7 Tips
For Church Fundraiser Ideas

Below you will find 7 very important pieces of advice for Church Fundraiser Ideas.

Use these tips to organize your fundraisers better and to boost their profitability and success.

If you would like some really great Church Fundraiser Ideas to use then you'll want to read here.

Let's get into then...

Church Fundraising Tips:

Starting with the most general but most important...

1. Be Organized & Have A Leader:

We all know how important it is to be organized when running anything and having a team leader or fundraising chairmen is a very important part of being organized!

There has to be one person who is in charge of the coordinating of your fundraising campaigns... One person where the buck stops at!

But leadership and responsibility still needs to come from everyone involved as you'll need to spread the workload etc.

Tips for Church Fundraiser Ideas - Photo of a Western Dancing Fundraising Evening. (Photo by Kelly Sue DeConnick / Flickr)

And when organizing your fundraisers please remember those very wise words from Benjamin Franklin...

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

2. Church/Fundraising Website:

Your Church should have a website! Yes that's right, a website where you can post all your news and promote your fundraising events and campaigns!

Having a website opens up the most amazing amount of fundraising potential that you just don't want to miss out on!

You can easily build your own website with the guidance of SBI! Or if you would rather a professional does it for you, I'd recommend you use Sitesell's Services.

Have questions for them? Ask here...

You'll also want to add a Social Media mix to your website. For example a Facebook page, Twitter account, and/or Pinterest account.

3. Pick The Right Fundraising Ideas:

It is very important to pick the right Church fundraiser ideas to do.

Not all ideas will work with your particular Church. So by picking the ideas that will fit best, you will be increasing your success and profits!

What I would suggest is that you read through all the ideas on the Church Fundraising Ideas page and choose the ones that will fit best with your Church!

A couple of recommendations would be Apparel Fundraising through an SSA Apparel Store (I recommend all Churches use this fundraiser)...

Or a Supporter Wall on your website, which is essentially Crowdfunding.

(I would also suggest you read all the Internet Fundraising ideas.)

4. Use Quality Fundraising Companies:

Fundraising companies are focused on delivering fundraising products and solutions that will make your fundraisers as profitable and convenient as possible.

They have been helping loads of organizations and causes to raise large amounts of funds for ages now, and they have the stats and testimonials to prove it...

So using a quality company is of the utmost importance and will really boost your fundraising campaigns!

For USA fundraisers I'd recommend GA Fundraising to provide you with the best fundraising options available.

You can grab their Free Fundraising Guide off their site to find out more about them and their fundraisers.

If you are not from the US then I would suggest you do a Google search to find a fundraising company in your country below...

(A Tip: Type the name of your local area or country with a plus sign before it, and then add your search query with a plus sign before it as well. Ex. +england +fundraising product supplier)

5. Have a "To Do" Check List:

You must sit down with your fundraising committee and come up with a "to do" check list. Write the list in an order of importance.

This list will help you keep on track and on top of everything that needs to be done.

You should also then delegate the jobs out evenly among your volunteers and helpers. Get them to sign the jobs off as they are done.

If you're on your own you'll have to do it all yourself, but start with the most important jobs first. I would suggest though that you always have at least one person helping you.

6. Run Enjoyable Church Fundraisers:

Always remember to make all your church fundraiser ideas really fun and exciting...

If people enjoy them, they will be more inclined to help out and support again!

Be creative and continually think of ways of bettering your fundraisers and making them more enjoyable.

7. Thank Profusely:

Always be conscious and proactive about thanking everyone who has attended, helped or supported your Church fundraiser ideas.

Make them feel appreciated and special!

Not only is this good manners, but by doing this you will also be ensuring that those supporters and volunteers will be back next time to help out again!

And One Extra Suggestion:

Continually educate yourself!

The more you keep learning, the greater your fundraising effectiveness will be...

So start filling your fundraising library with quality non-profit books and fundraising books.

Some book recommendations I'd suggest you must have are...

Also subscribe to the brilliant Movie Mondays Fundraising Training Videos.

Ending Notes:

So those are some very simple, yet important guidelines and tips for church fundraiser ideas.

Remember to have as much fun as possible and to really enjoy your fundraisers.

Your passion and enjoyment will rub off onto your supporters and helpers, making for a more successful Church Fundraiser!

I wish you all the best of luck with your Church Fundraiser Ideas!

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Magazine Subscriptions & Sales

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