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Pumpkin smashing fundraisers make the most of Halloween leftovers

Not sure what to do with your jack o' lantern after Halloween night? If your answer is yes, chances are good you're not alone. There are probably many people in your community who are left wondering what to do with that grinning orange face once the candle within has burned out and the shell's begun to wither. Hold a smashing pumpkin fundraiser in the week or so after Halloween, and help make disposal easy. This type of event is a fun (and messy!) way t...

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A fundraising plan is your road map to success

A key element to the success of any business in operation today is its business plan – a road map that outlines the route a business plans to take to increase its revenues and grow financially. A similar road map exists for nonprofits and other organizations that raise monies for their continued growth and success.  Called a fundraising plan, this road map helps you to look ahead, establish fundraising goals and then focus your efforts on how to achieve t

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How to ask for prize donations

The Success of Your Fundraiser is Related to the Prizes that You Offer Are you at a loss for how to ask for raffle prize donations? Does the thought of asking businesses to donate high cost items to your cause leave you feeling a little intimidated?  The success of your fundraiser is directly related to the prizes that you offer. Therefore it is important to develop good relationships with the businesses in your community. Your organization may have set a

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Turkey bowling events are super fun fundraisers

Thanksgiving in America is traditionally a time for roast turkey and a gathering of family and friends. Some, however, put an unusual spin on the national holiday and go bowling. Turkey bowling, that is. Growing in popularity in recent years, turkey bowling is said to have originated in the late 1980s in a Newport Beach, Calif., grocery store when a manager slid a frozen turkey across the floor, toppling a soda bottle by accident. From such a humble

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Give the Twelve Days of Christmas raffle a try

Looking for a holiday-themed raffle that’s a little different and a lot of fun? Give the 12 Days of Christmas raffle a try - it's a great way to keep the excitement building up until the big day and provides an opportunity to involve a variety of local businesses. The rules are fairly simple: your organization holds a raffle drawing and offers a different prize every day for 12 days. To keep interest high, the value of the prizes increases the close...

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‘Tis the Season for Charitable Contributions

As this holiday season rapidly approaches, you might want to get your charitable efforts well underway before your schedule spins out of control ... again ... like it does every year. So right now, before bad weather sets in and everybody heads south for the season, it's the perfect time to catch local businesspeople and ask for donations of cash or products for your next raffle or drawing. With Thanksgiving still a couple of weeks away, you'll be able

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Season of Giving

The first snowfall of the new winter season is here, with bright, cheer lights glistening in the chill of deepening night.  The holiday season is upon us, and the gathering of family and friends makes this a very special time of year. Part of what makes the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day distinct from the rest of the year, is where we turn the focus of our attention. Neediness doesn’t take a break; it knows no holidays, it has no...
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