athletic shoe fundraiser

Nonprofits often need to be creative with their approaches to fundraising, which means finding new but proven revenue-generating strategies. Believe it or not, athletic shoes may be just the right unique twist your organization needs! Fundraising is vital for all organizations, so take a creative approach to generate any and all revenue possibilities. Ready to

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awareness dates 2020

Are you ready to plan for the upcoming fundraising year? Check out the list of awareness dates and holidays to make sure you don’t miss any fundraising opportunities! Most global cause awareness days and months stay the same in 2020, as they were in 2019. We found a few new ones to add to the

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man looking for donor prospects

Finding the right donor prospects is probably harder than actually asking for donations! You have a wonderful, unique project. Everyone else in your field is getting grants and donations (it seems). But you have searched and searched, and you just cannot find the right donors or grants. The time has come to breathe, reset, and

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winners take all book

Regardless if you are just starting out, or have years of experience, understanding the current trends in fundraising, the current thinking toward philanthropy, and new ways to write communication materials or proposals, among other topics, is critical. Following are 10 books to read that will expand your horizons, present you with new ideas and ways

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plan a fundraising calendar

In fundraising, we spend a good amount of time talking about fundraising goals. But we often spend little to no time planning a calendar for how we are going to meet those goals. And, as French author Antoine de Saint- Exupéry coined: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Here’s a step-by-step guide

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global aid

It is logical to think “Why give tax dollars and charitable dollars abroad when so many people are suffering in America?” The reality, however, is that there is a long list of seemingly unconnected benefits to Americans for giving tax dollars as well as private dollars as foreign aid. Those benefits are tangible and intangible

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fundraising letter biodiesel generator

It’s time for another sample fundraising letter! Even though the use of biodiesel as a fuel that’s better for the environment is controversial, it has definite benefits. Here is a sample donation request letter for a biodiesel processor (for use with used cooking oil) that could be used by a school PT organization to parents, but

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rooftop garden

Going green and installing an energy saving green roof is a wonderful way to reduce your nonprofit’s costs – and help you raise more funds! It also shows your commitment to help your community by reducing your carbon usage. Whether you are building an entirely new building, remodeling, or just considering a future investment, here

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fundraising ideas trees

Tree hugger or not, there is no denying the amazing benefits of planting trees, under any circumstances, anywhere in the world. They fight climate change. They clean our air and water. They keep soil from eroding. They create homes for crawly critters and birds. And they are beautiful, improving nearly any landscape. That’s why, no

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wind energy project fundraising

Is your charitable group looking to support or raise funds for a wind energy project? Or is your school looking to cut electric costs and overhead with a renewable wind project? Outlined here is a quick guide about what you need to know for project funds to get a wind turbine installed! Click here for

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sample fundraising letter wind energy

Following is a sample donation request letter for wind project that could be used by  a school PT organization to parents, but could easily be adapted for any other group or nonprofit as well. Read more about fundraising for wind energy projects. Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. For

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advantage small non-profit

Small but powerful isn’t a statement often associated with nonprofits. Bigger, better known organizations have obvious advantages over their smaller counterparts. Does this mean that small nonprofits can never be powerful agents for change? Not at all. So, what advantages do small non-profits have over large non-profits?   Who You Callin’ Small? What do we

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