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Fundraiser Buzz!, Building Relashionships & Cool Toolbars
July 04, 2011

The Latest Ideas, Tips and Techniques

Welcome Again...

The Fundraiser Buzz is dedicated to providing you with quality fundraising ideas, informative tips and techniques, the latest additions to Rewarding Fundraising Ideas, and much more!

I am continuously coming up with new fundraising ideas, finding better ways of running different fundraisers, and looking for ways for you to improve your organization... So don't miss out!

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Fundraiser Buzz - Building Relationships: A Priority




Table Of Contents:

1. Important Announcements:

1.1. Rewarding Fundraising Ideas On Facebook & Twitter
1.2. Pamela Grow's 'Writing Grant Proposals'
1.3. LekkerBru On The Put Foot Rally
1.4. ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUNDRAISING FIASCO

2. Idea in the Spotlight:

A Fundraising Toolbar

3. Tips & Techniques:

Building Relationships - A Priority For All Non-Profits

4. Featured Addition To Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

Non-Profit Fundraiser Interview With Sarah Hewitt

5. New Additions to Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

5.1. Books On Fundraising Store USA
5.2. Fundraiser Books Store UK
5.3. Grant Writing Books - Fundraising Letter Book Store USA
5.4. Grant Writing Books - Fundraising Letter Book Store UK
5.5. Flamingo Fundraiser
5.6. Coca Cola Fundraiser
5.7. Gift Basket Fundraiser
5.8. Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
5.9. Simple Fundraising Ideas
5.10. Cheap Fundraising Ideas
5.11. The Unique Fundraising Ideas Section
5.12. Monopoly Fundraiser
5.13. The Jamba Juice Fundraiser For American PTA's

6. Visitor Contributions:

Sorry, Nothing This Month!

7. Interesting External Articles:

7.1. Fundraising for Small Non-Profits; Building Relationships - By Joe Garecht at The Fundraising Authority
7.2. Seven Strategies for Building Meaningful Major-donor Relationships - By Martha Schumacher
7.3. How often are you sending bulk emails? - By Naomi Hamilton (And Mark Pitman) at The Fundraising Coach




1. Important Announcements:

1.1. Rewarding Fundraising Ideas On Facebook & Twitter:

You can now follow Rewarding Fundraising Ideas on Facebook and on Twitter. Feel free to join in on the discussions and to add your own ideas on either network.

1.2. 'Pamela Grow's 'Writing Grant Proposals'

Pamela Grow is an expert when it comes to writing fundraising letters and Grant proposals. This eBook of hers will be of huge value to your letter campaigns and I'd highly recommend you read it if you want to take your letter fundraising seriously!

1.3. LekkerBru On The Put Foot Rally

The Put Foot rally is screaming across Southern Africa all in good cause for the Bob's For Good foundation. It is an amazing cause that is positively effecting thousands of poor childrens lives across Southern Africa.

The LekkerBru team consisting of Meryl, Storm, Tim, Josh and Smithy are putting all they can into raising as much as possible as they trek across Southern Africa in this amazing initiative!

Please help them out with a small donation through their website below. A $5 donation would be perfect and will go so far in helping change lives in Africa.

I really hope you can take the time to pop over and help out at the LekkerBru Website.

1.4. ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUNDRAISING FIASCO

Busy looking for contributions to the Fundraising Fiasco.

A page where you can share all your fundraising nightmares, hilarious stories, fundraising failures and stories about the oddest things that have happened to you while fundraising. Add your story here.

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2. Idea in the Spotlight:

A Fundraising Toolbar - An Easy Fundraiser Idea:

This is such an amazing fundraising tool that every non-profit should be using.

It is a toolbar that supporters can load onto their internet browsers that will link to pages on your fundraiser website, and will raise you funds when they do searches off it.

First of all it is a great way of keeping people up to date with what's happening in your organization as they have a quick link to your website right on their browser screen all the time. You can of course update it and post links to recent news ect.

This is a fantastic way of staying in front of your supporters and for building relationships with them... See the below article.

Secondly it can potentially raise you funds every time someone searches the web with its search application. If one of your supporters searches with it and clicks on one of the sponsored listings then you will earn about $0.10 for that click.

Not a huge amount I know but consider that the majority of your supporters will search the web quite often and that if they're all using your toolbar those 10 cents can start adding up to something significant.

So here it is:

This fundraiser is free to set up! It's simple to set up! It is an easy way for you to keep in contact and in the minds of your supporters...

And it can raise you funds from something that people do every single day without you having to promote it constantly!

