Fundraising Articles

A collection of fundraising articles grouped by category for easy reference. Dozens of articles on school fundraisers, organizational tips, event ideas, how to write fundraising letters, plus advice on church capital campaigns and non-profit strategies.

Fundraising Ideas Articles

SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

School Fundraising Success – The three secrets of a successful school fundraiser – Motivating your sellers, offering high-quality products, and maximizing profit margins are the keys to your success.

Cookie Dough Fundraisers – Cookie dough program overview plus companies and suppliers.

Pizza Fundraiser – Easy moneymaker in three different formats makes a good school fundraiser.

Earth Friendly Fundraisers – Organic chocolate, printer cartridge recycling, and community trash cleanup.

School Fundraising – Ideas for school fundraising including organizational tips, fundraising ideas and advice for high school fundraisers – Lengthy list of ideas and events.

Fundraising Sample – How to get a fundraising sample for your next fundraiser – Phone number to call for eight fundraising products with free samples sent by FedEx.

Fundraiser Raffle Ideas – Tips on putting together fundraising raffles – Fundraiser raffle ideas for any size group – Prize selection and ticket price tips.

Seasonal Fundraisers – Ten ideas for high-demand seasonal products to sell for your next group fundraiser – Raise more funds by selling what people already want to buy.

Lip Sync Fundraiser – Doing a lip sync fundraiser is an easy way to raise funds for your school – No talent required for this fun school fundraiser.

Krispy Kreme Fundraising – Doughnuts, gift certificates and partnership cards.

Candy Fundraising – Sales tips for doubling or tripling your candy programs revenue and profits.

Candle Fundraisers – Programs offering candles can help your group or team raise funds easily.

Jamba Juice Fundraiser – Fundraising ideas for schools focused on Jamba Juice – How to put together your own Jamba Juice fundraiser.

For Your School Fundraising – A fun way to do a little extra fundraising for your school – Here’s another idea to consider as a Friday or monthly fundraiser.

Photography Fundraiser – Fundraising with portraits – How to put together a photography fundraiser for your school or church.

Dance Fundraiser – Fundraising ideas for using a dance fundraiser concept – Great fundraising event for middle schools and high schools.

Karaoke Fundraiser – How to ride the American Idol craze with a karaoke fundraiser – No talent required and not a lot of effort needed to organize this fundraising event.

Halloween Pumpkin Fundraiser – Fundraising with a Halloween Pumpkin Patch – How to tips for a simple Halloween fundraiser idea.

Teeter Totter Fundraiser – A teeter-totter fundraiser is a unique fundraising event that costs very little to put together – Seesaw fundraising event works well for schools and church youth groups.

Spelling Bee Fundraiser – How to put together a spelling bee fundraiser for your group – Invite local celebrities to participate in your spelling bee and get lots of free publicity.

Ideas for Fundraising – Activities, events, programs, projects, and more.

School Fundraiser Ideas – Top five school fundraiser ideas – Simple school fundraisers for any size group.

Make It Fun – Simple ways to make fund raising a fun activity for everyone.

Food Fundraisers – How to quickly boost your profits when fundraising with food items.

Successful Fundraisers – Boost results with organization, quality incentives, and sales preparation.

Organize School Fundraiser – Quick tips on organizing your school efforts by planning ahead.

Organizing a School Fundraiser – Part 2 – Here are some other things to consider.

School Fundraising Tips – How to improve the results of your next fundraiser – Ten tips you can use.

Elementary School Fundraising – Ideas for elementary school fundraising – Different fundraisers to consider when putting together your school fundraiser plan.

Green Fundraiser – Ideas for doing a green fundraiser by offering eco-friendly products.

Fundraising FAQ – Article covering common fundraising questions asked by those new to school fundraisers and other nonprofit charitable activities.

Candle Fund Raiser – Ideas for a highly profitable candle fund raiser – Candle fundraisers are a great way to raise funds.

Incentive Programs – Boost your school fundraisers results with the right incentives and rewards.

Fundraising Safety – How to put a safety focus in place in your fund raising program.

Sales Incentives – Using the right incentives can dramatically increase both participation and results in your school fundraiser.

