Parent Booster USA Asks Why Shoes?

Parent Booster USA Asks Why Shoes?




Everything I Need to Know About Fundraising I Learned From My Dog

Earning trust and loyalty, having an authentic approach to appreciation, being clear about who you are and what you need, don’t give up, figure out what is motivating, ask for one thing at a time… all of these are effective ways to build your fundraising. I learned them from building a relationship with my puppy, Penny.

How to Build Relationships With Foundation Funders

Most development staff and volunteers understand that individual fundraising is all about relationships. People give to people, as the saying goes. Although different in some ways, the same is true for foundations. Their funding decisions are also often based on relationships. Below are several tips for building that relationship, at all stages of the grant cycle. By engaging foundation funders in this way, you’ll increase the likelihood that your organization will get funding, you’ll keep them better informed about what their grants make possible, and you’ll secure valuable feedback about your project.

Charity Begins At Home – The Funeral Home

When we hear the word “charity” we think of love towards our neighbors, love made visible as in service to others. What does charity really mean to us? Charity, I believe, is the pure joy of giving. It includes more than material things.

How To Maximize Your Fundraiser Exposure With Free Publicity

Imagine having the kind of promotion for your fundraiser as the major telethons we are custom to seeing every year on our local public access channel. Well, we all would love that but if you’re just a small church looking to raise funds for new choir uniforms you better have other ideas to get the word out about your fundraiser. There are a few ways to get free publicity when you have a budget the size of a chocolate chip you find in a cookie fundraiser. Check out these tips and utilize them all to maximize your full fundraising potential.

How to Create a Successful Fundraising Event?

A successful fundraising event will gather media attention, get brand influencers and take full advantage of awareness, which eventually helps you to raise funds for your charity. Whether you’re planning to organize a charity music concert, charity basketball game or dinner banquet for a cause you are super passionate about, there are so many details to keep track of and sometimes things can go wrong. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare, refine your promotional strategies and make your fundraising event a huge success.

Directing Preneed

Cremation is over 51% in the US, and as high as 75% in states like California; up 15% since 1985 and it will continue to rise. Client families are buying caskets, urns and other funeral products online. Funeral vendors are being plagued by discounters. So, the question is; does preneed still make sense? If so, how do funeral directors “direct” preneed in their favor?

Effective Fund Raising Activities

It is an open secret that fund raising is one difficult task that can draw a lot of energy from the organizers and when it is not planned too well it can actually disappoint badly. The hidden secret about these activities is keeping a creative mind that knows what strategy to use at any one time. Since there are many different activities you can employ, planners need to do a deep analysis of the number of available activities and decide what would be more effective at a particular time; once you have identified an activity, you only need to put your energy into it and you can be sure to get results.

Capital Campaign

The article provides a summary of what a capital campaign is for not-for-profits. It covers the structure of such campaigns as well as basic strategy.

Donor-Centric Health Check

A check list for NFPs and educational institutions. It provides a list of questions for you to measure how donor-centric your organisation is.

Artful Action Can Be Imperfect Action!

“If you put everything off until you are sure of it, You will never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale. It is said there is nothing that weighs heavier on our mind than the guilt and pressure of an undone, but high-importance task. We blame procrastination, our busy lives, our too-full plates, or others for not getting it done.