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 […]

Reading Fundraiser

Doing a reading fundraiser or read-a-thon is a great way for schools to raise money. These reading fundraiser ideas show you several ways to raise money for your school while helping all the children improve their reading skills.In general, a read-a-thon works just like a walk-a-thon or jog-a-thon where children raise money from pledges based […]

School Fundraising Plan

Here is a sample school fundraising plan that you can use as a template for your PTA or PTO fundraisers each school year. This plan applies to elementary school fundraisers, but will work for middle schools as well. The main idea is to do two big events, one in the Fall and one in the […]

3 Easy School Fundraisers

Doing popular easy school fundraisers is one of the best ways to raise money for your school. By choosing a popular product to sell for a school fundraiser, you will raise more than picking something that’s new and different. I know that selling products isn’t always the most attractive idea for the PTA/PTO fundraiser, but best […]

Fun Raising Friday 11

Time for another look at 10 fun ideas for fundraisers from around the country. These fundraising event ideas show that the best way to raise money for your cause is to put together a fun event that attracts a big crowd.These unique fundraisers are placing a different twist on regular activities that give them widespread […]

School Fundraiser Playground Equipment Ruled Unsafe

After PTA school fundraisers paid to install a new $35,000 set of playground equipment, the county ruled it unsafe and told the PTA at Stratford Landing Elementary School, in Fairfax County, Virginia that the equipment needed to be removed. Crime scene tape is draped across the playground equipment and the children are forbidden to play […]

For Your School Fundraising

Looking for an easy idea for your school fundraising? Look no further, this one is effortless and lasts for the entire school year. It works great for schools that have school uniforms, but can also work for any school. If your school has uniforms, each student can pay whatever amount you specify ($2 or so […]

PTA PTO Fundraiser Ideas

Every year, school PTA or PTO groups need to decide on their major fundraisers. Do you repeat last year’s fundraiser or look for new fundraisers for your PTA or PTO to put together?Well, it all depends on how you did last year and how much you need to improve on those numbers. Here are some […]

Fundraising Overview

Let’s start with the big fundraising picture overview, or as I like to call it, the 30,000-foot view. Nationally, fundraisers by schools and other non-profit organizations were responsible for more than $5 billion in revenue in 2004, not including capital campaigns. Overall, charitable giving topped $125 billion.While that seems like a lot, retail sales exceeded […]

Organize School Fundraiser

Fundraisers are a lot more fun if everything is organized and planned ahead of time. Otherwise, it’s chaotic and you miss out on a lot of things that could have contributed to your bottom line. In addition, it’s a lot harder to recruit volunteers for your next fundraiser when this one didn’t go very smoothly. […]

Organize School Fundraiser 2

Hopefully, you’ve already read Part One of these tips for for when you have to organize a school fundraiser. Here are some other considerations for when you’re doing fundraising for your school:Using a consultant Consider using a fundraising consultant to assist your organization with larger fundraisers, first-time events, or mission critical efforts. Among the benefits […]

Fundraiser Ratings

Covers fundraiser financial ratings and allows you to compare potential fundraisers for profitability, ease of success, effort involved, and more. The ratings allow you to compare different fundraisers for your group.Fundraiser ratings with an emphasis on comparing which are the most profitable, the easiest to do, the effort involved, etc. Compare different fundraiser ideas for […]

Fundraiser Ratings Explained

This Fundraiser Ratings Section contains an impartial yet subjective ratings system for all the main fundraising categories.  I’ve used a common methodology to provide an overview of what’s involved and created a ranking system that assigns a point value to the major components of each type of fundraiser.Ratings guide to various fundraisersMore than 170 types […]

Sample Fundraiser Ratings

Fundraiser ratings with an emphasis on comparing which are the most profitable, the easiest to do, the effort involved, etc. Compare different fundraising ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group.This Section contains an impartial yet subjective ratings system for all the main fundraising categories.  I’ve used a common methodology to provide an overview […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Sample Descriptions

Fundraiser Ratings – (Sample Version)This Section contains an impartial yet subjective ratings system for all the main fundraising categories.  I’ve used a common methodology to provide an overview of what’s involved and created a ranking system that assigns a point value to the major components of each type of fundraiser.Guide to various fundraisers More than […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Index Page 5

Financial success ratings for all the main fundraiser categories. Impartial yet subjective ratings system for fundraisers from Religious through Wreaths. Allows you to compare different fundraiser ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group.This fundraiser material is excerpted from my book, Fundraising Success, as is all the material on this website. You can enjoy […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Index Page 4

Financial success ratings for all the main fundraiser categories. Impartial yet subjective ratings system for fundraisers from Magazines through Recycling. Allows you to compare different fundraiser ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group.This material is excerpted from my book, Fundraising Success, as is all the material on this website. You can enjoy unlimited […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Index Page 3

Financial success ratings for all the main fundraiser categories. Impartial yet subjective ratings system for fundraisers from Doughnuts through Lollipops. Allows you to compare different fundraiser ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group.This fundraiser material is excerpted from my book, Fundraising Success, as is all the fundraising material on this website. You can […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Index Page 2

Financial success ratings for all the main fundraiser categories. Impartial yet subjective ratings system for fundraisers from Cheesecake through Donors. Allows you to compare different fundraiser ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group. This fundraiser material is excerpted from my book, Fundraising Success, as is all the fundraising material on this website. You […]

Fundraiser Ratings – Index Page 1

Financial success ratings for all the main fundraiser categories. Impartial yet subjective ratings system for fundraisers from Americana through CD’s. Allows you to compare different fundraiser ideas for your non-profit, church, school or youth group.This material is excerpted from my book, Fundraising Success, as is all the material on this website. You can enjoy unlimited […]