How to “Ask” confidently for your next Auction Donation

When you are fundraising for anything, it is important to be confident when speaking with people, particularly when you make “the ask” for their donations. There are two main goals in learning how to ask for donations confidently, and ultimately, successfully: It helps connect donors to your cause. When you listen to your potential donors,…

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ideas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Additionally, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer within women. While the disease impacts thousands of women and their families worldwide, we’ve witnessed many inspiring stories around…

FUNdraising Friday Idea –> The Giving Tree

If you are stocking up for a food bank or church around the holidays, a giving tree is a really worthwhile fundraiser. Here is how it works. Instead off decorating a traditional tree with ornaments, use hand-crafted paper ornaments instead, writing an item that is needed on each one. Make sure you cover a variety…

FUNdraising idea – Cooking with your charity

Put together a “Cooking with your Charity” cookbook that you can sell to raise money. You can focus on a central theme such as Italian food, quick meals, desserts or recipes you can tackle with your children. See what your group members are interested in and plan accordingly. Tips: – Group recipes into categories: appetizers,…