Archive | July, 2009

July 2009: Fall Fundraising Ideas from our Sponsors

Posted on 28 July 2009

I’d like to extend a thank you to our July premium sponsors. They provide terrific services for nonprofits and those wishing to raise funds for a good cause, so be sure to visit their websites. Starfish Marketing offers a complete, professionally written and laid out mail package.  They provide a basic framework, which you customize […]

Awards of Excellence offer recognition, cash to Texas Nonprofits

Posted on 24 July 2009

Texas Nonprofits who are current member organizations of the Center for Nonprofit Management operating in the state of Texas can apply to win $5,000. Awards will be given in several categories:

How to Get Auction Item Donations (Without Cold Calling!)

Posted on 23 July 2009

One of the most frequent questions related to auction fundraisers is how to get auction items donated.  In the audio seminar series Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts Karin Costa gave many great ideas for auction items. She also described in detail how to get those items donated.  This approach to getting items takes away […]

Everybody Wins When You Say “Thank You”

Posted on 21 July 2009

When I ran the Southern Utah Alzheimer’s Association, I always made a point to send a thank you note within a few days of receiving a donation; admittedly, though, I used a form letter in my word processing program that I would adapt to each individual donor.  According to an article at, although it […]

360 Degree Planning for Fundraising Events

Posted on 07 July 2009

In the audio seminar series Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts we provide a lot of tips and tools for planning successful live and silent auction fundraisers.  Of course these auctions happen in the context of a special event.  So in addition to getting auction items and such, there’s so much general event planning that […]