If you are not using this easy fundraiser idea than you are losing out!

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3. Tips & Techniques:

Building Relationships: A Priority For All Non-Profits

The building of solid relationships with your donors and supporters should be a priority for all non-profit organizations.

The bigger and better the relationships you have; the better and longer lasting support you'll receive from your donors and supporters.

Without any relationship with your supporters how are they able to distinguish between your cause and any other cause out there? But if you have a relationship with them you will be foremost in their mind when it comes to supporting a cause!

So How Do You Build Solid Relationships?

There are loads of different ways but for one you need to keep in constant contact.

Use e-Zines, newsletters, thank you letters, fundraising reports, make personal phone calls, and invite them to events (not just fundraising events).

Social media is another great way to keep in contact with your supporters and to build relationships with them. Use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn... You should also use the above fundraising Toolbar.

Just always remember to keep it interactive with your supporters, make them feel involved and to also give them recognition for help as much as possible.

People love being noticed and thanked, and that's one of the most powerful ways of keeping them coming back and supporting again and again!

So take your time to thank people and build long lasting relationships with them. That way you will have a much stronger supporter's base!

For more on Relationship building read the interesting articles at the bottom of the Fundraiser Buzz.

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4. Featured Addition To Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

Non-Profit Fundraiser Interview With Sarah Hewitt

This featured non-profit fundraiser interview with Sarah Hewitt has definitely provided some of the best information I have read so far.

Sarah has a large amount of experience in the non-profit fundraising sector and runs a fundraising consultancy in Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

This interview is a Must Read!

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5. New Additions to Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

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5.2. Expired Article

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5.4. Expired Article

5.5. Flamingo Fundraiser - Funny Fundraising Ideas

The Flocking Flamingo Fundraiser is such a fun and funny fundraising idea that you will just absolutely love it. What you will need is a flock of plastic Flamingoes...

5.6. Coca Cola Fundraiser

Who would have thought you could raise funds with a Coca Cola Fundraiser! Buy hey... It's one of the food fundraisers that is actually working really well for loads of groups. So how do you do it...

5.7. Gift Basket Fundraiser - Creative Fundraising Ideas

Like so many creative fundraising ideas, the gift basket fundraiser is extremely versatile and can be run in a few different ways. It is a fantastic fundraising idea for schools, churches and other small non-profits.

5.8. Dueling Pianos Fundraiser

What a fun fundraising event idea! The Dueling Pianos fundraiser is a creative fundraising idea that will provide a fantastically entertaining evening for your supporters...

5.9. Simple Fundraising Ideas - Novel & Profitable Fundraisers

These simple fundraising ideas will get your fundraising campaigns off to a gallop! They are diverse ideas that are easy to set up, but are proven successful...

5.10. Cheap Fundraising Ideas

Are you struggling for initial capitol to set up a fundraiser? What you need are some cheap fundraising ideas! Below you will find cheap fundraisers that are simple to set up; But still profitable...

5.11. The Unique Fundraising Ideas Section

Here you will find the best and most unique fundraising ideas that are sure fire ways of raising great funds for your cause. You'll find funny fundraisers, cheap ones, simple ideas and fast ideas...

5.12. Monopoly Fundraiser

The Monopoly fundraiser is a twist on the much loved board game... 'Monopoly'! You will design and sell customized boards of your local City. It's such an awesome creative fundraising idea...

5.13. The Jamba Juice Fundraiser For American PTA's

The Jamba Juice Fundraiser is a great idea that is purely for American PTA's. It's healthy; It's Simple; And it can continuously raise funds...

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7. Interesting External Articles:

7.1. Fundraising for Small Non-Profits; Building Relationships - By Joe Garecht at The Fundraising Authority

Joe Garecht took part in an excellent interview I had with him a while ago and this relationship article by him is worth reading.

7.2. Seven Strategies for Building Meaningful Major-donor Relationships - By Martha Schumacher

This article provides seven great strategies for building donor relationships. I would definitely recommend you read this it.

7.3. How often are you sending bulk emails? - By Naomi Hamilton (And Mark Pitman) at The Fundraising Coach

An interesting article at The Fundraising Coach by Naomi Hamilton about sending bulk emails. Are you sending them too often or too little?

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And that's it for this month...

I really hope you have enjoyed reading the Fundraiser Buzz! And I look forward to producing the next addition.

So do you have any...

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Reply to this e-zine and let me know what you think. Thanks!

See you next month!

Rob Hampson

www.rewarding-fundraising-ideas.com

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