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For A Teaching Forum [24 Apr 2010|04:36pm]

I am going to be starting up a teaching website and forum soon. I hope it'll help lots of teachers. The problem is, it will cost me about $300 Australian to set up, and that's not even including promotions or later software updates. I would like to be able to make a little money off of this, or at least break even. I doubt ads are going to cut it. I'd need about 80 cents a day to be able to do it. I'd love some sort of sponsors, perhaps $5 each for 3 months (approximately a school term), on a rotational ad system plus listed somewhere prominently in the forums/on the website.
I'd love to do some actual fundraising. What could I do that would actually work, to help offset these costs? At the moment I don't know if I could ask people to pay a membership fee.
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twloha [19 Jan 2009|01:34pm]

hey everyone :)

im looking for fundraising runs/walks in the new york area, any ideas?

thanks very much!

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Something For Christmas [01 Dec 2008|01:44pm]


Want to do something different for Christmas? Go through this site, and donate money to different causes.
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A Great Cause [30 Nov 2008|12:09pm]

Well, thanks to support from fine folks like yourselves, my wife's fundraising project for her classroom got completely funded, and her kids will be receiving their new books shortly.  The project was so successful, she has decided to place another project online, and this time it is to give her kids what they've been begging for - copies of the Twilight series.  Her school only has so many copies, and since this is one of the few stories her kids will actually read, she would like to have some more so that all that want to read the books have the opportunity.  As always, your contributions (as little as a dollar) are tax deductible and go towards a great cause.  The link is below, and I thank you in advance for your support.


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Fundraising For a Friend [24 Nov 2008|01:27pm]

I am trying to raise funds to help out a friend.

One of my ideas is ebay sales. We also have plans to do some websites.

If anyone would like to follow that blog, comment, pass on the link, or donate, or bid, I'd be very appreciative.
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Needing Some New Books! [19 Nov 2008|12:19pm]


Howdy all!

My wife Jennifer is a 9th Grade English teacher, and her classroom is in desperate need of some new books.  The problem of course is the school system, like the rest of us, doesn't currently have the money to fund this project.  Jen found a website that coordinates fundraising efforts, and through that site, you can donate as little as $1 - and every dollar counts - to this very noble cause.  Every donation is certainly tax deductible.  If you can spare a dollar (or more, if you so choose), please visit the following page.  If you can't, thanks for reading anyway!


Thank you in advance for your support!

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Synchronized Chaos Webzine's annual art-for-commission fundraiser [03 Nov 2008|12:51pm]

Please feel free to delete if you think this is off topic - not my intention, just thought some might like to place an order for writing-on-commission (short stories, sketches, poems, etc) from some of our magazine's contributors for a holiday gift. The people we're showcasing have some real talent...especially the young feisty woman from Egypt and the screenwriting student who's already creating and helping produce plays in her area. This would be a great idea for gifts for those hard to shop for, who have everything, who would like something more personal than a giftcard, whom you know online, young children, pen pals, etc.

Synchronized Chaos (http://www.synchchaos.com), a new art/cultural/variety webzine inspired by the mathematical concept of chaos theory (systems with organization that's not easily apparent until you look more closely at their beginnings) is hosting a benefit art/writing auction/sale, where some of our featured artists (or any of our volunteers) will create a personalized piece just for you or someone else, at your request. Great for holiday gifts or a special memento to have at home.

Where the funds go:
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Our format is modeled on the Sweet Charity art and writing auctions which normally assist causes such as rape/sexual assault survivor services and international relief, and which raised tens of thousands for the Writer’s Guild of America’s Foundation for those experiencing severe difficulties while out of work during last winter’s strike. http://www.sweet-charity.net/

And if you have extra art for a benefit auction please check out the lovely folks at http://www.helphealfran.org - they’re putting on something similar for performance artist Fran Varian who’s ill with Lyme disease.

Artists available for commissions as of November 1st:
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Please comment here if you would like to request any work in exchange for a donation of any amount that you choose. We will provide information about where to send the donation (PayPal (cedeptula@sbcglobal.net), checks, and cash are accepted) - and you may send it directly to the recipients if you choose and you will receive a thank-you letter along with your artwork or other product.

