Archive | December, 2008

Christmas door ringers, Acts of Kindness and Oprah

Posted on 23 December 2008

A group of friends find Christmas joy in quietly giving to needy families in the Albuquerque area.  They call it “a ding-dong dash” since they leave the gifts at the family’s door, knock, and then leave to remain anonymous. I’m reminded of a personal story that I’ve heard Oprah Winfrey tell on several occasions.  Here […]

Secret Santa Gives Away Thousands in Cash

Posted on 21 December 2008

Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus!  An anonymous Secret Santa in Kansas City gives away hundreds of dollars to random people he meets during Christmastime.  In the past he gave away one $100 bill at a time.  This year though, because of the economy, he had to change the amount he’s giving away. 

Roundup: Fundraisers Countdown to End of the Year

Posted on 19 December 2008

How many people wait until the last few weeks of the year to make their charitable donations?  If you’ve pledged a certain amount for the year, you probably feel compelled to get that donation in.  Then others are reminded that it’s the end of the tax season.  If you’d like to list that charitable donation […]

Entertainment Book Fundraiser, 2009 Books Available

Posted on 17 December 2008

The Entertainment Book is a huge book of discount coupons produced specifically for a local area. These popular books are published in 155 cities in the United States and Canada. With the Entertainment Fundraiser, you have already one great advantage. It’s a product that helps your supporters save money, so it’s something they will most […]

Free Online Fundraising eBooks: Download These Today

Posted on 10 December 2008

Today I’d like to feature two great resources that could make a big difference in your online fundraising efforts.  They come from experienced experts in online fundraising…. plus they are free. 1. The 2008 Online Fundraising Survival Guide: 12 Winning Strategies to Survive & Thrive in a Down Economy from Network for Good.  If you […]

Fast Fundraising for Year End: Bonus Teleseminar

Posted on 09 December 2008

Teleseminar with LIVE Q&A This Wednesday, exactly three weeks until the last day of 2008 there will be a Live call-in teleseminar that will help you make the most of your year end fundraising campaign.  This is a bonus for as part of the 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail. Even if you’ve […]

Wish Lists for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on 08 December 2008

One of the quickest and easiest fundraising and outreach ideas is to publish a wish list.  While it’s common for charitable organizations to publish wishlists at the end of the year, there are other times of year that you can be just as successful. What to Include on Wish Lists On your wishlist include items […]