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5 Tips to a Better Fundraising Plan

By Alexa Connelly
March 02, 2012

Fundraising can be a little intimidating but with these five tips, you should be on your way to a successful fundraising plan:

  1. Define your financial goal. This should be realistic, but yet a goal that will financially help your organization.
  2. Manage your expense. It may seem like common sense, but you need to make sure that your fundraising ideas bring in more money than you spend on them.
  3. Use the strengths your team has. This will help save you money and get the audience interested in what talents your volunteers and employees possess.
  4. Joint fundraising campaigns. These could be beneficial because sharing resources can help save money and positively build your public image.
  5. Opening lines of communication by making a fantastic first impression through direct mail, fundraising event, etc. Be courteous and correct.

Now take a minute to digest all of this before jumping into a fundraising, you do need to have some money to get some money. Have a meeting with your staff and volunteers and have them throw out ideas for fundraising. Most important, be pleasant and show the audience why it is so important to donate to your organization.

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