Charity Fundraising Ideas come in large supplies and in many creative variations...
Selecting which ideas will work best for your charity or the nonprofit cause that you are fundraising for will be the key!
You will find some of the most rewarding and profitable charity ideas.
But there are some important things that you must make sure you have organized, if you want your fundraising campaigns to be successful.
So please take the time to read through the Charity Fundraising page for valuable advice on equipping your Board Members, setting up your fundraising committee, applying the Slight Edge, and marketing your cause!
It's an important read.
And if you have any Charity Fundraising Ideas yourself we'd love to hear about them...
For those who are individuals fundraising for charities you can also read the Fundraisers for Individuals page.
Donors & Major Donors | Recurring Donations - Monthly Giving Programs | Crowdfunding Campaigns | Foundation Grants | Cause Marketing | List of Ideas
Finding and growing your donors will be one of your most rewarding and profitable charity fundraising ideas and campaigns.
It's big funds without the need of having to organize events etc. (although you can often find many donors through events).
Then if you're able to find Major Donors, or to turn current donors into major donors,
you're on a winning track.
Finding Donors and Major donors and then retaining them is also something that many Charities struggle with.
And although it doesn't necessarily involve events, there is still much work and organizing that goes into a successful donor campaign.
By learning the best techniques and building a solid strategy for it!
But I'm not the person to learn from.
The people you should learn from are a group of fundraising professionals who have collaborated on two incredible projects to help you find new donors, retain the donors you already have, and in time increase their donations.
If you are serious about growing your donors and increasing their donations, which you should be, then these two resources are must have’s!
Another great article on finding Major Donors is this one on "Nonprofit About".
And a free MUST WATCH video on Major Donors: Making a Major Gifts Plan for Next Year
The BEST way to retain donors and raise funds!
Retaining donors is all about creating recurring donations...
But to help make it simple for your donors you should set up a Monthly Giving Program where donors can sign up easily to a recurring donation.
For example: Giving $10 through a Direct Debit every month.
DoJiggy, a popular fundraising software and services provider, then provides a really simple solution for enabling donors to setup a recurring monthly donation.
Their Donation Program is easily integrated into your website, and provides the option for donors to give a once off donation, or to setup a monthly donation.
You can also setup monthly giving through offline registration forms, but you will need to check with your bank and attorneys in regards to how to setup the legal paperwork etc.
Crowdfunding has become a huge fundraising method for many causes, including charities!
What it essentially is, is the funding of a project or cause through a crowd of donations through a single campaign page.
See the widgets below for some Crowdfunding Campaign examples...
There are a few very important steps to a successful Crowdfunding Campaign though and I've outlined them in the three Online Donation articles. These articles are a must read if you want to succeed with your Crowdfunding.
As to which site to use, there are many to pick from, but I personally recommend this website/platform!
Is to use a T Shirt Crowdfunding Campaign.
Essentially the same as a normal Crowdfunder but you will be focusing on selling custom T Shirts... Or rather rewarding donors with your custom T Shirt for their donations.
A supporter can of course still just give a simple donation if they don't want a Shirt.
It's a great twist on an already brilliant fundraising idea.
Quite simply, there is loads of funding available through Foundation Grants...
The difficult part is actually convincing the Grantors that your Nonprofit deserves those funds ahead of the many others also applying!
To make it simple, the process is...
Read "Writing Grant Proposals"...
Pamela Grow, who is one of the incredible fundraising professionals that took part in the 100 donors in 90 days and the Donor Retention Project I mentioned up above...
Also wrote the most incredible and intuitive Foundation Grant Proposal book that will teach you all you need to succeed.
Cause Marketing, through the words of the expert on the subject, Joe Waters, is defined as a "partnership between a nonprofit and a for-profit for mutual profit."
And it is a big earning fundraising method for many causes!
Here are a few Cause Marketing techniques that you can use for your charity fundraising ideas...
To find out more, and to get started in Cause Marketing I would recommend you read this guest post by Joe Waters: Cause Marketing - Fundraising's most misunderstood term!
Then you should get a copy of the top selling book "Fundraising with Businesses: 40 New (and Improved!) Strategies for Nonprofits", written by Joe.
Here comes a list of other recommended Charity Fundraising Ideas that you could look to include in your fundraising mix!
General Charity Fundraising Ideas...
For ideas to help with Promoting your Charity Fundraising Ideas read here.
And for advice on making your Charity Fundraising more effective read here.
We are always open to hearing about and posting new ideas.
So if you have any quality fundraising ideas for charities to share, then please add your contribution below...
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