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The Scoop on Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Tony Poderis
Starting A Fundraising Campaign

Funding Sources and Prospects:

Tapping The Philanthropic Well

In Search Of The Elusive Major Giver

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Annual Fund Giving & 'Getting' Guidelines

Organizing a Campaign:

How To Recruit Your Volunteer Fund-Raising Team

12 Things You Should Know About Setting A Capital Campaign Goal

For Want Of A Campaign Solicitation Kit A Campaign Was Lost

Managing a Campaign:

Designing A Communications Plan To Enhance Your Fundraising Campaign

The Name Is The Game: Memberships And Named Gifts

Asking for the Money: If You Don't Ask You Won't Get

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Great Idea:

Let Me Entertain You!

photo by T&L Productions
 Expert fundraiser Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, founder of, recently produced a highly successful benefit concert at the Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts in Ridgefield CT, starring award winning entertainer and husband, David Cassidy. David and his band, in the midst of an international tour, dropped into this historic 500 seat theater for one night only and brought the house down! Adding to the excitement of the evening was an unannounced musical appearance by musician Paul Schaeffer of the Late Night Orchestra. Paul stepped in to play keyboards on David's signature song "I Think I Love You". Proceeds of $78,000 from the concert and live charity auction, which alone raised over $30,000 in less than 30 minutes, were earmarked for worthy children's charities including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Great entertainment for a great cause is a winning combination that you can use for your next fundraiser. Even if you don't have access to headline performers, gifted emerging artists are everywhere! Request a donation of time and talent in return for exposure the performer will gain by appearing at your next event. Give it a try!

Contact Information:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts

Great Ideas

Small Town Poker Tour

Pulver Enterprises Gambles on a Charity Poker Tournament

Grants Pass' Great American Duck Race & Bearfest 2003

Turbo Charging Your Next Fundraiser with Mini Turtles

Bling Bling in Boston for Kids with Diabetes

Ridgefield Playhouse's Benefit Auction And Concert


Mission Fish: Sell Donated Items At Auction

ISOLDit: Charity Auctions Made Easy


Selling Products For The Cause

BJ's Wholesale Club: Earn $5 For Each Membership Sold

Lunch Box Comics: A Healthy Fundraising Alternative

The Dancing Gourmet

Dandy Don's Homemade Ice Cream


InsiderPages: Raise Money By Reviewing Local Businesses

Volunteer Match: Connect Volunteers With The Cause Ideas For Forming A Non-Profit

TechSoup: Make Technology Work For Your Cause

Lennon Legacy Lives On With a Little Help From Many Friends


Cause Marketing: Partner Your Cause With Business

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