3 Fundraiser Ideas You'd Never Think Of

| June 12, 2017

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One of the most powerful fundraiser ideas I've ever come across is something you may have heard of it's called crowdfunding, and of all the fundraiser ideas out there, it's one of the easiest to pull off - plus, it's got incredible potential for meeting or exceeding your fundraising goals.Here are some examples of fundraiser ideas that have been successfully funded with crowdfunding

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