Nonprofit fundraisers play a vital role in securing the necessary resources and funds for organizations to fulfill their missions and create long-lasting, positive impacts. Planning a successful fundraiser requires careful consideration, a group of dedicated individuals and meticulous planning.
While there are a plethora of details and steps to follow, defining fundraising goals is always the best place to start when planning a non-profit fundraiser. This involves identifying specific financial targets, the purpose of the fundraiser, and the programs or projects that it will support.
Next, think about what would motivate people to support your organization, and begin to build creative and engaging fundraising ideas that align with your cause and resonate with your target audience. Do your followers prefer fancy gala dinners? Are they active and willing to participate in a charity run? Do they prefer online options such as a crowdfunding campaign? Select an idea that suits your resources, capacity, and the preferences of your donor base.
Once you have an idea of how you will gather your followers and supporters, begin working on a dynamic event timeline. This timeline should outline all the key tasks leading up to the fundraiser. Set specific deadlines for each task, including securing a venue, arranging permits, and contacting and hiring vendors. This timeline should also include a communications and marketing plan for your event’s promotion.
All fundraising events require a dedicated team of volunteers who can serve as ambassadors for your brand and are passionate about your cause. Start your volunteer search early, contacting interested parties often and consistently.
Offset event costs by securing sponsors and event partners. Approach local businesses, corporations, and individuals who share your organization’s values and may be interested in sponsoring or partnering with your event. A variety of sponsorship levels and benefits are always a good way to attract donors.
BIG DEAL Company has a proven Non-Profit Fundraising Plan
BIG DEAL Company has worked with dozens of organizations, helping them build creative and engaging events and fundraising campaigns. Our approach goes beyond showing up to staff an event. We offer full-service support and are always thoughtful with non-profit budgets!
Below is a list of minimal planning services typically needed for a non-profit event:
Other support services often needed for a successful event:
The average non-profit event requires roughly 150-300 planning hours – but it is all time well spent, especially when non-profits are able to reach their fundraising goals!
If you are a non-profit that would like event and planning support, please reach out to our team of professionals. We have worked with a plethora of local non-profits and can help you create a memorable and successful event!
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