Don't you stuff another envelope. Throw away that clipboard and cancel the bake sale.
3 New Fundraiser Ideas That Make Life Easy
Don't you stuff another envelope. Throw away that clipboard and cancel the bake sale. These fundraiser ideas are going to blow you away...
In the past couple years, we've seen some astonishing new advancements towards the "holy grail" of fundraising: the low energy, high reward fundraiser. Creativity and "newness" are quickly becoming the new currency when it comes to raising the funds you need, so strap on your "creativity" hat, and check out these 3 killer fundraiser ideas:
Fundraiser Ideas Category #1: Crowdfunding.
It used to be, the best fundraiser ideas out there were bake sales, book sales, and pretty much any kind of fundraiser ideas that involved "selling" something tangible in exchange for the donation. Not much has changed, except now, you don't need the table.
Sites like Kickstarter.com offer a crowdfunding platform that allows you to set a fundraising goal, drive your prospective donors to your page, and give them the chance to donate money in exchange for cool prizes.
Some fundraiser ideas using Kickstarter.com could include:
Raising funds to make a short film or documentary...
Raising money to improve your facilities, upgrade your tech, or increase your outreach...
Raising funds to put on a bigger fundraiser, like a concert, festival, or Pow-Wow.
Just make sure to follow that golden rule of fundraising: Whatever your fundraiser ideas are, make sure you offer some cool prizes and tokens of appreciation to donors.
Category #2: Crowd Sourced Capital.
If your organization is just getting started, the Kiva.org could be a dream come true. At Kiva.org, instead of "fundraising ideas" - think "Micro-lending" - They work with micro-finance organizations all around the world to get startup loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. If you're looking for a great fundraiser idea, then helping a woman in Somalia to build a water reclaimation center is just one of many fundraiser ideas you could soon discover...
Fundraiser Ideas Category #3: Targeted Facebook Campaign.
And of course, there's "The Facebook" - whether you're using facebook ads to raise money for your current fundraiser ideas, or you're using their social power to reach out to potential donors for your crowdfunding project, there are literally thousands of ways Facebook could be a knight in shining armor for your organization.
Fundraiser ideas are often the best when they're novel, exciting, and new - and the three fundraiser ideas above will certainly help you move towards an even that satisfies that urge for "newness"...
But don't just get started on your fundraiser ideas with Crowdfunding, Micro-lending, or Facebook without doing a little more leg work. The Interview (freely available on the next page) will give you a strong insight into what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign, and it may just give you some fundraiser ideas you'd have never though of...