Australian Fundraising Ideas Blog

Learn the secrets to holding a fun and profitable fundraiser from Mr Fundraising himself, Billy G - and others who have made fundraising work for their school or organisation!

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5 Sure-Fire Ways To Build Support For A Fundraiser

Raising money for a good cause is indeed a noble act. If you have already collected all creative inputs, the next step you need is to take your fundraising ideas to the next level. A fundraiser needs ample support or the creative ideas to raise money will be rendered useless. Fundraising is tantamount to marketing a business: you need to establish loyalty. However, before loyalty steps in, you have to build support.

sm handSocial Media

Using social media is a great way to raise awareness and to let your friends and family know about the fundraising drive. A plethora of social media channels can be used for promoting the event and be sure to include the link to the event and provide real-time updates. After the event, don’t forget to thank people who have supported and donated because without them, the event wouldn’t be possible.

Press Release

Aside from social media, radio stations and local papers are also a great medium you can use for sharing your story. When writing a press release, make sure your reasons for raising money are clearly stated. It should also be engaging to capture your readers’ attention. For sponsors, make sure they get all the things promised. Include your contact details so prospective sponsors can get in touch with you in case they are interested to sponsor the event.

Membership

If you are thinking of an annual fundraising event, you can also encourage potential sponsors or donors to sign up for membership. This way, you will be able to keep track of sponsors and remind them about their membership before it expires.

Advertise

You can spread the word by telling everyone in the community about the event. Creating posters for the event and putting them up in town halls and business establishments will help you build support for your fundraiser because anyone who has read about it will sure share the information with their friends and family.

Acquire Sponsors

If you already have sponsors, make sure you get in touch with them so you can follow up on their commitment. Ask for their contact information and provide your contact details as well. You should also give links to your website so they can obtain additional information about the event. Encourage them to tell others about the fundraising drive. It is also necessary that you communicate with them regarding the event’s progress. If you have some prospective sponsors, you should also send a proposal letter or make a phone call. For sure, these prospective sponsors do not have enough time at their disposal so see to it that the information you provide is short but concise.

After the event, you should stay in touch with your sponsors and cultivate a good relationship. You will be able to build support when you keep your sponsors updated of your goals for raising money. Send sponsors a letter expressing your gratitude for supporting the event. When their generosity is reciprocated, they will sure not mind supporting the next event you have in mind. You should also thank non-sponsors especially the ones who volunteer for the fundraising drive.

5 Interesting Fundraising Ideas For Schools

There is more to fundraising than just raising money as it also teaches everyone to work as a team and to learn the importance of unity. You can pitch some friends in to a small but worthwhile project and it can be anything that will spark one’s creativity, promote camaraderie or encourage cooperation. Teachers and parents should organize this fundraising activity and get kids to participate. Stumped for fundraising ideas for school? These ideas might just help you get started:

Donate old electronic gadgets

iStock 000009521074XSmallElectronic gadgets such as old video game consoles, laptops, phones and DVD players can still be put to better use. If you have these gadgets lying around, start collecting them so they can be sold on various auction sites. These gadgets that you perceive as junk can be your school’s treasure. Although the price for old gadgets may not suffice, you can also encourage neighbors to participate in this fundraising project. For sure, they have old gadgets at home that they also want to get rid of.

Start a cook off challenge

Parents of school students or even teachers can participate in this activity. Once meals are ready, the contestants should encourage participants to taste each one. You can research about the food that people are most likely to eat. Some of the popular choices you may consider include pizza, spaghetti or desserts. Onlookers and other participants sure can’t resist sampling these delectable treats.

Organize community classes

Since it is not only students that will be involved in this fundraising activity, teachers should also be encouraged to participate by sharing their field of expertise with the community. Some of these skills may include knitting, painting, creative writing or anything that is fun and interesting. High school students can also offer their service to pre-school students by participating in a group tutorial. Those who want to participate should sign up for a membership. However, you need to be clear with your goals by promoting your cause.

Host a sports event

Parents and teachers serve as students’ role models and a fundraising event can be a great avenue to teach your kids the spirit of sportsmanship. There are several sports activities for adults and kids alike such as basketball, bowling, badminton and many others. Print some tickets so you can distribute them to people who are interested in witnessing the game.

Get students to participate in a Spell-a-thon

Teamwork can also make any fundraising program a huge success and a spell-a-thon for students and parents is a good idea. The proceeds can be used for purchasing additional computers for the school library so it will be more conducive for learning. This is something that Australian Fundraising can assist you to bring to life – and make plenty of profit for your school along the way!

Raising money is a rewarding activity especially when it yields positive results. The involvement of parents, teachers and students can contribute to the success of the fundraising program. Anything that is fun and educational is a sure hit. Aside from achieving common goals, you are also instilling the importance of working hard and helping others. Coming up with fund and profitable fundraising ideas can be a drag. Here’s a list of 5 interesting fundraising ideas for schools, which are sure to help you fundraising success.