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.


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


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


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


There are many circumstances when getting people together to host a fundraising event simply isn’t feasible, whether it be social distancing during a pandemic or just simply geographic distance. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can bring people together in unique ways to generate


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


Evaluate and compare as many different products and companies as you like with this printable PDF! This checklist offers an at-a-glance overview, logistical and planning considerations, and company-specific questions to help you decide which product fundraiser is best for your group. To find the right


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


“Who’s going to do all the work?” Use this checklist as a guide to help you get started in setting up a new fundraising committee. Be sure to find out if there are any rules or guidelines that need to be followed if you’re setting


Quickly gain an insightful overview of your upcoming fundraising season with our one-page “Set Goals for Your Next Fundraising Season Checklist.” No email required! Download it below. It will help you define your goals for your upcoming fundraising season. This checklist helps you to understand


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.


Whether you’re entering your first campaign or are a seasoned fundraising professional, you likely understand that the key to successful fundraising lies in donor engagement. When a supporter is fully engaged in your campaign, they’re much more likely to donate and contribute in other ways


As you surely know, fundraising in 2020 has been a wild ride for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Now, as GivingTuesday approaches, fundraising professionals such as yourself are working overtime to ensure their campaigns are ready to bring in as much revenue as possible


If you’ve ever been a student, teacher, or parent at one, you know that public schools are notoriously underfunded. That’s why these individuals tend to spend a lot of time on school fundraisers to supplement their limited finances.  And if you fall into one of


Think back to this time last year. Most nonprofits were full of excitement for year-end fundraising and hopeful for the prospects that 2020 was bound to bring before too long. Now, things have changed dramatically. 2020 turned out to be a more stressful and bizarre