The fundraising handover manual is one of the most crucial documents you can develop for a seamless transition to the next convener. Read the Fundraising Whisperer's 'how to' guide in this edition of Parent Talk.
In this edition of Parent Talk we focus on Recruiting Volunteers. Read the Fundraising Whisperer's five sure-fire ways to improve initial volunteer engagement to assist in your fundraising efforts.
This tip is not strictly about fundraising, but it will help to reinforce your fundraising strategy. Read the Fundraising Whisperer's Dummies Guide to Sharing Your Knowledge.
Courier Mail. Fundraising expert, Mandy Weidmann, talks to Steve Nadin about her webiste and book resources to help schools, clubs and community groups raise money.
After any fundraising even there is tidy-up work to be done. A good practice is to take care of as much of your 'wrap up' work as possible before your event takes place. Read this edition of Parent Talk to find out more.
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There is no silver bullet in fundraising - no one answer that will make it effortless or straightforward. A number of factors all need to work together to create an effective fundraising plan.
Successful fundraising is simply not possible without a team of dedicated volunteers. This team, like any team, needs renewal in order to be sustainable.
A book landed on my desk recently called The Practical Fundraising Handbook for School & Club Volunteers and I thought to myself ‘now, why didn’t this fall on my desk the last time I was on a committee and somebody had said “Can you organise the trivia night?”’
Australians donate a mind-boggling $580 million to charities, but getting their slice of the pie can be hard slog for small community groups, like schools and scout groups and church parishes. That’s why Brisbane’s Mandy Weidmann has written The Practical Fundraising Handbook to help out those smaller groups.
Working mums and dads might have great skills, but they also have less time. While there’s no doubt enduring friendships are forged in the coal-pits of sausage sizzles and craft stalls, there are still many parents who groan loud and long at the very thought of their school fete
I teamed up with another Brisbane mum, Helen Creswick, who had a basic website, and we launched the Fundraising Directory, a free print and online resource for the community paid for through advertising. Advertisers instantly understood the product and the feedback form schools/clubs was overwhelmingly positive.