How to Start a Homeless Shelter in Your Town

Homelessness is becoming more than just a problem in most local communities. More and more people are losing their homes, jobs, and families, finding themselves out on the streets begging for a second chance. Millions of these people are struggling on a daily basis and it’s important we help any way we can. One of the boldest ideas to help is to start a homeless shelter in your town or local community. Unfortunately, there are more homeless people than … [Read more...]

Top Ideas For Gymnastics Fundraisers

Top Ideas For Gymnastics Fundraisers If you're heading up a sports fundraiser for a sports team like a gymnastics team, tee ball team, or soccer team, you first have to think about the size of your group and how much money you need to raise. It's important to have a goal in mind and a specific idea of what you want to use the money for. To get you thinking creatively, here are some top ideas for gymnastics fundraisers: Rubber bracelets. There are a … [Read more...]

Tips For Hosting An Awesome Bake Sale Fundraiser

Tips For Hosting An Awesome Bake Sale Fundraiser When it comes to fundraising, nothing may set the gold standard more than the traditional bake sale fundraiser. A tried and true and often tested fundraising technique, bake sales can be great ways to raise money for church groups, school groups, women's groups and much more. To make your bake sale a success, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most mileage out of your event: Have the … [Read more...]

Unique Soccer Fundraisers That Work

Unique Soccer Fundraisers That Work Looking for effective soccer fundraisers that will work for your child or adult league? From car washes to candy sales, there are lots of ways to make money for your soccer team. Some groups may choose a small fundraiser like a restaurant night while others may try something bigger like selling some type of product. Whatever you choose, you can find some truly unique soccer fundraisers. Here are some ideas to get you … [Read more...]

Top Five Creative Cheer Fundraisers

Top Five Creative Cheer Fundraisers If you're hosting a cheer fundraiser, you might want to try something a bit out of the ordinary. Beyond the typical cookie fundraisers, t-shirt sales, and candy sales, you can really get creative for your cheer squad and think of something unique and cool to make that will capture attention and generate funds for your team. Here are our picks for the top five creative cheer fundraisers: Host a cheer camp for … [Read more...]

The Best Baseball Fundraisers

The Best Baseball Fundraisers Whether you're baseball fundraising for a tee ball league, an individual, or a school baseball league, there are a number of ways to conduct a baseball fundraiser. The best ideas are fun, easy, and low-cost. Here are some of the best and most effective baseball fundraisers: Water and soft drinks. There are a number of companies that will work with baseball leagues to provide products at a discount. Selling items like … [Read more...]

Sample Thank You For Your Donation Letter

Sample Thank You For Your Donation Letter When it comes to fundraising, securing new donors is only half the battle---keeping those donors and having good relationships is the other half. In terms of giving, a little 'thank you' goes a long way with people so it's important to take the time to thank your donors when they've given to your cause. Perhaps one of the best ways to do this is to craft a 'thank you for your donation letter'. When writing a thank … [Read more...]

Top Five Mission Trip Fundraisers

Top Five Mission Trip Fundraisers If you are in charge of a youth group fundraiser or church fundraiser that involves raising money for a mission trip, then you can easily come up with ideas that will make your mission trip fundraisers a success. From car washes to garage sales, mission trip fundraisers can be motivating for the mission trip attendees involved and they can raise big money. Here are the top five mission trip fundraisers: Donation … [Read more...]

Have You Evaluated Your Fundraising Strategy Lately?

Have You Evaluated Your Fundraising Strategy Lately? Sometimes we're so busy getting work done that we fail to take a good hard look at our fundraising strategy to find out what's working and what's not. As most people probably know, some of the best laid plans don't always work out the way we hoped that they would. One of the best things you can do for your organization is to conduct a 6 month or 12 month audit of your fundraising plans and fundraising … [Read more...]

How To Raise Money Online

How To Raise Money Online If you're in charge of fundraising for charity, you just can't afford NOT to take your non-profit work online. Online fundraising is now the 'norm', not the exception, and it can make your fundraising efforts go from zero to hero in no time. If you're new to online fundraising or just need a refresher, heed this advice for how to raise money online: Select an online platform with a track record of success. Websites like … [Read more...]