Please repost the link to this art auction and pass on the word - publicity is always gratefully appreciated. We'd also love more artists/authors/others with auction donations! Thanks so much, and wishing you the best.
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Would you donate $5 to save a life? [07 Aug 2008|03:27pm]

Check out our charity!!!!

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Live Long & Marry! [10 Jul 2008|10:05pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Until July 15th, livelongnmarry has its auction open with  a slew of offers. Money is not paid to the "sellers," instead the buyer will donate the winning bid amount to one of three charities focused on marriage rights equality, one organization is focused particularly on California.

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Fundraising ideas [26 Jun 2008|10:31am]

[ mood | anxious ]

Hi everyone,
I am going to be participating in a 60 mile, three day walk around the Philadelphia area to eliminate breast cancer. I am at 18% of my fundraising goal. The walk is in October.

I really need help. What kind of SMALL fundraising ideas can you think of? I'm not a part of a huge team and I really need help! So far I've done a bowling fundraiser.

I'm specifically looking for stores that will let you sit outside to collect change, but so far no luck. It seems like there are a lot of rules and anti-solicitation regulations.

I'm of course all official, here's the link to prove it: http://08.the3day.org/goto/tara

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions!


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A New Fundraising Idea [05 Mar 2008|10:46am]

Hey everyone -

I work for a company called Picateers, and we offer a portrait fundraising program for schools, churches, sports teams, non-profits, etc. How it works is that a volunteer photographer takes digital pictures of your group and sends them to us. We do the rest of the work, process all the orders, and give you 50% cash back from any purchases.

I know there are a lot of fundraising programs and companies out there bidding for your time and attention, but hopefully our program can help out some of you who are looking for an easy way to raise money for your school or organization.

Check out our portrait program: www.picateers.com

We've also started a blog with more fundraising ideas and tips, so if you're looking for more references in this industry, check out our blog:

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[14 Feb 2008|02:03pm]

heeey, i'm new. i'm studying abroad later this year (for my junior year 08-09) with AFS and the tuition to go is around $10,000. any ideas on how i could raise money fast, being 15 years old? i'd need to have all the money by the end of june! :(
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Unique ideas [04 Feb 2008|04:48pm]


Just wondering if anyone had any new or unique ideas or themes for live/ silent auctions.  We've done 10x10 playhouses for the past two years, but the hassle with moving them on tow trucks and the expense hasn't proven worth the return.  Thanks!

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[16 Jan 2008|11:18pm]

Hi, my name's Sarah and I'm new here. I'm participating in a parachute jump for charity on February 29th.
I'm going to place sponsorship forms in my church, enroll my family and friends and inform local media.
Do you have any other ideas for raising sponsorship?

Do you know of any charities other than Amnesty that support the homeless in Beijing?
That was the intention of my amazing friend who arranged the jump, but she's concerned that the money would go to Amnesty generally,
not specifically to Beijing and she's also concerned, as am I, about them covertly changing their previously neutral abortion stance.

Otherwise I think I'll probably jump for Chernobyl Children Life Line.
They bring child victims of the Chernobyl disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks.
I think it's a great project and the possibility of vitality for a child is inspiring.
They bring children to my city and my church already supports them so I think that will help me get local media and my church interested.

Also I'm participating in The Self Expression and Leadership Program through Landmark Education.
Through my work with Landmark I've learned to participate powerfully in life, it's helped me move powerfully past my barriers to opportunities,
including charity work. Before Landmark I wanted to get involved in charity work but never committed to it. Now I'm jumping out of a plane! Fear doesn't stop me any more.
The Self Expression and Leadership Program involves taking on a project with one of the communities in your life. A lot of people's projects involve fundraising for charity.
Since, also through Landmark in their Living Passionately seminar, I distinguished that the purpose of my life is creating world peace and communicating a courageous conversation for the limitless possibility of people, the project I'm taking on is a family reunion to bring peace to my family with the intention of fundraising for a charity contributing to world peace.
Do you have any ideas for charities we could fundraise for? I like the look of The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace.
"£200 would fund a victim/survivor to participate on a storytelling residential where they could meet other victims and survivors to gain support and insight into their experience."
I'm committed to having at least 20 members of my family involved and if each of them donated just £10 to attend an event we'd raise £200, but I want to raise the bar by inspiring each of them to take on a sponsored activity. Do you have any ideas for something we could all do?
I'm committed to including everyone, including grandparents in their 80s, so jumping out of a plane is out!

