Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

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This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions.

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Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. “In A Place Like This&# - Mobile Film School. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. “In A Place Like This&# - Mobile Film School. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best.

What's Your Non-Profit's Bottom Line?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Is your non-profit succeeding in its mission? Large for–profit corporations spend millions of dollars each year gathering data to compare the success of different approaches in advertising, audience targeting and product offerings. Imagine what would happen to businesses if, instead of using a bottom line to analyze their success, they used the type of information commonly cited by non-profits: anecdotal evidence, raw output and how much they cared.

Grants Available for Schools & Youth Non Profits Creating Sun-Safe Outdoor Areas

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The 2008 program will have a longer grant cycle in order to allow AAD members to work with local schools and organizations to develop sun-safety programs and initiatives, one of the criteria for application. Also please note, the 2008 program is only open to schools and organizations that serve children and teenagers, ages 18 and younger. Tags: American public schools youth groups RFP sun safe outdoor areas grants American Academy of Dermatology the foundation center

Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

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It was from the president of the school. I meant to say how amazing the school is). Next, he lamented that Nicole clearly is not “in the know” and is apparently not proud of her school because she, and so many others like her, are not giving as much as their peers at other schools. She could help make the school affordable and accessible to future students (but not for her). I was intrigued. .

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. Better yet, it is so simple to organize and execute that it can easily become a recurring fundraiser (and who doesn’t like recurring income?).

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Second Chance Prom

Fundraiser Ideas

Just like a regular prom at the end of high school , this prom can involve asking someone to go with you as a date, flashy dresses and big hair. School Fundraising: Vote for Artwork (with Dollars in Jars). This is a particularly fun fundraising idea.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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Most of these ideas would be great as elementary school fundraisers or as preschool fundraisers, but they can be adapted for other settings, of course. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. Teach an Art Class: If you and your group members cannot teach a drawing or painting class, try to convince the high school art teacher or a local artist to lead a class.

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Charity Abseil

Fundraiser Ideas

It’s worth noting that, for our non-UK readers who might still be asking themselves what it means to “abseil,” this charity fundraiser might be far more difficult to pull off in your country.

Trike-A-Thon

Fundraiser Ideas

A Trike-A-Thon is a great preschool or elementary school fundraiser. School Fundraising: Vote for Artwork (with Dollars in Jars). 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.

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Yet Another Example of Donors Expecting Results; Non Profits, You Can't Just Take the Money and Cross Your Fingers Anymore

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Kennedy School of Government to assess relationships, trust, and civic engagement in Maine's twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn. While this study is very specific to a certain Maine county, this study and how its findings are being used by a grant donor is a great example of how today's donors are researching how to make the greatest impact in our communities with their donations.

Dunk Tank

Fundraiser Ideas

A dunk tank is a remarkably easy fundraiser , particularly when it comes to school fundraising. A dunk tank fundraiser is best executed not as a standalone event, but in addition to an outdoor community event, such as a town fair or a school’s field day. In a school setting, be sure to ask the principal, the vice principal, the gym teacher and well-liked teachers to participate. The captains of school sports teams might be good choices as well.

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50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

There are plenty of events at which you could hold a 50-50 raffle to increase your fundraiser’s profits. Related posts: School Fundraising: Vote for Artwork (with Dollars in Jars). This is a fundraising idea we should have covered a long time ago, as it is the perfect add-on to so many of the fundraising ideas we’ve covered so far. A 50-50 raffle is the most basic of raffles.

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Are you being forced to measure something unmeasurable?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What if she got a job but then went back to school? It’s cruel to expect nonprofit workers to work as hard as for profit workers with far fewer resources and absolutely no job security or any pay for performance bonuses. nonprofit charity nagivator nonprofit effectiveness obsessive measurement disorder senior leadership what is nonprofit BBB who is best non profit why boss has MBA why didn't i get that grant why grant was not funded

Easy Fundraising: Sell Baby Clothes

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School Fundraising and Church Fundraising: Prepare Care Packages for College Students. Tags: Charity Fundraising Christian Fundraising Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Non Profit Organizations High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

Set up a booth at a school carnival or local festival, where there are lots of children who will want their faces painted. 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.

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Easy Fundraising: Beautiful Baby Contest

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Additionally, this idea can be adapted for high schools. School Fundraising: Vote for Artwork (with Dollars in Jars). School Fundraising: Kiss a Pig. This event might be slightly controversial, but it can also be quite fun. A beautiful baby contest is a fundraiser in which photographs of babies are displayed in a public place (for instance, a supermarket) and voters are asked to vote with dollars.

