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.

Eating Al Fresco with a Picnic Fundraiser

When it comes to good school fundraising ideas that will keep kids entertained, some people struggle to find a winning idea. As always, the best fundraising ideas for schools are the ones that keep … [Read more...]

Need to Raise Funds? Trivia Night is the Answer

A perfect combination of raising money and having a great time. What is a trivia night?! Quiz games have been a popular pastime for generations, and were some of the first shows created when … [Read more...]

All The Perks of Coffee Fundraisers

Nearly everyone loves a morning cuppa Joe. It’s true! Coffee gets the work world rolling out of bed and functional in the morning, and yet it’s still a fairly new idea for fundraising … [Read more...]

10 Basic Tips for First Time Fundraising Coordinators

You've volunteered, or somebody volunteered you, to coordinate your organization's fundraising efforts this year. Congratulations. If it's your first time to be tasked with this responsibility, you … [Read more...]

Why Thanksgiving Is A Great Time To Discuss Fundraising

Thanksgiving is perhaps the greatest time of year for feasting, family, and fun. In this holiday season the weather is turning, offering vibrant colors and snappy temperatures which are best met with … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Team Fundraisers

Let's face it; athletes have only one thing on their mind - sports! So while fundraising is a realistic part of keeping a team functional and in uniform; it's also realistic to choose charity events … [Read more...]

Hosting a Summer Ball

Everyone feels like celebrating summer’s arrival. Why not make this summer particularly spectacular by hosting a swanky summer ball? The theme of your summer ball is the most important decision … [Read more...]

Score Big With a Bowling Night Fundraiser

A bowling fundraiser mixes fun and raising funds in one action-packed evening! Bowling fundraisers are easy to organize, and you don't need a lot of money to host them. In fact, if you're a … [Read more...]

Raising Funds by Doing Someone Else’s Dirty Work

It’s ironic how sometimes the simplest activities in life are the ones that busy people are willing to pay others to do. That’s why doing other people’s dirty work makes for a great … [Read more...]

Easy Elementary School Fundraising

More often than not, parents are expected to pick up the slack when it comes to elementary school expenses. That means each school team that your child wants to participate in, and each club that the … [Read more...]

Custom Bracelet Fundraising

Custom bracelet fundraisers are a hugely popular way to raise money for charity. Plus, they are very in demand with teens. These popular silicone bracelets can be customized for any fundraiser or … [Read more...]

Free Non-Profit Advertising with Google

Many organizations have had great success with online fundraising. Creating a web site to disseminate information and attract donations, or even signing up for eBay's non-profit program to sell … [Read more...]

Fundraising Letter Writing 101

Like any introduction, first impressions can make or break your chances. Well the same goes for your fundraising letter campaign. If you are involved with a charity or special cause that needs money - … [Read more...]

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a reality for many here in the United States. At least 23.6 million children and adults have this serious disease. It is estimated that nearly one quarter are unaware they have it. This is … [Read more...]

Keeping Church Fundraising Efforts Fun and Creative

A fun, family event will always encourage support from your congregation and raise substantial funds. However, what about the youth portion of your church? It seems that many churches are experiencing … [Read more...]

Having Some Fun at the Office with a Business Fundraiser

Many major national and international corporations are now starting to recognize the importance of business fundraisers to support local community groups and global causes. As the phrase … [Read more...]

Top Holiday Season Fundraising Ideas

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to get into the fundraising spirit, simply because people are more apt to open their hearts and give a little more. But also because people find they … [Read more...]

Say Fundraising with Flowers

Flowers instantly brighten anyone's day. Everyone enjoys a nice bouquet to add some color to their household in spring. However, receiving flowers is a treat any time of year. That's why flower … [Read more...]

A Culinary Twist: Fundraising Cooking Classes

The most scrumptious way we can think of for nonprofits to raise funds is with cooking fundraisers. Cooking fundraisers are popular because people love to cook. Even more so, they love to eat! If … [Read more...]

How to Host a Blood Drive Fundraiser

Have you always dreamed of saving lives, but didn't have the trust fund to go to medical school? Well there's another way to give the gift of life without a scalpel. Your company, school, church … [Read more...]

Fundraising with eBay

Just about everybody knows about eBay. Every day, millions of people log on to browse through auctions in search of bargains. Tens of thousands of people make extra money with eBay and are able to get … [Read more...]

How to host a Successful 50/50 Fundraising Raffle

If you've been involved in planning a stag and doe or a charity event for your work organization, you will be familiar with the 50/50 draw. Perhaps the simplest of all fundraisers, the 50/50 raffle is … [Read more...]

Reaching For The Stars With Karaoke Fundraisers

Karaoke comes from a pair of Japanese words, and first referred to music mixed by recording the band's part first. "Kara" means empty, and "okesutora" means orchestra. The singer would listen to … [Read more...]

Back to School Fundraising with School Supplies

Have you ever seen the Staples commercial with the guy in the pool and the kids playing loudly on the deck? He just presses the big, red easy button—and voila, the kids are outfitted in all of their … [Read more...]

Fundraising with Gift Baskets

As a parent, do you really want to help your child fundraise for his or her school with another candy bar fundraiser this Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa? Heck no! If you’re like most parents, you … [Read more...]

Revving Up For a Fundraising Car Show

When the weather warms, driveways are filled with soapy buckets and chamois as car buffs get their motors running to hit the road for spring. Car lovers have one thing in common - they love to … [Read more...]

Our Five Favorite Wacky Fundraisers

Hilarious fundraisers can drum up a lot of interest in your fundraising group. They go a long way to creating a fun event for the community of supporters, and in helping volunteers cut loose and have … [Read more...]

Getting and Keeping Great Volunteers

Volunteers are the driving force behind any fundraising group, regardless of its mission. Even if you have paid staff, your core group of volunteers are essential to your survival. But people seem to … [Read more...]

Why Fundraising Timing is SO Important!

Did you know that when it comes to door-to-door fundraising, the first group to go into an office or neighborhood to ask for donations, regardless of what product or service that there selling, has … [Read more...]

Fundraising Letters – 25 Quick Tips For Attracting Readers

The tips listed below are a chapter from Writing Knock-out Fundraising Letters, which is an E-book available exclusively from Fundraiser Insight. Win over potential donors through highly effective … [Read more...]