- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 10, 2002

Books

• "How to Produce Fabulous Fundraising Events: Reap Remarkable Returns With Minimal Effort," by Betty Stallings and Donna McMillion, Building Better Skills, 1999. Fund-raising pros share their secrets of success.

• "Fun Fundraising Ideas," by Kerry Dexter, Morehouse Publishing Co., 1992. This is a good book for people who are appointed to volunteer fund-raising jobs at schools or churches.

• "Fundraising for Dummies," by John Mutz and Katherine Murray, Hungry Minds, 2000. This offering in the well-known "Dummies" series lays out the fundamentals.

Associations

• The National PTA is the largest volunteer child-advocacy organization in the United States and offers school-based and home-based resources, including advice and tips on fund raising. The Web site is www.pta.org. Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 312/670-6782.

Online

• At the Parent-Teacher Organization's site (www.ptotoday.com/fundraising.html), the "Focus on Fundraising" section has creative fund-raising options, ideas and advice.

• The resource site Education Planet (www.parents-planet.com/fundraising.html) includes an area on school fund-raising resources, with tips for getting started on a project.

• The Fundraising Directory (www.fundraisingdirectory.com) is an online guide to fund raising that contains a lengthy list of fund-raising Web sites.


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