Archive | March, 2008

And the Winners Are…

Posted on 31 March 2008

This afternoon I created a screen capture video of the random drawing. Everyone who completed the recent survey (which ended last Friday) was eligible to win. 10 ebooks were given away plus one lucky person got a  $100 donation to charity. Were you one of the lucky winners? View this short video to find out […]

Tax Deductible Amount for Tickets, Events with Donations

Posted on 27 March 2008

There are so many aspects to planning a fundraising event. Determining the ticket price and what portion of the ticket is tax deductible for attendees is one of those many details. Your article about determining the tax deductible portion of fundraising event tickets was very helpful. However, I’m wondering if any of the information you […]

What’s Your Biggest Fundraising Question? Let Us Know And You Could Win a Free eBook or $100 Donation to your Favorite Charity

Posted on 27 March 2008

Step Fundraising & Charity Mile are sponsoring a survey to find out what questions you have about fundraising. Ten randomly drawn entries will win a free ebook and one lucky entry will win a $100 donation to their charity of choice. Whether you are planning a fundraising event, other type of fundraiser or don’t know […]

Tips from the Experts: Making Special Events Really Special

Posted on 26 March 2008

This month Roger Carr of the Everyday Giving blog brought together several experts who all weighed in on the topic of fundraising events. Christopher Scott offers six concisely written, practical tips for planning a fundraising event. These are extremely essential and I couldn’t have said it better myself. Read all Six Tips for Leaders of […]

Roundup: Support from the Business Community

Posted on 14 March 2008

This week’s roundup features a variety links related to garnering support for your cause from the business community. 6 Tips for Creating Successful Nonprofit/Business Partnerships from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford University Fundraising Secret #14: Don’t be hard on local businesses from Fundraising Coach Marc Pitman The Single Best Way to Turn Local Businesses […]

How to Organize a 5K Run / Walk

Posted on 13 March 2008

Would you like organize a 5K, walk-a-thon, bowling tournament or other athletic fundraiser? Here are several articles with some great tips on how to plan a 5K run or walk: Taylor’s Angels 5K Run Benefits Children with Cancer March for Markley 2 Mile Run/Walk Caribbean Carnival Parade Raises Funds for School    

What Have You Given Donors Lately?

Posted on 12 March 2008

The question is simple, what have you given in return to those who make financial donations to your organization? No, I don’t mean little chotchkies, pens or mailing labels. Maybe it sounds backwards even, “they are supposed to give to us!” But giving, as in any relationship, is a two way street. Here are three […]