Archive | September, 2008

Scratchcard Fundraiser

Posted on 29 September 2008

Scratch cards are an unusual way to ask for donations to your organization.  A scratchcard is a small tri-fold booklet that contains a card of silver colored “scratch-off” circles. Supporters are invited to “scratch” off one or more of the circles on the card to reveal how much they will be asked to donate. The […]

Throw a Party, Raise Funds for Your Favorite Cause

Posted on 26 September 2008

Throwing a party is a great way to have fun and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Let your creativity and imagination run wild as you plan a party that your friends will be talking about for years to come. There are several ways that parties can be planned so that […]

School Fundraising News

Posted on 22 September 2008

My name is Jim Berigan.  I am the managing editor of Top School Fundraisers, which is a sister site to Step by Step Fundraising.  Our single goal is to connect schools with great fundraising ideas. If you’d like to know more about school fundraising, I’d like to encourage you to check out the website and […]

Blog World Conference: Making Connections

Posted on 20 September 2008

This weekend I’m at Blog World in Las Vegas. This is an internet conference specifically about blogging, new media and social networking. I know many charitable organizations and individuals who are into blogging… on the other hand there are many small charities that don’t even have a frequently updated website. I’ll be writing about Blog […]

Like a Fine Wine, Fundraising Should be Savored

Posted on 18 September 2008

Like a fine wine, the idea of actually hosting a fundraiser needed to age for a bit.  Initially, I had visions of hosting a gala event, replete with a full bar, servers, a band, table linens, and a little black dress. But a few weeks into the aging process, after making a few calls, asking […]

I Love My Librarian Award

Posted on 16 September 2008

Here is a great program for public or school libraries.  You can honor your favorite, hard working librarian for the “I Love My Librarian Award.”  The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Times created the award to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for […]

Fundraising Time Audio – Part 2

Posted on 16 September 2008

In the previous audio I talked about the first step of planning a year end campaign. Here’s the final part of this audio, where I elaborate on the 3 step process of planning your end of year fundraising campaign. Steps 2 and 3 are about planning and really maximizing you’re efforts. Actually, it’s maximizing your […]