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October events offer ample fundraising opportunities

With the end of summer comes the end of vacation season, the beginning of another school year - and a whole new season of fundraising opportunities. October is a great month for themed fundraising events, with Columbus Day in the middle of the month and Halloween at the end. Celebrating the arrival of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492, Columbus Day is a federal holiday that is observed in most states with parades and

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Volunteer perks keep fundraising motivation high

  Running a successful fundraising campaign can be mentally and emotionally tiring for even the most enthusiastic volunteer. After weeks and months of hard work trying to keep the community’s enthusiasm high, workers themselves can be in need of a pick-me-up. Here are some ideas to help prevent the candle from burning at both ends and keep your team’s motivation boosted. (more…)...

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May offers two holiday fundraising opportunities

With the month of May comes not one, but two big holiday fundraising opportunities: Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Flowers and chocolates are both widely associated with Mother's Day. Carnations and daisies are particularly popular, as are roses, lilies, tulips, irises and gladioli. If selling flowers, decide whether to sell pre-orders of bouquets for delivery or pickup just before the holiday or to sell individual flowers on Mother's Day itself. Wo...

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Help those helping you, and thank your volunteers!

Organizing raffle drawings can be chaotic, yet here is another thing on your already full plate, make sure to say "thank you!"  Busy as you are, you need to stop every once in a while and take a moment to recognize the hard work of those supportive people who are the backbone of your organization and thank your volunteers. It may sound counter-intuitive, but taking the time to create an ordered structure for your sales team can ease tensions and mak...
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