Planning A Fundraiser

Looking for tips on planning a fundraiser? Here are some articles covering everything from recruiting volunteers, coordinating events, getting items donated for auctions, and last minute profit tips.

These fundraiser planning tips should help you pull off the best fundraiser in your organization’s history by giving you insight into the planning process, the importance of having a merchant plan, and all the ways to add in extra fundraising activities to any event or program.

Planning A Fundraiser Articles

Fundraising Fundamentals – How to increase community awareness of both your need and your offering.

Fundraiser Preparation – Everything you need to know about getting ready to raise funds.

Organizing Charity Events – Advice on how to organize a special charity event for your nonprofit – Organizational tips and planning suggestions.

What’s In It For Me – To succeed, everyone needs to know “What’s in it for me?”

Basics: Part 1 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 2 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 3 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Basics: Part 4 – Why being prepared, organized, and executing well is important.

Fundraiser Preparation – Everything you need to know about getting ready to raise funds.

Advance Planning – More from the series on Preparation about the importance of planning ahead.

Advance Planning: Part 2 – Additional specifics about what needs to be done ahead of time.

Business Focus – Continuation of the Preparation series about focusing on the business aspects.

Written Documentation – More from the Preparation series about why you need written documentation.

Recruiting Volunteers – Preparation tips about the best ways to recruit volunteers.

Communication – Final piece of the Preparation series about the best ways to communicate your need.

Organize School Fundraiser – Quick tips on organizing your school efforts by planning ahead.

Organizing a School Fundraiser – Part 2 – Here are some other things to consider.

Non-profit Organizations Fundraising – Basic strategy advice on fundraising for non-profit organizations – How to information on capital campaigns and charity events.

Build Your Fundraising Team – Build your fundraising team by recruiting more volunteers – Here’s some ideas on how to get the right kind of helpers.

Getting Media Coverage – How to get media coverage for your non-profit group, charity auction, or fundraising event.

101 Fund Raising Tips – Boost results with organization, the right incentives, and preparation.

Merchant Plan – How to put together a successful merchant plan for long-term success. Local businesses can be your strongest supporters, but there has to be something in it for them as well.

Publicity Tips – Simple methods to get your fundraisers well publicized – Publicity is the key to successful events.

Follow-up – Describes the importance of follow-up and its impact on your future fund raising success.

School Fundraising – Ideas for school fundraising including organizational tips, fundraising ideas and advice for high school fundraisers – Lengthy list of ideas and events.

Fundraiser Raffle Ideas – Tips on putting together fundraising raffles – Fundraiser raffle ideas for any size group – Prize selection and ticket price tips.