Fundraising for a dog park? Use dog houses and doggie bowls!

Today’s dog parks bear little resemblance to those of yore. Not only are they designed with a range of amenities for both dogs and their humans, but they also add value to communities, supporting walkable neighborhoods and strong social ties. However, funding to build dog parks or even just keep them clean, safe, and up-to-date

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In this post, you'll learn how to create a website for your cause.

Whether you’re new to the world of fundraising or you’re a professional who’s been running campaigns for years, you know that there are a lot of options out there for raising money for your cause. Between the many online fundraising platforms to choose from and Google searches that yield thousands of unique fundraising event ideas,

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Rental income is a viable revenue stream for many nonprofit organizations.

Many nonprofits typically lean on more traditional fundraising methods like dues, raffles, and events to raise money. But there are other, less thought of methods of fundraising that involve leveraging physical assets; mainly, it involves earning rental income. Renting out owned space makes sense for nonprofits. Rental income for nonprofits may be a lesser-explored method

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Follow these training best practices to enable your new board members to more effectively manage their role, fundraise, and master other critical skills.

When a new board member undergoes training, the hope is that they’ll enter the program as an eager, curious trainee and come out the other side ready to tackle their role and all the challenges that come with it. Of course, that dream doesn’t always pan out, as even the most tenacious new board members

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Read-a-thons can be an incredibly effective tool to raise money for your organization. Follow these tips to make the most of this powerful fundraising idea!

If you’re a PTA member, an elementary school event organizer, or otherwise affiliated with K-12 education or fundraising, you’ve probably had a brush with read-a-thon fundraisers before. After all, read-a-thons are one of the world’s fastest-growing school fundraisers—and for good reason. Read-a-thons not only have the potential to raise thousands of dollars for your school,

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gift basket - free prize for charity auction or raffle

Raffles and auctions can be great fundraisers. They depend almost entirely on what prizes and other items you get to raffle or auction though! First and foremost, the items you raffle off should be free, low cost, or donated so you make a good profit. It also has to align with your mission (or not

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fundraising for tuition - mortarboard and hundred dollar bills

Nearly 57 million students enrolled in school in the United States in 2019, according to the National Center of Education Statistics. Only around 10% of those students were in private school.  Many families cannot afford to send their children to private schools, even if they have special needs. Even higher-income families may decide not to

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fundraising thermometer

Fundraising thermometers are great donation tracking tools that work in real-time at events, on your virtual fundraising page, or internally with your fundraising team. Here is a quick guide on why they work, how and when to use them, and where to find some free sample templates.  Why Fundraising Thermometers Work They are visual.  Social

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how and where to find grants - grants file folder

Nearly every charity, nonprofit or social enterprise is eligible for at least a few grants. Writing and submitting proposals can be incredibly time-consuming! That is why it is very important to make sure you spend time researching and identifying the best opportunities first. How do you find grants, however? Where do you look for those

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sample letter local museum

Following is a sample donation request letter for local museums. Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. For any other use, please contact us. (More fundraising letters and templates…) You may also like: Sample Fundraising Letter – Community Fund for People in Need Sample Donation Request Letter – Storm Victims

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cause awareness days weeks and months 2021 - 2021 sign

Are you ready to plan for your upcoming fundraising year? Check out the list of awareness dates and holidays to make sure you don’t miss any fundraising opportunities! Cause awareness days, weeks, and months are a fantastic way to link your school, nonprofit, or business to the greater good. In 2020, we published a list

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what we learned about fundraising in 2020 - rearview mirror

2020 was a tough year, but it forced us as a nonprofit fundraising community to innovate and renovate in amazing ways that will resonate long into the future. So what exactly did we learn about fundraising in 2020? These are some of the top takeaways. Takeaway 1: People are Generous in a Crisis In November,

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grant writing during pandemic or emergency

Grant Writing is always difficult and competitive. In a pandemic or other emergency situation, it can seem outright impossible! During emergencies, grant writers are tasked to make their proposals stand out and shine within a context of great global urgency and scant resources. That does not mean you cannot still win grants, only that you

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virtual school fundraiser - family dressed up in costumes

Do you need to get parents or kids involved in a fundraiser? Make it fun for them and they’ll love helping!  Most of us can’t meet up in groups and have grown accustomed to virtual events and classes alike. Even if you can meet in person, sometimes it’s just easier (and less expensive) to host

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