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10 Easy School Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 22 January 2014

It doesn’t take long after a school year starts for the first fundraising brochure to show up in your child’s school backpack. You may never find it if you don’t dig deep but trust me if you haven’t found one yet you will sooner rather than later – even if you have to dig around [...]

Fundraising Websites – Who Can You Trust

Posted on 20 August 2012

There are lots of fundraising websites but not all of them are equal. So how do you know which ones you can trust? That’s a much more difficult question than you’d think. Aesthetics alone are not good barometers. In other words just because a site looks good doesn’t mean it’s trustworthy. In fact there is [...]

There Are People Who Will Steal Your Fundraising Cash

Posted on 18 July 2012

Beware. There are people who will steal your fundraising cash. It doesn’t happen often. That’s the good news. But a few times a year we hear from groups whose fundraising coordinators have stolen the money collected when selling fundraising products. Here’s how it usually plays out: We will get a call from an inquisitive parent [...]

Students Raise More than $50,000

Posted on 13 June 2012

People who think students can’t or won’t raise money for their school fundraisers simply need to look to New York City to see how wrong those thoughts are. The Washington Post reported that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will recognize a group of students who raised around $57,000 to help pay for the 9/11 Memorial. [...]

Spending Nothing on Fundraising?

Posted on 21 May 2012

Did you ever wonder about the efficiency of a charity or non profit that you support? I’d guess one of the things you really want to know is how much money the charity spends on the cause it represents and the other question is how much money is spent on fundraising itself. It’s difficult to [...]

Lessons from Presidential Fundraising

Posted on 06 March 2012

If you think presidential fundraising is different than the way you raise money think again. There are lots of similarities. The one I’d like to discuss today is the need to bring star power to your fundraising event. Apparently former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a [...]

Unique Fundraisers for Unique Needs

Posted on 16 February 2012

Unique Fundraisers for Unique Needs. If more groups would think like that they would most definitely raise a lot more money. We all know there are tons of fundraising ideas out there. Lots of them are tried and proven like cookie dough fundraising or candy fundraising. But even though they are tried and proven doesn’t [...]