Archive | June, 2009

June 2009: Step by Step Fundraising Sponsors

Posted on 30 June 2009

I just wanted to extend a thank you to our June premium sponsors. They provide terrific services for nonprofits and anyone wishing to raise funds for a good cause, so be sure to visit their websites. Raise The Funds works with nonprofits to create an exciting, and unusual, fundraising event.  Michael C. Anthony performs his […]

Today Show Helps Rebuild Galveston, TX after Hurricane

Posted on 29 June 2009

This year The Today Show Lend a Hand program helped five great causes.  Al Roker went on the road to help organizations around the country: A Chance for Children Foundation, Los Angeles, California Portland Parks Foundation, Portland, Oregon Help4Galveston, Galveston, Texas Arkansas Rice Depot, Little Rock, Arkansas Community School of the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina […]

Laughter Brings People Together at Volunteer and Fundraising Events

Posted on 24 June 2009

I recently returned from a trip to El Paso where a group of eight from our church did volunteer work at Lydia Patterson Institute.  It’s a great high school that primarily serves English as a second language students, most of whom live across the border in Juarez. Late June in West Texas — it’s hot […]

Good Problems at Charity Events (and How to Handle Them)

Posted on 11 June 2009

Awhile back I wrote about how the 2008 Southern Utah Memory Walk was a huge success, both in terms of participants and funds raised. This is fantastic news, and I’m thrilled that the event will help find a cure for Alzheimer’s and provide services to families in Southern Utah who are facing the disease. Yet […]

Get More Bids at Your Silent Auction with Wireless Electronic Bidding

Posted on 02 June 2009

What would happen if you could take the benefits of instant bidding and excitement of online auctions like eBay and apply them to a live event? That’s exactly what the wireless keypads from IML do. The portability of the devices mean that attendees can make bids on auction items from anywhere at the event.  They […]