot like…the holidays?  Although the summer is just kicking off, it’s not too early to start thinking about your holiday programs.  This year, it is more important than ever to start early.  Read on for some tips and trends to help you maximize your program this holiday season.   Toy Trends … Continue reading 2022 Holiday Outlook

Inflation and Shortages: The Impact on Nonprofit Goods

We have been seeing it everywhere: prices are increasing, and sections of store shelves are bare or thin. For nonprofits, the price increases and product shortages have hampered the ability of many organizations to meet clients’ needs. In a time of greater need, where more people are struggling with the rising gas prices and rent, … Continue reading Inflation and Shortages: The Impact on Nonprofit Goods

Year-Round Online Donation Drive Ideas

Communities have a unique opportunity to come together and offer support through a donation drive. Donation drives have traditionally been run in person, with collection boxes placed in popular community spots like libraries, shopping malls, or busy supermarkets.  Donation drives typically focus on key items like food, school supplies, household goods, and hygiene supplies. By … Continue reading Year-Round Online Donation Drive Ideas

2021 Holiday Outlook

As you plan your holiday programs this year, it’s important to stay abreast of the business conditions in the global supply chain. Analysts are predicting a potentially severe toy shortage this holiday season. We may start seeing these shortages as early as September (Marketwatch), caused by 2-4 week delays in shipping. The main reasons for … Continue reading 2021 Holiday Outlook