Fundraise: How to Fundraise Effectively
When it comes to fundraising, it's important to set realistic goals and maintain a positive attitude. Here are some tips on how to make your fundraiser a success.
Make your donation requests personal
- why you want to participate in the volunteer program
- what you expect to get out of participating in the program
- what you believe the children will get out of your joining the program
- what kind of updates you plan to provide your supporters during or after the program (such as Facebook, Twitter or blog postings; letters; or in-person presentations)
Kick-start your fundraiser
Let everyone know
Try several fundraising methods
Frequently call attention to your fundraiser
Once the volunteer program has begun, continue to provide your supporters with Facebook, Twitter, blog, mail or email updates. When you share your experiences, your supporters feel the impact of their help. You give them a chance to take this incredible journey with you and have their own heart-opening experience of service. Your updates may inspire them to donate again during or after the program.
Publicize your fundraising webpage
Seek support at your workplace
Follow up on pledges
Thank donors promptly
Have any questions? If you'd like advice on how to get started or need help along the way, contact us anytime.