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Fundraising for a sick friend - need advice on banking

My dear friend is entering the hospital tomorrow and joining the heart transplant list. We need to open a bank account so we can start accepting Paypal donations from friends and family who live too far away to help make meals, etc. What questions should I be asking a bank? Ideas on how to get started? [more inside]
posted by Mrs_Eep on Jun 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Best Practice for Prizes for Fundraisers

I work with an organisation which traditionally gives cash prizes to winners in charitable events they hold like duck races and pub quizzes. I am looking for best practice resources or studies (rather than anecdata) to show them that this is terrible development practice, if indeed it is. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Mar 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Fast fundraising ideas?

A friend is taking part in an overseas house-building charity project starting in the middle of February. Participants are responsible for raising all their own travel and expenses costs. He has already completed a sponsored abseil, is holding a pub quiz this weekend, and has a Just Giving page which he is promoting on facebook. However he had a sporting accident 2 months ago and is only off crutches since the start of this week, which has left him behind schedule in his fundraising. He now needs to raise several hundred pounds in the next four weeks. We've been frantically brainstorming ideas and I thought I'd turn to the hivemind for help. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Jan 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Are these surveys (A) very useful (B) somewhat useful (C) ignored?

Is there any point to filling out surveys from non-profits? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 15, 2013 - 15 answers

GoodCorporateCitizensFilter: Help us have fun while helping others.

I'm looking for a new charity/fundraising event that my whole mid-sized company can take part in and get excited about. Ideally it has an outdoor/physical component so that us cube dwellers see a bit of the day-star. The physical requirements should be low, and bonus points for a charity that is in some way related to technology/connectivity-for-all etc. [more inside]
posted by Sleddog_Afterburn on Mar 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking For 5K Fundraiser Manager

I manage a small non-profit in New Jersey, and are looking for someone to manage a 5K race for us next year. I am looking for: 1) about how much this would cost us; and 2) for any suggestions of businesses that do this kind of work in the area. Thanks!
posted by nathanrudy on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

how do you make part-time fundraising work?

part-time fundraisers: how do you balance your time in your part-time position so you don't end up working more than you should? do you have another job? is it on fundraising? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Grantland.tim

So, I want to be a grant writer. I'm a published author many times over, and have no problem with the actual writing/convincing stuff, but it seems that is the least important part of the process. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Sep 26, 2011 - 9 answers

What should I charge for a charity shopping event?

What should I charge for a charity shopping event? [more inside]
posted by mgarnhum on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me help them!

How can I help Japan when I am broke :( [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Mar 14, 2011 - 21 answers

What Would Jesus Do?

Is it appropriate to hold a fundraiser for a church in a bar? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me avert a charity BBQ disaster

What is the most logical way to cater for a BBQ and bake sale (for a non-profit organisation) when we can't confirm numbers or rely on RSVPs? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Sep 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Help us in our quest to help

How can I raise money online for a good cause? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens on Apr 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Fund raising activities for an event

Can you come up with some activities for a charity fund raising event? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

What's the secret behind "mail your pull tabs" fund raising?

Fund raising by mailing pull tabs from aluminum cans. Does that really work? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Who Gives?

I'm interested in how fund-raising for non-profits works. How do I find out more? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Jan 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Best Fundraising Websites for School for deprived kids in Colombia?

Best Fundraising Websites for School for deprived kids in Colombia? [more inside]
posted by lapsang on Dec 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help me come up with some great fundraising ideas so my co-workers and I can help feed DC's homeless.

I need some fundraising ideas to help feed DC's homeless. [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 answers

What to do with this national network of volunteer fundraisers?

People want to help us raise money. How do we help them help us? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Oct 29, 2009 - 1 answer

I'm raising money with beer!

It's beer! For charity! But....what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 22, 2009 - 8 answers

help with happy hour

Does any have advice in regard to holding a small charity event in a bar in the DC or DC-adjacent area of Maryland? [more inside]
posted by divka on Oct 6, 2008 - 2 answers

What are the best resources for creating and managing a charity book & CD sales project?

My husband is creating a fundraiser for an Armenian aid organization in the city of Gumri, where he did his Peace Corps service several years ago. The fundraiser has two parts: a book of poems and their Armenian translations, and a CD anthology featuring original music by a variety of artists who have agreed to donate their work. What's the best way of publishing and distributing this effort? We're familiar with Lulu, wondering if there are other/better resources we’re not considering. Advice on pricing and communications for this effort also appreciated! [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Oct 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Suggestions for nonprofit charity giving level names

What unique giving level names should we use to encourage higher major donations for a nonprofit animal related charity? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Aug 12, 2007 - 8 answers

A bit bigger than a tandem

How can I book those fundraiser pedal-cars that seat dozens of people at a time, in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Aug 15, 2006 - 4 answers

I want their cash!

How do I go about getting corporate sponsors for a trek down the Murray River (Australia) in order to raise money for a charity? I'm doing it for a legitimate charity, so how do I get companies to donate? I've never done anything like this before, so all help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jul 30, 2006 - 4 answers

Name a fundraiser night for cancer treatments

Help me come up with a witty name for a fundraising night for a friend's Herceptin (Trastuzumab) treatments. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

I want to raise money!

What can I do with charity fundraising idea that I think could be exciting, unique and, most importantly, quite lucrative? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Sep 24, 2005 - 4 answers

Community-based drive - what are typical results?

temporarily-restore-faith-in-humanity-filter: a local tv station happened to scrounge about $1.6 million in ~24 hours for the tsunami relief effort. to me, that seems incredible. is this an anomaly for a community-based drive?
posted by mdpc98 on Jan 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Planning a Silent Auction

out of my depth: i'm on the holiday benefit planning committee of a local philanthropy which advocates for architectural preservation, on the silent auction and raffle subcommittee. tip, suggestions, approaches for getting businesses to donate goods for the auction? tips for getting people to bid? when you go to charity gigs, what do you like to see? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Fundraising

I've committed myself to raising a not-so-small chunk of change for charity, so I'm looking for some good fundraising ideas.... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on Aug 11, 2004 - 10 answers

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