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.



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 Seattle, … [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...]

Festive Fall Fundraisers: 4 Favorite Ideas

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...]

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...]