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Beyond the Basics of Fundraising: Commercial Fundraisers

17 September in Blog, Nonprofit

Many charities conduct their own fundraising campaigns; some have in-house development directors and staff. As we mentioned in “Taking Fundraising Outside the Organization,” other organizations, though, need help from time to time with solicitation efforts, and turn to “fundraising counsel,” “commercial coventurers”, or “commercial fundraisers.” These...

California Charity Auctions

08 September in Blog, Nonprofit

Raffles. Bingo. Poker Nights. Auctions. These are fundraising favorites; donors enjoy them, and charities love the results. There are tough rules and restrictions under California law for special events in the first three of these four categories. Charity auctions are a different story, though. It’s relatively smooth-sailing...