Secrets to Fundraising Success for Churches and Schools

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Free resource for new and experienced fundraising directors alike: What makes a fundraising program a "win-win" situation for donors and volunteers alike? Insights and ideas to help fundraising directors of church fund raisers, school fund raisers and other small group fundraisers, to develop broader community-wide appeal, as well as more enthusiasm from volunteers, for greater fundraising success.

Richard Bowen has been helping small, non-profit groups with fundraising programs for years. He’s found that most church fund raisers or school fundraisers succeed to whatever extent they do primarily because close supporters, like family and friends, want to help the church or school. But it’s a lot of work, and sometimes the results don’t seem as great as they should be, compared to the effort they take.

"Fundraising is never easy, and for small community groups it seems to be getting harder every year," Bowen says. "If these groups are worth while to the community, then it should be worth while to everyone in the community - not just to family and friends of the church or school – to support their efforts. That is why I created, to offer certain insights and suggestions as to how to appeal to more of the community at large, so as to better succeed at fundraising."

Many groups apparently have a new fundraising director every year because, frankly, it’s a lot of work and people can get burned out. The new, inexperienced fundraising director will often do the same thing that the previous fundraising director did the last time, "requiring more or less the same efforts to get more or less the same results," Bowen says. With that in mind, he developed, to give fundraising directors some ideas and insights to consider in preparing for their next fund raiser.

"What if you step ‘outside the box’ with a new perspective on fundraising – what if you give more to donors throughout your community than you ask the donors to give you?!" Bowen asks. That is the essence of what he offers fundraising directors at

"Secrets of Fundraising Success" are available at at no cost to fundraising directors, new and experienced alike.

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