If you are interested in doing a great deal of fundraising this year, you’re not alone. There are many groups throughout the world that focus on doing fundraisers month after month every year. Many might consider this fundraising extreme. No, there is nothing wrong with this, for many groups, especially those that are solely nonprofit, rely entirely on money raised from fundraising. Therefore, it is a continuing necessity.
Before you jump into a fundraising extreme year, there are a few things to keep in mind. The worst thing you can do is to just jump in without doing any research. One of the most important factors is that you have to have a good cause. Without a good reason for your fundraising efforts, it would be difficult to find individuals willing to give to your cause. Have a plan. Determine exactly when you are going to be holding each fundraiser with a firm start date to an exact end date. This will help you keep to a schedule.
Every fundraiser needs a goal. For each of the extreme fundraisers, you are going to undertake, determine an amount of money that is to be raised. This can be done with a total amount from all of the fundraisers combined or a set amount for each of the individual fundraisers. Having a goal to give you something to strive for.
Lastly, determine which fundraisers are best for you. If upfront money is an issue, it is a wise idea to start off the first few fundraisers with a presale fundraiser. This consists of such ideas as selling cookie dough, candles or coffee. During a presale fundraiser, you will receive forms at no charge and then go out and sell the products to family and friends. Since it is suggested that you collect the money upfront while selling, you will have the money to pay for the products as well as being able to see your profit. With this profit, it is a good idea to reinvest it into a direct sale fundraiser that will allow your profit percentage to be closer to 90%, such as discount cards and scratch cards.
Having a number of different fundraisers each year will allow you to receive the money needed for your cause. Fundraising extreme can be a tiresome task, but in the end, the realization and visibility of your efforts will be something that is very rewarding.