Category: Events

September 5, 2012

Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted vs. Unrestricted Income

Nonprofit organizations receive two basic types of income: restricted income and unrestricted income. These two types should be recorded separately and properly filed to avoid legal problems in the future, and if you are considering starting a nonprofit organization, it is imperative that you understand the difference between restricted and unrestricted income. Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted […]

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July 4, 2012

WHAT TYPE OF FUNDRAISING SHOULD I DO FOR MY NONPROFIT OR A NONPROFIT THAT I AM ASSISTING?

I continue to have the pleasure and good fortune to have many clients, prospects, and friends share many great articles and discussions regarding fundraising with me. Just recently, I was shared another article by a kind friend of mine that he saw on Charity Village’s web site and it really resonated with what I hear […]

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March 1, 2012

What’s Rave Results being up to?

I am just working on mastering the technology of personalizing my emails, which I understand that I will be able to do once I move from Outlook 2003 to 2007; so please accept my apologies for me not being able to personalize this email to all of you at this time as I am sending […]

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February 1, 2012

Special Events, Sponsorship and Fund-Raiser or Friend-Raiser?

A special event is a one-time event focused on a specific purpose such as a groundbreaking, grand opening or other significant occasion i.e. the life of a library. Special events may also be created for other targeted purposes such as a jobs fair; awards banquet or logo contest. These onetime special events are different from […]

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November 1, 2011

What is the average cost per dollar raised in fundraising?

A difficult question, and often calculated in a variety of ways. Benchmarking between organizations is not standard so costs per dollar raised can vary widely depending on interpretation and exclusion/inclusion of such things as facilities costs, the percentage of the CEO’s salary that would be related to fundraising and many other items. Benchmarking is often […]

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September 12, 2011

What charity fundraiser would be the best to raise the most money?

I often asked the question, “what charity fundraiser would be the best to raise the most money?” Charity fundraising ideas come in all shapes and sizes. For many organizations, raising a regular amount of money is vital to keep going. Coming up with novel fundraisers not only helps to bring in much needed cash but […]

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May 4, 2011

Anyone need some help with a golf tournament or other event?

With golf season and other events coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following monthly message with you. Please contact me if I can be of assistance with the success of your upcoming event(s) with help for sponsors, donors, and/or gifts in kind. I look forward to hearing from […]

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