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...]

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 … [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...]

How to Get Permission for Storefront Fundraising

It's not an unusual sight to see a table set up in front of a local grocery store or department store, where Girl Scouts have set up shop to sell cookies. Similarly, many other organizations take this … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Hosting a Gaming Night

Everyone likes a good games night, but too many charity events focus on the James Bond casino type soirees to bring in needed donations. But what about a good old fashioned board game tournament for … [Read more...]

Find Treasure With a Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser

Everyone remembers the fun of childhood scavenger hunts. Even Easter egg hunts presented a fun challenge, and an immediate reward. Recapture that spirit of fun and adventure with a scavenger hunt … [Read more...]

Four Unique Auction Fundraisers

Auctions are an excellent fundraising method. They appeal to people's competitive nature, while still making them feel as if they're getting a bargain. When someone feels like they're setting the … [Read more...]

Host a Healthy Skating Fundraiser

Healthy fundraising events are possible. Even in the middle of winter, you can incorporate some good old fashioned physical activity into your fundraising plan. Every time your child comes home … [Read more...]

Holding an Independence Day Fundraiser

The Fourth of July is perhaps the largest national holiday across the United States. Each Fourth of July celebration commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, adopted in 1776. … [Read more...]

Home Safety Fundraisers

Home safety is an important issue for many families across North America, especially if you have young children at home. Just think about your baby or toddler crawling around your home on their … [Read more...]

How to Tell if and when You Need a Fundraising Consultant

Who is a fundraising consultant? A fundraising consultant is an individual who is well-versed in the fine art of fundraising. They know all the ins and outs of what needs to be done, they know what … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Supporters in Shape for a Walk-A-Thon

Walk-a-thons are an excellent way to make money for charity because they require minimal overhead costs. All you really need for a successful walk-a-thon is a public trail or blocked off city area, … [Read more...]

Fundraising for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month was first established by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) in 1996. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating and informing at risk women and … [Read more...]

Fundraising for your School’s Summer Fair

Sure, school's out for summer, but that doesn't mean that fundraising efforts for the good of the school need to be left until the fall. Fundraising during the summer months is one of the best … [Read more...]

Dress up Your Fundraising With a Halloween Costume Ball

The great thing about a Halloween costume ball fundraiser is you don't have to think up a theme. It's already set for you. Halloween is a great time to hold a fundraiser because people are already in … [Read more...]

How to Pull Together a Quilt Fundraiser

Fundraisers that offer participants the opportunity to get crafty, and maybe even learn a new skill are among the top successes. If you're playing with the idea of a craft fundraiser for your next … [Read more...]