Spring Clean-Up

The end of Winter brings another season, Spring!  This is a great time of year to plan a community clean-up project.  You don’t have to be a teacher, youth group leader, or business owner to coordinate a community clean-up – anyone can do it.  Start by looking around the community with fresh eyes.  Look around the beach, ponds, lakes, or streams for debris that needs to be cleaned up.  You could even target a senior citizen home or homes in yo..

Which Kind Are You?

We all like to think we are a good friend and like to think we have at least one good friend.  One person who would pick up your call no matter the time, pick you up if you were stranded, help you figure out life decisions, friends through the good times and the bad.  Friendships get tested when people get married, have children, move away, get divorced, etc.  Friendships are also tested when tragedy strikes.  Imagine finding out you or one of your children ha..

Who's World Will You Change?

Who’s World Will You Change? Crowdsourced Funding: It works! Crowdsourced funding platforms are efficient ways to raise funds for an important cause.  They allow you to tell your story, values, and goals and share them over social media to gain supporters.  Through social media, you can connect outside of your immediate social circle to gain support in meaningful ways.  Exposure to larger groups of people affords you a better chance to reach you fundr..

Back to School

If you paid attention in school, then you know it’s not always necessary to reinvent the wheel.  When there is a good plan in place, following it can make more sense than starting from scratch.  A good example is a back-to-school supply drive for children in need.  Individuals, community groups, churches, and corporations participate in school supply drives every year.  If you are a parent, this is a great project to do with your children and you should ..

Who Did You Meet?

  Do you know someone you like to call anti-social?  Do they shy away from meeting new people?  Maybe you like your circle of friends and aren’t interested in expanding the circle.  Let’s face it--meeting new people face-to-face can be scary.  Social media allows us to “friend” or “follow” people with little effort or risk and we can even spy on them first or dump the relationship with little consequence.  Meet..

Summer Weddings

  Spring and summer are considered wedding season.  This time of year can be popular because of the warmer temperatures which make travel easier, school children are generally out of school, and outdoor weddings are a must for some.  Of course, wedding costs can be extremely high depending on the venue and how lavish the bride and groom wish to be.  When the day is all said and done, the lucky, happy couple generally jet away for a honeymoon destination of..

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Community Involvement

  Summer is coming quickly; the kids will be out of school and looking for something to do!  Why not give them a summer project that will be fun, rewarding, and keep them busy?   Maybe your community could use playground clean-ups at the local schools or parks.  Your children could start a garden and grow flowers to be taken to nursing homes or vegetables to be donated to a local food bank.  Many townships offer community gardening plots if you d..

Lollipop Seeds Sprout at Easter

 Have you heard of Lollipop Seeds that sprout for kind deeds? I bet you didn’t know you could grow lollipops or that doing so could teach your kids how rewarding doing kind deeds for others could be. As a crowdfunding company, we see ordinary people doing kind deeds every day. Many of our campaigns are started to help others in need or to help worthy causes. The Easter season is a great time to be reminded of helping others in grand or small ways. The Lollipop Seeds st..

New Year, Make Your Mark

Happy New Year!  The big story of 2014 has to be the weather.  Record cold temperatures are sweeping the nation and there has been a lot of wind and moisture to go with it, making travel conditions hazardous.  No matter where you live, there have been multiple car accidents and deaths due to the poor road conditions.  Unfortunately, accidents happen and it’s hard to say why people get out on the roads when they are urged to stay home.  You assume th..

Torn Apart

         It’s certain that we cannot control the weather.  When disastrous storms hit, one of the biggest life savers is warnings and evacuations.  As the U.S. looks from afar at the Philippines trying to get help to the survivors of the typhoon, we are now also focused on the Midwest damage cause by tornados.  If you have never been to a storm damaged area, it’s hard to imagine what you don’t see in the..

Salute to Veterans

If you know someone in the military, then you know that their service is a sacrifice on many levels.  Serving the U.S. military is a tough job that takes men and women away from their families during training and deployments.  It is a sacrifice felt by the entire family.    Have you seen military men and women in your hometown, in an airport, on a train, etc. and stopped them to say, “Thank you for your service”?  That small comment of..

Don’t Miss the Past

Are you fortunate enough to have an elderly family member or friend that you see often?  Have you ever asked them about their past?  Older folks love to talk and tell you stories, especially the military men and women, of how they grew up and the things they have lived through.  They are huge resources of knowledge that most of us never take advantage of – younger generations should listen and record these stories whenever they get the chance.   ..

Giving Thanks More than Once a Year

Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here.  It’s the time of year when we reflect on our blessings and when many people will call their local soup kitchen to volunteer.  In many cases soup kitchens have to turn away volunteers because they have more than enough.  These same groups operate the other 364 days of the year with skeleton volunteer staffs because there aren’t enough people willing to serve.  If you are thinking about how to give back ..

Pink is Powerful

It’s October and the color of the month is pink!  Pink is not the color of pumpkins, scary witches, or falling leaves.  Pink is the color associated with breast cancer awareness and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).  Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer.  Not only do we associate pink ribb..

Violence Doesn't Win

On Monday, September 16, 2013 Aaron Alexis entered a building at the Washington Navy Yard and forever changed the lives of hundreds of people.  He opened fire and killed 12 people and injured several others.  Every act has a ripple effect and we may never see on the news how far his actions have reached.  Those 12 people had families and friends that will never be the same and everyone in that building on Monday will be changed in one way or another after this expe..

