Health


State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school fundraisers

Posted on 07 May 2012

We were a little stunned when we saw an article that was posted on the Drudge Report. The story comes from the Boston Herald and it talks about how state regulations would negatively impact school fundraising efforts .. especially cookie dough fundraisers and bake sales. The articles starts with: The Departments of Public Health and [...]

Fundraising to Help Find a Cure for Cancer

Posted on 04 January 2012

Having lost my sister, my best friend to cancer 6 months ago, I have been reading alot about groups that help raise money for helping to find a cure. Relay for life and the Lance Armstrong Foundation are the two that I have read about. The people who support these wonderful groups are amazing to [...]

Healthy Fundraising in Schools

Posted on 14 December 2011

When you want to make a difference at your high school by doing something good for other people, you may have decided that holding a fundraising event is the best way to go. After all, it is a great way to raise money for the school or an outside charity, while also getting all of [...]

See where the good goes

Posted on 23 August 2010

Have you ever wondered where your donations and support goes? The website, “GoodGoes.org” allows you to meet local health workers and the children they help to survive. Each year, almost 9 million children in the developing world die of largely preventable and treatable illnesses before they reach the age of five – that equates to [...]

6 Steps to Online Fundraising for Medical Costs

Posted on 26 May 2010

When a friend or loved one gets sick and is facing huge medical bills, the quickest and easiest way to raise money for them is through an online fundraising website. Sites like GiveForward, Fundbunch and GoFundMe allow individuals to create customized pages where friends and family from across the world can contribute to help a [...]

Does Stigma Impact Your Fundraising Efforts?

Posted on 22 February 2010

A few years ago, I was trying to drum up participation in our upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk by hosting a booth at a community fair. I had cheery, purple decorations (purple is the signature color of the Alzheimer’s cause), freebies such as pens and magnets, and lots of information about our walk to benefit [...]

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Items – Think Pink!

Posted on 03 September 2009

Awareness bracelets are still going strong as a fundraising and advocacy item.  You can find bracelets in every color of the rainbow to represent various causes. In particular, pink is instantly recognizable as the color for breast cancer.  Many nonprofits that advocate for those effected by breast cancer have a lot of publicity and events [...]