Stomp Out Children’s Diabetes
Ninety to ninety-five percent of kids have Type 1 diabetes versus Type 2. Type 1 diabetes occurs due to the fact that the pancreas cannot produce insulin. This disease is also an autoimmune disease as the body’s immune system attacks one of its own organs, the pancreas.Twelve Common Mistakes Fundraisers Make Working With Board Members
in my dozens of years working with boards, I’ve found that trying to get reluctant volunteers to participate in a project that doesn’t come naturally and that feels very scary takes quite an amount of training, coaching, strategy, diplomacy, and perseverance uniquely crafted to that individual member. I’ve also learned what doesn’t work. Here are twelve common mistakes fundraisers make when working with board members.How Can Non-Profit Organizations Use Social Media for Fundraising?
When it comes to fundraising, non-profit organizations often resort to Social media sites as the most consistent platform for promotion. The non-profit organizations have a need to raise funds for a sustained financial support. For this purpose, social media offers them a channel for direct communication, which helps NPOs connect with people and solicit support from them.Conversing with Donors in a Recession
Recessions and financial hard times change how we approach fundraising. But not in the ways you think. We should still be asking for money, identifying new donors, talking about our successes, and communicating with current donors.Is Your Website Costing You Donations?
Did you know that 58% of donors say they research an organization on the web before making a donation, according to a survey by DonorTrends? So, if you weren’t thinking about whether your website is meeting the needs of your donors, I suggest you start…Why Is a Theme Essential for Fundraising Event?
Choosing the right theme is for a fundraiser is fundamental to its success. Although, it is the fundraising ideas and activities you do during the event that essentially brings in the money, yet a properly themed event has more potential to draw long-term and sustainable donors. Thus, having a good theme for your next fundraiser can make it a whole lot easier. Many a times, organizers try to create a theme, which is very similar to that of corporate gala or cocktail party. However, such themes are good for decorating the venue, but won’t be enough to raise funds.Operating Your School’s Bake Sale
Bake sales can be a fun school operation for students and staff as a way to raise money for a good cause. With just a bit of organization and planning, you can operate a successful event, no problem. Simply assign tasks to helpers, and divvy up who’s going to bake what. Then, make a list of supplies you need, such as a cashbox, tablecloths, tables, eating utensils and decorations. The day of the event, arrive early and give yourself enough time to prepare. During the time leading up to the bake sale, promote the event throughout the school and the community using newspapers and social media. With that, your bake sale will be a success.Ideas for Middle School Fundraising
Fundraisers for middle schools are a win-win situation for both the school and the students. The students gain a new knowledge of sales, independence and leadership, when they try to fulfill a common goal. On the other hand, the school raises funds to provide field trips, sports uniforms, or other needs that would not be met without additional funding from fundraising. There are many ideas for school fundraisers, but an effective fundraiser must be one that appeals to the students and not be of high cost.What Are Spirit Cards And Why Do They Make Great Fundraising Items?
Have you ever heard of spirit cards? These wallet-sized cards tuck neatly into pocket or purse, and offer local discounts to buyers like, “buy one, get one free” meals at local restaurants, flower shops, barbershops, and so on. These are a great way to raise money for your school or church, or for another nonprofit organization like your local sports team. If you need to raise money quickly, these cards provide an easy way to do it – with very little work or hassle.Grant Writers: We Don’t Work for Free and We Can’t Get You a Grant to Start a Business
There are misconceptions surrounding the role of a grant writer that I need to address. As a matter of fact, as of late, I seem to keep running into them. I kept hoping they would just go away but they’re not so here goes.