Communicating to Keep Your Alumni Giving [Recording]

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you a K-12 school looking for more funds? Are you trying to figure out a way to keep your alumni giving, even if you haven’t had much success at communicating with them in a consistent way before? You might like this recording of a webinar I did with Blackbaud a week ago.

Second Chance Prom

Fundraiser Ideas

It would be especially great for PTA fundraising , but it can be used by many groups. 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.

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50-50 Raffle

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PTA meetings. Tags: Charity Fundraising Christian Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Non Profit Organizations Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports Fundraising 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.

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10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

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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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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. Table raffle.

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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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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How to Plan an Amazingly Effective Cookbook Fundraiser

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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.

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.

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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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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Target and the National Teacher Appreciation Week

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Target National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Chase's Calendar of Events The World's Best Teacher Giftcard Olene Walker

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

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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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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. Raising money for your charity is a necessity, but you can have fun at the same time.

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10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

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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.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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Essentially, for an appropriately high price, the preschool teacher or a PTA volunteer would take a picture of every piece of art a particular student produces over the course the year and then assemble those photos into a scrapbook that would be delivered at the end of the year.

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Strategic Fundraising: 10 Tips for Better Financial Results

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingRather than simply waiting for donations to come to your nonprofit or charitable organization, it is far preferable to plan and organize an effective fundraising campaign that provides a solid financial basis for current operations and future needs. Strategic fundraising is more than simply going through a checklist of donors and sending the same form letters to each one.

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The Best Fundraising Ideas: What Makes Something an Excellent Fundraising Idea?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingFundraising for worthy causes and to support various activities is a necessary element in the daily operations of most nonprofits and charitable organizations. Finding the best fundraising ideas can be challenging for administrators.

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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.

Easy Fundraising: Sell Baby Clothes

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Planning a Fundraising Event: 10 Things You Need to Consider

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Fundraising Events Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingPlanning a fundraising event can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. However, it can also be a time of stress and worry. Following are 10 things to consider when planning a fundraising event that will help ensure your planning process goes as smoothly as possible. Don’t do it alone.

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A Review of EasyFundraising.org.uk

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Online Fundraising PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingNote: EasyFundraising.org.uk is a Fundraiser-Ideas.net sponsor. For our sponsored review policy, please see the end of this post. Could anything be better than getting paid to shop? Yes, if the payment for each purchase supported a worthy cause.

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The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

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Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingAs school budgets tighten across the country, school fundraising becomes an increasingly critical pursuit. Whether funds are needed to build a new playground or maintain an arts program, effective fundraising can dramatically impact the quality of a child’s education.

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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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Dunk Tank

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Creating a Fundraising Strategy: What Do You Need to Consider?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Online Fundraising PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingAs someone looking to fundraise, there are many options available at your disposal. Depending on the capital and branding needs of your organization, certain fundraising strategies may produce better results than others.

6 Simple Tips for Outstanding Charity Events

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Fundraising Events Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingPlanning engaging and crowd-pleasing charity events is a must if you are going to increase donations to your cause and generate meaningful financial support to your organization. Whether the occasion is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser or a formal gala event, your charity or nonprofit can achieve better results with well-planned and well-organized events.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

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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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10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingWith budget cuts being more and more frequent for schools nationwide, fundraising for extracurricular programs has become increasingly important. Active fundraising is a perfect way for schools to raise money for new uniforms, trips or new equipment.

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Do You Make Any of These 10 Fundraising Mistakes?

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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.

How to Fundraise: 7 Things Everyone Needs to Know

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingYou’ve looked into the coffers and checked the bottom line. The conclusion is that if you’re going to stay afloat for the next year, you need to consider some serious fundraising. But how to fundraise?

Free Business Cards for Your Organization and Fundraising Events

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All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not so much rage, but in exasperation, a Texas mom created a humorous PTA fundraiser asking for straight monetary donations instead of wrapping paper, galas, walk-a-thons and bake sales. Fundraising isn’t all lofty and inspiring. Lately, a lot of it is quite angry. And quite successful.

Rock your next interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Claire recommended talking about other situations you’ve managed people in, like the PTA, a board you sit on, or even being a mom.

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Curing Event Fever

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She is former Director of Communications for the National PTA and consultant to the American Library Association. . Tari Marshall. Is your board’s only idea of fundraising to hold an event?

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Setting Sponsorship Levels

A Small Change

We are a PTA so we are non profit.” Reader Question: “We are looking at having a community wide 5K run to help raise funds for the sports programs at our elementary school. We are planning for about 1,000 people. We are charging $20 for adults and $15 for kids.

Brandraising: One Organization, Many Channels

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Nancy is a board member of NTEN and on marketing committees of her synagogue, high school and local PTA. As you expand the tools you use to communicate online and off, and staff's roles change, how do you ensure you're all speaking with one voice?

Easy Fundraising: Teach a Social Media and Social Networking Class for Parents

Fundraiser Ideas

Charge a fee for attending the class(es) and advertise your offerings in school and PTA newsletters. This is great high school fundraiser and a creative fundraising idea. You can easily teach a social media class for adults who would like to become more familiar with these technologies. Lots of parents simply don’t understand Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other mainstream web technologies.

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[Guest Post] Special events: Make them worth the effort

Fundraising Coach

Is this a PTA-level event? No offense to PTA’s but their signature fundraisers require hundreds of foot soldier volunteers (students and parents). From time-to-time, I get to introduce you to a rock star in my universe, a colleague I trust implicitly.

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Free Web Site for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I do think that these sites can be very good for small, local organizations like PTA's or small church groups. If your organization still does not have a web presence, and you still believe you don't have the money or the time to invest in getting a web site, you have no more excuses. OrgSites.com is offering a free, template-driven web site to all nonprofit organizations. There are not a lot of options for page design or layout, but it's quick and easy to set up, and it's free.

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