Regardless of the charity you’ve chosen, raising money is never easy. After all, you’re asking people to donate their hard-earned money. However no matter the cause, we can all agree that the money needs to be going to those that need it the most.
Although this is the case, at times we can all struggle to find ways to raise money that work.
If you’ve found you’ve hit a wall in your fundraising journey, perhaps the following tips will be of help.
Understand Your Cause
To convince other people to donate to the charity you’ve chosen, you need to familiarize yourself with your cause. Reach out to the organization and let them know you’d like to raise money on their behalf. They may have helpful tips and ideas they can throw your way to help you get started.
Brainstorm Fundraiser Ideas
Once you know your charity like the back of your hand, it’s time to brainstorm some fundraiser ideas. While old fundraisers may be great to look at to get you started, don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
Depending on where you live, you can get businesses involved in whatever you choose. For example, if you live near a chocolatier, you may be able to partner with them during the holidays. They could offer a special box where a portion of the proceeds goes towards your non-profit. Or if you’ve got a favorite coffee shop, why not ask them to choose a special drink of the month?
If you’d rather have a more traditional fundraiser, don’t forget to get your friends involved. You could organize a competition of some kind, whether it be sports or a talent show. Members of the community would pay a small fee for a ticket, and you could partner with local restaurants to sell food that would also go to the charity.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
In these times we live in, technology is your best friend when raising money for charity. It’s one of the easiest ways to get the word out there that you will be having a fundraiser. If someone isn’t able to donate, they can still repost the link on their social media. The main goal is to get as many eyes as possible.
Reach Out Within Your Community
Don’t underestimate the power of your community. If you aren’t familiar with your neighbors, this is the perfect time to get to know them. Their reactions may surprise you. They may know someone who relates to your non-profit, or they could have been in that situation themselves not too long ago.
The most important tip to raising money for charity is to trust yourself and believe in your cause. When people start to see how passionate you are about your cause, they’ll be more moved to support you.
If you’ve gotten off to a slow start, don’t get discouraged. Think outside the box and make the best of your situation.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and start fundraising for your cause today.