Thanks for reading.
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Hey there, everybody! [31 Dec 2007|05:18pm]

I'm new here, but here's the bare basics. I'm a junior, and I'm the vice-president of my class. Generally, my class is very lazy, but we have a few shining stars to help us council-members.

I've just discovered something. While watching Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel, I've found that when water and cornstarch are mixed, they create a liquid which becomes a temporary solid on impact, therefore giving the ability to walk on water. The substance is also a very goopy kind of mix. My idea is to get large quantities of cornstarch, water, and some kiddie pools, and allow people to run across water. There is also a rumor that the mixture is good for the skin, and if the impact is sustained on the surface, one can sink into the goo.

What do you think? A fundraiser that lets its patrons walk on water?
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Ideas Please [04 Mar 2007|12:01pm]

Hi everyone

I'm a newbie, Katie (22) from England.

I'm doing a sky jump from 10,000 feet in June with a friend (we're actually doing it on her birthday). We are each supporting different charities - for me, it's Meningitis Research. I'd love to raise as much money as I can for the charity, and thought you guys might be able to help with ideas!


K xx
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David Suzuki's "If YOU Were Prime Minister..." Tour! [01 Feb 2007|08:15pm]

[ mood | excited ]

This post is mostly for Canadians. Sorry if I'm posting a little late.

What would you do for the environment if you were Prime Minister?

David Suzuki wants to know!

Starting on February 1, David Suzuki is traveling across Canada on the “If you were Prime Minister” tour. This 50-city tour is the biggest of his career, and we want you to come out and see him in your city.

He's coming to find out what you think, and he'll take your ideas to Ottawa to make sure your voice is heard.

Come see David Suzuki and cast your vote for the environment!

Go here(http://www.davidsuzuki.org/tour/about.asp) for more info, and when he'll be in or around your city!

X-Posted. Feel free to tell your environment loving Canadian friends.

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Book Recommendation: Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship [01 Feb 2007|08:10pm]


Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

Written by Marc and Craig Kielburger

This is a great book for young people who wants to make a difference. There are tips and ideas on how to write a petition, do a speech, formally talk on the phone, set up meetings, and way more. There are also tons of great fundraising ideas.

I don't have the book on me now, but when I do, I'll be sure to share a few interesting ideas it has.

If you're interested, you can purchase it here: http://www.freethechildren.com/aboutus/merchandise.htm
"All profits go to our development projects in rural areas across the globe."
Be sure to check out the rest of this site also: http://www.freethechildren.com/

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Feel free to comment with any questions!
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[24 Jan 2007|11:25pm]

So few posts... so I thought I would add a few good fund raising experiences

1. Get a group (at work or a school if you are a student) to pay $1 to wear something they aren't usually supposed to wear (such as a hat in school or shorts at work) -- make sure to check with your boss/principal first.

2. The classic bakesale w/ a twist - we got a bakery to agree to let us set up an icing/sprinkles table at their bakery and then people could come in and decorate a cookie and we got them to donate half to profits from cookie sales that day to our cause
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New donor databases [04 Dec 2006|07:49pm]

I have recently begun an intership with a small human rights NGO. They are asking me to put together a donor database. I have development experience, but have never started from scratch with a database. I am wondering if anyone out there has any experience with this. The organization is hoping to do targeted mailings and calls from the data. They have collected basic fields: name, address, phone number, date of donation, amount, method of payment, and donation acknowledgement. They want to start tracking number of phone calls made and their substance, how donor was engaged with the organization originally, other information that might help them understand why someone is a donor, and the giving potential of the donor. I think it would be helpful for them to track employment at least, as well as other fields, but would love feedback on that as well. We are trying to figure out what software to use - they were thinking Access at first, but wanted me to look into other programs. I would love to hear about any experience in this regard as well. Thank you for your time!
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