Create an enthusiastic "Fundraising Team" that will work together to form successful fundraising campaigns. Look for people with different strengths to help share the workload and pickup in areas that they are proficient in e.g. the Sales Person can call people for sponsorship, and the Graphic Designer can help with the marketing material. It's helpful to create a private Dropbox to share all your ideas and documents with your fundraising team. Ensure everyone in your dream team knows their role and part to play within the group and each fundraiser you do.
THE FUNDRAISING THERMOMETER
Determine what your fundraising target for the year e.g. your goal is to reach $100k in fundraising for your school/club/community. Make the thermometer visible to your database, whether it's in the monthly newsletters, on your website or social media forums.
DECIDE WHAT YOUR FUNDRAISER IS ACTUALLY FOR
It's great to do a fundraising "strategic plan" so your dream team, school/club and community know what you are trying to achieve e.g. your school might be fundraising for a new pool, or playground, or your club needs new uniforms or gear. One idea for schools is to send out a "wish list" to the teachers to see what resources they might need, and you can host a fundraiser around this. This visual outcome goes hand in hand with your fundraising thermometer.
TOP TEN FUNDRAISING IDEAS
It's an excellent idea to shortlist your top 10 favourite ideas, events and products with your dream team and add them to your calendar (click here to see our TOP 100 FUNDRAISING IDEAS) or click to see the extensive range of products to suit all different sectors.
DEVELOPING YOUR FUNDRAISING MARKETING
Design your flyers and marketing material ready to go home with your school students, sports clubs and communities educating them about your event or product. Click here to follow our easy 6 step guide or see our other useful tools including letter templates.
Be sure to ask your Fundraise Factory contact for your FREE incentives to help make this campaign an even bigger success and exciting rewards for the people involved.
LAUNCH YOUR CAMPAIGN
By now the larger logistics have all been done, and now you can sit back and launch the campaign or promote the event. The week you start, be sure to promote via newsletters, (click here to utilise our FREE letter templates) websites, social media and throughout your community.
CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS
Ensure that after your campaign or event has completed, be proud to share what you raised, and how it has affected the "TARGET" you are working towards. It's nice for your school/club and community to know how well you achieved and what that money is going towards. Be loud and proud about your achievements.
THANK YOU GOES A LONG WAY
For every fundraising campaign you do, it's a fabulous idea to send out thank you letters to your parents, community and sponsors - a little gratitude goes a long way.