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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.

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Most Recent Articles

School Candle Fundraiser

Posted on 07 June 2012

If you’re looking for a school fundraiser you might consider narrowing your search down and look into holding a school candle fundraiser. Candles make so much sense. Pardon the pun. But they really do. Research shows that just about every house in the United States burns or at least owns candles. Doesn’t it make sense [...]

50 Percent Profit Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Posted on 04 June 2012

One of the misconceptions about cookie dough fundraisers is how much profit your group can make. No matter how often a website talks about profit lots of people assume that their group will make 50% profit. So I thought it might be helpful to talk about profits and cookie dough fundraising. The fact is that [...]

Do it Yourself Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 31 May 2012

Most groups raise money themselves and they need do-it-yourself fundraising ideas. Luckily there are tons of great ideas out there to consider. Here are some brief descriptions of ideas you might consider. Of course you may need to adapt some aspects to your needs. We hope in the future to write more articles with additional [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cookie Dough Fundraisers to Try

Posted on 02 May 2012

We’ve meant to discuss the effectiveness of cookie dough fundraisers for a long time and now that the fundraising season is ending for schools and sports organizations we felt like this was as good a time as any. Cookie Dough fundraising has been around a long time. Historically larger groups chose this option because of [...]

Even Towns Look for Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 16 March 2012

Times are getting so bad that even towns are looking for fundraising ideas to raise money and other ways to reduce spending. Shawn Touhill, a Doylestown Township supervisor, got people together as part of a new town fundraising committee. They gathered Monday night to brainstorm ideas for saving and raising money. Most of the ideas [...]