Author Archives | Sandra Sims

Sandra Sims has written 738 posts on Step By Step Fundraising.

Sandra Sims is the founder of Step by Step Fundraising, an online article and book publisher, which was recently acquired by FastTrack Fundraising. In addition to nonprofit management and fundraising, she has expertise in search engine optimization, social media marketing and content syndication. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Midwestern State University.

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Fundraising Companies

Posted on 05 January 2017

Step by Step Fundraising wants to be a trusted resource for all your fundraising needs. That’s why we offer a wide selection of fundraising guides so you can learn more about many different fundraising events that depend on your level of experience. But at the end of the day we realize we may not offer […]

10 Easy School Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 22 January 2014

It doesn’t take long after a school year starts for the first fundraising brochure to show up in your child’s school backpack. You may never find it if you don’t dig deep but trust me if you haven’t found one yet you will sooner rather than later – even if you have to dig around […]

Why Are Spring School Fundraisers Less Effective?

Posted on 16 January 2014

I always found it interesting that schools do so much better with their fall fundraisers than they do with their spring campaigns. There’s an obvious reason. It seems like the start of a school year brings new excitement and life to the school. There are new families and teachers in some cases and other families […]

I Don’t Know Why We Didn’t Raise More Money

Posted on 15 May 2013

I can not tell you how many times we get extremely small orders from large groups that seem surprised when their participation is so low it should be embarrassing. When you’re the fundraising company it can really be hard to bite your tongue and ask spiteful questions like did you even hand out the brochures […]

Thinking about Disaster Relief Fundraising

Posted on 24 April 2013

Holding a disaster relief fundraising event is a good way to get everybody in your community involved in supporting a worthy cause. The money that you and your team raise will go toward helping families that have suffered at the hands of natural disasters, such as hurricane damage to housing. There are many people in […]

Green Fundraising for Church Groups

Posted on 22 April 2013

There is a lot that people can do nowadays in helping to make the planet a better place. Many environmental issues have now been brought to the attention of the general public, and as a result of this we are now seeing more action being taken in an effort to correct our past mistakes. People […]

Fast Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 22 April 2013

Planning to adopt a child is a big decision for a couple to make. The couple may already have children of their own who have their own set of needs, or they may be going into parenthood for the first time. Whatever your current situation is, your lives are going to change phenomenally once you […]