Fundraising Ideas for the Fund Raiser

Home
Yellow Pages
Newsletter
Contact Information
Free Booklets
Fundraising Classifieds
Subscribe - Free
Fundraising ideas for a fundraiser Great new fundraising ideas for your next fundraiser
New Fundraisers FUNDRAISER OF THE MONTH "Looking for more fundraising choices?"

SUBSCRIBE FREE
Make sure you get all this good fundraising info every time we publish a new article!

Your Name:

Your E-mail Address:

We promise never to sell, rent, or give your email address to anyone else. PERIOD!

Bookmark This Fundraiser Site
Share this Fundraising Site
Fundraising Feed Subscribe in a reader


Article Archive

Fundraising Auctions

Fundraising Calendar

Fundraising Events

Grants

Fundraising Ideas

Nonprofit Leadership

Fundraising Letters

Nonprofit Newsletters

Planned Giving

Publicity

Fundraising Raffles

Fundraising Strategies

Volunteers

General




Fundraising Products, Services and Ideas

Fundraising Newsletter

Fundraising secrets, tips & hints

Prospecting

from the book "Let's Raise Money"

by Jack Atwell


To reach your sales potential you must prospect
Hereís the best way

  1. Gather each member of your group, telling them in advance to bring a pen and notebook with plenty of paper. This could be class by class or at a kickoff or could even be done a few days before the kickoff so they get a lot of names in their prospect list.

  2. Explain the product you are selling and tell them to think of as many people as possible that might purchase your product.

  3. Donít let them start writing before you count down...five, four, three, two, one, BEGIN! Make it dramatic as you count down.

  4. Tell them to stand up as soon as they have 20 prospects written down.

  5. When you have five or six people that have reached twenty - stop everyone. Have everyone draw a line under the last name they wrote. Then give the first person that stood with 20, a dollar bill as a prize.

  6. Read the winning list aloud.

  7. Now ask, ďHow many have thought of other names that you do not have on your list?Ē Most will say yes.

  8. Give them another period of time, counting down as before, and have them stand after they have written down ten new names. While they are writing give them some suggestions of different categories. Neighbors, Mail Carrier, Service Attendant, Minister, Aunts and Uncles, Momís and Dadís friends, etc. Give the first person to stand up a dollar.

  9. Suggest they carry their lists with them and add names as they come to mind. Each member of your group will have more confidence because they have prospects with whom to talk. The end result is the sale of many more of your products.

Every fundraiser should start by having all the sellers make out a Prospect List of people on whom they plan to call.

copyright © 2006 Reprinted with Permission


***********************


About the Author: Let's Raise Money's author, Jack Atwell, with his wife Faith, raised three children and both were active in many fundraisers from a parent's perspective. In 1988 Atwell founded Annah Marketing Group, Inc., creator of the Win Win Discount Card, www.winwincards.com.

From that beginning they now create fundraising discount cards for hundreds of groups across the country as well as produce cards for other fundraising companies under their own brand name.

While drawing on his own experiences and observing thousands of fundraising volunteers and analyzing what separates the very good from the average, the contents of Let's Raise Money emerged. It is full of no nonsense tips and techniques to help the veteran and novice alike.

Editor's Note: Thanks to Jack Atwell for sharing a page from his 125 page book, Let's Raise Money. You can get more information about the book as well as a opportunity to purchase it at: http://www.letsraisemoney.com.

Editor's Picks

Fundraising Booklets
Cookiedough Fundraising
Scratchcard Fundraising
Safe Fundraising



Recommended Suppliers

Constant Contact
The gold standard in nonprofit email newsletter delivery. Custom newsletter templates, funding appeals, event updates & more. 20% nonprofit discount!

www.constantcontact.com


Recommended Books

7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail
Learn with practical examples, detailed checklists, writing helps and other tools. Sample letters for different types of solicitations and for different nonprofit groups. A step by step guide to writing fundraising letters.

www.StepByStepFundraising.com

Silent Auction Guide & Toolkit
Learn how to create a successful silent auction fundraiser. Silent auction strategies, timelines, auction items and how to organize and display them, how to close an auction and take payments, and other add on fundraisers to boost the bottom line of your silent auction.

www.StepByStepFundraising.com

Let's Raise Money
The inside scoop about small group fundraising. Learn from the founder of a national fundraising company as he reveals secrets observed over nearly two decades of fundraising.
www.LetsRaiseMoney.com
Read a Free Excerpt

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a 5K Run or Walk Fundraiser
Plan a successful race from scratch. Proven marketing strategies, find and manage volunteers, maximize revenues, recruit and motivate teams. Checklists, forms, speadsheets, worksheets all included.

www.CharityMile.com

Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts
Learn from the experts! Discover the best selling auction items. How to get auction items donated. How to boost attendance. How to get more bids and higher selling prices. How to coordinating volunteers, staff and auction consultants.

www.StepByStepFundraising.com

Grant Writing for Beginners
Learn how to quickly and easily establish relationships with regional foundations and build a strong base of grant support for your nonprofit.

www.WriteGrantProposals.com
Read a Free Excerpt




Index / Subscribe Free / Contact Info / Fundraising Yellow Pages
Fundraising Newsletter / Fundraising Booklets
Fundraising Classifieds / Fundraising Links


ISSN 1530-5813 - Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
copyright © 1996 - 2010 all rights reserved Fund$Raiser Cyberzine