Fundraising Ideas for the Fund Raiser

Yellow Pages
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?"

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


Fundraising Ideas

Nonprofit Leadership

Fundraising Letters

Nonprofit Newsletters

Planned Giving


Fundraising Raffles

Fundraising Strategies



Fundraising Products, Services and Ideas

Fundraising Newsletter

Fundraising secrets, tips & hints

Nonprofit Newsletters

Below you will find all of our past articles to help you with your nonprofit newsletters. It is a long list of articles so don't hesitate to bookmark this page and come back often. If you would like more great fundraising information in the future then please sign up for an email notification whenever we publish a new article.

Boost Donor Newsletter Readership with Great Photos by Alan Sharpe

Your fundraising newsletter will attract more readers, raise more funds and retain more donors when you publish outstanding photographs.

Photographs are the most important images you can feature in your donor newsletter. Good photos make your newsletter pages more interesting. They help your non-profit organization communicate immediately who you are and what you do and who you help. Photos, more than other element, help you distinguish one issue of your newsletter from another.

Readers tend to look at photos first, then headlines, then photo captions, then the article. Which means your photographs must grab the attention of your readers. Here’s how to recognize a great photo when you see one (or take one).

Click to continue

Staying In Touch ... the Power of Email Newsletters by Matt Ward

Email newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your audience, and ensure you stay top of mind on a regular basis. Newsletters by email are easy, inexpensive, they promote your organization on a regular basis and they add to your overall marketing mix by providing you extra face time with your audience. So what’s the best strategy for conducting an email newsletter campaign? Here are a few suggestions that keep your emails out of the deleted folder:

Click to continue

Choosing an Email Newsletter Provider by Deane Brengle

One of the most important decisions you'll ever have to make about your email newsletter is which company to choose for delivery. Choose wrong and maybe your newsletter will never see the light of day in your members email inbox. Choose right and your provider will seamlessly supply whitelisting, subscription management, tracking and reporting, and much more.

Here's a comprehensive checklist of basic features you'll find important. Use it to find a good match with the right email newsletter provider.

Click to continue

Book Review: Every Nonprofit's Guide to Publishing by Cheryl Woodard & Lucia Hwang by Deane Brengle

It isn't often I get the pleasure of writing a book review on a subject so near and dear to my heart: Creating newsletters, magazines, and websites. As the owner and creator of several websites that double as an online magazine, newsletter and yellow pages phone book for the nonprofit world, it was wonderful to be able to "pick the brains", so to speak, of nonprofit publishing experts Cheryl Woodard and Lucia Hwang.

Their recently released book, Every Nonprofit's Guide to Publishing: Creating Newsletters, Magazines & Websites People Will Read, by, contains exactly the kind of essential information I wish had been available to me back in 1996 when I first ventured into the world of publishing.

Click to continue

Creating a Website: Getting Your Nonprofit Online an interview with Cheryl Woodard & Lucia Hwang

A conversation with Cheryl Woodard & Lucia Hwang, authors of Every Nonprofit's Guide to Publishing: Creating Newsletters, Magazines & Websites People Will Read.


INTERVIEWER: Do you recommend that all print publications also have websites?

CHERYL: Absolutely! Today, people expect organizations, companies and associations--even their neighborhood restaurants-to have a website. If readers can't find you online, you miss an opportunity to get your message out to the public, and your organization loses credibility.

LUCIA: That's right. And producing a professional website is easier and less expensive than you may imagine.

Click to continue

Layout and Design Tips for Print Publications by Cheryl Woodard & Lucia Hwang

9 Ways to Get a Newsrack Look on a Nonprofit Budget

  1. Don't skimp on cover art. If you have a limited art budget, spend the majority of it on the cover image. Be sure to give your artist exact specifications about what you'll need-and don't forget to save room for the logo, cover lines, and perhaps also the address label and bar code if those ultimately appear on your cover.

Click to continue

FAQ About Nonprofit Newsletter Publishing by the Publishing Business Group

Question: Can we loose our nonprofit status if we have too much advertising sales success?

Generally speaking, your organization’s tax exemption covers any activity that is substantially related to the charitable, educational or other purpose that forms the basis upon which the IRS granted the exemption, even if the activity is a business activity. However, if the organization regularly carries on a business that’s not substantially related to its exempt purpose, the organization is subject to income tax on any profits from that activity.

Click to continue

Newsletters: Writing Columns by Debrah Jefferson

What is a column? A column is not a news article, but it is news. It generally answers why and how. It often is personal, using the first and second person (I and you). A column often states an opinion. It is said to be like writing an open letter. A column also has a standard head, called a title, and a by-line (name) at the top. These identify you and your column for the reader.

Click to continue

Newsletters, Part 1: Information Vehicle or Marketing Tool? by Tod Snodgrass

Millions of companies and corporations annually distribute billions of newsletters to their customers/clients. Most deal, in whole or in part, with industry-specific issues. Many of these vendor-to-customer newsletters have been around for a decade or longer. Smart marketers have discovered that distributing a high quality newsletter can be an effective tool for reaching their target markets. Compared to other marketing mediums (TV, radio, or print media such as magazine ads), newsletters are very cost effective.

Click to continue

Newsletters, Part 2: Keeping Publication Costs Under Control by Tod Snodgrass

It is easy to get carried away and spend a bundle of money on newsletters. To help contain the high costs often associated with this type of printed product, there are several expense reduction concepts you can employ.

Most newsletters are designed to deliver the same basic look each month. The contents may change (each quarter, month, etc.) but the design usually remains about the same - and for good reason: It establishes a certain look that your client/customers hopefully will recognize and anticipate receiving on a regular basis.

Click to continue

Five Tips for Eradicating Writer’s Block from the Nonprofit Communications Report

Several factors can bring about writer’s block: lack of a clear writing plan, too little research, anxiety and even boredom. Follow these steps to wipe out writer’s block:

Click to continue

How to Do a Newsletter That Gets Read by Linda Benedict

A newsletter can be a wonderful means of communication. Research consistently shows people like newsletters. People like to get timely information tailored to their interests — information that is quick and easy to read.

But to communicate, a newsletter must get read. It can't get thrown away before being opened, or banished to the to-be-read pile.

You want your newsletter to be a vital piece of communication that people look forward to receiving. This only happens through planning and commitment.

Click to continue

Newsletter Score Sheet by Linda Benedict

How does your newsletter rate? Take a few minutes to score your evaluation of your newsletter. A perfect score is 170. Anything below 100 means you need to make some drastic changes.

Look to see where you're strong and weak. Build on your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

Click to continue

Nonprofit Newsletters: The Different Kinds & Which One Suits Your Groups Needs by Deane Brengle

Does your nonprofit group need a newsletter?

You bet it does. Meetings and gatherings are great ways for your membership to become informed, to socialize and learn. But how many of your members come to every meeting? I thought so, not very many. Don't feel bad, it's that way with every nonprofit group. The nucleus of the group will tirelessly dedicate themselves to the point of burnout while the fringe members will participate when it is convenient.

Click to continue

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!

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.
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