Schools, church groups and social organizations are what keep a neighborhood healthy and thriving.
However, lots of community leaders will admit to a basic truth about getting anything done that's worth doing.
You guessed it. It's money that makes things happen! Just remember that there's more to fundraising than just writing letters or making phone calls.
Those who have spent years raising money advise that any good fundraising effort has to first begin with a deep commitment, and a long-term vision of how hard-raised money is spent. Next (and maybe most importantly) you should also have the ability to communicate that vision to inspire others -- to either give or to help out in the campaign.
Around the Web, find out how to raise it, spend it, and put it to good use with expert tips on planning a successful fundraiser with our guide to Fundraising 101.
Here you'll find fun ways to get everyone involved whether it's bringing in the dough at bake sales, cleaning up at car washes, or otherwise filling up the community coffers for a great cause.
Fundraising Tip - Great ideas for organizing a team, interesting ideas, with sample letters and questionnaires.
How to Organize A Fundraiser - Step-by-step guide to planning, organizing, targeting your audience, and more with related guides to community fundraising and charity walk/runs.
Step By Step - International Fundraising - A list of resources organized alphabetically by country. Great "how to" articles for any kind of non-profit organization, sports team or school spirit fundraisers.
Fundraisers for the Beginner - What are the basics of your first fundraiser that you must know? This site answers questions that you might not even have raised. Very informative and helpful. Tons of resources, articles, and related tips.
USAFundraising.com - Lots of articles and ideas for charity, church, sport, or school fundraising, including a free downloadable ebook and fundraising thermometer.