Sometimes the things that we love cannot sustain themselves on their own. In many cases we've got to help pitch in. This extends from our children's schools to local non-profits that are doing the good work, yet need our time and our dollars to help continue their mission. Fundraising is the cornerstone of many non-profits. While many rely on corporate giving, selling items with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the non-profit or community organization is the most common type of fundraising.