From time to time, it’s important to band your local community together to raise the funds for a certain community project. This might be a local event that you can take part in (such as celebrating a cultural event, perhaps throwing an effective and bonding ‘bonfire night’ if you’re from the United Kingdom, or an awesome community Halloween gathering every day), or, it might be raising funds for a local charity drive. Perhaps a local child needs a form of lifesaving surgery and the parents are asking for help in order to cope with the medical costs.
The community fundraising efforts that most people get behind are often those that direct feedback into the community, such as using the best asphalt paving company to come and totally resolve the pot-holes that have developed on a private road, a road the government isn’t responsible for maintaining.
In this post, we hope to help you with three effective fundraising tips that can help you not only get more people on board but increase the potential size of each donation:
Consider The Scope Of Fundraising
It’s important to consider the scope of what you hope to fundraise for. For instance, do you hope to gain as much money as you can during your fundraising? Or is there a very real estimated quote that you need to raise for? Who is expected to contribute, or who are you aiming this at? As per our prior private road example, it might be that speaking to each of the households along the route and asking you to equally divide the cost of the work could make sure the fundraising effort is more adequately and reasonably accepted.
Make Fundraising Terms Clear & Accessible
It’s healthy to make the terms of your fundraising clear. For instance, if you hope to invest in community service with the money, showcase exactly where that money is going, the deadline before that happens, and who will be taking control of the pot. Provide receipts. Make sure that anyone can see proof when needed. Showcase exactly what you hope to achieve with this money, instead of applying vague goals to the enterprise. All of that can work together to help your fundraising be looked at with more worth.
Use Online Platforms
Most people feel comfortable using fundraising sources that are easy to see and keep track of rather than just handing you cash. For instance, using crowdfunding websites of your choice can help you keep the funds you’re generating quite public, as well as posting in-depth information about how you’ve costed everything, what service you plan to use, and when these funds will be utilized by. Perhaps you can integrate the story of a family you’re raising money for, or put up visual projections of what construction work may look like in the local area when complete. This way, more people can find themselves sympathizing with your goals – and in that mindset, donations are more likely.
We hope you can get the best out of effective community fundraising.