Fundraising How To Make It As Easy As A Walk In The Park-wharfedale

UnCategorized Every year, nonprofit organizations across the country struggle to plan their next fundraiser. Event planners and fundraising committees can become overwhelmed with the details of planning the event. In addition, executive directors of nonprofits may be filled with anxiety to make sure the fundraiser actually breaks even, let alone bring a profit. With all the stress, remember to go for a walk in the PARK: P – Pick the right Talent In order to have a fundraiser, people need to attend. Choosing the right talent is essential to any fundraiser because it helps bring people in the doors. Choose the right talent knowing it will influence whether or not attendees choose to stay home or come to your fundraiser. In times like these, time is precious and people expect to be entertained. No one enjoys having his or her time wasted by sitting through a dull fundraiser. A – Ask before 9 pm If your fundraiser is scheduled in the evening, every minute the Ask goes past 9 pm you lose money because the attendees’ attention is focused elsewhere. If children are in attendance their parents will begin to focus on bedtimes and how to prevent meltdowns-which will usually mean their early dismissal. Adults will also start to consider their schedules for the next day and ask, "When will this thing be over?" R – Choose the Right presenter A key position to the success of any fundraiser is choosing the right Presenter-the person that is going to do the Ask. Choosing the wrong person usually results in lost revenue to the fundraiser. This person needs to be approachable, confident, eloquent and able to speak to the point of the fundraiser: "We are here tonight because this organization needs our money. So let’s get out our checkbooks and credit cards." K- Keep the Ask simple Generally, attendees want to donate at fundraisers, yet they are usually uncertain of how much to give. When the presenter makes the Ask, many attendees may take out their credit cards and checkbook and then seem to draw a blank regarding how much to donate. Help them by eliminating the guesswork. When making the Ask, make it very simple for the attendees to decide how much to give. Make sure that everyone understands the amount of money your non-profit wants to raise and communicate how you are going to obtain it. For example, if your financial goal is $75,000, to meet this goal you will need 4 people $5000, 10 people give $1000, 50 people give $500 and 200 people give $100. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: