The Story of a Church Making the Impossible, Possible

SocialButterfly

Yes, in the title, I said the church. I debated sharing this case study because I was afraid people might not read it because it says church. But then I though, some just might read it because it does say church. The focus in this post, however, is not the “church.”

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Catty Faux Cause Marketing from Church and Dwight

Cause Related Marketing

In my ongoing effort to identify and root out faux cause marketing I came across this ad in the Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database from Church & Dwight , makers of Arm & Hammer baking soda products, including, in this case, Feline Pine kitty litter.

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[Guest Post] 9 Shocking Stats that Should Convince Your Church to Start Using Mobile Giving Today

Fundraising Coach

Many of you know, I've pastored a church for years. In this post, Dean shares why your church should move into mobile giving. For over 30 years, he's been involved in ministry and building businesses that support the work of the Church. He’s helped plant over 50 churches and raised millions of dollars to spread the Gospel, equip leaders, and change lives. When he’s not helping churches grow their giving with Tithe.ly But for some reason, the Church lags behind.

I'm Cheating on My Church

Marketing for Nonprofits

I’m cheating on my church. What’s a church or nonprofit to do? After lenghthy conversations with my husband and long-suffering friends, we left the house on Sunday at 9:45 and drove in a different direction to arrive at. Well, if I told you the location, it wouldn’t be cheating.

That Little Church in Silver Spring. I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World.

Marketing for Nonprofits

I've been writing about my church lately. I also talk about my church because I think nonprofits can learn from these interesting and complex places. For example, my church wouldn't work if it weren't for the volunteer labor. An eleven member Vestry governs the church.

Do you serve the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hedges writes: “James Cone, perhaps the most important contemporary theologian in America, who has spent a lifetime pointing out the hypocrisy and mendacity of the white church and white-dominated society while lifting up and exalting the voices of the oppressed.

10 Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Target businesses that advertise in your church bulletin or whose owners you know directly. Church support. Talk to your church leaders and ask them to contribute financially. Churches may have amounts set aside in their budgets for just this purpose. Host a bake sale after church, noting that all funds will go to your mission trip. Get your church’s permission to host a car wash fundraiser after Sunday services to help fund your mission trip.

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Free Webinar: Rockstar Nonprofit Presentations Feburary 20th

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Are you looking to talk more persuasively for your cause? Do you want to have a bigger impact for your nonprofit through speaking? Join us on February 20th, from 1pm to 2pm EST for Rock Star Presentations for Non-Profit Leaders: How to Perform Like a Champ.

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Can I tell you a story? (with Rumi)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Why Organize the Universe this way. What does not exist looks so handsome. What does exist, where is it? An ocean is hidden. All we see is foam, shapes of dust, spinning, tall as minarets, but I want wind. Dust can’t rise up without wind, I know, but can’t I understand this.

Do you have trouble presenting for your cause?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you entirely comfortable when presenting…. Do you want to be a better presenter? Check out our newest webinar, Advanced Rock Star Presenting: Prepare and Deliver on March 20th 1pm EST, 10am, PST. Learn more or Buy now. This guest post is generously written by Susan Taylor of Imagine Productions.

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Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. Are you sending appeal letters for your nonprofit? Did you read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series? If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter.

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Quote of the Week: Impersonal Engagement

SocialButterfly

Yoo talks about a time when he was in seminary and worked at the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington. In his post, Yoo shares a story with us about a small signficant moment that I think is significant still today and outside the walls of the church.

Bishop orders: “Thou shall not tweet”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ok, so first and foremost, in defense of the Catholic Church, I should point out that this is an isolated incident of a particular Scottish Bishop (albeit highly prominent).

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Writing Fundraising Letters: What Should You Consider?

Fundraiser Ideas

Church Fundraising: Rummage Sale. Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Non Profit FundraisingThe average direct mail campaign achieves a two percent success rate.

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10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingIn today’s economy, many organizations are faced with ever-shrinking budgets. Luckily, fundraising doesn’t necessarily have to involve high amounts of upfront capital.

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9 Great Fundraising Ideas for When Everything Else Hasn’t Worked

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Non Profit Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingFundraising is critical to your organization. Without successful fundraising campaigns, programs, activities, and equipment are oftentimes cut from the budget. However, not all fundraising ideas work for all groups. Following are 9 great fundraising ideas for when everything else hasn’t worked.

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The 14 Things You Absolutely Need to Do During Your Fundraising Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingI’ve always found fundraising events to be a good time. I meet hundreds of people, and really get to use my fundraising skills to collect money for a good cause. One of the most important things I always remind myself of, though, is that it’s not all about having fun; there’s a lot of work involved.

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Cause Marketing That’s Bucking the Downturn

Cause Related Marketing

Photographer Jason Bell shot pictures of celebrity supporters… singer Charlotte Church is at the left… in an eye-catching way TK Maxx stores are easy to get in an out of.

The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingEspecially during difficult economic times, charities and nonprofit organizations should consider fundraising strategies that require little or no cash outlay.

