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Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud

The amounts of stolen money are hard to believe. $131,000. $35,000. $20,000. These figures, according to police, are how much was embezzled by dishonest parent group volunteers in three separate cases last year. It’s difficult to swallow. But sometimes volunteers – people whom you may have known for years, people you trust – do not [...]

Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud 2017-12-15T17:04:45+00:00

Keeping Your Volunteers Invested Through the Year

For time-strapped volunteers, it can seem like your work is never done—especially when it comes to school fundraisers. So how do you keep your volunteers motivated? Share the Mission First, all fundraisers need a purpose, and the “big picture” should be shared early and often. Volunteers need to know, comprehend and support exactly why they [...]

Keeping Your Volunteers Invested Through the Year 2017-12-15T17:04:45+00:00

Mission: Possible – Cliff Notes for the Newly Inducted Fundraising Chair

"Congratulations Ms. Cantsayno, you've been appointed fundraising chairperson. Your mission, should you decide to accept (and you will because we know that's the kind of person you are) is to oversee our school's fundraising activities. Good luck." Do not panic. Fundraising is not for wimps. You'll never hear Tom Cruise whine, "But…but…I've never done this [...]

Mission: Possible – Cliff Notes for the Newly Inducted Fundraising Chair 2017-12-15T17:04:45+00:00

Eight Ways To Shore Up New Volunteers

You might need eight days in a week to get that next fundraiser off the ground. And you definitely need eight to eighty warm bodies for your fundraiser to set sail (get sales)! Research suggests there is a strong correlation between the number of volunteers a fundraising organization taps and the amount of money they [...]

Eight Ways To Shore Up New Volunteers 2017-12-15T17:04:46+00:00