Since we already help thousands of school, sports and church groups raise money each year we decided to tailor some of our programs to satisfy the needs of the non profits that have been calling us.
Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) April 15, 2009
Easy Fundraising Ideas is coming to the aid of a Dallas area organization that provides food and shelter for area homeless. The non profit is seeing donations decrease both in volume and dollar amounts and expects further decreases in the future based on the Obama Administration's proposal to reduce the tax deductibility of charitable donations.
Many organizations that have never considered traditional product based fundraising campaigns are now reconsidering all of their options in lieu of the announcement from the Obama Administration that limits will be set on the deductibility of charitable donations at certain income levels.
"We have begun to hear from many non profits asking if they can use our company for fundraising," said Howard Gottlieb, President of Easy Fundraising Ideas (http://www.easy-fundraising-ideas.com)]. "Since we already help thousands of school, sports and church groups raise money each year we decided to tailor some of our programs to satisfy the needs of the non profits that have been calling us."
While the Obama administration claims that donations should not be adversely affected, many organizations that rely on donations are not taking any chances.
"We never considered the types of fundraisers used by schools before," said an executive at a Dallas area charitable organization who asked to remain anonymous. "But one of my staff members brought some ideas to my attention that we just may consider if donations don't meet our needs next year."
The executive reports that he has heard from many in similar positions who all showed great concern that a dramatic decrease in donations will seriously impact their organization's effectiveness at fulfilling its obligations. Many are looking for alternate funding sources.
Whiles schools have mastered traditional product fundraising ideas such as selling frozen cookie dough or seasonally appropriate gift items, charitable organizations have relied on direct donations and other receipts where the donor could write off the donated amount of money such as auctions.
"We've held a silent auction for years," said the executive. "But most of the proceeds were are a direct result of larger bids on nicer items donated to our organization for the specific purpose of raising money in our auctions. I am quite sure those bids might be lower if the donors take the tax issue into consideration."
So many organizations are researching other product based fundraising ideas to bolster lost revenue. Many are considering products that have an appeal for their donor base such as fundraising candles, flowers and home made desserts.
"I am not sure how we will execute these fundraisers," the executive pondered. "But I know we need to meet our needs and our wonderful supporters will come through one way or another. I am confident of that."