Wow Fundraising

Wow Fundraising provides fundraising solutions for all types of organizations.

Helping your group raise the funds to meet your goals is our top priority.

No matter what type of organization you have, our list of group fundraising ideas will have a product or program that will help you reach your goal. Is your group in this list? Then we’ve already helped someone just like you.

• School fundraisers
• Elementary school fundraising, middle schools, high school or academy
• Church mission trips
• Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball or hockey
• Pretty much any sport fundraising needs
• Colleges, universities, sororities and fraternities
• Dance Troops, bands or orchestras
• Cheerleading or cheerleader fundraising, flags or poms
• Martial arts, karate or tai kwon do
• Pre-school, day care or other child care center
• Non-profits and volunteer groups
• Parent Teacher and Student groups including PTO, PTA, PTC and PTSA

Buying direct eliminates the traditional fundraising company middle-man
that inflates the price of your fundraising products and eats into your profits.  Find out how buying Direct works!

Some benefits of Wow Fundraising:

-Products Cost Less

-You Make More Profit

-Offer Better Value to Your Supporters

-Eliminate Unnecessary Fundraising Services

Traditional fundraising companies buy products from suppliers and manufacturers and add various “fundraising services” before selling them to you. These additional services add to the cost of your fundraising goods.

They have a wide variety of different Fundraising Products that vary from: snacks, safety equipment, scratch cards, kitchen helpers, jewelry, go green products, custom labels, and 2 year planners!

The provide high profit programs, full service programs, and Direct Sale Products to In-Hand Sellers.

Looking for a job?? They offer various job opportunities.

You can also become an independent fundraising representative. 

Find a group: School, Church, Music/Theatre/Other/Sports

They also have Christmas and other Holiday Fundraising!

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National 4-H

‘4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization whose members respond to every day challenges in their communities and all around the world.  There are over 6 million 4-H members continuously building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community wide change at an early age.  There are 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and over 60 million alumni, all supporting young people from elementary school through high school with programs that are uniquely designed to shape future leaders and innovators.’

The 4-H’s stand for: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.  These are the values that members of 4-H live by when engaging in work.  They believe your Head manages thinking, your Heart is relating and caring, your Hands are giving and working, and your Health is being and living.

Their network is very extensive and reaches all around the country. This organization is promoted by research-driven programming, and the 4-H’ers take on hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. 

4-H promotes an innovative, “learn by doing” approach that has proven results.  There was a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:

  • Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;
  • Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;
  • 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and
  • 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.

‘The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world. 4-H’ers stand up for themselves and their communities.  These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers.’

The 4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

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Eda Ozmen

Event Planner and Fundraiser Entrepreneur

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Fundraising Insight

Find out what is really working in the World of Fundraising.  Fundraiser Insight is the Premier Fundraising Site/Magazine for Fundraiser Coordinators.

It’s important to raise awareness and remember always that you are blessed and many are not, especially during the holdiay’s.  Fundraising Insight offers a few of their favorite ways to give thanks, I have listed them below.  For more details, please click here.

Turkey Soup Kitchen

Canned Food Drive

Football Funds

Thanksgiving Family Walk

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Auction

‘Every fundraiser is limited by the creativity if it’s ideas. When tackling a fundraiser it’s often beneficial to have more than one idea to create an event that appeals to as many people as possible. Below you will find a list of great ideas for your fundraisers. Always take the time to plan out your events properly and do some thorough research to make sure you’re getting as much out of it as you can.’

Fundraiser Insight suggests some awesome Fundraising Ideas! I have listed some of the ones that seem very interesting to me:  50/50 Raffle, All Saints Day Cleanup, All You Can Eat Potato Bar, , Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction, Bagger for a Day, Bake Sale, Bake-off Bake Sale, Ballroom Dancing Lessons, BBQ Contest, Bargain Basement Evening Gowns, Beach Cleanup, Beautiful Baby Contest, Cake Walk, Christmas Caroler’s and a Doggie Parade.

They offer a variety of different Fundraiser products :

Food, Discount Cards, Candles, Coffee, Scratch Cards,Gift Wrap, Soup, Photography and Portrait Fundraisers and many more!  These Top 7 Fundraiser have been the most successful: Scratch Cards, Cookie Dough, Restaurant Gift Cards, Magazines, Beef Jerky, Candy Bars, and Lollipops!

Click here to subscrib to Fundraiser Insight

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Jay Frost

I had the opportunity to talk to a qualified fellow fundraiser named Jay Frost.  I found him on Twitter @GordonJayFrost and was very interested in the work he does, so I began following him and really enjoyed reading his tweets.  He also has a company which you can find more information on and he provides information on fundraising by training speaking as well as inviting and advising both companies and organizations.  I got in contact with Jay, and he was extremely accommodating in answering a few questions I had, but what I did not know was that he would change my perspective on fundraising forever. 

Jay graduated in 1984 and went into the film business in LA, and realized that wasn’t for him.  He then stumbled into a job at the National Art prep school and managed about $2 million admin grants and was responsible for changing people lives.  He saw the impact of dollars on the organization, and that when you have money you can do great things, but if you don’t then you fail.  He no longer wanted to deny people of opportunities to do great things, so he realized that he should know what it is like to be on the other side.  Taking this step lead him to many new experiences and opportunities that changed his life forever.

