Archive for April, 2009

What is it like to work in a Nonprofit organization? especially in the fundraising area?

Monday, April 6th, 2009
nrichards34 asked:

I’m considering a degree in Nonprofit management with a fundraising certificate. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of working in a non-profit, however, I don’t really know what the day-to-day work load will be. Is it mostly a desk job or is it more of working with people? Is fundraising a hard job or can it be fun? Any info would help!

Fundraising for a non profit animal adoption center that is in a small but rich community?

Sunday, April 5th, 2009
kothman1212 asked:

I volunteer at an animal adoption center in jackson wy and I need fundraising ideas because we are poor as hell! We are fairly successful adopting out dogs and cats and rodents, but we adopt them out about half the price of money that we actually put work into them. Recently I did a study on the place and raised 500 dollars and that was gone in two seconds for them! They need help… PLZ respond!

What are some good ideas for fundraising events?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
sonĪ± asked:

My friend and I are starting an organization. We are a bunch of high school students, and we are looking for a place to meet every other week. However, all of these places charge money, so we needed a fundraising idea. Can you guys help me come up with an event that we can host for fundraising, and exactly how to go about setting it up, step-by-step, and how to put together every part of it.

What big stores offer fundraising programs where you can shop and have a portion donated to your organization?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
i have a ? asked:

I have started a new organization a school that raises money for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I know of the concept in which you shop with a special gift card and a small percentage of the amount goes back to your organization. Which big stores have this fundraising program??

How do I ask companies to sponsor a fundraising event?

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Susieq1118 asked:

I’m organizing a professional business fraternity fundraising event, something like a silent auction. How do I get businesses and companies to sponsor our event?

Need easy and effective long and short term fundraising ideas for a horse rescue in Maryland?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Laura J asked:

Hi everyone,

I need effective and easy fundraising ideas for a horse rescue in Maryland where I am a volunteer. We have a volunteer shortage and are extremely low on funds, to the point where we may eventually need to close a farm if things continue this way. We care for around 100 horses at our two farms, and around 50 fosters, as well as some donkeys, mules, and ponies.

I need some ideas for fundraising that will not take a great deal of manpower – ideas for marketing and public awareness activities are also welcome.

By the way, more info about the rescue can be found at – if you are able to volunteer or provide online donations, especially at this difficult time, please check the site for more info. We would appreciate it!

Thanks for the ideas and assistance.