About

Raise-Funds.com

Raise-Funds.com is about raising money and creating awareness for nonprofit organizations. We believe you’ll find useful information and tools here if you:

  • Manage a nonprofit
  • Raise money for a nonprofit
  • Build public awareness for a nonprofit
  • Serve on the board of a nonprofit

Managed by David Patterson, Raise-Funds.com was founded in 1997 by Tony Poderis. In December 2014 Tony retired from the site and Dave, who has also been a contributor of content, took over complete responsibility for it.

Raise-Funds.com commits the cardinal sin of websites by posting long articles. That’s because we write in detail about dealing with issues and needs of nonprofits. Not all our content is long, just a lot of it. Permission is not required to copy and quote articles. We ask only that you do two things:

  • Credit both the writer(s) and Raise-Funds.com.
  • Show a live link to both the original Raise-Funds.com page and the bio(s) of the writer(s), if you are  using our material on a website or in an email.

We have also posted a number of worksheets useful for running fundraising campaigns and addressing other issues of nonprofit development and management. Feel free to download them and use or modify as you need.

Raise-Funds.com has been described as “…a graduate degree in fundraising.” While that may be a bit hyperbolic, we appreciate the kind words and thoughts that have come our way. All of us who contribute to and support Raise-Funds.com do so in appreciation for the opportunities we have had to work in and support the nonprofit sector. We believe strongly in its value and admire and respect those who have committed their talent, time, and resources to nonprofit organizations.

Content posted on Raise-Funds.com is our gift to the nonprofit community.

Zuri Group

Zuri Group is an organization based in Bend, Oregon that helps nonprofits succeed through the use of technology. It provides hosting and email services for Raise-Funds.com as a gift to the non-profit community and all those who encourage and support the good works of non-profit organizations.