Recycle Inkjet Cartridge Fundraiser – Its easy to put together a recycle inkjet cartridge fundraiser – Recycling printer cartridges to raise funds.

Healthy Fundraisers – Ideas for healthy fundraisers for schools and school groups – Healthier alternatives abound including events, nonfood items, and healthy choices.

Fundraising Cards – Fundraising cards are easy fundraisers – Extra profit tips for discount card fundraisers to double your profits.

HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

High School Fundraisers – Suggestions for high school fundraisers – Ideas for high school fundraising.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser – Raise funds fast with a Pizza Hut fundraiser – Choose between sales of a $10 pizza discount card with two-for-one pizzas or host a Pizza Night at your local Pizza Hut.

Affiliate Marketing Fundraiser – New online fundraiser promoting consumer offers from great companies – Raise funds fast with an affiliate marketing fundraiser featuring Blockbuster, Columbia House and Sirius radio.

School Fundraising Ideas – Three great high school fundraising ideas based on simple fundraiser products.

Cheerleading Fundraisers – Three cheerleading activities and programs that are fun and profitable.

Cheer Fundraiser Ideas – Seven cheer fundraiser ideas for raising funds quickly – Do’s and dont’s for all types of cheerleading fundraisers.

Fundraisers For Cheerleaders – Ten ideas for fundraisers for cheerleaders – Five cheer fundraisers with products and five event ideas for cheerleading fundraising success.

Cheerleading Fundraiser – Tips on doing a cheer clinic for your next cheerleader fundraiser.

Dance Team Fundraisers – Eight fundraising ideas for dance team fundraisers – Four product ideas and four events for dance team fundraising.

Band Fundraisers –  Three quick and easy band fundraiser ideas that produce big results.

Soccer Fundraising – Soccer team fund raising made easy for your high school or youth sports team.

Easy Fundraisers – Three easy fund raisers for for any size group for maximum weekend profits.

Custom Silicone Bracelets – Selling fundraiser bracelets is a great way to support your cause – Custom silicone bracelets are an attractive way to raise funds and show you care.

Scrip Fundraising – Using sales of discount gift certificates to raise funds for your school.

Baseball Fundraiser – Three ideas for a great baseball fundraiser – Easy Little League fundraisers that produce double what you’ve previously raised.

Softball Fundraisers – Three softball fundraising ideas to raise funds for your team or league – Softball fundraisers that produce excellent results and don’t cost a lot.

Fundraising Discount Cards – Sales of $10 discount cards for special merchant offers, pizza, or fast food deals.

Youth Group Fund Raiser – How to increase demand and get a stronger sales response in your fundraiser.

Valentines Day – Four fast ways to raise funds with a Valentine’s Day fundraiser – Quick tips on auctions, raffles and gift baskets geared toward both men and women.

Tupperware Fundraiser – Tips for putting together your own Tupperware home party – Advice on an easy way to raise funds with Tupperware.

Tupperware Fundraising – Advice on Tupperware fundraising for schools and large groups – How to raise funds by selling Tupperware at an event or as a catalog fundraiser.

Youth Sports Fundraising – Tips for improving the results of your youth sports fundraising – Fundraisers for youth sports teams that always do well.

High School Fundraising – Organizational tips for high school fundraising – What to consider when putting together your school fundraiser plan.

Holiday Fundraising – How-to advice on putting together a holiday fundraiser selling Christmas trees and wreathes.

Holiday Fundraising – Part 2 – Practical advice on doing holiday fundraising with wrapping paper and catalog product sales.

Holiday Fundraising – Part 3 – How to put together a holiday-themed fundraiser event or carnival – Tips on maximizing revenue and profit.

Hockey Fundraising – Tips for hockey fundraising – How to successfully solicit corporate donations for traveling youth sports teams.

Promoting Scrip Fundraisers – How to go about successfully promoting your scrip fundraiser – Tips on maximizing your results with this easy fundraiser.

Cookbook Fundraiser – Fundraising ideas for churches and nonprofit groups – How a cookbook fundraiser can help your church raise funds.

Magazine Fundraiser Tips – Quick tips on selling magazine subscriptions to raise funds for your group – How to run a successful magazine fundraiser.

12 Fundraising Tips – Twelve fundraising tips to raise more funds with your next school fundraiser – Includes sample sales script.

