Archive | October, 2005

“Flip-Flop” & Hat Day Easy School Fundraisers

Posted on 14 October 2005

Looking for some easy school fundraising ideas? Students and teachers in the Armstrong School District in Pennsylvania came up with several easy school fundraisers to help raise funds for hurricane relief. The fundraisers were based upon students giving a small donation in exchange for getting to wear something special such as a funny hat or […]

What are Your Letter Writing Questions?

Posted on 13 October 2005

Yesterday I sent out the following email to those who had requested the Step By Step Guide to Writing Fundraising Letters asking for your most pressing question related to fundraising letters. I was shocked when in just the first 90 minutes after the email went out, there were already 108 questions submitted! There’s still time […]

7 Strategies for Writing Fundraising Letters

Posted on 11 October 2005

Writing fundraising letters can be an effective way to request donations to a charitable cause. Letters are used for a variety of purposes and can be sent to a large number of people or a select few. The results of a writing a fundraising letter can vary greatly depending on the purpose of the letter, […]

Free & Low Cost Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 07 October 2005

Many community groups, schools and other social impact organizations have very tight budgets and are dedicated to putting the money they do have toward their mission. So what do you do when it comes to fundraising? Does it really “take money to make money” as the old saying goes? One of the best fundraising strategies […]

Sip for the Cure – A Lesson in Corporate Partnerships

Posted on 05 October 2005

The Republic of Tea company is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for cancer research with the Sip for a Cure program. The tea company created several specialty flavors of bag tea just for this campaign including grapefruit, pink rose, pink lady apple, and lemonade. Other products in the […]

Dine for America – A Great Reason to Eat Out!

Posted on 03 October 2005

I don’t really need a reason to dine out, in fact I’d much rather eat out than cook. But now there’s even more incentive — On October 5, 2005, restaurants across the country will band together in a “Dine for America” day, a national fundraising effort for the American Red Cross to help the survivors, […]

New England Country Fair Benefits Schools

Posted on 03 October 2005

The Nashua Country Fair in Nashua, New Hampshire benefits the local Catholic schools. Each year many people attend the fun event which features food booths, face painting and fun carnival games. The fair began 16 years ago with an event that’s variously known as cow maneuvers or cow bingo. This success story interested me since […]