Helen Johnson, volunteer fundraiserVolunteers are the driving force for many community benefit organizations.  You may find yourself doing lots of odd jobs, office help or working on committees or boards.  The fundraising planning team is one of the most essential volunteer roles in many organizations.  You work along side the nonprofit’s staff to plan and execute successful fundraisers.  You may even be coming up with ideas on your own to raise funds.

Here are some resources to help you in your work volunteering to raise funds for a great cause.

How-to Articles

How to Organize a 5K Run / Walk Athletic events can be a great community building and fundraising event.

How to Organize a Raffle Fundraiser A lot of groups would like to organize a raffle to raise funds; find out if this fundraiser could be right for your grup.

How to Get Auction Item Donations (Without Cold Calling!) Auction expert Karin Costa shows you the best way to get auction items for your silent or live auction.

Guidebooks

7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail: Includes Sample Fundraising Letters & Sample Phrases by Sandra Sims and Sandy Rees

Step by Step Fundraising Guide to Silent Auctions by Sandra Sims

Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts Audio interview series

Success Stories from Other Volunteers

Children’s Hospital Benefit a Great Success lessons learned from first-time event planner Helen Johnson

21 Fundraising Success Stories: Be Inspired, Learn by Example get how-to advice and ideas from these fundraisers