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.

Spelling Bee—Getting the Word Out

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E! Doesn’t this childhood competition take you back? Anyone who participated in a spelling bee as a kid knows how thrilling a competition it can be. Well, there’s no reason … [Read more...]

Fundraising for Wildlife Lovers

Summer brings a lot of activity with it. People are outside more, playing sports, swimming, having picnics, and just enjoying the sunshine. But people aren't the only ones who are more active in the … [Read more...]

Winter Fundraising: When Lemonade Turns Into Hot Chocolate

Selling lemonade on street corners has been a childhood favorite for generations. On hot summer days nothing refreshes quite like a cup of lemonade, especially if it's sold by a group of … [Read more...]

Tips for Marketing Your Fundraising Program

In an event-based fundraiser, the stakes are a little higher. A product-based fundraiser can go one for weeks or months, so if you have a slow day, you can make it up later. An event-based … [Read more...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is upon us and it's a good reminder to women everywhere to get their annual mammograms. That's right it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month! According to the National Breast Cancer … [Read more...]

Cooking Up a Bake Sale Fundraiser

If you want to make your charity the yummiest cause on the block, then a bake sale fundraiser is a great way to lure willing buyers to your church group, school club, and team events in order to raise … [Read more...]

A Basket of Fresh Fruit Fundraisers

A brimming basket of fresh, seasonal fruit is a family treat anytime of year. It always makes a warm and welcoming table topper, and works great as a hostess gift in lieu of flowers for your next … [Read more...]

Delicious Thanksgiving Fundraisers

Why is Thanksgiving a great time for your next fundraising event? Because Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the busiest and most overplanned holidays of the fall season. As you anticipate a long … [Read more...]

Charity Casino Night

If you've ever been to Vegas, you know how much glitz and glam the city offers. Lights everywhere, music, people in costumes—and that's just on the strip. It gets even better when you get into … [Read more...]

I Like to Ride My Bicycle Fundraisers

Get fit and get pedaling as you raise money for your favorite charity with a bicycle fundraiser! Bike-a-thons are a great way to raise cash for a non-profit agency, such as a school group, sports … [Read more...]

Snow Shoveling: A fundraising Service People Can Use

Many regions of the country have experienced particularly rough winters so far, and there's more snow to come. It seems as though every week some area or another gets buried under snow. While … [Read more...]

Writing a Successful Fundraising Letter

If you're going to write a letter to somebody asking for money, it has to be exceptionally well-worded, thought out and tactful. When you were in college and spent all your allowance on beer, and … [Read more...]

Hosting a Haunted House High School Fundraiser

Halloween is not a proper scare-fest without a scary movie, but even better yet, make this Halloween one to remember with a haunted house party (a la April Fool's Day or House on Haunted Hill) - and … [Read more...]

Gearing up for a Tractor Pull Fundraiser

Get your motors running—vroom, vroom! You can’t help but take notice of a tractor pull—especially when the engines roar and the horsepower escalates. That’s why many organizations choose this event as … [Read more...]

Kicking Off Football Fundraising Season

As the temperature dips, the smell of team spirit and concessions fills the air for another hopeful football season. As those eager young athletes look forward to a season of high school rivalries and … [Read more...]

Go Crazy with March Madness Fundraising

Every March, members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) take part in a basketball championship tournament. Every March, basketball fans go nuts rooting for their favorite teams. … [Read more...]

Beach Party Luau Fundraiser

Aloha! The sun, the sand, the surf, a fruity drink in a coconut…beach luaus call to mind the sounds of ukuleles, palm trees, tropical foods, Hawaiian grass skirts, and flowers in our hair. … [Read more...]

Fundraising For National Heart Health Awareness

Taking care of our tickers should be a top priority year round, but it is in February that we take particular care to focus on heart issues. It is National Heart Month, and it brings about some … [Read more...]

A Look at Fundraising Software Options

When you first start your fundraising programs, you may be keeping track of everything with some index cards spread out on the kitchen table. But you'll soon discover that it gets out of hand. Even … [Read more...]

Tips for Holding School Fundraisers

Schools are huge institutions with many, many people taking advantage of their resources. Although many schools are funded publicly, overcrowding of classrooms can stretch the budget pretty thin and … [Read more...]

How to Get Online Visibility for your Non Profit Fundraiser

You have a wonderful charity organization with members who are hard-working and devoted to the cause. However, your charity fundraising programs are limited to your neighborhood, region or … [Read more...]

Hosting A St. Patrick’s Day Themed Fundraiser

Do you start to favor the shade of green in your work wear as March 17th approaches? Are you suddenly day dreaming of a little green men with pots of gold? Are you itching to put your lips on the … [Read more...]

Going to the Dogs! Fundraising with Fido

Has a fuzzy cat or dog warmed its way into your family and your heart? All the more reason to focus your annual volunteer and charity contributions on your local shelter, veterinary hospital, or … [Read more...]

Promoting Lung Cancer Awareness

You might already know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But you might wonder why there are nationwide efforts in support of the fatal disease. Check out these staggering statistics … [Read more...]

Raise Money With a Spring Brunch

A lot of fundraiser events take place on weekend afternoons, or evenings, especially if they're dinners or dances. An evening out is always fun, and usually encourages a lot of participation. … [Read more...]

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

Forget that same old, same old talent show. A battle of the bands fundraiser is great way to raise money for your charity and give your fundraising cause a cool reputation at the same time. How a … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraising Ideas

St. Patrick day is a fun holiday to celebrate and host an easy fundraiser on. Every month has several holidays, but some days, such as federal holidays don't work so well to host fundraisers on since … [Read more...]

Top 12 Environmental Organizations Who Use Their Donations Well

With all the recent concern about the environment, people want to see their money going to a good cause, but also used to better the planet. There are a myriad of environmental organizations out … [Read more...]

November 11th A Day for Remembering Those that Served

Each November 11th we are given a day to recognize the gift offered by our veterans, and their deep sacrifice to uphold our freedoms. Most of us can remember school assemblies, punctuated by silences … [Read more...]

Fundraising with the Ultimate Chili Cook-Off

Nothing gets amateur chefs simmering under their aprons like a good, old fashioned chili cook-off. Traditionally, chili contests were "full-blown" competitions, featured as the spotlight of county … [Read more...]