Author Archives | Abigail Beal

Abigail Beal has written 54 posts on Step By Step Fundraising.

Abigail Beal is a freelance writer and has a passion for fund-raising and not-for-profit work. At eight she created her first fund-raiser with several friends to benefit the North Shore Animal League (it raised sixty dollars). She has been a fund-raiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has also coordinated volunteers for an eldercare facility in her community. Abigail has a certificate in Fund-raising and Development for Not-for-Profit Organizations from Marymount College at Fordham University and she has taken classes at The Foundation Center. She lives in suburban New York with her family and three (very spoiled) cats.


The Perfect Fundraiser For Libraries: Used Book Sales

Posted on 25 September 2009

If you are someone that loves books, chances are you have been to a used book sale. They are popular with the community, with some of the larger ones drawing people from fifty miles away – or from other states! A used book sale can be a terrific fundraiser for a library, and an excellent [...]


Grant Seeking Basics Online Training Course

Posted on 17 March 2009

While looking for a new job in fund-raising, someone suggested that I look into The Foundation Center’s online courses. I am certainly glad that I did. They offer a variety of courses, some for a fee and others that are free. The Foundation Center is well-known as a leading authority on philanthropy. It was first [...]

Review of the Entertainment Book Fundraiser

Posted on 07 August 2008

Many people are familiar with The Entertainment Book. It’s a coupon book that can get you both local and nationwide discounts on your favorite stores and retailers. Many people that use The Entertainment Book save hundreds of dollars each year by using both the coupons within the book and from the online coupons available when [...]

“Just One Penny” Can Mean Great Fund-raising Dollars for Your Organization

Posted on 05 October 2007

What is just one penny? Most of us don’t think it is all that much. We may even groan a little when we get pennies in our change. But many fund-raising organizations are turning those little copper coins into a terrific fund-raising project. The Top Benefit of a Penny Drive: Everyone Has Pennies One of [...]

The Canary Foundation CXO and Celebrity Go-Kart Challenge Event

Posted on 01 October 2007

The Canary Foundation has held a popular event during the San José Grand Prix for the past three years. The CXO and Celebrity Go-Kart Challenge event features celebrities and CEOs racing against each other in go-karts. Only CEOs and top level executives are invited to participate in this special event. It is quite popular and [...]

North Lake, WI Mystery Writer Holds Fundraiser For Local Library

Posted on 28 September 2007

Deb Baker, a North Lake, WI resident and mystery writer, donated a portion of the sales of her new book “Goodbye Dolly” at the launch party to the Town Hall Library. Baker worked at the library from 2000 – 2005. Her book “Goodbye Dolly” is the second in a series about doll collecting. The first [...]

5 Ways to Say “Thanks” to Your Volunteer Team

Posted on 27 September 2007

When working on any volunteer project, you certainly couldn’t do it without the dedicated help from your team of volunteers. Whether it is a school, church or organization project, your volunteers are critical to the project’s success. Volunteers handle every aspect of a project or an event. Volunteers have many different skills and talents to [...]