Fundraising Ideas

3 Fun Game Show Ideas For Your Fundraising Event

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A game show event modeled after one of the popular game shows is perfect for a fundraising event! For a fun and successful evening that raises lots of funds, select a game show that has been popular and can easily be recreated. The game should also allow several people to participate. To raise money, sell tickets to […]

How School Fundraising is Impacted by Health Policies

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Money or Health – Which comes first? Should schools cut the candy fundraising addiction? Perhaps a better question is, can they? According to PTO Today, schools raise more than $1.5 billion annually. At the top of the sales list are candy, catalogs (which contain candy) and gift wrap. To add fuel to the fire, schools […]

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Generate Earned Income

Just because you’re a charity doesn’t mean you can’t generate earned income like a traditional business! Too often nonprofits are so focused on fundraising they don’t take advantage of what may be an easier way to support their mission – raising real dollars through revenue, or “earned income”, vs. philanthropy. Here are six ways that […]

5 Effective Year-End Fundraising Strategies Your Nonprofit May Be Overlooking

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With the year almost over, your nonprofit is probably looking for ways to optimize your fundraising. Luckily, your supporters are in a giving mood: Up to 50 percent of total annual income for nonprofits comes from the year-end ask alone! Let’s take a look at five ways to to amp up your year-end fundraising:   […]

How Nonprofits Can Piggyback Off Elections for Fundraising and Branding

How nonprofits can piggyback off elections for fundraising and branding

Nonprofits cannot get involved in politics and elections, but they can piggyback off of them! Here’s a simple road-map to identify how your nonprofit can benefit from elections this fall, and some ideas for how to go about it. At minimum, you can boost attendance to your already planned events, increase your network, improve your […]

Pledge Campaigns: 6 Tips for Increasing Donations

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A successful pledge campaign requires a good amount of detail work but is worth your while to increase donations. A pledge campaign, simply put, is asking people to commit to giving to your organization or cause at some point in the future or on a regular basis.  Compare a pledge to a “buy now pay […]

How to Get Millennials to Donate to your Cause

Millennials are a generous generation, with about 80% giving to charity according to the Blackbaud Generational Giving Report. But how do you get millennials to donate to Your cause? What has worked to appeal to their parents and grandparents will not necessarily work for millennial however, and nonprofits need to rethink their fundraising strategies accordingly […]

Personal Fundraising – 5 Ways to Fund Your Creative Social Project

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From organizing a grassroots community improvement project to creating an eye-opening documentary to writing a nonfiction book about marginalized people, you can do a lot of good to make our world a better place! And you don’t necessarily need to use a crowdfunding platform. There are other resources for successful personal fundraising. If you are […]

Fundraising in January? – 7 Reasons Why You Should!

After a slew of end of year fundraising appeals, holiday events, and the rush (and stress relief) of securing phenomenal gifts and meeting annual goals, nonprofits often take January off from fundraising to plan and focus on other priorities. January, however, is one of the best months to connect with donors!  Here are seven reasons […]

5 Holiday Fundraising Ideas to Inspire You

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Each year, millions of volunteers give back to their local communities by organizing holiday fundraisers on behalf of the less fortunate. Here are five examples of how volunteers of all ages, ability, and means across the country organize fundraisers to help local charities, people, and even dogs in need for the holidays – to both […]

Tips from Abroad: 5 Unusual Fundraising Ideas That Work

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Bored with walk-a-thons, candy sales, car washes, galas, and seemingly everything else you have done in the past to raise money for your organization? Learn then from a culture that does things differently! Here are my favorite fundraisers that I have witnessed, planned, or participated in from my home in Paraguay, which you could easily […]

12 Resources for a Better Product Fundraiser

Fundraising products

Selling products or services can be a great way to raise funds for your nonprofit group. The key to a successful product fundraiser or event is to make sure you plan ahead of time and match your group’s strengths to your chosen fundraiser. Here are some top resources to help you not just decide what […]

4 Tips to Modernize Your Bake Sale Fundraiser for October Cookie Month!

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Did you know that October is not just National Cookie Month, but National Caramel Month and National Dessert Month as well? Sweets are in the air, with a national mandate! Bake sales might seem like an idea of the past that brings in little money and eats up oodles of mom’s time. With a few […]

Host a Poker Tournament Fundraiser!

Tips for your Poker fundraiser

Few games have endured modern history with as unfaltering popularity as poker. The classic game is simply unique in how it combines skill and luck for engaging and unpredictable play. Universally loved, poker has become a game appropriate for casual settings amongst friends, online or in government regulated casinos. Poker is an effective means of […]

Restaurant Fundraiser! – A Step-By-Step Guide

Restaurant fundraiser!

Make the most of restaurant fundraiser opportunities by being prepared and focusing your marketing efforts to take advantage of online resources! Thousands of restaurants across the country actively support nonprofits by offering percentage of sales fundraising opportunities. For example, Chuck E. Cheese’s has given more than $10 million to schools by giving back 15% of […]