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Jul 14, 2016

Get the Fundraising Resource Toolbox - FOR FREE

With over 130 resources, the Fundraising Resource will help you find the right tools and learning resources to help you succeed with your fundraising...

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Jun 09, 2016

Are You Missing Out on Funds?...

So I'm still working on the Mashy Golf day report that I promised you last week. (Thanks for your patience.)

But in the meantime, I wanted to double check that you aren't missing out on an excellent fundraising opportunity...

And that's Fundraising with Businesses! Are you fundraising with businesses?!

Fundraising expert Joe Water's has identified 40 different fundraising strategies to use with businesses...

And in his guest post on Rewarding Fundraising Ideas, he highlights 3 of the best strategies...

Plus gives great advice on recruiting business partners!

It's a MUST-READ! ... After all, you don't want to leave money on the table.

Best regards,
-Rob Hampson

Jun 09, 2016

Cheerleader Fundraiser - Profitable Fundraising for Cheerleaders

Want to learn how to have the most successful Cheerleader Fundraiser? Then use these ideas and tips to explode your Cheerleading Fundraising Campaign...

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Jun 03, 2016

Setup a Your Fundraising Website

Want to fundraise online? Or need to take registrations for your event? Then create YOUR Fundraising Website with DoJiggy. Find out how here...

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Jun 02, 2016

Golf Fundraising Ideas For a Golf Day

These Golf Fundraising Ideas will help make your Golf Day Fundraiser the most profitable and rewarding day you could ever imagine. Learn what and how...

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May 26, 2016

There Once Was a Kid... Who Had a Dream

There once was a kid...

Who had a dream. That dream was to be a filmmaker. So he applied to Film School, got in, but couldn't afford it.

He didn't want to give up on his dream, so he started Fundraising...

His first Fundraiser was a little crazy. He decided to ride 300 miles in 36 hours, and get people to sponsor his challenge!!!!

And phewwww! It was one hell of a challenge.

Yes, you may have guessed it, that kid was me...

And thankfully it only took me 26 hours to finish it, 'cause I would not have lasted any longer in the saddle. It was honestly the most tiring and challenging experience I have ever had.

But wow, I felt such an incredible sense of accomplishment when I reached that finish line!

Although the fundraiser, and the consequent fundraisers, were to a degree, a success; I was unfortunately unable to raise enough to get me to film school.

But...

The whole process has proved invaluable to me: I learnt so much, gained a huge amount of experience; and was able to refine my fundraising knowledge to which I have put to use on this website.

(And just so you know, I am still pursuing my dream! But that's a story for another time.)

I do however...

...wish I had done that fundraiser with the knowledge I have now!

I would have raised 10x more!

And only with a couple of changes:

One, I would have done it within a PROPERLY SET UP Crowdfunding Campaign.

And Two, I would have put together a proper promotions strategy that focused on the people I knew first, instead of just doing "hope marketing", and "sharing" my fundraiser, without focus.

So if you ever want to do a fundraiser like this PROPERLY:

Make sure you read my article on it here.

AND then take your time to plan and setup...

1. Your challenge,2. Your donation page,3. And your marketing strategy.

If you have any comments, questions, or further suggestions... Then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of that page!

May 21, 2016

Sample Letters Asking For Donations

Ready for two great sample letters asking for donations to help with the writing of your fundraising letters! Use these samples to inspire your writing, give you a guideline, and to get you started...

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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

Enjoy!!!

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.

So...

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,

----

Cheers,
Rob

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.

Enjoy!




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