So, you have this idea that you are very passionate about, and you decide that you want to take it to the next level. You make the decision that you are going to create a fundraiser to bring in revenue to launch this new idea into the cosmos, but you have one slight problem: you have no idea how to start a fundraiser. Fundraisers are a lot of work, but they can be very exciting and rewarding because you are doing something that you and others are mutually passionate about, and you know what they say about passion – it’s contagious. So, to help you in your quest to learn about to launch, not only a profitable but fun fundraiser, here are a few things that you want to adhere to:
Have Big Giveaways
This is going to be key to get people to come and participate in your fundraiser. If you are really on a tight budget, you can see if there is a local store that is willing to donate a TV or an ipad or something in exchange for publicity from your fundraising company. In either case, you want to create a strong incentive for people to not only come to your fundraiser but to actually give financially.
Build a Strong, Experienced Team
Having a strong team in place is going to be critical to the success of your fundraiser. Having people who understand the ups and downs during a fundraiser will be able to encourage and lead your entire team and keep them excited and motivated throughout the entire process.
Be Clear About Your Vision
Why exactly are you even doing a fundraiser to begin with? This is the most important part of the process. Having a clearly defined idea with goals is going to be essential for not only getting people to give to you financially, but it is also going to be necessary to keep you team motivated. Remember that most, if not all of your team, are going to probably be working on a volunteer basis. The more that they fell they are sacrificing their time and energy for, the more they are going to stay focused and motivated.
So, hopefully these ideas help you in your fundraising pursuits. Remember to have fun, and keep the worthiness of the cause always at the forefront of your mind, and you’ll do well. I wish you the best!
Brandon Jones enjoys writing about how to start a fundraiser.