Archives for December 2014

Sample Event Sponsorship Letter

Sample Event Sponsorship Letter When putting together a sponsorship letter, it’s important to follow a professional format and make your case in as few words as possible. Keep the letter to one page as people are more likely to toss out a letter that’s lengthy and time consuming to read. In your letter, make sure to include information about your charity, what your charity does, and what the event is for. Also, be sure to clearly request what it is you … [Read more...]

Top Five Easy Fundraising Ideas

Top Five Easy Fundraising Ideas Fundraising doesn’t have to be an overblown, complicated thing. There are plenty of low-cost, low-maintenance ways to raise money that won’t break the bank or take up hours of your valuable time. If you’re trying to go for fun and easy, coming up with do-it-yourself fundraising events can be the way to go. To get you started on your moneymaking quest, here are the top five easy fundraising ideas: 1. Have a 50/50 Raffle. … [Read more...]

Helpful Hints for Writing A Sponsorship Letter

Helpful Hints for Writing A Sponsorship Letter Although writing a fundraising letter requesting donations or sponsorship from a company, organization, or a person can be a bit scary, it can also be an opportunity for you to show your fundraising expertise. By following an appropriate format and some ‘best practices’ guidelines, your letter can be one tool that will make your fundraising efforts successful. Here are some helpful hints for writing a … [Read more...]

How To Run A Charity Auction

How To Run A Charity Auction Charity auctions can be a great way to raise money for your organization and can be a great strategy from a PR standpoint. A major event like this can raise awareness of your cause and draw a huge crowd and of course you can raise much needed funds for your non-profit. There are some steps to take when organizing an auction. Here are some steps to take that will teach you how to run a charity auction: 1. Find your donors. … [Read more...]

Five Creative School Trip Fundraising Ideas

Five Creative School Trip Fundraising Ideas When you’re in charge of hosting a school trip fundraiser, it can be a challenge to come up with innovative and effective ideas. You have to come up with something low cost, because of course your money needs to go towards having a meaningful school trip that the kids won’t forget. You also need a moneymaker, and ideally a fundraising event that could help you towards your goal in just one day. Here are five … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Make A Request For Sponsorship

Five Ways To Make A Request For Sponsorship Trying to solicit sponsors can be an intimidating prospect. You have a charity to run and the heart of your nonprofit can’t beat without donations. But, people often put up a brick wall when they are asked for money. There are dozens of creative and effective ways of doing this but you have to tailor your method to your target audience. Think about whom your potential donors are and what method of communication … [Read more...]

Three Fun Restaurant Fundraising Ideas

Three Fun Restaurant Fundraising Ideas Restaurant fundraising, especially when it involves local restaurants and your small charity group, can be a really fun and effective way to make money for your organization. Whether you choose smaller local restaurants or large chain restaurants, there can be benefits to choosing either. Large restaurant chains that host food fundraisers have the power of their well-known brand which can get people excited about … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Host a Burger King Fundraiser

Three Reasons to Host a Burger King Fundraiser When it comes to raising money for your charity, food is king. That’s why working with a local fast food restaurant chain or small business for a food fundraiser is a great idea. Restaurants often work with local youth groups, school sports teams and more. It helps promote their brand and you can capture attention for your cause because their restaurant is a household name. Here are three reasons to consider … [Read more...]

Five Things To Remember When Fundraising For Nonprofits

Five Things To Remember When Fundraising For Nonprofits When it comes to fundraising, the most successful organizations are the ones that regularly take stock of their resources and continue to expand their network. If you’re in charge of fundraising for your charity, do some research to find out what similar organizations are doing right before you launch right in to the real work. Here are five things to remember when fundraising for nonprofits: 1. … [Read more...]