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Celebrate the changing weather with a fall carnival fundraiser

Soon enough, in many parts of the country the leaves will begin changing colors and those gentle breezes will take on a crisp feel. A great way to celebrate the changing of the seasons is with a fall carnival fundraiser to help support your organization. The ideal venue will offer indoor as well as outdoor space to accommodate a variety of activities. Brightly colored décor is practically a must, and you can add a festive autumn look to your event by de

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Getting green at a lawn and garden show and sale

With the arrival of spring, gardeners' thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It's time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. While the great outdoors wou

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Help your community celebrate with a Christmas fundraiser

With the holidays upon us, there are plenty of creative ways your organization can help the community celebrate … and raise funds at the same time.  There are several festive ideas for a Christmas fundraiser. For many families, Christmas dinner is a central part of their holiday celebration. You could raffle off a certain number of turkeys and/or hams (or both!), using festively colored raffle tickets with customized artwork. Work with local supermarket...

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Unique winter holiday fundraising ideas

The holiday season is a time for joyful events full of cheer that bring together the entire community. Your group or organization can take part in the fun with a variety of exciting winter holiday fundraising ideas! Some communities hold open houses of private homes and public spaces decked out in their holiday best. The sight of a lovingly tended Victorian home adorned with lights and sprigs of fragrant evergreen brings a warm, nostalgic feel to ma...

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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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How to make Raffle Ticket booklet covers

Making Raffle Ticket Covers Are A Great Way To Protect Tickets Raffle Ticket enthusiasts Ashley and Frances, from Australia, sent me a nice e-mail with a great idea about making raffle ticket booklet covers.  Consequently I wanted to share with you. Not only do they add a little extra professionalism to your organization, but they are a great way to protect the tickets. (more…)

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March Madness offers great fundraising opportunities

The month of March is an exciting time for fans of college basketball. This is when the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, organizes a championship tournament called March Madness that lasts for several weeks as the teams advance through the rounds and compete for the winning title. This popular sporting event provides a great theme for fundraising, offering plenty of opportunities for creative events that will draw community members...

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Mardi Gras offers venue – spirited fundraiser

Full of colorful costumes, masquerade balls and parades, delicious foods, and spirited music and dancing, the carnival known as Mardi Gras – held on the day before Ash Wednesday every year – offers lots of fun for everyone. A Mardi Gras party is a great way to say goodbye to the winter blahs and at the same time raise funds for your organization. As you begin to plan your event, decide how elaborate a party your organization wants (or is able) to hold.

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Unique winter holidays fundraising ideas

The holiday season is a time for joyful events full of cheer that bring together the entire community. Your group or organization can take part in the fun with a variety of exciting fundraising ideas! Events such as First Night observations can be a great way to get the word out about your organization. These events are family-friendly celebrations of the new year that commonly include live music performances, fireworks at midnight and much more. The hi...

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Good time with a Halloween basket social

Looking for a fun way to bring members of your community together while raising money for your organization? Consider holding a Halloween basket social - good for adults as well as little ones. For a successful basket social (a takeoff on the popular Chinese auction), prior to the date of your event you'll want to make up about 2 dozen baskets (more or less, depending on the size of your organization and how many people you expect to come). While you'll
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