How Others Raise Funds Archives - Fundraising How Tos and Event Ideas

5 No-Cost Fundraising Tips from Working with the World’s Poorest

Devon has lived and worked in Paraguay for more than three years, helping nearly 20 community groups, schools, and government agencies design and fund sustainable programs for economic and social development. Does your nonprofit operate with half the staff and budget you really need to get the job done? Or are you a nonprofit helping […]

Fund Your Social Cause With The Pepsi Refresh Project

The Pepsi Refresh Project is an effort to change the world by providing funding to those who wish to make the world a better place. Through this project you could gain funding for your own social cause! Individuals, businesses and non-profits can participate. What is the Pepsi Refresh Project? The Pepsi Refresh Project is a […]

‘To Write Love On Her Arms’ Raises Funds For Suicide Prevention

To keep you up-to-date on creative and innovative fundraising ideas, we will occasionally inform you about how others raise funds for their groups and how you can apply their fundraising strategies to your own fundraiser: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a charity about suicide prevention, started by Jamie Tworkowski in 2006. Jamie […]

Ideas For Holiday Fundraisers

Many religious holidays are celebrated during the winter months, which makes this time of year a great time for fundraising. Whether your potential sponsors and supporters celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah doesn’t matter; decorative items for the home, wrapping paper for presents and items representative of winter make appropriate fundraising items just about anyone will […]

Online Cancer Fundraising Campaigns

Following are two more examples of how social media is being used very creatively to raise money for a cause: Blame Drew’s Cancer Fundraising Campaign Fall 2009: Twitterer Drew Olanoff, who is currently being treated for Hodgkin Lymphoma, has started a social media fundraising effort for Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong campaign. How it all started: When […]

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 – […]

“Tweet To Beat” Social Media Fundraising Experiment

“Tweet to Beat” is a social media fundraiser that uses Twitter to spread the word and also to publicly track the amount that will be donated. This fundraiser will benefit U.S. public school students by donating proceeds to DonorsChoose.org. Here is how it works: Tim Ferris of The 4-hour Workweek will donate $1 for each […]

Rooftop Fundraising, Cows And Spelling Bees

To keep you up-to-date on creative and innovative fundraising ideas, we will occasionally inform you about how others raise funds for their groups and how you can apply their fundraising strategies to your own fundraiser: With all the buzz about raising money online these days, you’d think that the only money to be found is […]

TweetsGiving.org Uses Twitter To Reach Fundraising Goal In Just 48 Hours

To keep you up-to-date on creative and innovative fundraising ideas, we will occasionally inform you about how others raise funds for their groups and how you can apply their fundraising strategies to your own fundraiser: EpicChange.org created the website TweetsGiving.org specifically for their fundraising campaign to fund building a classroom for a school in Tanzania. […]

In The News: Record Profits, Mobile Donations – Using SMS To Raise Funds, New Online Fundraising Service

cMarket Network posts record profits through its online auctions: cMarket Network, an online auction fundraising service for nonprofit organizations, announced in a press release that they had surpassed $50 million raised for charitable causes through its online auctions, which included a $10 million increase in just six months. They attribute this recent growth in record […]