Not sure if this belongs here or not, but was frustrated with trying to find a way to visually display our fundraising progress on our blog. Here is what I've come up with:
Do a google search for "Fundraising thermometer" and you will find a bunch of sites (like this one http://www.fundraiserinsight.org/thermometer/) that provide a free image and html code that you can copy and paste into the Text widget on your sidebar.
Seems to work great so far.
Good luck all you fundraisers!