Archives for October 2013

Three Effective Ideas for Soliciting Sponsors

Three Effective Ideas for Soliciting Sponsors  Hosting a fundraiser for your non-profit organization can be hard work, and the most challenging part can often be deciding how to approach potential donors for sponsorship. When deciding how to launch a fundraising event for your charity, it’s important to weigh different approaches and make a solid plan. Here are three effective ideas for soliciting sponsors for your fundraiser event. 1.      Create a … [Read more...]

Tips for Writing a Capital Campaign Letter

Tips for Writing a Capital Campaign Letter  If your organization is working to raise a large sum of money for a specific project, then they will be launching what is called a capital campaign. Often used when an organization needs to raise funds for new construction, renovation, or for acquiring something costly, a capital campaign can be a challenging enterprise. Capital campaigns usually run for a specified timeframe and require hard work, impeccable … [Read more...]

Three Best Ways to Sell Coupon Books for Your Charity

Three Best Ways to Sell Coupon Books for Your Charity To sell coupon books for your charitable organization can be a great way to raise money and get the local community involved. Many non-profit organizations like coupons books for a number of reasons. Coupons books are inexpensive to make, it offers potential donors valuable products and services (instead of just asking them outright for monetary donations), and local businesses are often eager to get … [Read more...]

How to Write a Direct Mail Fundraising Letter

How to Write a Direct Mail Fundraising Letter  Writing and distributing a fundraising letter is one of the most traditional and often most effective ways to raise money for your charity. Despite the fact that we now live in a largely electronic world, people still respond to information that comes via traditional mail delivery. Here are some helpful hints about how to write a direct mail fundraising letter: 1.      Be Creative When you are … [Read more...]

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Fundraising Plan

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Fundraising Plan So, you’ve been put in charge of the fundraising plan for your non-profit, but you don’t know what to do next. When creating a fundraising plan, it’s important to ‘rally the troops’ and gather your most trusted colleagues, friends, and fellow go-getters to help you create a good plan and then implement that plan. Before getting creative with your fundraising team and solidifying your campaign, read … [Read more...]

Sample Fundraising Letter to a Restaurant

Sample Fundraising Letter to a Restaurant Getting local restaurants and cafes involved in your fundraiser can be a great way to raise money for your organization. Local restaurants often like to get involved with a charitable organization within their community as a means of generating positive publicity and building a reputation of as being a ‘responsible’ organization. From community sports teams, church fundraisers, or contributions to local schools, … [Read more...]

How to Write a Youth Donation Request Letter

How to Write a Youth Donation Request Letter  So you are part of a youth group fundraising team, but you don’t know where to start. Starting your fundraising campaign by writing a youth donation request letter can be a great way to raise money for a school, community, or church youth group organization. Oftentimes, parents of students in the youth group are the most ideal people to send a donation request letter to. But, friends, family, and local … [Read more...]

The Three Best Professional Fundraising Ideas

The Three Best Professional Fundraising Ideas Proactive and professional fundraising is essential for any charity organization. Direct mailings and outreach are good fundraising ideas but often it’s necessary for non-profit organizations to up the ante in terms of their fundraising efforts and host events that go beyond writing letters for sponsorship. Organizing a professional fundraising team and identifying your targeted audiences are important keys to … [Read more...]