It’s no doubt that it can be uncomfortable to ask people for money – even when it’s for a good cause.
No matter how long you’ve been raising donations for non-profits, that discomfort never truly goes away. In fact, we’re willing to bet that your top fundraiser still feels uncomfortable asking donors for money.
Keep reading to learn how top fundraisers deal with the discomfort of asking for donations and raising money for their cause.
Often when we work with non-profit organizations to help them create a plan to raise more money for their cause, they discuss implementing the plan next year or the ever-elusive “later.” Many people are feeling the financial squeeze right now, but the top 10% are not. Things have never been better for them. It may not always be this way, so you must strike while the proverbial iron is hot. The time to raise more money is right now.
Silent auctions are a popular element of fundraising events. They allow you to carefully curate the items in your live auction and offer opportunities for your more reserved donors to bid on items without calling attention to themselves. If done correctly, silent auctions can raise vast amounts of money for your organization's mission and even attract new donors to your fundraising events. Here are 7 tips to maximize the success of your silent auction.
Fortune 500 companies have budgets dedicated to philanthropy and social responsibility. They are actively looking to sponsor non-profits. This is excellent news for your non-profit organization – as long as you know how to approach Fortune 500 companies. They are a completely different beast to small businesses or individual donors. Here are 5 tips for approaching Fortune 500 companies to secure donations for your cause.
Non-profit organizations always want to raise more money. More money means they can do more for their cause. So whenever we work with non-profits, whether helping them structure their board or plan their fundraising for the year, we always give them a little bonus by giving them three tips to raise more money at their next fundraising event. These tips can help you raise an extra $10,000 - 25,000 with minimal additional effort and can be used at a fundraising event as early as next week.
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