Non-Profit Fund Raising Tips

Non-profit fund raising is all about multiple streams of income, so how do you make more money for your organization?Simple. When you put together your annual plan, you need to include as many ways to raise money as possible.So, you’re probably thinking: “That’s easy for you to say, but how exactly do I go about […]

Successful Fundraising

Successful fundraising is no accident. It requires planning, commitment, and more than a little bit of salesmanship. If this sounds like a lot of work, make no mistake about it, it is. But it’s rewarding work, it’s meaningful work, and done the right way, fundraising can be fun work. Fundraisers present wonderful opportunities to generate […]

Preventing Fundraising Burnout

How To Prevent Fundraising Burnout – Since many schools and other organizations today find themselves suffering from a chronic state of under-funding, they are increasingly forced to hold multiple fundraisers through the course of the year. Unfortunately, this can lead to a complete fundraiser burnout for many customers as well as for fundraising salespeople.How To […]

Publicity Tips

Here are some publicity tips on promoting your fundraiser event. Getting publicity is the key factor in having a big turnout to support your cause, so you need to know how to get newspaper, radio, and TV coverage quickly and easily.Preparing a press release is fairly simple, but if you don’t present a newsworthy angle […]

Political Fundraising Events Ideas

Well, that time of the year is upon us once again. People from all walks of life start to band together in pursuit of one common goal, to get their favorite candidate elected come November, and that means it’s political fundraising time.Yes, election season is just about to arrive, meaning that we can now start […]

School Fundraising Mistakes

Fundraising is both an art and a science. If your fund raising revenues are static or declining, your organization is probably making one or more of these common fundraising mistakes:Lack of planningRepeating the same old fundraiserNot recruiting enough helpLow quality merchandiseInadequate sales preparationPoor support materialsNo sales scriptsWeak internal communicationLack of publicityContinuous fundraisingBad timingNo rewardsPoor rewardsLetting […]

Getting Media Coverage

When non-profit organizations aren’t out changing the world, they’re appealing to supporters and the public for donations. Fundraising is a constant challenge for non-profit organizations and it’s not because people don’t want to give the money – it’s because people don’t always know that there’s a need. That changes by getting media coverage.Fundraising efforts include […]

Written Documentation

More from the multi-part series on fundraiser preparation. This section is about the importance of written documentation of all your processes to improve communications and efficiency.Importance I can’t stress enough how important it is to have written documentation for all your major organizational activities. Besides the annual plans and specific timelines mentioned above, detailed plans […]

Selecting The Right Fundraiser – Part 3

More tips from our multi-page article about selecting the right fundraiser. Evaluation Criteria:Let your goals be your guide Your organization’s financial goals are the number one criteria for your fundraiser selection. Be sure to select a fundraiser that will meet or exceed all of your goals. Don’t settle for generating less than what your group […]