Kathryn Beich Candy – School fundraising with Kathryn Beich candy – Sales information on Kathryn Beich, Inc. and their high-quality chocolate and gift wrap fundraiser catalogs.

Ideas For Fundraising – Four easy fundraising ideas for your next fundraiser – Quick looks at several different ideas for fundraising, plus links to dozens more.

Candy Fundraiser – Tips for selecting the right candy fundraiser – How to improve your group’s results by offering the right fundraising products.

Candy Fundraiser Sales – Four tips for improving your candy fundraiser sales – How offering an overlay or supplemental product can double or triple your profits.

Worlds Finest Chocolate – Fundraising candy bar sales with Worlds Finest Chocolate – Candy fundraiser featuring gourmet chocolate in $1 or $2 sizes.

Candy Bar Fundraising – Candy bar fundraising tips on selecting suppliers and maximizing sales – Why it’s important to ask for help and to use the word because when asking for an order.

Candle Fundraiser – Five ways to maximize your candle fundraiser profits – Candle fundraising tips that really work to double or triple your results.

Fundraising Product Ideas – How to select the right fundraising product for your group – Top ten products for school or youth group sales.

Fundraising Products – Ideas for fundraising products that always sell well – Picking the right product for your fundraiser is critical to your success.

Cash Calendar Fundraiser – Combining a cash raffle with a calendar fundraiser – Understanding the appeal of a cash calendar fundraiser.

Cheesecake Calendar Fundraiser – Raising funds with a tongue-in-cheek cheesecake calendar fundraiser – How to get great publicity plus surefire ways to maximize profits with extra fundraising tips.

Magazine Fundraiser – Raising funds by offering discount magazine subscriptions online – Easy magazine fundraiser is a win/win for groups and their supporters.

Christmas Carol Fundraiser – Fundraising fun with Christmas carol-grams – How to raise money for your group by singing Christmas carols and delivering holiday cheer.

College Fundraising – Ten ideas for college fundraising – Tips on easy ways to raise funds for your fraternity, sorority, or cause.

Lollipop Fundraiser – Raising funds selling gourmet lollipops – Lollipop fundraiser tips for boosting results.

Brick Fundraising – How to raise funds with a design project incorporating laser engraved bricks – Brick fundraising tips for capital campaigns.

Fruit Fundraiser – Raising funds selling citrus fruit and related fundraising products – Fresh fruit fundraiser ideas for your group.

Christian Fundraiser – Ten unique ideas for a Christian fundraiser – Fundraising products or events with a Christian theme or approach.

Flower Bulb Fundraiser – Sales tips for doubling results with a flower bulb fundraiser – Or, do yours as a Spring gardening event and raise even more money.

Fundraising Flowers – Ideas for making money with fundraising flowers – Fundraising with flowers is easy when you tap into existing demand.

Gardening Supplies Fundraiser – A home & garden fundraising event is a big moneymaker – How to put together a gardening supplies fundraiser for your group.

Popcorn Fundraising – Tips on raising more funds with popcorn fundraising – A popcorn fundraiser works great for youth sports teams, schools and church groups.

Scratch Card Fundraising – Tips on raising funds quickly with scratch card fundraising – Youth sports teams love this easy fundraiser because each player can easily raise $100 or more.

Top Five Fundraisers – Fundraising products that are easy to sell and always successful – Five top fundraisers for schools and youth sports teams.

Promo Fundraising – If you are looking for easy fundraisers, try the new promo fundraising approach – Raise funds by offering discounts on popular goods and services.

Cell Phone Fundraiser – Tips on doing a cell phone fundraiser to raise funds for your group – How to get more cellphone donations to your cell phone fund raiser.

Chocolate Candy Fundraisers – Five profit tips for getting the most out of your chocolate candy fundraisers – Fundraising candy bars really raise funds fast if you do the fundraiser right.

Credit Card Fundraiser – Raise funds online with a credit card fundraiser – Online fundraiser tips for credit card fundraising through signups or affinity cards.

Fundraiser Cards – Fundraising discount cards are a great way to raise funds.

EVENT IDEAS

Fundraising Event Ideas – A lengthy list of fundraising event ideas – Tips on putting together various charity fundraising events and maximizing your profits.

