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 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]