Fundraising Tips

Fundraising tips and ideas on how to raise more funds with your next fundraiser, plus how to get more volunteers, donations, publicity, and much more.

Fundraiser Follow Up

One of the key factors to a successful fundraising event and future fundraising events is to follow up with the supporters, volunteers and participants after the fundraiser is completed and the numbers are tallied! Taking the time to add that personal touch will go a long way in the eyes of your supporters, participants, volunteers […]

How To Run A Successful Fundraiser

How To Run A Successful Fundraiser – Part One: Organizing Your GroupWould you agree that it’s easier complete a job when you have a blueprint to follow? Yes?Also, the exact opposite maybe true which brings us to the old axiom: “Fail to plan, plan to fail”Usually most groups avoid planning because they view it as […]

Ideas for the Fundraising Season

With the new school year approaching fast, it is time for schools to set their fundraising efforts for the upcoming year. There will be fundraising companies literally knocking down your door – but how do you know which products to promote, which companies to choose and which events to host?The easiest thing to do is […]

Recruiting and Training Fundraiser Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of your fundraising group. They should help you motivate and inspire people to participate in your cause and help you organize your event. But how do you approach a new volunteer and convince them to become involved with your group and selflessly give their time and effort?Below we have some […]

The ABCs of Fundraising

There are many little details that go into making sure your fundraising event is a successful event. The key is to have all your fundraising details laid out in front of you before you even start.Below are some tips to help you get started on the right foot for your fundraiser:What is the purpose of […]

Tracking Fundraiser Success

One of the most important tips for your fundraising events is to track and keep record of your fundraisers details. If this is your first fundraising event it will most likely be a trial and error process until you find out what works for you and your event.But if you have a fundraiser or two […]

The One Thing You Must Do To Skyrocket Your Fundraiser!

Every fundraiser group struggles with the impossible quest of finding the ultimate all-in-one fundraising idea. However, the best idea doesn’t have to be too crafty.Actually it’s very simple: just have fun! And let everybody else have fun as well.It doesn’t matter what type of campaign you’re running, as long as everybody is having fun success […]

Fundraising For Youth Groups

Youth groups are almost always in need of funds. Holding fundraisers to finance important trips like tournaments, museums, and musical events are just some of the needs that have to be met through fundraising. Others include the need for uniforms, sports equipment, art supplies, musical instruments, and more.There are a lot of different ways your […]

Fundraising Tips

Here’s a list of all the fundraising tips articles, sorted alphabetically.Tips For All Kinds Of Fundraisers12 Fundraising Tips – Twelve fundraising tips to raise more funds with your next school fundraiser – Includes sample sales script.12 Sales Secrets – How to boost your fund raising sales results with twelve sales secrets.101 Fund Raising Tips – […]

Fundraising Sample

How To Get Fundraising Product SamplesMany groups would like to see a fundraising sample before finalizing their fundraiser product choice. In the past, it’s been difficult to find a reputable company that will send you some free samples without obligation.Well, the good news is that eFundraising, a division of Time,Inc., will send you the fundraising […]

Fundraising Safety

Summary: Fundraising safety is important to any youth group. Tips on how to fundraise safely and still achieve your fundraising goals. The buddy system, parent escorts, and providing written selling guidelines are all important safety factors.When your youth group is doing a fundraiser, it is imperative to make sure that the proper safety precautions are […]

Fundraising ROI

Summary: Fundraising article by Kimberly Reynolds about the importance of Return On Investment (ROI) in fundraising. Improve your bottom line by keeping an eye on expenditures.Return On Investment (ROI) is a fundamental business concept. It’s also something that every fundraiser needs to take into consideration.A business investment consists of working capital, physical assets, and people’s […]

Fundraising Results

Quick tips on improving your fundraising results by maximizing the value provided by your fundraiser. Improve your fundraisers results by teaching everyone what to say and how to say it. Providing quality products and keeping it fun are important also.10 Ways To Improve Fundraising Results1) Maximize value to maximize results Make this your mantra. More […]

Fundraising Followup

It’s important to follow-up after your fundraiser. This article covers what needs to be done, fundraisers who need to be rewarded, information that needs to be recorded, and fundraiser results to be posted.“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you […]

Fundraising FAQ

In fundraising, many of the same questions come up over and over, so I wrote this fundraising FAQ to help. Here are some questions that should give you some good ideas for your fundraisers.Answers To Your Questions About Fundraising1- How do I choose the right fundraising idea for my group?There are several considerations when trying […]

Fundraising Sales Incentives

Fundraising sales incentives are meant to drive additional participation in your school fundraiser and generate more sales. The best incentives are those that have value in the eyes of the participants and will motivate them to give their best effort.Therefore, your reward program should offer quality items within a fairly structured setup that doesn’t cause […]

Fundraising Reward Programs

For improved fundraising results, take a little time and put together the right reward programs, one that provides an appropriate level of reward for all participants. A little reward can produce a lot of motivation.Be sure to set the initial reward level low enough so that at least 50% of your sales force gets a […]

The Rented Room

The heartwarming story of helping someone in need and how they returned the favor many times over the years.Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic.One summer evening as I was fixing supper, […]

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 […]

Promoting Scrip Fundraisers

Scrip fundraising is used by many nonprofit organizations as a way to raise funds year round. It is sometimes known as the silent fundraiser and can be a non-pushy way for your group to raise money. Here are some tips on Promoting Scrip Fundraisers:In fact, your organization may already be signed up with a scrip […]