Fundraising Event Tips – Tips on raising maximum funds at your next event – Easy to follow fundraising event tips for getting publicity and attracting sellout crowds eager to support your cause.

Charity Golf Tournament – How to raise more funds with a charity golf event – Tips for planning a charity golf tournament – Publicity, prizes, pledges and planning ahead are crucial.

Charity Poker Tournament – Raise funds with a charity poker tournament offering Texas Hold’em – How to put together a fun fundraising event.

Fundraising Events – Portrait Photography, Rubber Duck Derby, Clean Comedians.

Event Ideas – Part 1 – Includes Auction, Group Dinner, Dinner Theater, and School Athlet-A-Thon.

Event Ideas – Part 2 – Funny Beauty Pageant, Mondo Yard Sale, and Charity Golf Tournament.

Event Ideas – Part 3 – Musical Theater, Night At The Races, Bed Race cancer fundraiser event.

Chair-ity Fundraiser – An easy fundraiser idea is doing a “chair-ity” event – Raising funds through auctioning off creative chairs bundled with all sorts of goodies at your fun event.

School Fundraising Event – How to host a profitable school fundraising event – Add inflatable rentals, fun games and great food to your events.

School Carnival – Fundraising tips on hosting a school carnival – Inflatable rentals, silent auctions and concessions can help your school raise thousands fast.

Car Wash Fundraiser – Quick and easy car wash fund raising tips plus profit boosters.

Free Fundraisers – Three time-tested fundraising ideas for raising fast cash for groups of any size.

Youth Group Fundraising – Two low-cost youth group fundraisers that are fun, quick, and easy to do.

Fundraising Auction Tips – Fundraising tips on how to get more out of your next auction fundraiser – The importance of using a professional auctioneer.

Chinese Auction – Chinese auctions: Extra profit tips and how a chinese auction compares with a silent auction for fundraising.

Requesting Free Samples – How to request free samples and bulk donations for nonprofit or school fundraising events.

Political Fundraising Event Tips – How to tips on putting together a political fundraising event – Action steps for making your fundraiser events quickly come to life.

Rubber Duck Fundraiser – How to organize a rubber duck race as your fundraising event – Profit boosters for your rubber duck fundraiser that can double or triple your results.

Bowling Fundraiser – Ideas on putting together a charity bowling fundraiser – How to tips for organizing a fun fundraising event and maximizing the revenue.

Mini Golf Fundraiser – Hosting a mini golf tournament is a great fundraising event for youth sports groups – Extra profit tips for your mini golf fundraiser.

Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser – Tips on hosting a whiskey-tasting fundraiser – Organization and extra profit ideas to make your fundraising event successful.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser – Additional profit tips when hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser – How to advice on organizing your fundraising event and maximizing revenue.

Art Raffle Fundraiser – Putting together an art raffle fundraiser is easy and fun – How to raise large amounts for charity with an art raffle.

Car Raffle Tips – Tips on organizing a successful car raffle – How to advice on maximizing profits with high quality prizes, ticket sales, and event planning.

Bingo Fundraiser – A bingo fundraiser is an easy fundraising event to put together – Simple instructions on how to raise funds with a Bingo Night.

Jingle Bell Run – Putting together a Jingle Bell Run fundraising event – A fun fundraiser for the holidays for your cause.

Jingle Bell Walk – An easy holiday-themed fundraising event is a Jingle Bell Walk – Raise funds for your favorite cause with this fun fundraiser.

Christmas Fundraising Ideas – A group of Christmas fundraising ideas for raising funds before and during the holiday season – Product offerings and event ideas for fundraisers.

Casino Night Fundraiser – How to raise funds with a Casino Night fundraiser – A fun fundraising event for adults where games of chance help charity.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser – Have a great time with a Mardi Gras fundraiser – This popular fundraising event is lots of fun and a big moneymaker.

Cow Chip Fundraiser – A cow chip fundraiser is a great family-style fundraising event – How to get a big turnout and raise substantial amounts of money.

Relay For Life Fundraising Ideas – Eight event ideas for raising funds for your Relay For Life team – Relay For Life fundraising ideas for teams and sponsors.