Where's The Money? - Newtown CT & Boston MA

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut occurred over 6 months ago.  Many families were devastated that fateful day in November 2012.  It is a day that many of us will never forget.    Victims were remembered at a special ceremony on June 14, 2013.    As has happened after most tragedies in the U.S., Americans opened their hearts -and wallets - and sent over $15 million to help those victims and their fami..

Recipe for Success: Fundraising Tip #6 – Have A Solid Plan

You have your team, and you have your goal, now that all the pieces are coming together you are ready to put together your plan.   When you get to this step, you know what kind of resources you have, and you even have an idea of what your team you have to work with, now you can begin to sure up your plan for success.  This is the time to put all the pieces together and decide how you are going to carry everything out, so everything works together.   ..

Recipe for Success: Fundraising Tip #5 – Get A Team To Help You!

It’s Great to Have A Few Good Men and Women…. Having a great team is one of the best ways to get to your goal quickly, without having all the weight on one persons shoulders.  This team doesn’t have to be big, and it doesn’t have to require a lot of work on your part or on their part.  The team we are talking about is a group of people who care and who are willing to share.   In the times,  we live in reaching people is eas..

Recipe For Success: Fundraising Tip #4

  Recipe for Success – Tip #4  Be Passionate About Your Goal and Your Cause!   Have you ever seen someone who is really excited about something they love?  It could have been a great movie, a fabulous restaurant, the great customer service they received during their last trip to the store, or something that is near and dear to their heart. If they were really excited, I am sure you could feel it, and you could see it, as well.  Almos..

Recipe For Success: Fundraising Tip #3 "The Secret Ingredient"

  The Secret Ingredient….    Ask for Help!   The key to a successful fundraising campaign comes down to a few things, but one of the most important things is just asking.  People will never know what you are doing unless you tell them.  So part of your plan needs to be just getting the word out.  The second component is telling them that they can help you by donating their time, their money, their network, and their resou..

Recipe For Success: Fundraising Tip #2

  How Will I Reach My Goal? Break Your Goal Down Into Bite Size Pieces   Instructions If your goal is raising $100 or $10,000, your first step is breaking down the number into bite-size pieces.    For instance, getting to $1,000 is... 10 - $100 donations 20 - $50 donations 50 - $20 donations 100 - $10 donations   Look at different combinations and think about your group, organization, or support sys..

Recipe For Success: Fundraising Tip #1

  Make A List - It Makes All The Difference   One of your first activities should be making a list of people who can help you reach your goal. Remember not everyone can donate financially but everyone can help!   Create A Great List   Write down a list of all the people you know.  Think of the people who live in your neighborhood, the people you do business with, the people who love this cause just like you, and your family and..

Someone Needs Your Help...

  Are YOU the next hero? Every once in a while we hear of a great story, one that inspires not just us but others, as well. It's a story where the people all come together and rally around a cause, and together they help someone else reach their dream, lend a helping hand, or give them the help that they need. Whether it is the local police officer who was hurt and needs something that is not covered by their insurance, or it’s the child who has a once in a..

BREAKING NEWS: Better Business Bureau Accreditation

Safety, Security, Reliability & Integrity    TimeToFundraise.com is proud to announce our accreditation with the Better Business Bureau of Delaware!    As a BBB Accredited Business we promise to:  1) Be Truthful 2) Advertise Honestly  3) Be Transparent  4) Honor Promises  5) Be Responsive  6)  Safeguard Privacy  7) Embody Integrity    At TimeToFundraise.com, it..

Older Women Are Far More Generous Than Older Men, Study Finds

New Study On Fundraising & Gender    Women who are in their 50's or older are far more charitable than their male counterparts, according to a new study. The new report is the third in a series of research reports by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University that offers deeper insights as to how gender differences affect philanthropy. The study found that women are more likely to give ..

ePhilanthropy

Philanthropy ePhilanthropy The world of donations and philanthropy must make the move online in order to maintain the ability for those in need to accept donations. To be honest, the traditional methods of giving are rapidly declining in favor of the easier and more convenient methods to accept online donations. From banking and bill payment to shopping and personal money transfers, the online world is fast replacing the traditional check and cash payment options. If ..

Fundraising For Others- It's Super Easy!

Help Those In Need   At TimeToFundraise.com we spend plenty of time researching ways in which we can help others. One of the most common things we are seeing is the need for someone to help fundraise for someone else. Do you know someone who needs help? Do you want to fundraise for them? Does it seem like theres no site that lets you do that? We can help! With us it's fast, easy, and efficient.    When you create a fundraiser on TimeToFundraise...

TimeToFundraise for Church!

Church Fundraising Solutions!  Did you know, that there are currently over 450,000 churches in the United States of America alone? Some of the largest churches can be home to nearly 30,000 members each. It's safe to say that churches are a huge part of American life. That is why TimeToFundraise.com makes it our goal to provide easy and effective tools for churches all across America to raise funds and continue to keep their churches thriving.  For those who ..

Ready. Set. GIVE!

  Chances are that if you're reading this, you've already seen some of the campaigns on TimeToFundraise.com. We are proud to say that we have eleven active campaigns on our site and they just keep coming in! First of all, we want to extend a very gracious thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit our website and look at the work we are doing. As most of you already know, many of our active campaigns are struggling with donations. Unfortunately, we..

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