Archives for November 2012

Community Yard Sales for Fundraising

A community yard sale is one fundraising event in which a number of families from a particular town participate. Essentially, this yard sale can be made up of anyone. However, they tend to be families from a particular group such as a church, Girl or Boy Scout group and so forth. In order to organize the event, you'll want to figure out for what organization you are raising charity. Generally, community sales do not seek to make a huge profit, if … [Read more...]

Writing Grants for Fundraising

You may be wondering if you can qualify for a grant. The way to find out whether you qualify for a grant is to review the grant requirements in order to find out whether you meet the relevant criteria for that grant. If you do meet the requirements for receiving the grant, you should answer each question on the grant application in a very detailed and specific way.  You can learn about grants at different workshops geared toward work in your area. You … [Read more...]

Easy School Fundraisers

In times of great need across the country, people are looking to raise money for those individuals in need as much as possible. People sell items at garage sales, and they make crafts to put on electronic storefronts. However, individuals in the school setting are also looking to raise money for causes. With so much going on during the school day, it's hard to put a lot of work into them. What are some other easy school … [Read more...]

Book Fair Fundraisers

A Book Fair is an event held at schools across the country that gives families and students broad access to a variety of literature that they may not have the opportunity to explore otherwise.  Book Fairs are typically held on school campuses or libraries. Parents as well as library workers often volunteer to help with setting up the Book Fair as well as gathering support for the Book Fair.  Hosting a Book Fair at a school is an excellent fundraiser and … [Read more...]

Barnes and Noble Fundraising Evenings

A Barnes & Noble Fundraising Evening is a fun and effective way to raise money to support your school or community organization. This program offers one-stop book fair shopping. The book fair takes place at a Barnes & Noble store, where helpful staff members will help you plan and present exciting activities based on the theme of your choice. Have a dinosaur dig, a scavenger hunt, a poetry reading! Use the store finder feature on the Barnes & … [Read more...]

Event Fundraisers

Fundraising is essential to the survival of most non-profit organizations. The success or failure of a fundraiser can determine how much an organization is able to accomplish.   Fundraising walks or runs are excellent event fundraisers. These fundraisers need little startup capital. The keys to making money with this kind of fundraiser are organized planning and very large numbers of participants. Plans need to be started six months ahead. … [Read more...]

Fundraising through Tshirt Sales

Best Companies for T-shirt Fundraisers   T-shirt sales are an excellent fundraiser for any charity, group, or organization. Many organizations use t-shirt sales to raise money as well as awareness for their cause or group. There are many different locations to order customizable fundraising t-shirts, with varying pricing and quantity requirements. Ensure you take enough time to request quotes, samples, and make revisions of your artwork before … [Read more...]

Traditional Church Fundraisers Draw Community Interest

Churches of all denominations ask members to set aside a weekly or monthly pledge to help them meet their operating budgets and mission projects. Sometimes, however, extra funds are needed for special projects such as building additions or renovations, or for special trips or projects. At these times, churches often look to the community to help raise the necessary monies through church fundraisers. The most common church fundraisers provide a … [Read more...]

Silent Auctions for Fundraising

Running your own silent auction can be a good way to raise thousands of dollars for a charity, but not a lot of people know how to get one started. While there are several different ways to do it, this is the easiest way to get started. Start by estimating the number of people you want to have at your event. Find a venue to hold them, then start planning for the auction. Ideally, try to plan for one item for every three people you have attending the … [Read more...]

Charity Auction Fundraisers

Charity auction fundraisers are normally great opportunities for assisting people or organizations in need of assistance. The reasons behind such charity activities range from the creation of scholarship opportunities, alleviating a community’s problems or raising funds for a medical research among others. Charity auction fundraisers also provide organizers with an opportunity to create awareness about a specific cause. An example of a charity auction … [Read more...]