Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Charity fund raising tips and ideas

Helping out other people who are in need is truly noble. Many people have the desire to help but sometimes run out of means. Raising money isn’t a difficult task however it requires planning and organizing. Here are some useful tips and ideas on how to raise funds:

1. Decide who will benefit from the money that will be raised. Other fundraisers help people who were hit by storms, suffering from terminal illness and their families, or children who do not have the means to go to school. Remember to identify the beneficiary before starting out any fund raising activity.

2. Organize a charity walk or charity run. These are great ideas for raising money while taking advantage of people’s desire to get in shape.

3. Organize a sports tournament. Badminton, golf, swimming, and tennis are popular sports that attract huge numbers of people. Studies show that the number of tournament participants double when it is for a good cause.

4. A film festival is one great means for raising funds. 85% of the US population loves watching movies, so take advantage of it. Identify target audiences and take a survey of the top three movies they would like to see. Secure a venue based on the number of anticipated audience and solicit sponsors.

5. Organize a paintball tournament. This hobby has attracted huge numbers of people from all walks of life. This is a great fund raising idea because it doesn't just raise money for a good cause but it will always make participants enjoy the event.

6. Throw a party. Invite known philanthropists and other people who are willing to donate in the area. Make the guests understand the purpose of the party beforehand. When sending invitations, specify the beneficiaries. People will donate more to charities they can identify with. Ex. Families of a cancer victim are more willing to donate to other cancer patients.

7. For huge projects, solicit funds through mail, by phone, or online to reach more people not only in United States but also around the world. Be sure to provide them the means to check and verify that the organization is legit. There are hundreds of fraud projects all over and people are generally cautious.

There are several ways for raising funds for people who are in need. With all these ideas, fund raising couldn't be easier.


Anonymous said...

There are many different ways to approach any type of fundraisers.Chocolate fundraising is also a successful way.Schools, candy canes, bars, bags, boxes, bulk sales, even sponsored free candy for fundraisers for charities and churches for example, can all benefit from a well-planned and executed action plan, from start to finish.fundraising tips does not have to be dull, predictable and boring.

Card Diva said...

Could you please address when throwing a large, lavish charity event...how to make sure the caters and venue is paid for first and addressing how the a certain amount of the ticket prices go to such and such a charity. Also, what if people want receipt for tax benefits. They would get a receipt from their ticket price, but how do you cover the charitable portion part? Thanks

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

Thanks for the useful tips! Hope it will be applicable in small and large fundraiser events. I'm planning to have a boat donation.

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