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There are hundreds of articles on our site about unique fundraiser ideas. You can also check out the Event Ideas category for lots more fun fundraisers and event ideas. Plus, our Tips category can show you how to raise more funds with whatever fundraiser idea you choose.

Our Auction category has great information on how to be wildly successful with your next silent auction. We show you how to get the best auction items on consignment, how to bundle items into dream packages such as a trip to Disney World, and where to get free donated items from businesses worth thousands of dollars for your auction. Plus, you can download all those auction donation sources in one easy to use PDF file.

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Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use

Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use – There are two words that non-profit groups shouldn’t use in their donor communications, whether its email, online, in a fundraising letter or a newsletter. Those two words are “very” and “different” and you are doing your organization a disservice by using them.Why? Because to an educated person, they make […]

10 Ways To Sell More Event Tickets

When organizing a fundraising event, ticket sales can make or break your fundraiser. Here are 10 ways to sell more event tickets so you can raise more funds.Sell Tickets OnlineEarly Bird DiscountGroup DiscountsVIP Early AccessMembers Only Pre-saleSocial Media PromotionsTraditional Media ContestsCross-promote EventsGiveaway Tickets w/Raffle EntryLast Minute BOGO DealsSell Tickets Online – Obviously you can always […]

Game Show Fundraiser

Doing a game show fundraiser is an easy and fun way to raise funds. Choose a classic game show like Family Feud or The Price Is Right and use it as the centerpiece for a fun fundraising event.These game show fundraiser ideas will help you get started and show you how to raise more money […]

Citrus Fruit Fundraiser Tips

4 Tips To Triple Your Citrus Fruit Fundraiser Profits – Doing a citrus fruit fundraiser will usually raise more money than selling other fundraising products because the price points are higher and its easy to add in some other high-profit options. Selling citrus fruit is a great fundraiser for school groups like band and cheerleading […]

Holiday Bazaar Fundraising Ideas

A great way to raise funds late in the year is to hold a combination craft fair and holiday shopping event. These holiday bazaar fundraising ideas will help you get organized and raise more money at your holiday fundraiser event.While a holiday bazaar is primarily a shopping marketplace, its also perfect for crafting demonstrations 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 […]

Craft Fair Fundraiser

Details on how to put together a craft fair fundraiser to raise money for your non-profit group or favorite cause. This creative fundraising idea works well for small groups, schools, churches and community organizations.One of the nice things about fundraising with a craft fair is that there are so many different ways that you can […]

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 […]

101 Fundraising Auction Donations Sources

An extensive list of sources for fundraising auction donations from companies with links to online donation request information for each business. These fundraising auction donation sources provide items ranging from $25 gift cards all the way up to cruise ship vacations.This auction donations list will save you hours of time compared to finding all these […]

Fun Raising Friday 19

Time for another look at 10 fun fundraising event ideas from across the country. This Fun Raising Friday roundup features fun fundraisers like The Betty Bash, the Running Of The Roaches, and a glass pumpkin art fundraiser where 1,400 pieces sold out in just two hours.The best fundraisers are ones that are a lot of […]

Creative Fundraising Ideas & Events

Twenty-five creative fundraising ideas and events that are great ways to raise funds for your cause. While they have a creative element, these easy fundraisers don’t cost a lot to put together and do a great job of raising money quickly.Creative Fundraising Ideas For NonprofitsCraft Fair – How to put together your own craft fair […]

Tips For Running A Silent Auction

Silent auctions are a great way to raise money, but require a lot of coordinated effort. These tips for running a silent auction will help you procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results.Procuring Silent Auction ItemsYour Group – Start with the family, friends, […]

Mac And Cheese Fundraiser

A mac and cheese fundraiser is a simple and fun way to raise funds for any size group. There are literally dozens of fundraiser event variations you can include, but it can be just as easy as doing a pancake breakfast or you can make it as big as an outdoor chili cook-off.Here are several […]

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 […]

Fun Raising Friday 18

Time for a look at 10 more fun fundraising events from across the country that other groups are doing to raise money for their cause. If you’re looking for some fun fundraiser ideas, this is great place to start.Mariachi Festival Fundraiser – Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Jose, CA is hosting a “Mariachis […]

Princely 9/11 Charity Fundraiser

A 9/11 charity fundraiser in London got some help from Prince William and Prince Harry as BGC Partners honored the memory of the 658 employees who died in the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York. BGC’s annual Charity Day, now in its ninth year, has so far raised more than […]

Raffle Fundraiser Ideas For Men

Raffle Fundraiser Ideas For Men – Unique fundraiser ideas are a great way to raise more funds and a raffle fundraiser for guys will add fun and excitement to any fundraising event. Let’s face it. Men are easily bored at charity events and if you want to hold their interest, you need some raffles or […]

Fun Raising Friday 17

Fun Raising Friday is all about putting the fun back into your fundraising events, so here are 10 fun fundraising ideas that other groups across the country are using to raise funds for their cause. The more fun you can make your fundraiser, the more money you’ll raise because more people will want to attend […]

Motorcycle Raffle

Raffles are a great way to raise funds fast and a motorcycle raffle offering a Harley-Davidson bike is a popular choice for many groups. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand carries a certain cachet and has widespread appeal, so ticket sales are easier which means more funds raised.Fundraising consultant Amy Passmore of DIY Fundraising explains how a […]

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 […]