He got involved in social media to see what others are doing and how they apply their worth, and he wanted to do something that he could add value to.  He told me that it is a challenge when people start an organization because they feel really invested and it’s hard to welcome new people, but you have to share the power and take risks because the only way to raise money is to let people help you.  That being said, it’s important to first build partnerships with mutual interest, and let people help you mutually.  Jay identifies the opportunity to get to know people personally, as well to work together to make a difference and believes that if you really want something, you have to dive into it and believe that you can help take the organization one step further. 

He believes major gifts are the biggest avenue to success and they are the better way to go instead of planning an event, because it is not as expensive and time-consuming.  He stressed the importance of developing cultivating and established relationships, and told me that places that raise big money are those who talk to the person and listen to come up with something together .  I learned that the hottest thing in fundraising (crowd funding) is social media, because a lot more people come together to raise money and spread the word.  Jay also told to take more risks-no risk no reward-and that it is okay and sometimes even more beneficial to make mistakes, because that’s the way you will make more things happen. 

 “Follow your passion, find the thing you want to do the most that you love, and don’t hesitate.”-Jay Frost

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First Giving

Want to raise more and spend less?? Well First Giving is a great organization that wants to help you make a difference by answering questions, offering fundraising tips and examples.  FirstGiving fundraising pages are the perfect tool for an event that everyone can be apart of from the same community of giving.  This organization makes it easier for everyone to donate online and raise more money than ever before!

 ‘FirstGiving was founded in 2003. Our online fundraising solutions allow nonprofits to do what they do best – providing mission-based services and research to deserving recipients – without worrying about technical development, server maintenance, credit card processing, or any of the other headaches we handle on their behalf.’

Check out to see more on how it works. This is a free page that sends you all the donations directly and securely to your nonprofit organization.  They also offer FREE webinars, fundraising e-books, and white papers to help you with your project.

You can raise money online for a nonprofit as an individual fundraiser by using the tools and expertise FirstGiving provides for you to easily connect with friends and family to make fundraising effortless. 

  They provide:

  • Easy to use online tools for creating a personalized fundraising page in just minutes, allowing you to meet and exceed your fundraising goals
  • A page with your own unique web address allows you to tell your personal story of fundraising, encouraging donors to be engaged in your cause
  • Online tools that make it simple to leverage your networks, including the use of tools such as email, Facebook, Twitter, and your own blog
  • A means to raise awareness about important issues and raise money in a fun and engaging way

You can also raise money online as an individual with a FirstGiving fundraising page. 

You have the ability to search their database of over 20,000 nonprofits to find one you would like to donate to and support.  You can create you own fundraising page by choosing a FirstGiving web address and use their template to help create your personalized fundraising page.  On this page, you can set a fundraising goal, post messages, describe your mission, and add photos and videos.  After you have created your page, you can easily share it by using email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Proven track record in online fundraising

FirstGiving is the proven fundraising partner for nonprofits and the supporters that care about them. We focus solely on creating the best solution for online fundraising – that’s all we do. we have helped client nonprofits and their supporters to meet and exceed their fundraising goals. The Giving Group platform has enabled over 8,000 nonprofits and 13 million supporters to raise over $1 billion for causes that matter.

FirstGiving is known for our ease-of-use, powerful reporting tools and excellent customer support. We’re less expensive and more user-friendly than full-suite solutions, and unlike other peer-to-peer fundraising platforms, we’re 100% focused on the needs of non-profits and fully invested in your success

“We help ordinary people raise extraordinary amounts of money for causes they care about”.

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Need a trusted source for your nonprofit with answers to questions about your software decisions?? Idealware is the site for you!  Idealware is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing thoroughly researched,  objective and easily reached resources about software to help nonprofits make smarter software decisions. They offer on authoritative online guide to the software that allows U.S. nonprofits to be more effective and efficient.

‘We’ve built a considerable base of research, but we also create customized resources for networks of organizations, including foundations, nonprofit associations, affiliate groups and other groups of nonprofits working together. Idealware works with organizations to help them develop resources for their networks that speak directly to their own nonprofit software needs. We do all the research and synthesis to provide you with the most thorough and useful resources, so you can focus on getting the work done!’

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They offer articles and reports of the following topics: Managing constituents, Websites, Email, Social Media, Graphics & Multimedia, Events & Meetings, Collaboration, Fundraising, Advocacy, Back Office & Operations, and How to Choose Software.

‘Idealware articles, like those in our Few Good Tools series, give nonprofits concise, critical information on the software choices available for specific organizational functions and goals. We compare software options, offer real life examples and case studies, and give you the tools to make the right decision based on your specific needs.’

‘Our thoroughly-researched reports compare products and give recommendations to help you make smart software decisions. Idealware’s reports typically start with a high-level overview of the software landscape for a specific purpose, and then detail the benefits and drawbacks of specific software vendors for your organization’s needs. And don’t worry, our funding model (and integrity) ensures that our reports remain unbiased.’

Here are some of the things customers of Idealware have to say about their experience:

“Idealware is filling an urgent need in the sector by giving organizations unbiased and well-researched information on the tools available to them.”

“Idealware has researched so many of the areas that are important to us. It’s such a useful site! I was there twice this week.”

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