Relay For Life Fundraising – Four products and four events for Relay For Life fundraising – Proven fundraisers for your Relay For Life fundraising efforts.

Relay For Life Fundraiser – Twenty-four event ideas for a Relay For Life fundraiser – Fundraising ideas For The Cure that are easy to do and raise substantial amounts for Relay For Life teams.

Pancake Breakfast – Extra profit tips for your pancake breakfast fundraiser – How to double or triple your results with four extra steps.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – Six ways to improve your spaghetti dinner fundraiser – Fundraising event tips for getting a big turnout and maximum results.

Silent Auction Tips – How to advice for improving results from your silent auction – Tips for auction success at your next fundraising event.

Golf Fundraiser – Extra profit tips on putting together a golf fundraiser – Incorporating additional fundraising activities into your golf tournament will really pay off.

Golf Ball Drop Raffle – Raise funds fast with a golf ball drop raffle – Fun fundraising event features cash prizes for closest to the pin winners.

Pink Flamingo Fundraiser – Profit tips for a pink flamingo fundraiser – Using a multiple flocking approach with this easy fundraiser produces hundreds of dollars per day.

Bake Sale Fundraiser – Extra profit tips for your bake sale fundraiser – Adding silent auctions, product demonstrations, and additional fundraising products can easily triple your results.

Mystery Dinner Theater – How to produce your own Mystery Dinner Theater – Done well, a murder mystery fundraising event can produce excellent results while providing superb entertainment value.

Planning A Fundraiser – How-to tips on planning a fundraiser – Getting the most out of any fundraising event plus tips on recruiting volunteers.

Church Fundraiser Feastival – Raising funds for your church with a fun Feastival – Church fundraiser event packed with fundraising activities, carnival rides, entertainment and great food.

Christian Fundraising Events – Six ideas for Christian fundraising events – Church fundraisers that are fun, family-oriented, and raise funds fast.

Selling Raffle Tickets – Advice on selling raffle tickets – How to sell twice as many raffle tickets in half the time.

Raffle Prize Ideas – Ideas for raffle prizes plus tips on ticket prices to maximize sales and profits – Easily raise tens of thousands of dollars with your next raffle.

Individual Fundraising – Six event ideas for individual fundraising – How to tips on getting the most from your individual fundraiser events.

Little League Fund Raiser – Fundraiser ideas for your next Little League fund raiser.

Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing – The art of grant writing – Tips on how to apply for school grants or nonprofit funding.

Grant Writing Tips – Ten tips on grant writing – How to write a winning grant proposal.

Grant Proposal Tips – Forty tips on how to put together a winning grant proposal – Real advice on writing a grant request.

Grant Writer Tips – Ten succinct tips on writing a winning grant proposal – How to get a school grant.

Corporate Foundations – How to locate corporate grants for school groups or educational nonprofit organizations.

Writing Grant Requests – How to write a funding request for a grant – Tips on the essential elements of a grant request.

School Grant Writing – The three P’s of successful school grant writing: the Project, the Plan and Permission.

Grant Application Tips – Tips on successfully completing your grant application so that your request gets funded.

School Grant Application Tips – Straightforward tips for first time grant writers – How to complete your application and what must be included.

Computers For Learning – Details on how schools and educational nonprofits can get free surplus computers from the federal government.

Fundraising Tips

Location, Location, Location – How to find the best fundraiser locations and work them for maximum profits.

Fundraising Activities – Ideas and tips for various fundraising activities – The real thing about fundraising.

Five Fundraising Tips – Five easy ways to double or triple your fund raising profits with no extra work.

101 Fund Raising Tips – Boost results with organization, the right incentives, and preparation.

Merchant Plan – How to put together a successful merchant plan for long-term success.

Publicity Tips – Simple methods to get your fundraisers well publicized – Publicity is the key to successful events.

Common Mistakes – Simple mistakes many nonprofit groups make and how to avoid them.

Maximize Your Results – Ten quick tips on improving your results – Easy profit boosters.

Follow-up – Describes the importance of follow-up and its impact on your future fund raising success.

12 Sales Secrets – How to boost your fund raising sales results with twelve sales secrets.

Fundraising Fundamentals – How to increase community awareness of both your need and your offering.

What’s In It For Me – To succeed, everyone needs to know “What’s in it for me?”

