Alternative PTO Fundraising: Why We Won't Make the Switch

Recently a uniquely honest and humorous fundraising letter was sent home to parents from the PTO at their students’ middle school. The letter went viral (it was shared close to 200,000 times, last I checked) within just a few short hours, and the comments made were overwhelmingly positive....more

April 1st: The Day the Internet Changed My Life

No joke: Tomorrow is a very special and wonderful anniversary for me. Seven years ago today the internet helped me have a baby. Seriously. Wait. Do you not know this story? Oh, it's a good one. And it's nice to be reminded that the people on the other end of the wires and tubes and webs of our computing devices are as connected to us as we will allow them to be. ...more
Wow!  I hadn't heard your story before.  Seriously, the online infertility community is just THE ...more

FUNdraising, baking and pinterest

  I love Pinterest.  So many ideas and so little time.  This weekend is The Bunny People annual fundraiser.  I've been volunteering at the rescue for several years now and enjoy helping at this event.  Which leads me to Pinterest.  I found the cutest Easter basket cookies and decided that would be my baked good offering this year. ...more

Online Find of the Day: Schoola

So today one of my Facebook friends posted a link to an online store called Schoola.  The link promised $15 in free gently-used kids' clothes.I've been shopping consignment since before it was mainstream, so buying things used is natural to me.  And it has suddenly gotten VERY cold here, and Lorelei has almost nothing to wear for winter.  So I thought I would take a look....more

#WinterIsComing5K is Sold Out

I'm so thrilled. I wrote earlier this week about the various steps I've been taking to raise fund for RODS, including my hope that the virtual 5K I'd put together would sell out by the end of the week. Well, it happened this morning. The #WinterIsComing5K is sold out....more

How I'm Raising funds for RODS Racing

Back in September I did something crazy. I committed to running the Goofy Challenge in January. But that's not quite the crazy part. The crazy part, was that in doing so, I agreed to raise $1500 for RODS Racing. Let's be clear about something - I've never raised funds for anything before. I had no idea if $1500 was an achievable goal for a gal like me, with tons of friends in similar situations to mine (aka, broke-ass actors). But something beautiful is happening....more

Set a Theme and Let Your Attendees Do the Decorating for You!

In fundraising, budgeting is imperative.  When hosting an event, big dollars are often spent on decorations to create a fun and lively atmosphere.   Here's a great idea for how you can decorate and get that party vibe without spending your hard earned dollars.•     •     •     •     •...more

Create Easy Chalkboard Signs for Your Next Event

Photo by the Big Change ProjectChalkboard signs are a great decorative element for y...more