Are you getting ready to start a fundraising campaign for your organization? Have you ever thought how nice it would be to start off with a strong fundraiser? Getting your fundraiser off to a good start is no easy task. It takes a lot of planning and coordinating with volunteers and co-workers to get started. Here are some fundraising tips to help you supercharge!
Here at Bricks R Us, we want to help make your fundraising successful. We want to help you every step of the way. Many organizations choose to fundraise with us because of our excellent customer support, high quality products and there are no out of pocket expenses to get started. We can make a donor webpage to make it simple for your organization to raise funds. See how easy it is to get started by watching our video.
Here are Tips for Supercharging Your Fundraiser
Create a Dedicated Webpage
Having a webpage dedicated to your fundraising efforts can help represent your organization’s current fundraising campaign. This information is available at any time, day or night, to give potential donors the facts they are looking for about your organization and your current fundraiser. You can use this page to list goals and pictures, as well as list what funds will be supporting.
Use Stories to Connect
Everyone loves a good story. Using photos to show what efforts funds have supported along with telling a story will help create an emotional connection with donors. If you are not able to tell a whole story, you can use testimonials from individuals that have been supported by your organization’s efforts.
Create a Social Media Presence
Having a social media presence is essential to aid in a successful outreach of your fundraising efforts. It helps create awareness for your cause and allows you to reach potential donors and can help you extend your reach exponentially. One social media area that has gained popularity is using short videos to tell stories about your fundraising efforts. Not only will this assist you with spreading your message, it will extend your reach across multiple generations.
Host an Event Night
Hosting a night of events can help to answer the “What’s in it for me?” question from donors. There are many ideas you can create for the event such as a silent auction, casino night or a cook-off event. Your theme will depend on target audience. If you are fundraising for a school, you would likely want to host a kid-friendly event like a carnival, raffles and even a dunk tank for fun. The possibilities are endless when you host an event and can create a sense of urgency for funding your cause.
Keep in Touch
Make sure to keep in contact with donors throughout the year. This can be done with monthly or quarterly newsletters via email. This will allow you to share accomplishments and milestones with your donor while keeping them informed of a cause they care about. Donors want to know they are making a difference for the cause. Keeping them informed with goals and progress will make them feel more involved. Creating a sense of fulfillment and belonging for donors is important and next year when you ask for a donation, chances are they will be ready to support your cause again.
Always remember to thank your donors and give them recognition for supporting your cause. This will help them feel acknowledged and they will know you are grateful for their contributions.
Brick R Us is here to help you and we can by providing you with the tools for your organization to have a successful fundraiser. Contact us today and see how easy it is to get your fundraiser started today. We will help you every step of the way.
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