Tried and True Fundraisers – These old standbys always produce good results for any-size group.

Basics: Part 1 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 2 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 3 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 4 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Fundraiser Preparation – Everything you need to know about getting ready to raise funds.

Advance Planning – More from the series on Preparation about the importance of planning ahead.

Advance Planning: Part 2 – Additional specifics about what needs to be done ahead of time.

Business Focus – Continuation of the Preparation series about focusing on the business aspects.

Written Documentation – More from the Preparation series about why you need written documentation.

Recruiting Volunteers – Preparation tips about the best ways to recruit volunteers.

Communication – Final piece of the Preparation series about the best ways to communicate your need.

Successful Fundraising – Tips and tricks for pulling off a new one or improving on last year’s results.

Getting Media Coverage – How to get media coverage for your non-profit group, charity auction, or fundraising event.

Fundraising Successfully – Fundraising tips on how to raise funds successfully for your group’s next fundraiser.

Fundraising For Youth Groups – Advice on the pros and cons of various youth group fundraisers – What products not to sell to keep parents happy.

Creative Fundraising Ideas – Interesting and creative fundraising ideas for schools and youth groups – Turning donated items into themed gift baskets for sale or raffle.

Preventing Fundraising Burnout – Tips for keeping your fundraisers fresh and avoiding burnout in your fundraiser participants and supporters.

Fundraising Challenge – Advice on the challenges and rewards of becoming involved with fundraising and how you can help a favorite group or cause.

Seven Fundraising Ideas – Tips for school fundraisers on the top seven fundraising ideas that always produce great results.

Auction Fundraiser – Unique strategies for live auction fundraisers – Tips on using fundraising auctions that will boost your results.

Reward Programs – How to use sales rewards to increase your fundraising product sales – Examples of different reward programs to use.

Approach Your Fundraiser Like A Business – Why it makes sense to approach your fundraiser like a business – Tips on how to boost your fundraising results.

INTERNET

Online Fundraiser – Internet fundraising is growing in popularity – Here are a dozen online fundraiser ideas to quickly raise funds for your group.

Internet Fundraising – Three examples of Internet websites – SolvePoverty, SmartMall, and PermaWorld.

Internet Fund Raising – Tony Poderis on the pros and cons of non-profit Internet fundraising.

Nonprofit Website SEO – How to improve your nonprofit website to attract more visitors, build your donor base, and get your message to a larger audience.

Non-profit Website Design – Advice on the best non-profit website design for raising funds – To attract and retain supporters your site should have a strong outreach intent.

Online Fundraising Tips – Tips for using online fundraising activities to replace traditional product fundraisers.

Celebrity Charity Auctions – Why more celebrity charity auctions are moving online – Donated items from celebrities for charitable causes often fetch unbelievable prices on eBay.

GENERAL ARTICLES

How To Put Fun In Your Fundraisers – 10 ways to put fun in your fundraisers – Keep it simple and keep it fun.

Overview – Get the big picture of what fundraising is all about.

Objectives – The importance of having the right offering and getting your message across.

Maximize Results – Five tips for maximizing your fundraising results, regardless of the size of your group.

Christmas Pageant – The touching story of the “W” in Christmas.

The Rented Room – A heartwarming tale of God’s grace, reflected in a kind deed warmly returned.

Selecting the Right Fundraiser: Part 1 – Good advice to use on picking the right fundraiser for your group.

Selecting the Right Fundraiser: Part 2 – Good advice to use on picking the right fundraiser for your group.

Selecting the Right Fundraiser: Part 3 – Good advice to use on picking the right fundraiser for your group.

Selecting the Right Fundraiser: Part 4 – Good advice to use on picking the right fundraiser for your group.

Selecting the Right Fundraiser: Part 5 – Good advice to use on picking the right fundraiser for your group.

ORGANIZATION TIPS

Fundraising Management – Tips on maximizing capital campaign contributions through proper management.

Hiring A Fund Raising Professional – FTC advice on hiring a professional consultant for your fund-raiser.

Mission Statement For Fundraiser – How to create a mission statement for a non-profit organization.

Return On Investment – Spend funds wisely to maximize your fund raising ROI.

