Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

7 Suggestions for Improving Your Listening Skills for Better Fundraising

In today’s high-tech, high-speed world where everyone seems to have their heads buried in their mobile device, it is still important to have good listening skills. This is doubly important if you are a fundraiser as you much reach out to people in person at some point. Here are 7 suggestions to help you develop […]

5 Fundraising Ideas for Teams

Is your school sports team in need of new uniforms or equipment? Do you need a way to fund team travel expenses? Are you at your wits end trying to figure out how to use the camaraderie you already have to raise funds? Well, if you are you have a problem that is common to […]

5 Ways to Thank Your Donors

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” ~ Author Unknown Fundraising is about more than just soliciting for and accepting donations. It is also about building relationships with your donors, the surrounding community and your volunteers. When it comes to donors, there is no better way to solidify your relationship with them than […]

Low Effort (and Low Cost) Fundraising Ideas

If your group or organization has been at the fundraising game for some time you know that overhead can be a bear. You know how involved or difficult fundraisers can be to manage. Yet, you also know how important certain causes are and that you must persist despite the challenges involved in fundraising. Because we […]

Unexpected Ways Students Benefit from Fundraising

The main goal of any school fundraiser is to generate revenues for some worthwhile cause. However, fundraisers also have ancillary benefits that even fundraisers may not fully be aware of. Apart from raising funds for sports teams, bands, cheerleaders, school trips or even to pay for new structures and buildings to expand the school’s compound, […]

Tips for Writing Successful Fundraising Letters

When it comes to asking for donations, pledges, and support, fundraising letters are an excellent opportunity to get your fundraising efforts off to a great start. Not only are they a good way to reach out to potential donors, they also give you a chance to crystallize your own message. So despite the fact that […]

How to get Parents More Involved in School Fundraising

We all know that parents are busy and have a lot of stresses in their lives. Work, family, social commitments can all compete for involvement in their children’s lives. We understand that. That said, one of the keys to a successful school fundraiser parental involvement. Parents can add much needed resources, energy and broader community […]

More Ways to Use Social Media in Your Fundraising Efforts

Millions of people sat and watched breathlessly as a raccoon scaled a 25-story building in Minnesota last week. Well as interesting as this diversion was, it speaks to how powerful social media is. It has the power to hold the public’s attention and even call people to action under the right circumstances. This is why […]

Tips for Securing a Sponsor for your Fundraiser

Fundraising events are an excellent way to bring attention to and raise money for a cause. However, as anyone who has ever held one knows, they can be somewhat expensive to produce. This is where sponsors come into it. The right sponsors can help you to significantly deal with the hard-costs required to produce an […]

Spring Fundraising Tips: Get Ready to Plan Ahead

  Be Ready For the Spring Fundraising Season   We understand many of us just got through the holiday and winter Fundraising period and you feel like you could use a break. You have had your rest, and feel refreshed just in time to get your Spring Fundraising started. If you have not started your […]