I work for myself doing a particular service for homeowners that is in high demand right now. I'm considering donating a consultation to my kid's school's auction. What should I think about before I do this? [more inside]
My school's mascot is the Yellow Jackets, and I'm trying to plan a gala fundraiser event. Any ideas for catchy names? It's a dinner & drinks kind of thing, and I'd love to have an easy title for it that's easy for people to remember, but I'm at a loss. Anyone have a better brain for this kind of stuff than I do?
I am responsible for creating a gift basket which will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for our elementary school. Our class was assigned the theme "American Girl doll". I have a lot of Feelings about this, but I must bravely put them aside and create a fabulous gift basket so that our school can afford things like paper and pencils. [more inside]
Situation: I'm going to a major environmental nonprofit's fundraising gala/ball. More details inside. [more inside]
I'm attending a fancy fundraiser soon. The theme is "A trip to India", but probably 1/2 of 1% of those in attendance will be non-white, much less from India or Indian-American. Everyone is expected to dress in "Indian style formal wear". Help me respect the event and the entire country of India, while not embarrassing myself. [more inside]
I remember running across a fundraiser on a site (ala GoFundMe or Indiegogo) where they gave the donors the option to add the processing fee to their donation, or take the processing fee out of their donation amount. Which site is this?
I just found out that in addition to being required to work at my organization's fundraiser, employees also must pay the full ticket price to do so. In previous jobs, the situation has always been that you either work at the event and don't have to pay, or if you are not required to be there but think it's a cool event, you can pay to attend. I'm not happy about this arrangement, but maybe I'm off base. Is this a reasonable situation?
Within the last couple of months (and I'm really leaning towards more recently than that) I read an article that said if you're asking for donations to or fundraising for a charity, a little psychological trick is to tell people they don't have to donate. This would make them more likely to actually donate. I could have sworn it was on Lifehacker, but I can't find it anywhere, not even in a general Google search. Can you find it please?
Please give me your groovy coin donation ideas. [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a bowling team for a cat rescue fund raiser. We need a team of 4-5 people and I would like to come up with a bad-ass name to use for the team before soliciting. Any suggestions?
My public library is renovating and The Friends OTL would like to sponsor a special collection/reading room in the Childrens department. I've been asked to help with the fundraising during the pre-planning phase of this endeavor by gathering examples of and ideas for promotional materials—flyers, glossies, and whatnot to help get the word out that this charitable opportunity exists. I don't really know where to start, though... do you? [more inside]
What should I charge for a charity shopping event? [more inside]
What are your best fundraising ideas for a new non-profit focused on trail building for mountain biking/hiking? Another local trail building org has used raffles, film festivals, and races/contests. [more inside]
Where should I donate money to most effectively support people affected by the earthquake in Japan? And logistically, how can my organization collect money from its members that can be donated to this cause? [more inside]
What do I need to know to throw a successful house party to raise funds for my nonprofit? [more inside]
I first want to raise funds, but a close second is to raise awareness and increase name recognition for our organization and its mission around watershed protection. How do I do this effectively with this kind of event? [more inside]
My mom has cancer. Her sisters are throwing a fundraiser to offset her medical bills and pay for a trip. Please help me understand their obligation to donors and the powers that be. [more inside]
Is it appropriate to sponsor a fundraiser for an individual and their family and how would I go about organizing this? [more inside]
Help me design a really frightening experience! [more inside]
I have been asked to write the annual fundraiser letter for my fire company. What's the best way to reach a wealthy, liberal population that probably receives lots of requests for money? [more inside]
Help me have the bestest cake stall at my work's charity fundraiser! Difficulty: I would like to raise a ton of money AND win the (completely imaginary) prize as Coolest Baker Ever. Suggestions for both cake ideas and aesthetic stall aesthetics welcome. [more inside]
We need to come up with an appropriate theme for a fund raiser for a local environmental and water quality organization. There is a big dinner/ auction evening, and the theme needs to be environmantally relevant and lend itself to decorations and thematic illustrations in programs, etc. We are stumped and decided to ask the mist creative group we know -- the Green!
I'm working on reproducing an old childhood amusement with less messy waste or just dealing with ignoring the debris .... eggs to throw at each other. [more inside]
Condo Association wants to hit us with a special assessment that is almost $4000 EACH due to the repair of rotten wood trim on the outside of the buildings. Ideas on fundraising or cutting costs? [more inside]
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]
How would I go about attending a political fund-raiser? I'd like to attend one of those $1,000-a-plate political dinners that I keep hearing about. How do I get an invite? [more inside]
What's the best cookie dough for a school fundraiser? [more inside]
If you were a school group wanting to attend a sweet robot workshop, but couldn't afford it, how would you fundraise? What tips or information would you want to know to ensure your success? Looking for fund raising tips and witty engineering/computer science themed ideas to pass on in an informative package! [more inside]
Help me come up with a name for a spring fundraiser dinner for a farm alliance [more inside]
Where in Seattle can I reserve a private room or a whole restaurant for a 100 person fundraiser party without breaking the bank? [more inside]
I ordered a CD from the neighbor kid raising money for his school. I realize now I'd rather have just made a donation. How could I handle this in the future? [more inside]
My non-profit group needs a high profit margin, child and adult friendly food (or not) item to sell at a Farmer's Market by next Saturday. Any suggestions besides popcorn? [more inside]
would appreciate help on ideas for fund raisers to help my sister in-law with medical cost she was recently diagnosed with skin cancer and last week had new baby girl with heart deformity that will need at least three surgeries in next year an half and will eventually need transplant [more inside]
I need to research the copyright holders and original authors of a famous slogan... [more inside]
Our elementary school's PTA is looking for an ethical and/or fair trade fundraiser. I have only found one decent resource. Anyone else had experience with this? [more inside ...] [more inside]