Fundraising Articles

Research, the latest and greatest ideas, how to incorporate new technology, you’ll find all this and more in this handy list of fundraising articles.

You can make your fundraising event a huge success when armed with the right ideas and the information - and we strive to bring you that (and more) each and every month.


12 Ways Fundraising Software Can Help With Your Next Event

As most nonprofits already know, as worthwhile as they are, successful fundraising events can be expensive and time-consuming endeavors. There are so many logistics to plan out. From ticketing and … [Read more...]

How to Market to your Donors Before, During, and After a Fundraising Event via Mobile

You’ve tried the traditional routes for marketing to your donors. You’ve done: Direct mail newsletters Door-to-door donation appeals Magazines and other publications Bus stop … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Earn More From Your Rummage Sale

As we start a new year we tend to clean out the old to make room for the new.  Which makes it the perfect time to plan for a Thrift Sale, Rummage Sale, or Second Hand type event. They are ideal … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Recruit More Volunteers for Your Fundraising Events

Sometimes the hardest part of pulling off a fundraising event is finding the volunteer base to help. Here are some tips to help you find some help. Always Be Prepared. The Boy Scouts sure got … [Read more...]

21 Fundraising Experts Share Their Back to School Fundraising Ideas and Advice

Are you ready to kick off your fundraising season?  Are looking for some fresh ideas and advice to help raise the bar in your fundraising efforts? Yes, it is that time of year again when the kids are … [Read more...]

Back to School Fundraising with Target and Staples

This month in conjunction with our Back to School issue we are spotlighting two national companies, Target and Staples that support education and nonprofits through community donations and granting … [Read more...]

5 Delicious Fundraising Ideas to Celebrate National Sandwich Month

  August is National Sandwich Month.  Why not celebrate with some fun and delicious fundraising ideas! Here are a couple appealing thoughts to get your creative juices flowing and your … [Read more...]

Start Planning you Fundraiser During the Summer Downtime

Summer is a great time to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. It is also a great time to establish your fundraising calendars and begin planning for those events. Many nonprofit organizations … [Read more...]

How to Host a Pajama Fundraiser

There are different variations of the pajama fundraiser, but there's one common theme: pajamas! The idea is that your participants pay (or get sponsored) to come to work or school in their pajamas. … [Read more...]

How to Run a Restaurant Fundraiser

You'd be hard pressed to find many people who don't enjoy a meal out with friends and family, which makes a restaurant fundraiser one of those ideas that's guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit for your … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Fundraising Sites Your Non-profit Should Be Listed on

Promoting your non-profit organization is one of your key tasks as a fundraiser. After all, no one can donate funds if they don't know where they're needed. The Web gives you access to a global … [Read more...]

Top 8 Fundraising Ideas for Small Groups

Just because you have a small fundraising group doesn't mean you can't think big when it comes to your projects: by picking the right kind of schemes to suit your volunteers you can still pull off … [Read more...]

How to Host a Bowling Fundraiser

The best ways of raising funds for good causes all involve having fun, and that's certainly true of a bowling fundraiser. Beginners and experts, young and old can all get together at the bowling alley … [Read more...]

How to Host a Fundraising Art Auction

Art auctions are straightforward to organize and can be a lot of fun both for the artists involved and those looking to buy something. Everyone wins: your organization raises money for a good cause, … [Read more...]

Top 6 Fundraising Tips for Marathons

You’ve probably already been caught up in a major street closure because of a marathon. However, instead of shaking your fists at the runners, think about all of the good they’re doing. … [Read more...]

Hot Apple Cider Fundraiser

Nothing soothes the soul or warms the cockles of autumn better than a warm beverage. A mug of hot apple cider has become a time honored Fall tradition in our family and last year, we discovered that … [Read more...]

All Aboard The Haunted Hayride Fundraiser

The traditional Halloween was a celebration of the harvest. Oftentimes, a family would assemble around a campfire to share ghost stories. Today, Halloween has morphed into a holiday celebrated by … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Fundraising Strategy

The biggest and most common mistake made by fundraising organizations is to go into a fundraiser without a solid strategy. Simply saying, "let's sell candy to raise money this year," placing … [Read more...]

Tips for Getting Local Businesses Involved with your Fundraiser

As a successful fundraising organization, you require volunteers who are not only enthusiastic, but able to bring that enthusiasm to local businesses in order to gain their financial support. … [Read more...]

Hosting a Show-Stopping Theater Fundraiser

Everyone loves popping some popcorn, snuggling up with a loved one, and enjoying a favorite movie. Most of us go to the movies at least once a month because it’s a great family or date night outing. … [Read more...]

A Sizzling Labor Day Fundraiser

I can hardly believe that the dog days of summer are already upon us. With Labor Day just around the corner, we are about to celebrate the very last holiday long weekend of the summer. And if happen … [Read more...]

Earth Day Fundraising Ideas

This year, Earth Day falls on April 22. It’s a day to celebrate our planet and how it sustains us, but many may be unaware of the history of Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in … [Read more...]

Arranging a Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Hosting a golf tournament is a high-profile, and often very lucrative fundraising concept. Golf has a reputation for being the game of people with lots of money and leisure time. And while it has … [Read more...]

Fundraising Through Weight Loss

Are you trying to lose weight to benefit your health? Well you might not have heard about such thing as a weight loss fundraiser, but many are using this charity event as the motivation they need to … [Read more...]

Quick and Simple Fundraisers

Fundraising is the lifeblood of many smaller charities and nonprofit organizations. Realistically, they need funds to continue offering free and vital services in your community. But their operations … [Read more...]

Hosting a Photography or Portrait Fundraiser

Every family wants to have a family portrait, especially if they have children--but it's not something everybody may be thinking about. They want it, but just never get around to making the call to … [Read more...]

Original and Product Free High School Fundraising Ideas

Have you ever heard of a “Product Free” fundraising? Also known as “No Sell” fundraisers, these charity events raise money for your school or organization without putting … [Read more...]

Raise Money With a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

Setting up a bachelor/bachelorette auction fundraiser is a way to not only raise awareness and money for your cause, it may turn out to be helpful to those who take part. At the very least, it can be … [Read more...]

It’s in the Stars: Astrology Fundraising Ideas

Looking into my crystal ball…I can see a fundraiser in your future! What better theme to add some fun and mystique to your next charity event than astrology? A zodiac-themed evening … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Festive Four Fall Fundraisers

What does October bring to mind for you? For many people, it's all about beautiful colors, the smell of fallen leaves, dried corn on front doors, juicy apples, round gourds, and a bountiful harvest … [Read more...]