Our mission is to connect you with fundraising strategies for your school or non profit, so you can continue to make a positive impact in the world.

There are many non profit organizations out there looking for fundraising ideas. Many of the fundraising ideas that are featured on this website will work for many groups — large or small — and for a variety of causes. The fundraising ideas presented on this site come from real fundraisers, just like you. You will get the real inside scoop about what works and what doesn’t, saving you lots of time and effort.

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The best place to start is to get a copy of The 5 Keys to Successful Fundraising. This is our free guide that will help you in your fundraising planning & strategy. Whether you are a newbie, or an experienced fundraiser this guide will give you a fresh perspective on fundraising for your organization.

The 5 Keys are guidelines that apply to all types of fundraising. Whether you are with a health related group, animal shelter, church, sports team or another type of non-profit, this book is for you.

These are proven Keys to Success!

There are many companies that will help you fundraise with products. There are fundraisers that you and other volunteers can organize on your own like auctions and dinners. However, the most important thing about fundraising is understanding the HOW and WHY that makes a program successful.

In this book you’ll find out…

  • The foundational elements you need to know BEFORE a fundraising campaign is begun
  • The three types of fundraisers and how to get started with each one
  • The 5 important aspects of organizing a successful fundraiser
  • The 4 reasons why you need a fundraising team
  • How to apply the 5 Keys to your own situation

PLUS — The 5 Keys to Successful Fundraising can be used as a workbook, since there are questions for reflection and/or discussion in every chapter.

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Just wanted to thank you for your continued support and your stepbystepfundraising website…You and your knowledge of fundraising are definitely a God sent to those of us who are “green” in the World of Fundraising.

Your emails of advise and tips has encouraged me as I traveled the road of fundraising. Again, thank you.


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