Archive for March, 2009

What is an interesting and unique fundraising event?

Saturday, March 7th, 2009
Michelle G asked:

Our charity is looking to put together a fundraising event, but we don’t want to do the same ole, same ole. Any ideas?

What is the worst fundraising scam you have heard of?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
myopenhandsguy asked:

I work with small non-profit groups, and am working on proposals for some potential clients. The hardest part of this business is building trust, because so many people in fundraising are scam artists.

I am collecting people’s stories of bad deals and rip-offs. Would be interested in yours.

fundraising ideas with little or no investment?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
24 asked:

i am planning to do a fundraising to benefit children with little or no investment. Can anyone give me some ideas as I am working alone to donate to an organization. My idea is hiring a magician and selling ticket but that is too much money, so please help

I need help with fundraising for the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Can anyone help me?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Secret asked:

I just started working with a fundraising company that was appointed by an important veterans organization to help raise funds for the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The executive director is amazing, she knows so many people and is inspiring.

My problem is that I can’t find anyone to get on board and I don’t get paid unless I raise funds. I have contacted all kinds of organizations across the countries to no avail. This is a nationwide initiative and I’m losing time and money.

The troops keep me going because they are so brave and selfless. I attended a benefit for disabled troops 10 days ago and I finally saw a product of what I could achived with all the time I spend trying to find sponsors. One day I will have my own fundraiser.

But until then, I’m running out of money and I need some good suggestions of organizations or individuals that will sponsor an event. Your troops will be greatful.
We are a new company and our site is still a little bare, supporttaskforce.com. We are affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans of America and Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund. We were featured in the Veteran, the VVA publication on page 4. We also just helped welcome troops from Walter Reed at a pizza party last week before the Achilles Hope & Possibilities Run in NYC.
All donations go directly to the VVAF for programs and services. We are paid by the VVA not from the funds we raise.
These programs will benefit the troops in mental and physical health services, career counseling services, homeless services, and services for the disabled.