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.
Ready to find your non-profit’s next big donor? The good news is they’re already at your fundraising event, and we’ll help you identify them.
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.
Every nonprofit has at least an extra $20,000 sitting in their board members’ phones that they aren’t accessing. We’ve talked in the past about how the most valuable thing your board members bring to the table is their connections. However, we haven’t yet discussed how you can use these connections to create unique fundraising opportunities through opportunistic fundraising.
If we could give every single non-profit preparing for a fundraising event one piece of advice, it would be this: Don’t underestimate your silent auction. Something we see a lot of non-profits do is treat their silent auction like an afterthought or a bargain bin for donated items that don’t fit into their live auction. They’re leaving a whole lot of money on the table. With the right strategy, silent auctions can earn just as much or ever more than your live auction.
We work with non-profits to help them raise more money for their cause, and here are the 5 easy-to-implement strategies that will turn your silent auction into a major revenue generator.
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