10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Individuals

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Clear out the basement and closets of all your unneeded items and host a garage sale, with profits going to support your cause. Contact your favorite home sales party person, such as Pampered Chef or Mary Kay, and ask if they’d be willing to donate their profits from your party to your fundraising efforts. When people talk about fundraising, we often think of a group of people getting together and raising money for an organization.

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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.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

If your organization partners with the right bar or pub, you might be able to convince the owners to split the night’s profit with your organization. Lots of bars and pubs hold trivia nights.

The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

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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 Fundraising

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What is a Lollipop Fundraiser?

Fundraiser Ideas

Members sell lollipops, and your organization keeps the profits. You can sell them for 50¢ and make a 50 percent profit! . Candy Fundraising Charity Fundraising Easy Fundraising Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising School FundraisingPeople of all ages love lollipops! This is what makes a lollipop fundraiser so successful. You may ask, though, what is a lollipop fundraiser?

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

Repayer donors: These are the people who have been helped by your nonprofit, or perhaps they are former students, alumni, former patients, or a relative of theirs went to your hospital, clinic, hospice, or school. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

Free Business Cards for Your Organization and Fundraising Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Free business cards are perfect for small groups and non-profit organizations , as it is always good to get your organization’s contact information into as many hands as possible, as you never know what can happen when information about your organization is floating around — someone can pass your card off to a lawyer who is willing to do pro bono work, a potential donor or someone who is willing to partner with your organization or volunteer.

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

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School supply packages. While selling school supplies, isn’t unique, your group can make it easy on parents by getting the school supply lists from the local schools, buying the supplies, organizing them into packages (e.g. Raising 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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Continuation: Buna Vs. Penn. Were the university logo police a bunch of overzealous clowns?

NonProfit Branding

OR were they right to suppress the logo of an obscure little high school 1,400 miles away? … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your Brand VisABILITYThese are the questions I asked at the end of the prior post: Were the Penn State logo police a bunch of overzealous clowns?

It’s Your Brand – But You Don’t Control It

NonProfit Branding

Mighty Penn State University landed with both feet on a little Texas high school. Look for resolution in the … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your BrandIn this strange story are many lessons for nonprofit marketers. Question: which institution was right… and why? This is a saga in two parts.

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

Fundraiser Ideas

Spaghetti Dinner – With donations from local grocery stores, money raised from a spaghetti dinner can be almost entirely profit for your group. 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.

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10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

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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.

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Candle Fundraising

Fundraiser Ideas

Also, though there are many companies that will fulfill candle orders specifically for candle fundraising campaigns , we don’t think it would be too difficult to go to the local wholesale store, sample their selection and create your own “catalog,” keeping more of the profits for your group. Outside of the local elementary school when parents pick up their kids? School Fundraising with Custom T Shirts.

How to Fundraise: 7 Things Everyone Needs to Know

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A lot of people think of donations as “free money,” but if you’re not a non-profit organization, you will probably be expected to pay taxes on it (it’s best to consult a tax professional). Here’s one possible way to avoid all that: Since this is a humanitarian gig, you might be able to find a non-profit umbrella under which to raise funds, or create your own non-profit. If you already have non-profit status, proceed to the next paragraph.

10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A bake sale at a school function, office, or other event is easy to organize, even for the novice fundraiser. 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.

7 Great Halloween Fundraising Ideas

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Charity Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingHalloween is a scary time of year, but it can and should be fun! We go trick-or-treating but, it seems, most people forget the trick. The real trick is to have fun.

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The 22 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before a Fundraising Event

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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. Let me show you what I mean. An Unsuccessful Vs. Successful Fundraising Event. In college, I was in a sorority.

10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

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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

Leading the Unwilling - Your Nonprofit and Connected Volunteers

Social Media Bird Brain

Sometimes they come from high-schools which give extra credit for volunteer work or may even require it as part of a particular curriculum, and sometimes they. Tags: Non-profit organization social media Volunteering Text messaging Image by ydhsu via FlickrNonprofits always need volunteers to help out. Small nonprofits really need them. Although it would be nice if they always turned up when you needed them, knowing your mission and objectives, we all know they don’t.

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Just Launched: Our Car Donation Directory!

Fundraiser Ideas

The organizations listed in our directory will help you remove the cars or other vehicles you source, assess their value, liquidate them and transfer the money to your 501(c)(3) organization or a non-profit organization that supports your cause. Non Profit Fundraising: Donation Jars in Local Businesses (with a special spin). Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School Fundraising

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

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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.

What if no one wants to help the people you are helping?

Get Fully Funded

This summer, I had the privilege of travelling to Montego Bay, Jamaica to lead a Board retreat for the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf and Servant’s Heart Jamaica. I marveled at the way the staff of the Deaf School did so much with so little.

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