Major Gift Plan – How to structure a major donor program and properly categorize and track potential donors.

Charitable Giving Tax Law – The effect of changes in estate tax law on charity donation and programs.

Get Organized – Organizational tips for getting the most out of your volunteer organizations.

Getting Started: Part 1 – The who, what, when, where, why, and how of a successful fundraiser.

Getting Started: Part 2 - The who, what, when, where, why, and how of a successful fundraiser.

Getting Started: Part 3 – The who, what, when, where, why, and how of a successful fundraiser.

Getting Started: Part 4 – The who, what, when, where, why, and how of a successful fundraiser.

Build Your Fundraising Team – Build your fundraising team by recruiting more volunteers – Here’s some ideas on how to get the right kind of helpers.

Fundraising Job – Why a career as a fundraising development officer provides an interesting and unique job opportunity.

LETTERS

Thank You Letters – Seven tips on writing thank you letters, notes, or making simple donor recognition phone calls.

Sample Fundraising Thank You Letter – Here is a sample fundraising thank you letter you can copy along with five tips on just how to say thanks for their donation in a heartfelt note.

Fundraising Letters – See what fund raising letters work for other non-profit groups.

Fundraising Letter – How to generate the best response with your donation request letters.

How To Write A Fundraising Letter – Advice and tips on what works and what doesn’t.

Fund Raising Letter for School – Pitch letter for corporate donations to academic programs in schools.

Letter for Multiple Sclerosis – Sample pitch letter for a donation to an event-style fundraiser.

Canadian Fundraiser Letter – Sample Canadian environmental fundraiser query for a government grant.

AIDS Fundraiser Letter – Very effective sample AIDS letter requesting a donation or other participation.

Sample Fundraising Letter – Sample school event donation letter where you can insert your specific information.

How To Write Fundraising Letters – Sample donor query letter and tips on writing your own donation request.

Raising Funds By Mail – Five success pointers for raising funds by mail for your nonprofit – How to use direct mail to increase your non-profit fund raising.

Fundraising Mailing Lists – Tips for using a list broker to expand your fundraising mailing list – Sample donation requests to help raise funds easily.

Powerful Postscripts – Ten ways to boost donation letter response rates – Add powerful postscripts to your fundraising letters.

Increasing Donor Gift Size – How to increase the size of donor gifts from your fundraising letters – Proven methods for getting better donation response rates.

Sample Donation Thank You Letter – Here’s a sample thank you note and tips on how to thank each donor personally for their contribution.

Donation Request Letter Tips – How using a protagonist to relate your story boosts the results of any donation request letter.

Writing Fundraising Letters – Two examples of how to write a better fundraising letter by creating a scene – Successfully crafting donation requests.

Voice Your Donation Request – Increase results by adding voices to your donation request letters – How to give your fundraising letters more punch.

Donor Newsletters – How to increase donor retention and donations by building relationships with prospective donors – Why you should avoid asking for donations in your monthly newsletter.

Donation Thank You Letter – Free sample donation thank you letter you can copy – Thanking donors with personalized thank you notes.

Fundraising Donation Request Letters – Get better results from your donation request letters by grabbing attention, building interest, creating a desire to help, and issuing a call to action.

Fundraising Letter Tips – Follow these tips for a better fundraising letter – Know who your audience is, why you are writing them, and what you want them to do.

Fundraising Letter Reply – General guidelines and mistakes to avoid with your fundraising letter reply devices.

Fundraising Letter Templates – Why you should avoid using fundraising letter templates – For starters they are too generic and don’t convey the right message to prospective donors.

Donation Request Letters – Sample donation request letters and how to tips on writing your own fundraising letter.

Donation Letters – How many times to ask for a donation in your donation letters – Why you should ask three times in your donation request letter.

Relay For Life Donation Letter – How to write a Relay For Life donation letter – Sample Relay For Life fundraising letter you can copy.

Donation Letter Storytelling – Discover why your donation letter should tell a good story to get a good response – Fundraising letter tips on improving your response rate.

Donation Letter Tips – Eight tips on writing a great donation letter – How to craft your appeal letter with a personal touch and increase your response rate.

Animal Shelter Appeal Letter – A sample appeal letter asking for donations to an animal shelter – Tips on how to craft your own donation request letter.

