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About Marita Meegan: Marita is the creator of and occasionally contributes tech related and other articles. She created her first fundraising related website in 2001 to raise funds for schools and individuals. Read more about here.

Fundraising Idea: Food Truck Fundraiser

Food truck fundraiser

Maybe you’ve already seen them in your neighborhood, or heard about them in the news: a new generation of food trucks that serves everything from tri-tip and crepes to cupcakes or any ethnic cuisine you can imagine. Unlike a traditional ice cream truck, or the hot dog and taco wagons at a downtown street corner, […]

Volunteers – Unpaid but Priceless

There is no doubt that without a volunteer force, local, nationwide and worldwide charitable groups wouldn’t be able to do most of their good work. Volunteers are priceless and it would be hard to imagine a world without them! If you’re running a fundraiser, or leading a group of volunteers, what can you do to […]

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Raise Funds in your Neighborhood with Groupon Grassroots

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The founders of, the popular coupon website just can’t help themselves: they’ve morphed Groupon out of their then not so popular fundraising site and have now found a way to get back to their fundraising roots and put the two together as Groupon Grassroots.” (Formerly called the G-Team.) Groupon Grassroots is a new […]

Fundraising Idea: Recycle Electronics For Cash

used electronics recycling

Raising cash by recycling electronics doesn’t just help your group, it also helps prevent e-waste by keeping millions of TVs, computers etc. out of landfills. But more electronics recycling programs have become available recently, not just for cell phones, but for many different types of electronics, including, mp3 players, digital cameras, calculators, gaming systems, Blu-Ray […]

Our Fundraising Mobile App is Live!

Note: our mobile app is not available anymore. A while back we have written about creating a free app with After getting some basic graphics done, deciding what content should be available through the app, getting advice from a programmer, taking a break, an overall pretty steep learning curve and some waiting for approval, […]

In-Kind Donations and Low Cost Products and Services For Your Group – Part 2

To read more about in-kind donations and ideas on where to get them, click over to part 1. Raising funds in the form of in-kind donations may not be as straight forward as simply asking for cash, but can be lucrative and help your group through a slump when cash donations don’t meet expectations. However, […]

In-Kind Donations and Low Cost Products and Services for Your Group – Part 1

When you’re working or volunteering for a charitable group, you’re used to asking for cash. But there will be times when cash simply doesn’t flow freely, be it because of a national recession, or local factors like high unemployment, or simply because people are overwhelmed by all the solicitations for money they receive. In any […]

Mobile App On A Small Budget

Yes, we’re doing it! Since we’ll be writing more about mobile apps, we’ve decided it’s best to actually have one made ourselves. More and more businesses and non-profits are creating mobile apps and making them available for free or a low price. If you’re part of a non-profit or other charitable group you can use […]

Are You Considering a Mobile App for Your Non-profit?

Will online fundraising move from desktop PCs to mobile? Will fundraising itself move from selling candy to selling digital products? Maybe even mobile apps? The world of fundraising has been changing drastically with donations declining and groups looking for new ways to raise funds. With more and more of us using smart phones it makes […]

Connect Online And Traditional Marketing Efforts For Your Fundraiser

When you’re immersed in online and traditional marketing activities for your fundraiser, it’s easy to get caught up in the details. The challenge is to step back and understand the bigger picture when it comes to combining your online and traditional marketing activities in to one strategy that you can be in control of. The […]

Fundraising: Creating A Page On Facebook

Create a Facebook Page

Social networking sites are popular with individuals, businesses and causes and an attractive option to market your fundraiser. If you’ve decided you’re ready to take the plunge, here are the steps to creating a Facebook Page for your non-profit. Set up a Page (not a Group) on Facebook: The easiest way to do a Page […]

Is A SMS Fundraiser Right For Your Group?

text sms donation

With close to $40,000,000 in donations, the Haiti SMS fundraiser is a great example of people coming together to help those in need. This effective and inventive fundraising effort by the American Red Cross was the perfect way to raise money quickly and from many different demographic groups. You may be wondering if such a […]

Germany To Jordan Fundraising Car Rally

We’ve come across this fundraising event idea through friends of ours in Southern Germany. It looks like this kind of event requires quite a bit of planning, but when you look at the website for this car rally fundraiser (some pages are available in English) you can see that they’re having so much fun – […]

Sample Donation Request Letter To A Company

sample donation request letter to company

Following is a sample donation request letter to be sent to a company. Before you send your letter, make sure you call and find out exactly who to address this donation request to. It might be the owner, someone in the public relations department, community outreach office or other contact. (More donation request letters.) Feel […]