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 […]

4 Easy School Fundraisers

These four ideas for easy school fundraisers work well for both elementary school and middle school fundraisers, plus they don’t require any selling. The four school fundraisers that work well are:Box Tops For EducationLabels For EducationTyson Project A+ Labels FundraiserRecycling small electronics for cash or technology.These are very simple school fundraising ideas to setup and […]

Festival Fundraising Ideas

101 festival ideas plus the top 12 fundraising ideas for raising money at your event. A festival fundraiser is a great way to raise funds because events with a fun focal point make it easier to attract a large audience. Festivals also keep people involved longer than most other fundraising events, so they also help […]

Fundraising Auction Tips: Meet, Greet & Thank

One of the best fundraising auction tips is to warmly meet and greet each guest and afterward, thank them for attending and for their support. The whole idea is to make each guest feel welcome and appreciated. And nothing says we appreciate your support better than a personal thank you within 24 hours of your […]

50 Fundraising Auction Tips

At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results.25 Live Fundraising Auction TipsSaturday Night – You’ll raise more money by holding your […]

Service Auction Fundraiser

Another easy way to raise funds is with a service auction or skills auction. Essentially you are raising money by offering the skills and services of your supporters to the highest bidder. These are skills or services that people are already paying for, so its easy to get bidders interested in these types of auction […]

Auction Consignment Items

A great way to raise more funds at your next charity auction event is to include consignment items in your live or silent auction. The major advantage is that you can raise more money without any risk because consignment items that don’t sell have no risk or obligation to pay.Auction consignment items for charity are […]

Restaurant Night Fundraisers

A Restaurant Night fundraiser is an easy way to raise funds because its a simple revenue share idea that’s a win/win for your group, your supporters and for the restaurant. By helping to increase their business, your group gets a referral commission without having to spend a lot of time and money organizing and promoting […]

Unique Silent Auction Items & Ideas

One of the best ideas to raise more money at your silent auction is by offering unique items. These unique silent auction items ideas may be related to a particular theme, be handcrafted, involve exotic destinations, or offer unusual experiences.So, how do you go about finding and gathering these type of items for your next […]

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 […]

50/50 Raffle Tips

A 50/50 raffle fundraiser is an easy way to raise money fast at any event. These 50-50 raffles are used to raise funds at everything from high school football games to charity galas to state lottery games.These are some tips about how to get more out of your fundraising raffle, even if you’ve done a […]

Auction Donation Ideas

Getting enough auction items donated to sell at your charity event is a tough task. Sometimes, the best ideas for auction donations come from thinking outside the box about new or unusual sources.Here are some auction donation ideas you may not have thought of, courtesy of Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions. Sherry is an […]

Silent Auction Ideas – Vacation Rentals

Looking for silent auction ideas that will add to your bottom line without any upfront cost? Offering vacation rentals at your silent auction will add thousands of dollars in extra profits with very little work on your part.So what’s the secret to raising money with vacation rental packages without any hassles? Its easy if you […]

12 Green School Fundraising Ideas

Here are some easy school fundraising ideas that are eco-friendly and will raise a lot of money fast. Most of these green fundraisers don’t require much in the way of upfront funds to get started and the kids will love them.They are grouped into activities, event ideas, and products to sell. Each idea is linked […]

Silent Auction Jewelry Display Ideas

One of the most important silent auction ideas is to display your items properly so they’ll attract top bids. The more expensive the auction item, the greater the need for an eye-catching and attractive display. So what are some good display ideas for jewelry items at your silent auction?Fundraising consultant and professional auctioneer Sherry Truhlar […]

Tyson Chicken Fundraiser

Another easy fundraiser idea for schools is collecting Tyson chicken product labels. Their labels for cash program is similar to Boxtops For Education and each Tyson chicken label submitted is worth $0.24 each. The program is called Tyson Project A+ and each participating school can earn up to $12,000 per school year.The Tyson chicken fundraiser […]

Selecting A Professional Auctioneer

Many non-profit groups don’t use a professional auctioneer when doing a live auction and that’s a big mistake. Saving money by not using a professional to conduct your live auction is like saving money on gas by not driving your car. Sure, you’ll get where you want to go, but it’s going to take a […]

Best Silent Auction Items

It’s obvious that the best silent auction items are those that attract multiple bids and sell for more than fair market value. So which items sell best at silent auctions?Fundraising auction consultant and auctioneer Sherry Truhlar from Red Apple Auctions explains which item categories always sell well and what to avoid selling. Read more of […]

10 School Auction Themes

Here are ten ideas for school auction themes that are easy to do and won’t break the budget. At any fundraising event, you want a theme that’s fun and readily encourages attendees to get in the spirit of the event. If everyone’s having fun, then they are much more likely to get involved in bidding […]

Touch A Truck Fundraiser Event

Another fun fundraising idea is to hold a Touch A Truck Fundraiser which is just a really fun event for kids and their families to explore giant trucks, earth movers, ambulances, drilling rigs, and other massive mobile machines. And of course, a touch a truck event also works well as a fundraiser for youth sports […]