Fund Raising Campaigns - If your nonprofit organization is planning a fund-raising campaign, you may be considering hiring a professional to do the work. Professional fund-raisers conduct campaigns for a fee; often, it's a percentage of the money they collect.

Telemarketing Fund Raising Campaigns - When contracting a fund raiser via telemarketing, ask what procedures are in place to make sure that the telemarketer complies with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule. The Rule applies to telemarketers hired to conduct inter-state solicitations of charitable contributions by phone.

The Fund-Raising Contracts - Once you've selected a professional fund-raiser, describe the details of the campaign in the written contract to protect you as well as the fund-raiser. Keep in mind that donors ordinarily expect that most of their contribution will go toward programs and services.