Fundraising Teaches You To Expand Your Comfort Zone

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Fundraising is a very pleasant term if you see it as more than just raising money. Whether fundraising takes place in schools, small communities or sport clubs, you don't just instill the value of sharing, you are also helping members step out of their comfort zone. Fundraising is not a daily activity that everyone can get used to. It happens once or twice a year. Everyone can be so consumed with their daily grinds that they don't get to have the time to discover their inner self. When an event such as fundraising is conducted especially in schools, it can provide students, teachers, principals and other people in the institution a whiff of fresh air. 

Fundraising's Unspoken Words

Sharing, helping, donating: these are the words that we often associate with fundraising. However, the term 'fundraising' speaks volumes and you just have to dig deeper into it for you to know what it really means. 

Fundraising is not just raising money but raising awareness

As you make an effort to raise money to support a cause, you are also raising awareness not only of your community but also of yourself. Prior to joining a fundraising event, you sure have been wondering how a fundraising can help you as an individual. The truth is as you help fundraising organizations raise money, you are also making room for self-discovery. You don't just think about your welfare but also other people's welfare. 

Fundraising teaches you to be more patient

There is no such thing as overnight success and even in fundraising, you need to work hard if you want positive results. It takes months before you can raise money you need, but being well aware of your organization's mission makes you go the extra mile. 

Fundraising provides you an opportunity to do things you don't normally do

Fundraising is such a rewarding experience especially if you take part in the event for the first time. The event can be a great opportunity for amazing discovery of your potential as a fundraiser. If you are searching for program that will make ample room for growth, fundraising is one of the best ideas to consider. 

The fun in fundraising

  1. Share your great experiences with members. 
    You also share the good vibes with the rest of the members of the organization especially those who are new to fundraising. It breaks the cliche of the usual fundraising organization and you are also creating a connection. 
  2. Extend help when needed.
    Not everyone knows how fundraising works and if you already understand what fundraising is all about, you can share your knowledge with new members. 
  3. Explore creative ideas.
    Don't just stay in your fundraising comfort zone even when you are already reaping some positive results. Make every fundraising event more fun by contributing fresh ideas as well. There are lots of fundraising ideas you can consider and you can also add fuse other members' ideas to make the event more unique and personalized. Don't be afraid to experiment if you want fundraising to be out of the ordinary. If you view fundraising from a different perspective, you will not only raise money but collect great experiences as well. 
Melissa Anderson

Written by : Melissa Anderson

Melissa first started fundraising when her daughters' pre-school needed some sun shades. Since then, she's gone on to become somewhat of  fundraising ideas expert, as well as a super-Mum. Melissa loves sharing ideas about how to raise funds, and welcomes your questions on this blog.

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