Kimberly Reynolds

Kimberly Reynolds is the author of Fundraising Success and has had numerous fundraising articles published in national publications. She has been actively involved in various fundraising activities for schools, churches, nonprofit groups and youth sports teams for over two decades.

Pokemon Go Fundraiser

Holding a Pokemon Go fundraiser is another easy way to raise funds fast. Pokemon Go is hugely popular and this fundraising event idea is inexpensive & fun.Plus, you can add a Pokemon Go Lure to virtually any other type of fundraising event. Think of it as a great way to boost attendance that’s cheaper than […]

Fundraising Online – HelpAFund.com

Another good site for fundraising online is HelpAFund.com which provides an easy way to raise money online while also integrating well with your social media efforts. If you are seeking donations online, Help A Fund makes everything quick and easy.

Corporate Grants For Nonprofits Source List

Source list of corporate grants for non-profit organizations from major corporations in the U.S. This list of corporate grant sources for nonprofits is current and provides links to the correct web page detailing how to submit your grant application.

Scrub Run Fundraiser

A scrub run fundraiser is another fun walk/run event idea for medical-related causes such as pediatric cancer, Relay For Life, breast cancer research, etc. Most scrub runs – or scrubs run – involve at least some participants wearing hospital scrubs as part of their running gear.A scrub run event usually has several portions – a […]

25 Fun Fundraisers Ideas

The more fun your fundraising event is, the more funds you’ll raise because you’ll attract a bigger crowd. Fun fundraisers are the best ideas for raising the most money, so check out this list of  quick & easy fundraising events.Top 25 ideas for fun fundraisers:Zombie Walk/Run/LurchHunger Games FundraiserWorld Record ChallengeMud Run/Obstacle CourseCasino NightCow Pie BingoChili […]

Mobile Fundraising For Nonprofits

Does your non-profit organization want to raise more money online? Focus on improving your mobile fundraising by making it faster and easier to get donations with better mobile forms.10 easy ways to improve mobile fundraising for nonprofits:Streamline mobile givingOffer recurring donation optionsPromote mobile-friendly event registrationUse easily customizable payment formsOrganize volunteer signups with mobile forms and […]

Silent Auction Pricing Tips

These 10 pricing tips for silent auction items will definitely help you raise more money. Silent auction pricing is an art that strikes a fair balance between bidding from bargain hunters and dedicated supporters.Top 10 Silent Auction Pricing TipsAssign all bidders a number (don’t use names)Don’t have too many silent auction itemsBundle small or similar […]

Flip Flop Fun Run

Holding any type of fun run fundraiser is a great way to raise money for your cause. Add in a world record attempt and you’ve got a great fundraising event idea. A group in Raleigh, NC put together a flip flop fun run to break the world record and raise funds for a group of […]

Facebook Donate Now Button

Facebook has rolled out a Donate Now button as a call-to-action option specifically for pages belonging to non-profit organizations. While some non-profit groups think Facebook should have offered a more comprehensive solution that handled all the details right on their site, the Facebook Donate Now button is actually a very powerful tool for nonprofits.Think about […]

School Fundraising Letter

The right school fundraising letter can usually bring in sufficient funds to replace doing several product-based fundraisers during the school year. Here is a sample school fundraiser letter that you can copy which uses humor to get attention and prompts the reader to take immediate action.As everyone knows, a good fundraising letter has less than […]

Coin Drop Fundraiser With A Twist

In this coin drop fundraiser with a twist, you don’t drop coins into donation boxes near cash registers, you drop coins into a spiral wishing well where the coins spin wildly in a vortex before dropping into the donation box.This twist on the traditional coin drop fundraiser adds all sorts of excitement and lots of […]

Applebee’s Donation Request

Applebee’s donation requests can be submitted at the local restaurant level or through their corporate marketing department. Since Applebee’s has both corporate-owned and franchise locations, some donation requests will need to go through a franchise ownership group.Donation requests that are approved usually are fulfilled with an Applebee’s gift card. Event sponsorship requests are submitted through […]

Silent Auction Basket Tips

It’s a given that you want to get the most out of your silent auction donations. These 10 silent auction basket tips will definitely help you maximize your fundraiser results.Most silent auction baskets only attract a handful of bids and sell for about 50% to 60% of their suggested retail value. With these tips, you […]

American Airlines Donation Request

American Airlines handles donation requests through four corporate giving programs under their Global Giving model. The four focus areas of their charity efforts are American Airlines Kids In Need, Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, Military and Veterans, and Disaster Aid and recovery. Donation requests outside their four focus areas will not be fulfilled.American Airline and […]

7 Movie Fundraiser Ideas

Having a fundraising movie night is a fun way to raise funds for your group or cause. Here are 7 movie fundraiser ideas that you can use to put together a movie fundraising event at your local cinema or as an outdoor viewing.1) Special Advance ScreeningsThe easiest way to do a movie fundraiser is to […]

Top 10 Fundraising Products To Sell

If you are raising money for your school, church, youth sports, or favorite cause, these are the top 10 fundraising products to sell. These fundraising ideas focus on selling products people want to buy, are already buying, or provide substantial discounts on purchases.By selling wholesale fundraising products – i.e. those bought at the lowest possible […]

Business Donation Request – Fundraiser Source List

Looking for a list of business donation request source links? Download a free 14-page PDF version of our auction donation source list of national businesses. Download link is at the bottom of the page.The link for each business is to their donation request form or to the page where they provide details on how to […]

Charity Benefit Auction Training Courses

Want to raise more money at your next fundraising auction? These charity benefit auction training courses provide everything you need to double or triple your auction results.Whether you are an auction novice or an experienced veteran, these 12 training courses created by charity benefit expert and professional auctioneer Sherry Truhlar deliver the goods. They are […]

Fun Raising Friday 23

Time for another look at some fun fundraising ideas from around the country. Check out these fun fundraisers that other groups are doing to raise funds. Ball Drop Raffle From Giant Pelican – 100 charities sold $5 raffle chances for a ball drop raffle featuring a giant pelican with a 50-foot wingspan hovering over the University […]

Fundraising With Bricks

Using engraved bricks for fundraising is another excellent way to raise funds for your nonprofit group, church, or school. The so-called Buy A Brick fundraiser is easy to do and produces great results for special projects or capital campaigns.In a nutshell, your group sells fundraising bricks and pavers that are engraved with wording chosen by […]