Fundraising Ideas

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 […]

First Aid Fundraiser

Need, practicality, and usefulness are three elements that can really boost fundraising product sales. When you show your customers that you are selling something that is truly helpful and needed in their homes and their lives, like first aid kits and safety products, you grab their attention and their orders. First aid kits and other […]

Make Money, Leave a Legacy—Have a Cookbook Fundraiser!

A cookbook fundraiser can be an interesting, profitable way to raise money for your group; and the added benefit is that you get to create a product that promotes pride and community, while leaving a lasting legacy! Why a cookbook fundraiser? • This kind of fundraiser becomes a “community” group project that brings everyone together […]

Fundraising Idea: Golf Fundraiser

A golf fundraiser can raise substantial amounts of money and is a great way to attract a large number of supporters for your cause. It is also a great way to entice members of the business community to participate. Many of them probably already play golf – it is a great way to have meetings […]

Fundraising Idea: Recycle Electronics For Cash

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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 […]

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 […]

Fundraising Idea: Ways To Make Money With A Poker Fundraiser

Have you considered holding a poker fundraiser? Poker fundraisers are becoming increasingly popular and are a fun way to raise money for many causes. Depending on how creative you get, this type of fundraiser can earn your group more funds than you might think. Following are some ideas on how to raise funds with a […]

Turn Team Photos and Videos Into A Fundraising Opportunity

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When you go to a local football game, a good portion of the crowd has a camera on-hand and they’re snapping photographs left and right. You can organize these photos and videos, create a montage of the highlights throughout the sporting season, and market them as a personalized DVD montage. Before creating and marketing the […]

Ideas For Mini Fundraisers

What is a mini fundraiser? It is a fundraiser that can be done quickly and generally doesn’t yield huge profits. So why hold one? Individually mini fundraisers may not yield large sums of income, but collectively these fundraisers can make quite a difference in your finances. Holding mini fundraisers throughout the year is a great […]

There Is Still Time For A Quick Holiday Fundraiser

If you haven’t started yet to plan for your end of the year holiday fundraiser, it’s high time! Fortunately, many of the traditional holiday fundraisers can be organized quickly and don’t take that much effort to organize. If you’re thinking of skipping this fundraising opportunity, because of the tough economy, or you think you don’t […]

Start With A Small Fundraiser: Why the Yappy Hour Should Come Before the Fur Ball

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The following is a guest post by Susan Daffron, the author of ‘Funds to the Rescue: 101 Fundraising Ideas for Humane and Animal Rescue Groups.’ When you run a non-profit animal rescue group, you can’t do it all alone. But time and time again people try. A few months ago, I was talking to a […]

Fundraising Ideas: Show Off And Have Fun At Your Next Fundraising Event!

I can seem overwhelming to keep coming up with quirky and original ideas for your next fundraising event. We know that people respond best to events and initiatives that capture their imagination and encourage an element of fun and participation, but how do we go about it? How can we get volunteers and donors excited […]

Walkathon – Walking For Charity Event

Walking is something that most of us can do with ease, and it is a relaxing and healthy way to pass time. Not only that, but a walkathon can be a challenging and engaging way of raising money for charity, as most people recognize the achievement, and it is available to people of all ages […]

How To Make The Most Of A Cell Phone Fundraiser

A cell phone fundraiser is an easy way to raise money. You are just getting people to donate their old cell phones, an item they have no more use for anyway. But even though you are making money by collecting phones that people no longer use, you still have to know how to get the […]