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.

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...]

Garage Sale Success – Turning your Junk into Fundraising Profit

The great thing about garage sale fundraisers is that they are simple to organize. Really, all you need is a collection of things around the house that you no longer want-old clothes, outdated … [Read more...]

What Food Banks Need During the Holidays

What does the food bank do in your community? Sure, the food kitchen might be that run down building in an unsavory part of town that provides hot meals, but food banks provide food for people who … [Read more...]

Flaunt Your Artistic Side with a Craft Fundraiser

You know that artistic hobby you have? The one your parents said would never be a full time career? Maybe you write poetry in the park, or paint watercolors when it rains, or you’re more of a hobby … [Read more...]

Fabulous Makeover Fundraisers – A New Look for the New Year!

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there is nothing better than a stress-free, fun, pampering charity event to get your fundraising efforts started in the new year! The new year always … [Read more...]

Kicking Off A Successful Soccer Fundraiser

Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup soccer championship has been held every four years, with the latest one being held in June and July, 2010. A World Cup year is a great time to organize a soccer-inspired … [Read more...]

Fundraising Calendars: A Quick & Easy Moneymaker

While it's not common for quick and easy fundraisers to turn into successful moneymakers, fundraising calendars just might be the exception to that rule. With fundraising calendars as your annual … [Read more...]

How to Get People to Give Time Instead of Money

Money, as they say, makes the world go around, but unless you have people willing to take the time to make that money do its work, it won't do you any good. Your organization's success depends on … [Read more...]

Tips for Pitching a Fundraising Idea to a School PTA

If you've ever been to a school PTA meeting, you probably know how difficult the committee can be when it comes to their purse strings. The PTA is often responsible for a school's financial well … [Read more...]

Planning Fundraising Campaigns for the New Year

Everyone has heard the old adage "the early bird gets the worm!" Well, fundraising organizations can definitely learn a thing or two by making this their new motto. A carefully thought out plan is … [Read more...]

See Spot Run a Pet Show Fundraiser

Get ready for some furry fun when you raise money for your organization with a pet show fundraiser! This is a great event for the whole community to get involved in. Who doesn't like to show off their … [Read more...]

The Top 16 Scrumptious Food Fundraiser Ideas

Tired of the Same Old Bake Sale? There are plenty of scrumptious ways to plan a food fundraiser—without baking another one of grandma’s famous apple pies. Think beyond the bake sale. Here are some of … [Read more...]

Cool Fundraising Ideas to Beat the Summer Heat

You've looked forward to the fun of summer all year long, no matter what part of the world you're in. Summer means holidays, and long weekends, and the warm weather means endless fun outdoors. It also … [Read more...]

Tis’ the Season for Fundraising with Holiday Decorations

Budgets are reduced during the Christmas season as people scrimp and save to decorate their homes and buy meaningful gifts for friends and loved ones. There’s hardly any hope for charity … [Read more...]