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Apr 28, 2016

How To Start Your Monthly Giving Program

The other week I showed you the great story from Harvey McKinnon of how paying for a cup of coffee turned into over $18,000 in monthly donations.

A pretty good story right with some great lessons!

And it's the type of story that you could be telling in a few years time. All you need to do is get started! And get started correctly!

So to take your Monthly Giving training further here's an On Demand, Step-by-Step guide by Erica Waasdorp on:

How to Start Your Monthly Giving Program

These are some of the things you'll learn:

  • How to develop a name for your program
  • How to select the best donors to ask to become monthly donors
  • How to write a simple insert to include in your thank you letter
  • How to turn complaining donors into monthly givers
  • How to include monthly giving on your web site
  • How to write an enticing email to motivate donors to join online
  • How to write a thank you letter and develop other thank you materials
  • How to present the results so your management will love the long term impact monthly donors have


PS. If you missed the link to How to Start Your Monthly Giving Program - A Step-by-Step Guide here it is again.

Apr 19, 2016

101 Fundraising Ideas - That Are AWESOME & Profitable

Here are 101 Fundraising Ideas that are simply brilliant. Ideas that will get your creative juices flowing to make your next fundraising drive super successful...

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Apr 14, 2016

$18,000 in Monthly Giving

So I was going through some past Nonprofit Movie Monday training videos...

A great fundraising resource by the way - that's free!

Anyway, I came across one that I just had to share:

a Cup of Coffee, a Marmot, and $18,000 in Monthly Giving

Harvey McKinnon tells a great story of how paying for a cup of coffee turned into over $18,000 in monthly donations.

He then goes on to tell exactly what a monthly giving program will do for you. He also tells how to start getting donors into your giving program.

And yes, you can have donations coming in every single month, continuously, and automatically. It's all a matter of starting your Monthly Giving Program and then running it effectively.

Watch it here.

And Enjoy!!!

Apr 12, 2016

Slight Edge Fundraising: Success Through Daily Habits

Want success with your fundraising? Then learn how to apply the Slight Edge to your fundraising...

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Apr 08, 2016

Nonprofit Movie Mondays: Free Fundraising Training

These FREE weekly fundraising videos from Nonprofit Movie Mondays are one of the best sources of fundraising info, advice, and training on the web...

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Apr 07, 2016

$16,871 & $17,029 Raised So Far - They At It Again!

Two of the causes I highlighted on the Walkathon Fundraiser How-To article are running their annual Walkathon/Fun-Run Fundraisers at the moment!

And yet again - they're raising great funds!

  • The LBA Walkathon which takes place on the 6th May has raised $16,871 so far (17% of their goal).
  • And the ICS Eagles Fun Run has raised $17,029 so far (34% of their goal). Their event is on May 20th.

Boom! How's that for a powerful fundraiser!!!

My question to you is - Have you ever held a Walkathon before?

If yes, how did you find it? Was it successful?

And if no, why not? What's stopping you?

Let us know by commenting at the bottom of the Walkathon Fundraiser How-To article.

Apr 04, 2016

The Pizza Fundraiser - Find Out How To Make It Profitable

Like all food fundraisers, a Pizza fundraiser can be really rewarding and profitable! After all it is food, and people love food. But how do you make it profitable for you cause or organization...

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Dec 10, 2015

They Raised $3250 in 48 hours

I just wanted to tell you about a simple, yet great little fundraising idea.

It helped one family raise $3250 in 48 hours...

And another family raise $3500 first time, and over $7000 for their second fundraiser...

All in aid of adoption fees.

Now it may be a perfect fundraiser for Adoption Fundraising, but it is not the only cause that you can use it with. With a bit of creativity it could be used for many types of fundraisers.


Take a look and let me know what you think through a comment at the bottom of the page.

All the best with your Fundraising,



PS. This fundraiser may not be a perfect fit for your cause, so because I always want to make sure you get great benefit...

Here's a free and "raved about" 1 hour webinar full of Silent Auction Tips from Sherry Truhlar.


Dec 09, 2015

Tag The Bag Fundraiser | Perfect for Adoption Fundraising

A brilliantly creative fundraising idea: The Tag the Bag Fundraiser. Find out how much people are raising & how to do one successfully yourself...

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Dec 03, 2015

Raise 3 Times More

So it's finally the end of November and I can shave my Movember off! Yessss!!!

Retro-look done; Money donated to the Cancer Society; but I'm still scratching my head at how people like having a moustache. It was so irritating and scratchy that I almost lost my mind :-)

Anyway I'm all back to normal now and ready to move on to this week's news item. My friends over at Fundrazr have got a great post for your fundraising...

How to Pitch your Fundraising Story to the Media - & Why you Should!

The why is easy...

"Statistics suggest that campaigns that receive news coverage (either online or offline) raise 2 to 3 times more than campaigns that don't. Furthermore, campaigns with news coverage also receive more anonymous donations."

To find out the how, then read the article.

All the best with your fundraising! And remember to leave them your thoughts and ideas on the article in their comment section at the bottom.


Dec 01, 2015

The Best T Shirt Fundraiser - & How To

An Online T Shirt Fundraiser is one of the most popular & successful fundraisers at the moment. It's simple to setup, cost-free, & hassle-free. Take a look...

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Nov 26, 2015

Raise More From Your Events

Want to raise more from your events? Yes! Of course you do.

Well there are many ways to raise more funds at an event!

But there's one method that is really simple, and will guarantee more income to your fundraising. And yes, you've definitely heard about it before, and probably used it before.

But... I'm going further with it. I'm giving you 12 different and creative ways of doing this fundraiser, that will help you raise a lot more from your events this coming year.

Take a look...

Go here to find out what these 12 ideas are.

All the best with your fundraising.


PS. If you want some training on how to raise loads more from your events, then take a look at this Event Fundraising series from the Event Fundraising guru, Shanon Doolittle.

It includes Event Fundraising, Getting Sponsorships, and Engaging Board Members in your Event Fundraising.

Be sure to check it out.

Nov 24, 2015

Setup a FREE Fundraising Website

Want to fundraise online? Or need to take registrations for your event? Then create a FREE Fundraising Website with MyEvent...

Continue reading "Setup a FREE Fundraising Website"

Nov 19, 2015

The Best Sports Event for Fundraising!

So what is THE BEST sports event for fundraising?

It's a question I am often asked.

But it's a question that doesn't actually have a perfect answer...

Put plainly: Different sporting events will be more suitable for different causes and within different communities. It all depends on who the cause is and who your supporters are.


There is one idea that is certainly the best for many causes and organizations. And that idea is...

A Golf Tournament

Click the link above to find out why, how to run, and how to fundraise with one.

All the best,
Rob Hampson

PS. For other good Sporting Event ideas take a look here.

Nov 04, 2015

Silent Auction Basket Ideas: 26 Awesome Ideas

Looking for a list of Silent Auction Basket Ideas?! Well here's a detailed list of 26 AWESOME & highly popular basket ideas (with bonus ideas for brainstorming)...

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