If you’re on the Executive or Development team for a charitable organization, you know today’s fundraising environment is more daunting and competitive than ever, Whether your nonprofit is a private or public school, parent teacher organization, athletic or club booster….or even a religious or worshipping organization, museum, United Way chapter or something else, we have some suggestions for evidence-based fundraising Event ideas that can help your nonprofit move the needle.
With so much fundraising opportunity at stake, a solid Year-End campaign strategy should be one of your nonprofit’s primary endeavors. We shed some light on just how important Year-End giving is to the fiscal success of your United Way agency (or other nonprofit), and impart a few tips on how to optimize this important part of your year.
Your team has been hard at work strengthening key facets of your plan, from acquiring new donors, keeping the ones you currently have, preaching your mission to the community, strategically engaging your board members, et al. Now it’s time to turn your attention to formulating (and stewarding) a strong Event strategy to round out your revenue plan.
For many nonprofits, events are essential to engage supporters and build excitement around the mission — and provide a smooth ask within the event’s positive atmosphere (and a bit of friendly peer pressure!). While undertaking events is certainly a significant investment requiring vital resources from both your staff and volunteer supporters, outcomes routinely show that events deserve a seat at the table for the long-term health of your nonprofit.
After the whirlwind we’ve been through the last few trips around the sun, we certainly hope the new year brings stability for your nonprofit. Read on for tips on what will make the biggest difference for your organization in the coming year….and hopefully allow you to spend your time, energy and money in the smartest manner possible.
Peer-to-Peer campaigns can be launched with very little startup capital, and with comparatively little effort on the part of the organizer. Simply set up an easily-understood initiative — and let your cause champions run with it. Here are some Peer-to-Peer ideas to re-invigorate your Year-End campaigns — and allow your most engaged stakeholders to do some of the lifting for you.