It takes a lot of creativity to successfully run a nonprofit, especially when it comes to fundraising. In order to attract and retain volunteers and donors, you will need to come up with ideas to market yourself that allow you to stand out from other organizations. Read on to learn about some fundraiser ideas that will help you to meet your financial goals.
Playing golf is a popular hobby for several reasons. It allows you to get outside and enjoy fresh air, you can easily play and carry on a conversation with colleagues at the same time and it’s great exercise. If you are planning to hold your fundraising event during the spring or summer, a golf fundraiser is a great idea. You should contact local golf courses several months to a year in advance and make sure to have a committed host facility before you start to advertise your event. In addition, keep in mind that offering a full meal will make potential attendees more likely to sign up for a day of golf.
For an activity that challenges the brain rather than the body, consider hosting a trivia night. Trivia nights can be held at a variety of locations, such as a local restaurant, a community center or your office building, and they can be as formal or informal as you choose. For example, you may decide to serve appetizers and cocktails, a full meal or dessert. You also have a choice as to whether you would like to hire an emcee or run the event on your own.
Run or Walk
Holding a race is an effective way to both raise money and attract publicity. To make it a fun experience for everyone who participates, you should offer tee shirts with the name of the race, the name of your organization and the date of the event on them to everyone who registers and provide water and snacks at the end of the course. To make your event accessible to as many people as possible, consider staggering start times for runners and walkers. If time and space allow, you could even offer a shorter course for young children and their parents.
Leading a nonprofit is challenging, but it can also be fun and rewarding. As you plan your fundraising event and when the big day arrives, take deep breaths and remember that all of your hard work serves an important purpose.