Need help with your Fundraising?
Here are some simple fundraising tips to help you reach your goal!
1. Form a List
Put together a list of friends, family, co-workers, workout buddies, etc… (i.e. potential donors).
Think creatively here. Do you have neighbours, doctors, sports club members, etc. that might support you?
Remember, it never hurts to ask! So build the biggest list you can by including everyone you can think of!
2. Set a Fundraising Goal and Continue to Raise It
Make sure you set a goal!
Having something to aim for always helps. And nine times out of 10 you’ll end up doing better than you originally thought, so aim high! Remember, you’re raising money for a cause you care about.
Push yourself to raise more than you ever thought you could.
3. Send Hand Written Letters First, Not Emails
Email is faster and can return instant results, but good old-fashioned had written letters show a personal touch.
So try both if you can.
Deliver letters personally if possible!
4. Remember Your Inspiration
There’s a reason why you are supporting this cause. Make sure to remember that and let it drive your energy into your fundraising efforts.
Try including a personal message about why you’re supporting the cause and what the fundraising efforts mean to you. The more personal you can make it the better.
5. Get Face to Face
When you’re fundraising make it a point to ask the friends and family you see on a regular basis to support you by donating.
Dinner parties, soccer games, church, family reunions, etc. They are all great opportunities to ask for support.
Remember, it’s difficult for people to say “no” if you speak with them in person.
6. Make a Fundraising Card
Consider making a simple “fundraising card” that has your personal fundraising page link or URL. That way when you see people in person you can hand them a card and ask them to make a donation online when they get home.
7. Make It Personal
People will donate because YOU are asking them to. Simple as that. They like you and respect that you’re supporting a great cause.
Communicate your passion to your friends, family, co-workers and other potential donors.
It’s a critical part of your fundraising success.
8. Follow Up
It’s very common for people to put things off. We all live busy lives and have a lot of other responsibilities on our plates.
A little reminder nudge never hurt anyone!
9. Form a Team
There is nothing like the camaraderie of doing an event with family, friends and co-workers.
A team will be able to raise more money faster and the team atmosphere will help foster friendly competition, inspiration, encouragement and participation.
Teams Rock! Create one if you can.
10. Send Thank You Notes
It’s a simple thing to do, but also one of the most powerful.
Make sure to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported you. Send emails, write personal notes and thank people in person. Do it every opportunity you get.
Now it’s Your Turn!!!