- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 18, 2004

More info:

Books —

• “Beyond the Bake Sale: The Ultimate School Fund-Raising Book,” by Jean C. Joachim, St. Martin’s Press, 2003. This book is a step-by-step guide on how to raise money for schools. It includes topics such as how to set up a fund-raising team, find national organizations that will give the school a cut from the sales, run a pledge drive and get parents to volunteer.

• “Everything Fundraising: Create a Strategy, Plan Events, Increase Visibility, and Raise the Money You Need,” by Rich Mintzer and Samuel Friedman, Adams Media Corp., 2003. This book offers a practical guide on such matters as how to set goals, create a plan and attract volunteers.

• “Fundraising for Dummies,” by John Mutz, Katherine Nelson and Katherine Murray; Wiley, John & Sons Inc., 2000. This book shows how to raise money for nonprofit endeavors, from Little League to big foundations while putting the “fun” in fund-raising.

Associations —

• National Parent Teacher Association, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 800/307-4782. Web site: www.pta.org. This national nonprofit group is the largest volunteer child-advocacy organization in the country. It offers several articles and books on the topic of school fund-raisers. Some of the information is available on the group’s Web site.

• The Education Commission of the States (ECS), 700 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. Phone: 303/299-3600. Web site: www.ecs.org. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization involved in promoting and sharing education policy offers articles on fund-raising, including tax and other laws that apply to certain school fund-raisers.

Online —

• FundRaising.com, based in Cedarburg, Wis., sells fund-raising products and gives tips on how to create a successful fund-raiser on its Web site (www.fundraising.com).

mEasy Fundraising Ideas, based in Arlington, Texas, also sells fund-raising products and provides fund-raising suggestions on its Web site (www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com).

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