The biggest challenge many of us face in volunteering is raising money for our groups. It might be that we got talked into taking over the fundraising chair for our environmental group, or a special group to raise funds for a playground, but when it happens, it always great to have the benefit of experience to guide us away from the pitfalls and toward greatest success.
Here at VolunteerSpot, we were glad to recently make the acquaintance of the online equivalent of a fundraising coach, Step By Step Fundraising. Run by Sandra Sims, the depth of information here is truly astonishing. Take the example of the lucky person who gets handed chair duties for the upcoming charity auction - a visit to the web site would find a whole page dedicated to auctions, including stories from the trenches and guidance on how to maximize results.
The wealth of information here gave me a number of new insights, and now that it's bookmarked the next time I need practical assistance with fundraising, this will be my first stop. Check it out!!