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.



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...]

Promoting Lung Cancer Awareness

You might already know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But you might wonder why there are nationwide efforts in support of the fatal disease. Check out these staggering statistics … [Read more...]

Raise Money With a Spring Brunch

A lot of fundraiser events take place on weekend afternoons, or evenings, especially if they're dinners or dances. An evening out is always fun, and usually encourages a lot of participation. … [Read more...]

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

Forget that same old, same old talent show. A battle of the bands fundraiser is great way to raise money for your charity and give your fundraising cause a cool reputation at the same time. How a … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraising Ideas

St. Patrick day is a fun holiday to celebrate and host an easy fundraiser on. Every month has several holidays, but some days, such as federal holidays don't work so well to host fundraisers on since … [Read more...]

Top 12 Environmental Organizations Who Use Their Donations Well

With all the recent concern about the environment, people want to see their money going to a good cause, but also used to better the planet. There are a myriad of environmental organizations out … [Read more...]

November 11th A Day for Remembering Those that Served

Each November 11th we are given a day to recognize the gift offered by our veterans, and their deep sacrifice to uphold our freedoms. Most of us can remember school assemblies, punctuated by silences … [Read more...]

Fundraising with the Ultimate Chili Cook-Off

Nothing gets amateur chefs simmering under their aprons like a good, old fashioned chili cook-off. Traditionally, chili contests were "full-blown" competitions, featured as the spotlight of county … [Read more...]

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...]