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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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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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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If you are an environmental nonprofit, or just a nonprofit going green, certain trends in American philanthropy can help you boost your fundraising! The bottom line is that nontraditional givers are now helping green nonprofits, for nontraditional reasons – and charity to green causes is rising faster than nearly any other giving segment as a

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Whether you are looking for new prospects, or some fresh fundraising ideas for Earth Day, you need a crash course in proposal writing, or you have no idea how to get started about development planning, these fundraising resources are a must for any conservation, environmental education, or green activist group!     Grants These sites

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Use the following resources to help you figure out the best prospects for your nonprofit or fundraising project – saving you time and money! Deciphering the best prospects for your cause may seem daunting at first, especially if you are new to fundraising. Many nonprofits spend top dollar on hiring development consultants or staff when

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Devon has lived and worked in Paraguay for more than three years, helping nearly 20 community groups, schools, and government agencies design and fund sustainable programs for economic and social development. Are you having trouble finding a job in the U.S and willing (or wanting) to make a life change? You might think about expanding

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