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Step by Step Fundraising is one of the most unique sites in our industry. We consider ourselves a complete fundraiser resource. What does that mean? We believe we offer a complete overview of fundraisers for non profits, schools and other groups. We've been writing about fundraiser ideas and concepts for more than 10 years.

We've authored 7 books on far reaching fundraising concepts from raffles to raising money by mail. Those books are available here on our website.

Recently we decided to start offering fundraising products in addition to our e books and blog. We are being extremely cautious to bring you only the best fundraiser ideas. There are lots of sites that offer every fundraising product known to man. We will only offer products that are tried and proven fundraisers. So we hope you will let us help the next time you plan to raise money.

Most Recent Articles

Read-a-thons Can Raise Lots of Money

Posted on 19 February 2013

Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon? We ran across www.read-a-thon.com the other day and we started thinking about how much sense the concept makes for schools – especially elementary schools. In recent years it seems like the only people considering read-a-thons were librarians. But when you consider the amount of money that can be [...]

Food Fundraisers Revisited

Posted on 26 September 2012

Well finally some common sense. We’ve seen school districts and even state legislatures determine that food fundraisers were a bad thing and they could no longer be held. That meant the end to cookie dough fundraising and candy fundraising which for years had been some of the most common school fundraising ideas. Now we read [...]

Fundraising Ideas for Kids

Posted on 20 September 2012

There are definitely some good fundraising ideas for kids. In fact we will discuss and link to some of the best ideas on this page. But the fact of the matter is that you can choose the best fundraisers available and still not get the results you hoped for if you don’t put some effort [...]

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 [...]

Do Prizes Produce Better School Fundraising Results?

Posted on 14 June 2012

There has been so much discussion on whether incentives or prices help school fundraising results or not. And a recent article in the Orange County Register about 7 top students fundraisers receiving terrific prizes created the opportunity to continue that discussion here. The main question is whether prizes produce better results or are simply given [...]

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. [...]