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Fundraiser Buzz!, What Makes A Fundraiser Successful
October 07, 2011

The Latest Fundraising Ideas, Tips and Techniques

Welcome Again...


The Fundraiser Buzz is dedicated to providing you with quality fundraising ideas, informative tips and techniques, the latest additions to Rewarding Fundraising Ideas, and much more!


I am continuously coming up with new fundraising ideas, finding better ways of running different fundraisers, and looking for ways for you to improve your organization... So don't miss out!


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Fundraiser Buzz - What Makes A Fundraiser Successful & The Online Donations Fundraiser


Table Of Contents:

1. Important Announcements:


1.1. Rob's Report
1.2. Spirit School Apparel - Online Apparel Fundraising
1.3. Article Expired
1.4. Tell Us Your Success Story


2. Idea in the Spotlight:


A Unique Fundraising Idea Through A Content Website


3. Tips & Techniques:


What Makes A Fundraiser Successful?!?


4. Featured Addition To Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:


Online Donations Fundraiser - Crowdfunding


5. New Additions to Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:


5.1. Church Cookbooks
5.2. Preschool Fundraising


6. Visitor Contributions:


6.1. Boat Contest (expense free!)
6.2. How much do you care?


7. Interesting External Articles:


Nothing caught my attention this last month!




1. Important Announcements:

1.1. Rob's Report


So last month I promised you some articles on the how to fundraise through Crowdfunding effectively...


And I highly recommend that you read them before you do run an online crowdfunding fundraiser. The Online Donations Fundraiser (see the Featured Addition section) is split into two pages and covers setting up your campaign page effectively and promoting your fundraiser effectively!


Both parts are extremely important and have to be done properly to make your fundraiser a success!


I have also spent some time researching another fundraising resource called Spirit School Apparel (see below at 1.2.). If you are a School, Church, Team, or Company you should definitely be using them to fundraise and sell your Apparel through!


1.2. Spirit School Apparel - Online Apparel Fundraising


The internet just keeps on opening up the most rewarding and brilliant fundraising potential!


Spirit School Apparel is a company that provides Customizable online Apparel stores to any organization wishing to sell or fundraise with Apparel!


And it's absolutely FREE!


You set up an online store with them, customize the Apparel they provide with your logos and mottos, and get your supporters and members to buy that Apparel off that store.


The apparel is then delivered directly to the customer and you receive 20% of the sale! And, unlike offline Apparel fundraising, you never had to pay a cent for the printing or making of the Apparel or for the delivery etc. You just receive pure profit!


So let me repeat what I said further above... If you are a School, Church, Team, or Company you should definitely be using them to fundraise and sell your Apparel through!


1.3. Article Expired


1.4. Tell Us Your Success Story


Have you run a successful fundraiser before? Then we'd all love to hear about it!


Tell us your story, what the fundraiser was, and how you made it successful. Let your success story and the things that you learnt from it help inspire and encourage others.


Go here to add your story!


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2. Idea in the Spotlight:

A Unique Fundraising Idea Through A Content Website


Long term, sustainable fundraising is something that many groups or causes struggle with. The constant need to set up a new fundraiser to keep funds coming in can be tiresome and difficult!


This is the reason why Social Enterprises (non-profit businesses) are becoming so popular. But the problem with most types of Social Enterprises is that they still take capitol and funds to set up in the first place...


And this is what makes a content website so unique! It's a business model that doesn't take huge capitol to set up. And it's the perfect thing for any cause to use as a long term fundraiser.


The work done on it for the next year or two will pay huge dividends for the extent of its existence (however long you decide to keep it up for)!


But do understand that it does take work and effort to set up properly. But it is definitely a fundraising idea that you should research thoroughly!


Find out more about it here...


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3. Tips & Techniques:

What Makes A Fundraiser Successful?!?


A question which many people ask!


Obviously there are many factors that will make any individual fundraising campaign successful or not...


But generally there are three parts that make any fundraiser successful. Within those three parts there will be different factors to making different fundraisers work, but if you can understand these three then setting those different factors up for your unique fundraiser will not be difficult!


Here are the three parts that make any fundraising campaign successful:


1. Picking The Right Fundraisers!


The first important step!


You need to evaluate your cause, its location, its members, and its supporters, and then make sure that you pick fundraising ideas that would suite those factors!


You need to pick fundraisers that will work for your cause and its supporters! This, I hope, should be obvious!


2. It Must Be Appealing!


The second part is a follow on from the first as when you pick your fundraiser it needs to be appealing to your supporters.


But you will also need to make the fundraiser appealing to your audience!


For example: If you are running an Online Donations Fundraiser, you need to set up your donations page in a way that makes your cause appealing for potential donors to donate to...


If it's a fundraising product, you should have already made sure that it is a product that your supporters would be interested in, but you must then also present it and promote it (the third step) in an appealing way!


3. Promote Effectively!


The third and final part is to make sure you promote your fundraisers effectively.


The more you promote your fundraiser in an appealing way... The more people who will know about your fundraiser and be appealed to help out... And therefore the more funds you will raise!


The first two steps mean nothing if you don’t get this final part done properly!


So make sure you promote your fundraising campaign effectively.


An Extra!


To help ensure successful support of your next fundraiser by the supporters who supported you on this fundraiser, you must make sure you thank everyone properly.


This is actually just good manners and common courtesy.


But realize that when someone is thanked and appreciated properly they will most likely be willing to help out again come your next fundraiser!


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4. Featured Addition To Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

Online Donations Fundraiser Through Crowdfunding


This is fast becoming my number one recommended fundraiser...


But if it is not run properly you can also raise absolutely nothing! Which of course won't hurt you too badly as it costs nothing to set up (except time). But if you are going to do it, you might as well do it properly!


An online donation fundraiser works by setting up a method for people to donate to you online and then by getting friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, members, supporters, and complete strangers to donate to you.


A Crowdfunding site like Go Fund Me provides all the tools for you to accept donations online and to help spread the word effectively...


What you have to do is make sure you make your cause appealing and that you promote it effectively! (Yes, step two and three of the above article!)


Page one of the Online Donations Fundraiser covers setting up your campaign page properly (making it appealing) and part two covers promoting it effectively.


Make sure you read and practice all the advice given on those two pages.


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5. New Additions to Rewarding-Fundraising-Ideas.com:

5.1. Church Cookbooks


Fundraising with Church Cookbooks is not necessary simple, but it is a very effective and enjoyable fundraiser for your Church. This fundraiser will also benefit you Church in a few other ways...


5.2. Preschool Fundraising


So how do you make Preschool fundraising successful? By doing three steps: 1. Pick the right fundraisers. 2. Make the fundraisers appealing. 3. Promote the fundraisers effectively. Find out more...


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6. Visitor Contributions:

6.1. Boat Contest (expense free!)


"The Boat contest starts out with advertising. A date needs to be set and a place to carry out the event. The location is any major source of water..."


6.2. How much do you care? (Article is no longer available.)


"Rob's Note: First of all, just to clear things up, I don't actually allow requests for help or advertising of needs through visitor contributions..."


If you have a fundraising idea, success story, or fundraising flop that you would like to share please go to the "your ideas page" to share your story. Any contributions are welcomed and appreciated.


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7. Interesting External Articles:

Nothing that's caught my attention this last month!


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And that's it for this month...


I really hope you have enjoyed reading the Fundraiser Buzz! And I look forward to producing the next addition.


So do you have any...


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Reply to this e-zine and let me know what you think. Thanks!


See you next month!


Rob Hampson


www.rewarding-fundraising-ideas.com


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