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5 Tips for Throwing an LGBT Friendly Fundraiser

Whether you’re raising money for an LGBT specific cause or any other cause, throwing a fundraiser that welcomes LGBT folks opens up your group to a wider supporter base, shows goodwill on your part and that you are paying attention to societal shifts. While having a fundraiser that caters to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender […]

How a New Non-profit Can Get Funding

Nonprofit organizations in the early stages are full of enthusiasm and ideas but low on cash. Fundraisers such as bake sales and organized marathons will generate contributions, but grants can often provide much larger amounts of needed money. Some nonprofits are a bit intimidated with grants writing and are afraid they’ll be unsuccessful. Failure is […]

From Fundraising to Social Enterprise?

social enterprise

Since it has become increasingly difficult for non-profits to raise the funds they need for their missions through traditional channels, such as fundraisers, grants and philanthropy, many non-profits are considering or have already made the move to include social enterprise into their revenue plan. Social enterprise involves the selling of goods and services just like […]

Top 5 Ways to Fundraise With T-Shirts

T-shirt fundraisers are a popular way to raise money for all sorts of different activities. Some people use t-shirts to raise money for local charities, while others use t-shirt fundraisers to cover adoption costs, medical expenses, and kids sports teams. T-shirt fundraisers are a fun and creative way to raise money. Raising money with t-shirts […]

5 Ways to Use Web Forms for Your NPO

ways to use web forms for NPOs

The following is a guest post sent by Laura Iancu at 123ContactForm: Every nonprofit has its own unique purpose, but they all have one thing in common: they strive to increase efficiency by saving time, energy and money. One tool that can greatly help you increase efficiency is a web form builder. Online web forms […]

BBQ Fundraiser!

BBQ fundraiser

Throwing a barbecue fundraiser is a great way to raise funds for your group and getting the whole community involved! With live music and children’s activities, your BBQ fundraiser becomes a fun way to spend the day with the whole family, while supporting a good cause at the same time. Add a competition for the […]

Our 7 Favorite Animal Shelter Fundraising Ideas!

Following are our favorite animal shelter fundraising ideas! Fun, social and lucrative! With any event that involves animals, remember to plan for extra clean up volunteers 😉 1. Have a social “Yappy Hour” Like Happy Hour at the bar, this one features drinks and a friendly atmosphere with all your dog lover friends and like […]

Sample Donation Request Letter – Storm Victims

sample donation request letter for storm victims

Following is a sample donation request letter that could be sent from a charitable organization or other group to their community and neighboring unaffected communities. Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. For any other use, please contact us. (More fundraising letters and templates…)       Dear _____, It […]

Fundraising Product Giveaway!

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Yes, online fundraising is as popular as ever and it can be very lucrative as well. But there is still a lot of room for a good old-fashioned product fundraiser like snacks, t-shirts, groceries, baked goods, you name it! With a product fundraiser you can also engage a young sales force and supporter force which […]

Everything You Need to Know to Incorporate as a Non-Profit

If you are thinking of starting a non-profit, consider incorporating it. There are many benefits to doing so, and since non-profits act differently from for-profit companies, it may even be a necessary step for your organization. Here’s what you need to know about incorporating your non-profit.     Taxes It’s perfectly acceptable to make income […]

School Portrait Fundraiser – Consider Copyrights

What makes a school portrait fundraiser special in this age of digital photos and photo sharing on the web is the fact that you get to hold an actual portrait in your hands. When is the last time you held an actual photograph in your hands? Chances are it’s been several years, because many of […]

How to Ask for Car Donations

car made of leaves

Just thinking about asking people to donate their cars can be intimidating. After all, you’re asking your supporters to make a donation that’s potentially worth thousands of dollars. But don’t worry, car donations are quite popular and many people are eager to donate their cars and receive a tax write-off instead of going through the […]

Designing an Effective Landing Page for your Fundraiser

designing landing page

A landing page is the very first page on a website that someone visits or ‘lands’ on, often when clicking on a link in a search engine or display ad. When referring to an organization’s website, these landing pages are different from the standard ‘homepage,’ as they are designed to cater to someone who would […]

Fundraising Idea: How to Run a Reverse Raffle Fundraiser

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The following is a guest post by the folks at We all know how a raffle works, you sell tickets and draw a winner, but how does a reverse raffle work? The tickets for a reverse raffle are sold just the same, but the difference is that you are going to draw all of […]

Are you Considering Vehicle Donations?

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Many §501(c)(3) charities have already instituted vehicle donations programs to aid in their fundraising efforts. Under Internal Revenue Service rules, a “vehicle” includes “motor vehicles manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways; a boat; or an airplane.” Read on to learn if a vehicle donation program might be right for your group. […]