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.

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...]

Spring Has Sprung – Let’s Fundraise!

Easter is a holiday enjoyed by people of all ages. Why not usher in spring with an Easter fundraiser that will get the whole family, church, or community involved? Some fun options include planting … [Read more...]

Putting on the Ritz at a Fundraising Dinner

Formal dinner parties can be a fabulous fundraising method when they are done with class. The whole idea of a formal dinner party is luxury, and for many of us, that means an evening away from the … [Read more...]

Cinco De Mayo Fundraising— ¡Olé!

Cinco de Mayo is an important Mexican holiday. It's celebrated every year on the fifth of May to commemorate the 1862 Battle of Puebla, which was won by Mexican peasants over French … [Read more...]

Health Fair Fundraisers

Healthy living is a concern for everyone. It seems that every time you open a magazine or turn on the TV, there is a new health risk or issue on the rise. That's why health fair fundraisers are a … [Read more...]

Take A Swing At Car Smash Fundraising

An unconventional fundraising event, the car smash, has always been intriguing for so many reasons. For one, you get to take a sledgehammer to an automobile and completely annihilate it. Secondly, … [Read more...]

Hosting a Charity Walkathon

A lot of fundraisers require you to coordinate sales of a product or service, or to provide entertainment of some sort. A walkathon is one of the easiest fundraisers in this respect, because your main … [Read more...]

School Fundraiser Dos and Don’ts for Success

With all the government cuts to education, schools are constantly in need of money to fund various sports and social clubs for students. Every school activity - from band to the football team, and … [Read more...]

Last Minute Christmas Fundraising

Most Christmas fundraisers have to be planned months and months in advance. But if you're just starting to get into the Christmas fundraising spirit - it's never too late! There are some great … [Read more...]

Scoring a Fundraising Goal for Your School’s Sports Team

The most common question we’re asked is, “What is the best fundraiser for my school’s sports team?” The answer will differ greatly if you are asking about fundraisers for the cheerleading squad … [Read more...]

Double Feature, Movie Night Fundraisers

What's better than the smell of freshly popped popcorn, a comfy spot to cuddle, and an entertaining movie? Nothing! That's why fundraising with a family movie night at your local church or … [Read more...]

Be Aware and Raise Money Every Month of the Year

Every month of the year is designated as an awareness month for at least one cause. In some cases, certain dates or weeks are designated as awareness times. It may be a disease like cancer, an effort … [Read more...]

Firing up Your Barbecue Fundraising

When it comes to barbecue fundraisers, it's all about the food! But you can also incorporate a variety of other money-making activities into your barbecue in order to attract a crowd, and keep them … [Read more...]

Scrapbooking Fundraisers

Scrapbooking fundraisers are a great way to turn a favorite pastime into a fundraising opportunity. That's right, scrapbooking fundraisers turn cherished memories into proceeds that can go towards … [Read more...]

Hosting a Fundraising Event

There are endless ways for an organization to raise money, but the two broadest categories are selling products, or hosting an event. In an event-based fundraiser, the stakes are a little higher. A … [Read more...]

Tis the Season to Scream for Ice Cream!

You know you can’t resist ice cream on a hot summer’s day. While neither can the average North American. That’s why Ice Cream Social fundraisers are so popular with youth groups, as … [Read more...]

Does Aluminum Can Fundraising Really Work?

Most of us touch aluminum every single day. What, you don’t believe me? Well, if you’re an avid Coke or Pepsi drinker, then how many cans would you say you consume in a day? And even you’re one of … [Read more...]

Fundraising Through A Consignment Sale

Let's face it, times are tough. And our current economic situation seems to be building two very popular trends - save money and save the environment. Going green, as in saving money and becoming … [Read more...]

Beautify your Fundraising Efforts: Sell Cosmetics

Fundraising with beauty in mind is an exciting way to make your donors feel glamorous and fresh. Women love cosmetics, so why not provide them with what they already need? Lip gloss, lipstick, blush, … [Read more...]

Plunging Into Winter Fundraising: The Polar Bear Dip

There are none more dedicated to fundraising for their chosen organization than polar bear swimmers. A dip in icy, below-freezing water is sure to heat up your fundraising efforts! There is a … [Read more...]

Homerun Ideas for Baseball Fundraising

Supporting a kid on a baseball team is not cheap for today's parents. When times are tough, parents are looking for any way to defray some of the cost for their children to participate in organized … [Read more...]

Top Four Mobile Apps for Your Fundraising Efforts

Fundraising has come a long way with the rise of new technology. Developers have brought some of this innovation to smartphones and tablets with inventive applications that boost the efforts of … [Read more...]

Summertime is the Right time for a Car Wash Fundraiser

“Workin' at the car wash. Workin' at the car wash—yeah! Come on and sing it with me…car wash. Get with the feelin' at the car wash—yeah!” For some reason … [Read more...]

December 1st is World AIDS Day!

According to the most recent AIDS statistics in the world, there are currently 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children, across the globe—95% of those live in developing … [Read more...]

How to Organize a Fashion Show Fundraiser

No matter what time of year it is, a fashion show can be a popular fundraising event. It's fun for the people involved in putting it on, for the models walking the runway, and for everyone who comes … [Read more...]

Fundraising with a Second Hand Book Sale

Everyone likes to curl up with a nice book. Not only is a book sale a great way to raise funds for your school, church, library, or daycare facility, it&'s also a great way to promote literacy and … [Read more...]

Personalized Book Fundraisers

Raising money for your child's school, sports team, youth group, or church can be a difficult endeavor. There are so many fundraising efforts to compete with, how do you set your group apart from all … [Read more...]

Make a Hole-in-One with a Miniature Golf Fundraiser

When the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to start planning outdoor fundraisers. What better way than to combine a favorite outdoor pastime with fundraising? There aren't many people out there … [Read more...]

High Time for Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

We all have taken time for tea in the afternoon. Tea is a popular and relaxing break in the day that is cherished by the people around the world. The term “tea”, however, refers to more than just … [Read more...]

How Car Donation Fundraising Works

Taking donations of automobiles can work for many different types of charitable organizations, no matter how small or large. Before you eliminate this one from your stable of fundraising ideas, … [Read more...]