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10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids Non Profit Fundraising Quick Fundraising IdeasChristmas is a time of giving. It’s the time of year that people are most likely to open their hearts and their wallets.

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How to Hold an Excellent Candy Bar Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Whether your fundraiser is to support a sports team, after-school activity, or church group, following are tips on how to hold an excellent candy bar fundraiser. Candy Fundraising Church Fundraising Easy Fundraising Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids School Fundraising Sports FundraisingCandy bars are a popular choice for fundraising. The candy bars’ low price point makes them easy to sell. Candy bars are also perfect for children to sell.

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

To see a great overview of how one organization, the Lourdes Catholic Church , prepares for their massive spaghetti dinner fundraiser, view the video below: Related posts: Creative Fundraising Ideas: Exotic Meat Barbecue.

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10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School FundraisingRaffles are an excellent way for your organization or cause to raise money. For a small amount of money, people get a chance to win a much more valuable prize. Following are 10 raffle ideas you can’t afford to miss. Table raffle.

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10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Other Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingOrganizing fundraisers for clubs and activities can be a fun and educational experience for high school students.

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Paint a Van: We have seen this work very well as a creative church fundraiser , but it could be an excellent fundraiser for other organizations as well (particularly in an elementary school setting). School Fundraising and Church Fundraising: Prepare Care Packages for College Students.

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10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School FundraisingYou don’t have to be a professional to be successful at fundraising. In fact, some of the best fundraisers are so easy anyone can organize them! The following are 10 good fundraising ideas for the novice fundraiser.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids Non Profit Fundraising School FundraisingWhen your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The huge funds generated by these events can be used for a single project or the ongoing operations of your charitable organization.

The 22 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before a Fundraising Event

Fundraiser Ideas

I didn’t learn this though until I was part of a church fundraising event: We had a leader that had more than 10 years of experience fundraising. Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingAfter being on so many fundraising teams, I’ve noticed what is done before an event directly correlates with how the fundraising event turns out.

Do You Make Any of These 10 Fundraising Mistakes?

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingWith over a decade of fundraising experience, I have stumbled over many fundraising mistakes. The great thing about mistakes is that you learn from them, which makes the coming years much more successful.

10 Safe and Fun Youth Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Youth groups should approach their church to get permission to sell after Sunday services. Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids Non Profit Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School FundraisingInvolving children in fundraising can help show them the importance of giving to others. However, youth fundraising raises significant safety concerns.

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10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. Do you often feel as though your friends and family think that when you approach them? If so, you are not alone. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser.

10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

Fundraiser Ideas

Candy Fundraising Charity Fundraising Chocolate Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports Fundraising

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How to Plan an Amazingly Effective Cookbook Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingIf you want donors to think about your organization for years to come, a cookbook fundraiser is an excellent idea. Each time the donor opens the cookbook’s pages and tries one of the recipes, they’ll think about your organization. Following are tips on how to plan an amazingly effective cookbook fundraiser. Decide whether to go premade or custom.

The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingRaising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however. One way to raise substantial funds is to offer your stakeholders something unique.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Lots of bars and pubs hold trivia nights. For those who are unfamiliar, these are events in which teams of people gather to socialize, eat, drink and answer trivia questions. Bars and pubs often hold trivia nights on a regular basis, which allows friendly rivalries between teams develop.

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How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Online Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingRecent financial downturns have taken a toll on many charitable and nonprofit organizations. Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment.

Easy Fundraising: Convert Home VHS Videos to DVDs and/or Digitize Old Family Photos

Fundraiser Ideas

It would be great for a hospice, church , PTA or high school. We think it would be easy to find customers among a high school’s parents, a PTA, a church congregation or elsewhere.

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Trike-A-Thon

Fundraiser Ideas

A Trike-A-Thon is a great preschool or elementary school fundraiser. Not only can you raise money with a Trike-A-Thon, but a Trike-A-Thon can also be a great opportunity to teach bike safety to children. In a Trike-A-Thon, young children ride their tricycles or bicycles along a defined path.

Just Launched: Our Car Donation Directory!

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingWe here at Fundraiser-Ideas.net are very excited about this: We just launched our Car Donation Directory , a resource page that will allow you to easily know who to contact when you want to run a car donation fundraiser.

Second Chance Prom

Fundraiser Ideas

This is a particularly fun fundraising idea. Not only does it have the potential to raise a lot of money for your organization, but it will be one event people will be talking about for years. It would be especially great for PTA fundraising , but it can be used by many groups.

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50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

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Why You Need a Fundraising Thermometer and Five Places You Can Get One for Free

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising Online Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingJust Google “fundraising ideas” and you’ll begin to understand that there are an ever-increasing number of fundraisers out there today. From traditional magazine sales and candy bars to basket raffles and office perks auctions, there are numerous fundraising ideas out there that are sure to meet your organization’s unique fundraising needs.

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10 Ideas for Fundraising You Cannot Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Sports FundraisingOne of the best ways to boost the visibility and financial stability of your nonprofit or charitable organization is by designing and implementing exciting, original ideas for fundraising activities.

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