Articles for category: Nonprofit Information

Karla News

Where to Volunteer in Hayward, California

There are several non profit organizations in Hayward, California that are looking for volunteers. Volunteering is benefical to you and the organazation you are helping. Whether you have some extra time, want to meet new people, go through a new experience or add experience to a job or college resume, volunteering may be right for ...

Karla News

Where to Volunteer in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa is a hot spot of volunteer opportunities. It can be hard to decide on where to volunteer with all the choices out there. To make it a little easier for you, here is a list of five places in Des Moines, Iowa that are looking for your help as a volunteer. Where ...

Karla News

How to Join AARP: Facts and Information

AARP is a non-profit group started in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Andrus. The AARP has over 40 million members in all 50 of the United States and its surrounding countries. AARP was formed from the National Retired Teachers Association in order to provide aging Americans with health insurance. Today, AARP provides discount benefits on many ...

Karla News

Fundraising Trivia Game Ideas

Fundraising can include more than just the usual raffles and bake sales. To draw a huge crowd and raise a considerable amount of funds for your nonprofit organization, consider hosting a trivia game that includes a raffle, a meal and a bake sale. An unlimited number of people can play, and it is fun for ...

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History of Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots was established in 1947 when Major Bill Hendericks of the United States Marine Core and a group of Marine Reservist in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from his wife Diane who in the fall of 1947 handcrafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked him ...

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How to Have a Successful Fun Run for Charity

What is a Fun Run? A Fun Run is when you set up a day where people get together and run/walk for charity. You get money for charity by asking different businesses to sponsor different groups of people as a team. Usually they pledge to give a certain amount of money per lab or mile ...

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How I Started My First Comic Book Shop

I have started and managed many small businesses, including a language business, a video store and a comic book shop. My first business was a small comic book shop in Pittsburgh that bloomed into a gaming and sci-fi related store, which survived more than 11 years. I decided to start it because I enjoyed the ...

How to Use a Family Portrait Fundraiser to Your Advantage

Choosing a fundraising program for a church, school, or other non-profit group can, at times, be a challenge. For those groups who must conduct several fundraisers to meet their financial goals, finding a fundraiser with lots of benefits is essential, in order to have a high rate of participation. One very popular program, a family ...

Tucson Arizona’s Water Problems

We live in the Sonoran desert…we need to know how to preserve precious water. The amount of water used by Tucson and its surrounding area is 114 billion gallons a year. City dwellers and farmers use the majority, while a smaller amount is taken by local mines. Golf courses account for slightly more than 5 ...