Hunger Relief

Food Banks Beating the Fundraising Odds in a Tough Economy

Posted on 26 April 2010

According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2009 State of Fundraising Survey, only “43 percent of charities raised more money in 2009 than in 2008, marking it the worst year for charitable fundraising in a decade.” The survey states that declines were consistent regardless of cause. However, several of the food banks that I […]

eTapestry Helps Food Bank Recover From Disaster

Posted on 16 September 2009

There’s a variety of software programs that many nonprofits, just like commercial businesses, need in order to be successful.  For charitable groups managing donor information, communicating with supporters online and accepting internet based donations are of particular concern. eTapestry offers a whole suite of tools to simplify this process for you. There’s a web-based donor […]

Roundup: Food Banks Stepping Up Efforts; Fundraising

Posted on 15 May 2009

New Hampshire’s Community Action Program has seen the pantry use rise dramatically, up 50% compared to the numbers of people who typically use the pantries. This is a story that’s being played out all over the country. Food banks, other nonprofits, corporations and communities are stepping up to fill the need.  Here are some stories […]

Roundup: Raising Funds to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 17 October 2008

In honor of Blog Action Day (October 15th) and World Food Day (yesterday, October 16) this roundup focuses on fundraising strategies for organizations that help fight hunger. For Bag a Lunch Day supporters are asked to donate one day’s lunch money toward feeding the hungry. Nancy E. Schwartz describes this simple, yet powerful, way to […]