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Coming Up With The Best Fundraising Ideas PDF

When planning to organize a fundraising event or campaign, your organization will find it rather difficult to come up with the idea that is most likely to work for you. It is hard to choose from a wide range of ideas but you will have to do it and stick to an idea that can help you raise the necessary funds for your organization. For instance, your organization may decide to sell things in order to raise money. In this case, you can choose from cookies, chocolates and candies to books, candles, magnets, posters and so on. Once you have decided what products you will be selling, you will have to find a way to get the chosen products to your potential donors. For instance, you may decide to sell the products from door to door; this method can provide your team with the big advantage of being able to talk to your potential donors – you will talk to every individual face to face and you can spread the word about your fundraising cause. However, you must be prepared because not every person is likely to welcome you or your volunteers with open arms. There will be some doors closed right in front of your nose.

Another idea you might consider is direct mail. You won't have to sell products anymore. Instead, you will be asking for donations in a direct way. This method can cost your organization extra money because all the letters must be made up in order to convince your potential donors. To have these letters done in the right way, you will have to contact a marketing firm because its professionals can provide you with perfectly “tailored” letters. This can cost your organization more than you have anticipated because this whole idea is about having some self addressed envelopes that must be included in the initial envelope in order for the donor to respond.

If you don't feel comfortable with spending so much cash, you can choose a cheaper and simpler fundraising idea: the donation boxes can be used instead of the letters. You will find it easier to coordinate a campaign based on the money raised thanks to such donation boxes. All you will have to do is to place the donation boxes in all the key businesses around your town. These boxes must have the name of your organization printed on them. However, you must be prepared to wait for a while in order to raise the necessary amount of money because such donation boxes will fill up quite slowly. You should bear in mind that your organization must not rely only on these donation boxes because they are not likely to provide all the money your organization needs. It is best to regard this idea as a sort of supplement for the rest of your fundraising ideas.

You can also team up with some other fundraising groups in order to provide your organization with extra support in its fundraising efforts. The results will pay off your initial efforts. For instance, combining churches and schools can be wonderful idea especially if your organization deals with these areas of interest. Just keep in mind that coming up with a fundraising idea that works and suits your cause is mandatory. Take your time and make a wise choice that can improve your fundraising activity. And don't forget about the traditional brainstorming – you will be surprised to notice how many ideas come to surface when people gather for a cause. You can find out more about fundraising ideas here.             

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