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Issue #001 - 14 February 2011
Have you set up a Fundraising Committee yet?
No! Well I'd suggest you do so. Splitting the workload between different members and having multiple perspectives will help make your fundraising campaigns far more effective.
So create that Committee...
The number of members you will need for your committee will obviously depend on the size of your group, what your fundraising needs are, and how many fundraisers you hold a year.
On a general basis though these are the committee members you will need...
- Chairman/Chairwomen - Organizes meetings and overviews all fundraising tasks. Ensures everyone is appreciated properly.
- Secretary - Takes down
minutes for at meetings and takes care of all correspondence. Can sometimes cover for the accounting/financial role.
- Publicity / Public Relations - Handles all promotions and public relations for your group and fundraisers.
- Donations, Sponsorships & Grant Appeals - Will handle the requesting and acquiring of Sponsorships and Grants. Essentially will run all donation programs.
- Plus a few unique general roles that will be specific to your group or the fundraiser that you are holding.
Please remember to thank everyone before and after each meeting and when they have completed tasks etc. An appreciated committee is a happy committee... And a happy committee is an effective one.
Keep committee meetings short and to the point. Don't waste your members time. Also make sure that you have a planned agenda for each meeting but be open for suggestions
during the meeting.
Try fit members with tasks that will suit their individual skills. That way you'll have happier and more effective committee members.
For other Fundraising Campaign Organization Tips read here...
Surprisingly I found some awesome advice on setting up and running a fundraising committee in the eBook "The Ultimate Guide to Planning a 5K Run or Walk Fundraiser". For your benefit I've used some of their tips here. Unfortunately this book is currently unavailable. I will let you know if it becomes available for download again.
Set Up A Supporters Wall Yet?
If you have a website this is a MUST USE fundraiser.
How it works is donors buy blocks/"bricks" on
your "Supporters Wall App" on your website, which gives them exposure and raises you funds. You can customize the level of prices and also the duration of block ownership.
It's such a simple yet highly effective online fundraiser. Just make sure that you promote the wall effectively so that you sell all your bricks.
To set up your Supporter/Sponsor wall go to SupporterWall.com.
For info on how to make this fundraising idea highly effective read the Brick Fundraising page.
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