Charity doesn’t always begin at home. You might have found a worthy cause that you would like to contribute to but don’t know where to start to raise funds. There are many ways to raise funds and it is always difficult to decide where to start. It is quite hard to get people to contribute to a nonprofit organization and the trick would be to make it as fun as possibly can. Here are a few tips that will get you started.
Involve more people
It is hard to take on a fundraising venture by yourself, involve as many people as you possibly can, friends, neighbors, anyone that will be willing to assist you with your worthy cause. Use social media channels to gain support.
Advertising is crucial
As mentioned above make use of free, user-friendly methods like social media as a way to get attention. Have an aggressive approach towards your cause to show everyone how much you believe in what you are representing which will in turn get them interested. If you don’t have the funds available to pay for advertising click here for easy ways to advertise for free.
At the day of your fundraising event give a few rewards away, it doesn’t have to be expensive, just something that will make it fun for donors to contribute. It doesn’t necessarily have to be physical item. You could get a celebrity involved to perhaps take a pie in the face, anything that will promote more donations for your cause. It is fun and lighthearted and it is a known fact that any prize will bring excitement to a crowd. Click here for a few great prize ideas.
Start a physical event
You don’t necessarily have to have a boring dinner or anything indoors for that matter. Do something healthy and fun with perhaps a 10 mile run or a cycling race. This will not only be a great method for attendees to donate with their entry fees but will also be a healthy choice. Introduce a new product at your event for example a guide to humidifiers to promote healthy living.
Strive for the biggest yard sale
Collect as many used items from willing givers and hold a yard sale. All the proceeds you get can be your raised funds. Tell people what you would need their unused items for and where the money will be going. This will motivate them to donate more seeing that it is for a worthy cause. People are always willing to donate clothes, books and various other unwanted items.
Determine who your target audience is
It will not be a viable option to hold a raffle for captains of the industry or to hold a luxurious spa day for the average Joe. Find out who your target audience is and which event would be the most enjoyed by them. This will make the experience fun for you as well as everyone that will be attending.