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Heather Filipowicz

Heather Filipowicz

Heather Filipowicz, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), has over 15 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience. She successfully raised millions of dollars for various nonprofits in the Buffalo, NY community. Now, she resides in Tampa, FL where she is a writer, blogger, yogi and Mom
25 High School  Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising is a way of life for every high school. Sometimes finding fundraising ideas for high schools and their community can be tough. Getting creative when it comes to fundraisers for high schools is key! We've gathered 25 school fundraising ideas for high schools in one place to get your idea machine revved up and ready to go to raise vital funds in keeping your standards for education high.

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How to Motivate Parents for PTO Fundraising Campaigns

The most treasured volunteers in a school are the parents volunteering in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). They give the gift of their time, talent and leadership yet one of the most vital roles they play is to be the driving force behind PTO fundraising campaigns for a school.

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Creating Donor Ease with Credit Card Processing for Nonprofits

The reality of today's global economy is that accepting credit cards are a necessary part of business and the nonprofit community. The idea of figuring out how to process credit cards can appear to be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Accepting credit card payments, and processing them, is easier than ever thanks to technology, mobile accessibility and integration with fundraising and donation websites.

With credit card processing for nonprofits, a very important factor to keep in mind is ensuring that the donor trust and confidence that you have worked so hard to gain, and keep, is upheld if they should chose to give via credit card. Ensuring that credit card processing is safe, reliable and accessible for everyone is an important step in ensuring that donors are comfortable to support your mission and you receive the funds in a timely manner. 

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How Your Organization Can Win with a Raffle Fundraiser

You've held the signature special event, written the online appeal letter and the grant applications, yet you are still looking for a creative, and fun, way to raise additional funds for your mission and programs. A raffle fundraiser may just be the thing that brings your fundraising success to the next level in 2016.

A fundraising raffle is a way in which you can raise essential funds for your mission, while your donors and supporters try their luck at the chance of winning prizes such as money, trips, special experiences or unique items. Fundraising raffles can be an easy, and lucrative, way to raise both funds for your programs and a bit of excitement amongst your donors and supporters.

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Strategies for Successful Friends of the Library Fundraising

Libraries are an important part of communities for creating a haven of education, inspiration and opening our eyes to a world through books and publications. A critical component to the success of libraries everywhere are groups called Friends of the Library.

These amazing groups of people are quite literally the greatest friends of the library in their community. Members of Friends of the Library groups usually consist of enthusiastic and energetic people who believe that libraries are a social and intellectual center of communities. These groups are comprised of people that use the library, and the services within it, individuals that raise both funds and awareness for the library and people that help provide governance and leadership for the library or library system.

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People Giving to People: The Case for Crowdfunding Websites

We have all heard the saying that people give to people, right? It applies to small businesses, big business but it especially holds true in the nonprofit community. When people are connected to one another, it creates a connection, loyalty and a greater willingness to say ‘yes’ when someone asks you to help them. When we believe in one another, we are more than happy to work with one another, especially when we are asked.

Today, in the nonprofit community the idea that ‘people give to people’ is best captured through the concept of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, as the name suggests, is the act of raising funds for an initiative through a multitude of people. It is also referred to as peer-to-peer fundraising. Crowdfunding websites allow your organization to tap into your supporters’ networks globally.

Peer-to-peer fundraising has all of the magical elements of an ask for support. It highlights a worthy mission, a story is told, there is passion from the person telling the story and the one-on-one connection that makes the ask to support a nonprofit even easier, coupled with a case for support that is strong and compelling.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_gt_logo6.pngWith fall in full-swing, year-end giving campaigns are also in full-on planning and execution modes. The final quarter of the year is one of the most important times for nonprofits to raise the critical funds for their mission.

One way to spread the word about your work, while raising money and awareness is to participate in #GivingTuesday.

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