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.



What You Need to Know About Serving Food at Your Fundraiser

When you're fundraising for a cause you care about, there's a chance that food will be involved. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the serving or selling process. You might be … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Keep Up Donor Relationships During COVID-19

You already know that the worldwide pandemic has disrupted every aspect of daily life for individuals, for-profit businesses, and charitable organizations alike. Nonprofits of all shapes and sizes are … [Read more...]

Bill Gates Donations: 69 Facts Everyone Should Know in 2020

Bill Gates, other than his decades-long, successful career as co-founder of Microsoft, is well-known for his long-term involvement in charity together with his wife, Melinda. Bill Gates donations have … [Read more...]

Types of Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide to the World of Nonprofit Organizations

You’ve probably heard of the term “nonprofit organization”, but are you completely sure what it means?  Did you know that there are many different types of nonprofits, each with their own … [Read more...]

97 Trump Fundraising Stats and Facts 2020: The Ultimate List

Who will be the next US President?  This is a question many in America and around the world are asking themselves this year. Despite the coronavirus crisis’ terrible toll on the United States … [Read more...]

Procuring Online Auction Items: 5 Pro Tips and Insights

Charity auctions have always been reliable fundraisers for organizations of all shapes and sizes, from national-level nonprofit organizations down to local schools and community groups. However, … [Read more...]

8 Tips for a Successful Fundraiser Event

In 2018, Americans gave $427.71 billion to U.S. charities. Individuals represented the most charitable donors, accounting for $292.09 billion of the total amount. Meanwhile, corporations … [Read more...]

How to Hold a Golf Tournament for a Fundraiser

Golf tournaments are hours-long events that golfers and non-golfers alike can enjoy. As such, they make excellent fundraisers. If you're looking to generate some spare cash for your country club, … [Read more...]

Do You Need to Pay Taxes on Fundraising Money?

If your business wants to organize a fundraiser or campaign for contributions, there are a few variables you need to contemplate. How do you plan to raise funds? Will you offer goods and services in … [Read more...]

10 Essential Tips for Effective Digital Fundraising Strategy

Before we get into the tips for an effective digital fundraising strategy, it is important to understand what digital fundraising actually is. Digital fundraising is simply a way to earn money online … [Read more...]

Facebook Fundraising

Facebook Just Made It Easier to Raise Money for Your Favorite Charity. Recently, Facebook launched a new set of tools that help nonprofits raise funds for their charities on Facebook. There are … [Read more...]

Fundraising Games: 5 Fun & Creative Game Ideas

Boost Your Fundraising Event with Fun Games Fundraising events are always about more than just trying to raise money. They are about raising and spreading awareness for a charity or organization that … [Read more...]

How Do Scratch Card Fundraisers Work?

A scratch card fundraisers works in a simple way. Each person involved in fundraising gets a scratch card and encourages donors to scratch a dot or two off of the card, revealing the amount they will … [Read more...]

How Nonprofits Can Use Fundraisers to Build an Annual Fund

An annual fund lays the groundwork for all fundraising activities in a non-profit organization. The main goal of this fund is to establish a base of donors who regularly give to the organization in … [Read more...]

Monopoly Tournament Fundraiser

  Charity Monopoly Tournament Fundraiser Tips and Steps Monopoly is one of the most loved board games, so why not engage local board game enthusiasts to raise some funds for a good cause. A Monopoly … [Read more...]

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...]

6 Non-Traditional Ways to Market to your Donors via Mobile

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 … [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...]

3 Creative Ways to Ask for Donations

Whether your nonprofit is relatively small and just starting in the fundraising game or you’ve been around for years, you’re likely looking for fresh ways to ask for donations. Technology and the … [Read more...]

Start Your Fundraising Year Off Right

“New Year - a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ― Alex Morritt, January is often considered the month for reflection and new … [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. Be Prepared The Boy Scouts sure got this one … [Read more...]

Back to School Fundraising: 21 Experts Share Ideas and Advice

Fresh Back to School Fundraising Ideas 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 … [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...]