Appeal Letter – Five tips on how to write a letter of appeal – Donation request writing advice plus sample donation letter you can copy.

Appeal Letter Tips – Tips for writing an appeal letter that motivates donors – Advice on everything from envelopes and reply devices to segmenting your mailing list and how often to mail it.

Appeal Letter Secrets – Discover the secrets of how to make ‘the ask’ in your appeal letter – Where, how much, and how often you ask will greatly influence donation levels.

Cardinal Rules of Fundraising Letters – Eight rules to follow when making a donation request – How to make sure your donation letter maximizes donations with a carefully crafted appeal.

NONPROFIT

Nonprofit eBay Fundraiser – Putting together a nonprofit eBay fundraiser – How eBay’s Giving Works program can help your nonprofit group raise funds fast.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser – The heartwarming story of how the Susan G. Komen Foundation grew to become the driving force for breast cancer fundraising and research breakthroughs.

Six Fundraising Ideas For 2006 – Tips to improve fund raising results at your non-profit organization in 2006.

Charity Fundraising – Overview of a dozen charity fundraising methods – Common mistakes non-profit groups make when asking for donations.

Accept Credit Card Donations – Top three ways to accept credit card donations online – How to choose a merchant account when you outgrow outsourced solutions.

Red Nose Day – UK charity fundraiser that raises huge amounts for Comic Relief – Wildly popular UK-wide celebrity fundraising effort for charitable causes involving humorous uses of red plastic noses.

Nonprofit Fundraising – Tony Poderis describes how any nonprofit group should raise funds.

Non-profit Fund Raising – Organizational tips – Four ways to boost your non-profit fund raiser results.

Animal Fundraising – Simple animal shelter fundraising ideas to raise funds for animal rescue groups and charities.

Church Fundraisers – Church fund-raising through donor recognition – Christian fundraiser charity activities.

Church Fundraiser Ideas – Here are a dozen church fundraiser ideas for raising funds quickly – These are all easy church fund raisers with low costs and excellent results.

Capital Campaigns – Capital campaign strategies for non-profit groups to increase their donor base.

Donor Recognition – How to use donor recognition to increase your capital campaign results.

Church Fund Raising – Some creative approaches to church fund raising – Tips on everything from capital campaigns to church youth group fundraisers.

Fund-Raising: Nine Basic Truths – Description of what is at the heart of every fund-raising campaign.

Foolproof Donor Fundraising – How to identify with more potential donors – Tips for foolproof donor fundraising.

Car Donations – How to donate your car to charity – Tips on tax deductions for car donations – Car donation documentation you’ll need to deduct fair market value.

Car Donation Tips – What you need to know before you donate your car to charity – Car donation tips you can use.

Nonprofit Mistakes – Judith Rothbaum on how to avoid three common mistakes at your nonprofit organization – Know your donors and make sure they know your non-profit group well.

Organizing Charity Events – Advice on how to organize a special charity event for your nonprofit – Organizational tips and planning suggestions.

Charity Events – Ideas for fundraising charity events – Tips on raising more money at your charity event by enhancing fund raising auctions and raffles.

Non-profit Organizations Fundraising – Basic strategy advice on fundraising for non-profit organizations – How to information on capital campaigns and charity events.

Strategic Philanthropy – How to grow your business by helping others – Strategic philanthropy allows you to help groups that are raising funds and promote your business at the same time.

Non-profits Bad Reputation – One-third of American adults think non-profits are headed in the wrong direction in 2006 Harris Poll.

Nonprofit Fundraising Relationships – The importance of managing donor relationships in nonprofit fundraising – How to keep your donors engaged for repeat donations.

Nonprofit Fundraisers – Why some fundraisers might not actually be raising funds for your nonprofit – What to focus on when raising funds at your nonprofit.

Online Fundraising – Ten ways to build your donor list through email and other online fundraising strategies.

Email Fundraising – How to inspire your email fundraising readers to go online and donate to your group.

Non-Profit – Advice for non-profit groups on the best ways to raise funds and increase their donor base – What you may be overlooking in nonprofit resources.

Donor Management Tips – Ten donor management tips you can use to develop your donor base – Why fundraising is equivalent to friend raising and what it means to your approach.

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