199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
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Are you tired of searching everywhere to find fresh and exciting fundraising ideas for your nonprofit organization? Finally, here is the resource to turbocharge your events! Inside this groundbreaking book you will find 199 fundraising events that have worked for other organizations.

This handy guide is broken into two sections: simple events and complex events. The simple events can be put together quickly with minimal time, supplies, and volunteers. The complex events require more planning and manpower, but will generate more revenue for your organization.

Every event has a quick overview chart so you can see at a glance if the event is a good fit for your group. You will immediately be able to assess the degree of effort required in six major categories: estimated cost, obtaining sponsors and donations, finding a venue, recruiting volunteers, preparing for the event, and executing the event. You will find the events that best meet your financial and social goals and objectives.

Now you can reach your fundraising goals in exciting and original ways. Whether it is for your school, sports team, church, or any other group or nonprofit organization, you will find your next event here.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president‚e(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

 

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199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations By Eileen Figure Sandlin and Richard Helwig Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. I'm always looking for different fundraising ideas ... Read full review

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As a president of a nonprofit organization I was excited to be able to review this book because we are in require much needed funding. After perusing this book I felt that many of the events can be ... Read full review

Contents

Blind Gift Auction
196
Car Raffle
199
Celebrity Memorabilia Auction
201
Chairity Auction
204
Decorated Tree Auction
206
Dessert Auction
209
Hourly House Helper Auction
211
Mall Auction
213

Be the Boss for a Day
32
Bingo Night
33
5050 Raffle
35
Lunch with the CEO
36
Parking Space Auction
38
Quilt Auction
39
Reverse Raffle
41
Stick Lottery
43
Food and Drinks
45
Cakewalk
46
Create a Cookbook
47
Donations for Fortune Cookies
49
Lollipop Sale
50
Popcorn Concession Stand
52
Potluck Dinner
54
Restaurantcom Gift Card Sale
55
Games and Contests
57
Baby Photo Competition
58
Cutest Baby Competition
60
DrawtheBoss Competition
61
Dunk Tank
63
Executive Chair Chase
64
Fish for a Prize
66
Game Night
67
Penny PileUp
69
Quiz Competition
71
Rubber Ducky Race
72
Spelling Bee
74
Ugliest Tie Contest
75
Video Game Challenge
77
Holidays and Special Occasions
79
Corsage Sale
80
Holiday Cookie Dough Sale
81
Holiday GiftWrapping
82
Holiday Money Tree
84
Pumpkin Carving
85
Seasonal Items Sale
87
Shows
89
Family Movie Night
90
LipSync Show
91
Dog Show
93
Sports
95
BowlAThon
96
DayLong Sports Competition
97
EarthFriendly Fun Walk or Ride
98
GoKart Challenge
100
Halftime Contest
102
Polar Plunge
103
PuttPutt Golf
105
Stair Step Challenge
106
Tailgate Party
108
Water Balloon Fight
109
Workplace MiniGolf
111
Themed Events
113
Dress Down Day
114
Kids Sleepover
115
Mini Luau
117
Parents Night Out
119
Wild West Fundraiser
121
Sales
123
Adopt a Tree
124
BabyClothing Sale
125
Balloon Bouquets
127
Candle Sale
129
Collectible Coins
130
College Care Packages
132
Community Rummage Sale
134
Custom Calendar Sale
135
Custom Tshirt Sale
137
Customize a Brick
138
DVD and Videotape Sale
140
Earplug Sale
141
Electronics Drive
143
Flower Bulb Sale
145
Flower Sale
146
Fundraising Scratch Cards
148
Magazine Subscription Drive
149
Reusable Bag Sale
150
Silicone Bracelet Sale
152
Special Delivery Telegrams
153
Spirit Doormat Sale
155
Used Book Sale
157
Miscellaneous
159
Ballroom Dance Lessons
160
Cell Phone Collection
161
Charity Buzz Cut
163
Container Collection
164
Dollar Days
166
Fake Kidnapping
168
Flamingo Flocking
170
Flier Delivery
171
Fundraising by Blogging
173
Lend a Helping Hand
175
MassageAThon
176
Peck for a Pig
178
Please Do Not Come Fundraiser
179
Pool Party
181
Sacrifice Something You Love
183
Social Media and Networking Class
184
Speaker Forums
186
Walking Billboard
188
Writing Letters for Support
189
Complex Events
191
Auctions and Raffles
193
Bachelor Auction
194
Silent Auction
217
Wine and Beer Auction
220
Dances
223
Canine Ball
224
Dance Til You Drop
226
Dinner Dance Cruise
229
Masquerade Ball
232
SecondChance Prom
235
60s Dance Party
238
Food and Drinks
241
Breakfast and Book Signing with Author
242
Celebrity Cookout
244
Chef Competition
247
Chocolate Tasting Party
250
Cooking Demonstrations
252
Dining with the Stars
254
Exotic Meat Barbecue
256
Martini Mingle
259
Taste of the Town
262
Thrilling Theater Dinner
265
Wine Tasting
268
Games and Contests
271
Amazing Race
272
CowChip Bingo
274
Dart Tournament
276
Quiz Show
279
Scavenger Hunt
281
Scrabble Tournament
284
SnowSand Sculptures
286
Holidays and Special Occasions
289
Birthday Banquet
290
Black and Orange Ball
292
Bloody Halloween Banquet
295
Christmas Tree Sale
297
Hats Off to Mom Tea Party
300
Holiday Card Mailings
303
Holiday Carnival
305
Mardi Gras Party
307
Oscar Party
310
Parent Appreciation Banquet
312
Pumpkin Fest
315
Souper Bowl Sale
318
White Wonderland Gift Exchange
320
Shows
323
Antique Show
324
Art Show
327
Car Show
330
Comedy Club Night
332
Concert in the Park
334
Fashion Show
337
Home and Garden Show
339
Horse Show
342
Host a Radio Show
345
Karaoke Celebration
346
Male Beauty Pageant
349
Movie Premier
352
Superstar Idol Singing Show
353
Talent Show
356
Tickets Sales for Touring Shows
358
Truck Show
360
Sports
363
Boat Race
364
Fishing Tournament
366
Golf Tournament
369
HotAir Balloon Race
372
Mudfest
374
Rock Climbing
378
Sky Diving
379
Soccer Tournament
381
Water Sports Challenge
384
Themed Events
387
Beach Bash
388
Black Tie Gala
390
Casino Night
393
Fabulous New York Fundraiser
396
Go Green Party
399
Harry Potter Extravaganza
401
International Day
404
Medieval Banquet
407
Night in Paris
410
Picture Perfect Party
412
Renaissance Fair
415
Spa Day
418
Superhero Fair
420
Toga Party
422
20s Dinner Party
425
Without a Clue Party
428
Miscellaneous
431
CashforJewelry Party
432
Community Cleanup
434
Craft Fair
436
Designer Home Display
438
Donate Your Vehicle
441
Flea Market
442
FortuneTelling Fun
445
Historic Home Tours
448
Park Day
450
Rent a Puppy
453
Advice from the Experts
455
Appendices
467
Bibliography
471
About the Authors
475
Index
477
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About the author (2010)

Eileen Figure Sandlin is an awardwinning writer and the author of 16 books, including 15 business start-up books. She has published more than 700 magazine and newspaper articles, as well as thousands of newsletter articles. Her writing specialties are health care, small-business issues, and education. Sandlin holds a master s degree in journalism and is a professor of business communication at a major Midwest university.

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