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8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM

Celebrate the Beginning of Fall with This Chili Recipe

Louise Sanderson
by Louise Sanderson on 9/23/16 12:30 PM

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili in a bowl

Fall is finally here, and we were craving something warm and hearty. That’s why we made this incredibly easy pumpkin chili in the slow cooker! Don’t panic or say “ew,” this chili is 100% savory. The pumpkin just adds a little bit of body, which will keep you and your family fuller longer.

Check out this video to see how it’s made:



What you need:

  • 1 pound ground beef browned
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2, 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup unsweetened pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion


  1. Brown ground beef and chop up veggies.
  2. Dump it all into the slow cooker.
  3. Set the slow cooker to high for 4 hours.
  4. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and green onion.

Next Steps:

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  • Have a recipe you want to share? Leave us a comment below!
  • Have you checked out scrip fundraising yet? When you're spending some time indoors this fall, read our Scrip Fundraising Info Packet to see if scrip is the right fit for you.

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Louise Sanderson
Written by Louise Sanderson
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

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