It’s a great thing when you can raise money for a good cause. Whether you are helping out the unfortunate, raising money for awareness of a cause, or fundraising money to start a new business, fundraising is a great option to reach your financial goals.
But, anyone who has organized a fundraiser knows that it can get stressful between organizing everything, planning, and putting out fires, plus the stress of potentially not reaching your final goal. For these reasons, we have put together a list of useful sports fundraising ideas, or indeed ideas for any fundraising campaign, to help you reach your goal without a hitch!
Creating custom t-shirts for your fundraising campaign helps to bring awareness to the cause you are trying to raise funds for. You can sell the t-shirts to attendees to help reach your monetary goal, and you can also have the volunteers or employees wear the shirts. Your volunteers or employees will look like they are a part of a team, you will raise awareness, and your people will have a souvenir to remember the day forever. Printful.com/t-shirt-fundraisingis an excellent resource if you need help getting started.
In this day and age, everything is online. People pay for things through credit cards online, Venmo, Cashapp, and Paypal. For this reason, you need to make sure that there is an option for people to donate to your fundraising campaign online. You can set up an account on each application for your fundraiser, that way, whether at the event or simply online, people can connect through their cell phones and send money directly to you. You will be that much closer to your goal!
Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to get the word out about your fundraiser. You can set up a walkathon, marathon, or bikeathon for people to participate in, and they can invite friends and family to come. You can charge a small fee to participate in your event and earn money to reach your fundraising goal. You will want to promote your event as far in advance as possible and put it on websites like Eventbrite and social media to get the word out that you are raising money for a good cause.
If you participate in fundraising campaigns consistently, you are bound to have collected a few contacts. A way to raise more money and awareness is to send fundraising emails to the contacts that you have established. You can send people an email letting them know that it is the time of the year again where you are collecting money for a good cause, and whatever they can give would be appreciated. Although, you want to be careful about spamming people. Spamming means that you are constantly sending people emails, which can get annoying. It’s recommended to send one or maybe two emails a week, at the most, and even then, some people might get annoyed, so there is a fine line. And, be sure always to thank your donors and tell them how much you appreciate their support.
Following these valuable ideas may help your next fundraising campaign go smoothly and make more money for your cause.