Archive | July, 2007

Middleton, Idaho Holds Fund-raiser to Support Family Featured on “Extreme Home Makeover”

Posted on 19 July 2007

The “Stockdale Family Hoedown” was held outdoors in downtown Middleton to benefit the Stockdale family. The close-knit, small community became the first city in the history of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to create a special fund-raiser for a family featured on the program. “Extreme Makeover” and CBH Homes are joining together with many volunteers to […]

School Raffle Fundraiser Success Story

Posted on 18 July 2007

My son’s school had a raffle this year that was so successful that next year the school might just implement this raffle idea as the only fundraiser. Our school like most schools has an auction/dinner fundraiser every year. An event that a handful of parents work on all year long for weeks and weeks and […]

Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Refuge Holds Fund-raising Open House

Posted on 17 July 2007

Langley’s Critter Care Wildlife Refuge of Langley, British Columbia takes in abandoned wildlife. They hold an open house only once a year, when the public is a allowed to visit. Visitors take a guided tour to see wild animals — such as baby coyotes, beavers, fawns, raccoons and bobcats. The open house fund-raiser helps the […]

Preview of Latest Harry Potter Film Raises $140,000 for Make A Wish and Pediatric Oncology

Posted on 16 July 2007

Harry Potter fans were given a special advance screening of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at the Fifth Wizard’s Ball, a fund-raising event for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and also for the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team. The event was held at Celebration Cinema North of Grand Rapids. They raised $140,000 for the […]

Becoming a World Changing Organization Requires Going Through “The Dip”

Posted on 13 July 2007

In Seth Godin’s new book, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick), he posits that all worthwhile endeavors go through “The Dip.” The Dip helps sort half-hearted attempts from the truly world-class efforts. “Most consumers…,” writes Godin, “wait for something to be standardized, tested, inexpensive, and ready […]

Annual Volleyball Fund-raiser Remembers Special Girl

Posted on 11 July 2007

Danielle Miller was the type of person who made friends easily and people that loved her remember her “fun-loving” personality and sense of competition when it came to volleyball. Miller died from injuries related to a car accident on March 12, 2004. She was vacationing in Florida on spring break from college. Miller was a […]

Charity Auctions – A Basic Primer

Posted on 10 July 2007

Many community and non profit agencies use auctions as a way to raise funds. This is a fundraising technique that has been used successfully for many years. Often live auctions are the center of attention for a special event. Silent auctions can be a natural add-on to other fundraising plans. And finally, online auctions have […]