101fundraising is a crowdsourced blog on fundraising – written by fundraisers for fundraisers.

Bloggers from around the world pitch in their best fundraising knowledge, covering fundraising and beyond.

Reinier Spruit and Jeroen Beelen founded 101fundraising in 2006. Over the years the voluntary team has expanded with Sarah Clifton, Marjolein van de Paverd, Victor van de Veen, Elsbeth Takkenberg and Rebecca Davies. In January 2017, 101fundraising was handed over to the Resource Alliance.

101fundraising remains a free resource, offering great content for everyone with no subscription fee or costs of any kind.

We’d love to hear from you. Blog, comment, share, tweet, like. We are a fundraising community. And YOU are part of it.

Want to blog once in a while? Great!

This blog is so successful because of excellent posts from great bloggers and thousands of readers worldwide.

Join the crowd!


If your question is not listed here, feel free to contact us by e-mail.

About 101fundraising

Why should I blog for 101fundraising?

Blogging allows you to share your fundraising expertise, insights and knowledge! Show your professional network what you are worth! Wanna blog? Find out how to write for us.

How can I contact the 101fundraising team?

Visit the contact page or email us.

What does ‘101fundraising’ mean?

The 101 in 101fundraising stands for 101 ideas on fundraising. The number 101 (like 1001) is often used to express “many” or “a lot”. E.g. thousand and one night, a thousand and one questions or thousand and one things…

What is a crowdblog?

A crowdblog is a blogging platform that is used by multiple bloggers to publish their blog posts. There are plenty of fundraisers who want to blog once in a while, but don’t have time to run their own blog. That’s why we’ve created this crowdblog, which is a blog waiting for your blog. Find out how to write for us.

Blog Posts

How can I write a great blog post?

Strangely enough and to be honest, we’re not the experts on writing blogs. So please check out the tips and tricks from the real expert: ProBlogger. Thank you Darren Rowse for these great tips!

“Instead of rushing through a post – I find that if I pause at these key moments my post rises to a new level of quality and posts tend to get more traction with readers. They don’t guarantee the perfect post – but they certainly take you a step closer to a good one.

  1. Choosing a Topic – take a little extra time defining your topic and the post will flow better and you’ll develop something that matters to readers.
  2. Crafting Your Post’s Title – perhaps the most crucial part of actually getting readers to start reading your post when they see it in an RSS reader or search engine results page.
  3. The Opening Line – first impressions matter. Once you’ve got someone past your post’s title your opening line draws them deeper into your post.
  4. Your ‘point/s’ (making your posts matter) – a post needs to have a point. If it’s just an intriguing title and opening you’ll get people to read – but if the post doesn’t ‘matter’ to them it’ll never get traction.
  5. Call to Action – driving readers to do something cements a post in their mind and helps them to apply it and helps you to make a deeper connection with them.
  6. Adding Depth – before publishing your post – ask yourself how you could add depth to it and make it even more useful and memorable to readers?
  7. Quality Control and Polishing of Posts – small mistakes can be barriers to engagement for some readers. Spending time fixing errors and making a post ‘look’ good can take it to the next level.
  8. Timing of Publishing Your Post – timing can be everything – strategic timing of posts can ensure the right people see it at the right time.
  9. Post Promotion – having hit publish – don’t just leave it to chance that your post will be read by people. Giving it a few strategic ‘nudges’ can increase the exposure it gets exponentially.
  10. Conversation – often the real action happens once your post is published and being interacted with by readers and other bloggers. Taking time to dialogue can be very fruitful.

Taking extra time at each of these 10 points looks different for me in every post that I do – but I believe that every extra moment spent of these tasks pays off.” (Source: ProBlogger.net)

Can you guarantee my blog post to be published?

No, we cannot guarantee that. The 101fundraising team tries to upholds a certain quality standard, which is hard to describe, but check other posts for comparison. And even if you think your post is good enough, we might think otherwise, or have a different reason not to publish it. We also give priority to fundraisers working for nonprofits. When in doubt, contact us first to avoid disappointment.

I’ve submitted my blog post, but it’s not published yet. Why not?

If your blog is approved for publication, we can’t guarantee your blog to be published directly. This has to do with other blogs being submitted first or with current affairs we need to prioritise. We will let you know when it gets published.

Are there any kind of rules I need to bear in mind while blogging or commenting?

Yes, we have set up a short list of obvious and logical rules. You can read them on the Write for us page.

There is an inappropriate comment added to one of the blog posts. What to do?

Thank you for letting us know asap. Please send us an e-mail with a link to the comment.

What kind of topic should I blog on?

Try scrolling through the categories and tags that are already published to get an idea of what is already posted. Always try blogging on your own fundraising specialty! What learnings do you have from your latest campaign that you’d like to share with the rest of the crowdblogging community? Or perhaps something that is bothering you, so we can all improve our fundraising programs?

Why is there a minimum word count of 450 words for my blog posts?

We think that a minimum word count will improve the quality of the blog posts.

Can I publish my posts elsewhere as well?

We want first publishing exclusivity, so your blog post can’t be published anywhere else already. Obviously, it is possible to publish your blog post somewhere else after we have published it at 101fundraising. Then, please add to your blog post that it “has been published prior on 101fundraising – Crowdblog on Fundraising”, with a link to our crowdblog.

Where do I submit my blog?

If you want to participate in this crowdblog, just send us an  email. After your first blog post has been approved by the 101fundraising team you will receive your own login and password, so you can submit your next blog posts directly into our back-office.


Where do I subscribe as blogger?

If you want to participate in this crowdblog send us an email. After your first blog post has been approved by the 101fundraising team you will receive your own login and password, so you can submit your next blog posts directly into our back-office.

Can I participate as blogger?

Sure you can! But you just need to follow some rules, which you can check here.

Are the bloggers representing an organization?

No, the opinions expressed here are those of the bloggers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of their employers or the 101fundraising team.

Do I need to upload a picture in my profile?

It’s not required, but we do recommend it! Underneath your blog posts you’ll find a small bloggers profile and it simply looks better if you upload a picture of yourself.

If your question is not listed here, feel free to contact us by e-mail.