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Tips on Planning Successful Fundraising Events PDF

The result of each of your fund raising events is going to depend not only on the quality of the event itself, but also on the things you do after and even during your fund raising event. Here are some basic tips for you to follow in order to guarantee the success of your future fund rising events.


  • Start by properly motivating your staff, especially if it is composed of many volunteers. You should try and motivate your manpower by emphasizing the fund raising progress and even by emphasizing the results of the event itself. For instance, you can set up a sort of fund raising thermometer – you can find such a tool online and the only thing that you will have to do is to download it. A fund raising thermometer can serve as a sort of gauge when it comes to measuring your fund raising progress and you can use it whether your event is failing or succeeding. Regardless of the final result, your staff will be kept motivated and your manpower will try to work even harder in case that the fund raising event turns out to be a failure.

  • Another thing you can do in order to motivate your fund raising team is to provide them with a small honorarium or go for a small token as well in order to make them offer their services next time you will be organizing a fund raising event. Involvement is a key factor when it comes to the success of a fund raising event. So, you should make sure that you are present at each of your fund raising events. Make sure that your presence there is felt by all the important people who attend your event. Once you manage to talk to some important people or to people who can donate significant amounts of money for your fund raising organization, you can make them feel like they are really appreciated.

  • Once you exert your efforts in order to build a quality relationship with these people, your fund raising event will have more chances to be a successful one. Communication is paramount when organizing a fund raising event and you will have to make sure that you keep in touch with all your previous donors. By doing this, you will not let them forget about your existence and you can easily reach them once you decide that you need their precious help once again.

  • Another thing you should keep in mind is that you should try your best and research about all the fund raising group or events that activate in your area. However, you must make sure that you aren’t imitating their fund raising themes or events in a blatant manner. But you can use all their fund raising concepts and ideas and provide them with a personal touch/twist in order to make them you own. For instance, copying some fund raising events ideas is likely to attract the genuine attention of the donors who are already pretty familiar with a particular fund raising event and, instead of helping your group and donating money, they will end up mocking your fund raising efforts.

  • Next, you should make sure that all the services and products offered during your fund raising event are of extremely good quality. This way, you will make sure that your potential donors will support each of your endeavors. Keep in mind that anything that has bad quality in your fund raising event can affect your genuine chances to succeed in your fund raising efforts.

  • Just make sure that you maximize every fund raising opportunity. For instance, you can sell interesting fund raising items during a fund raising dinner in order to increase your fund raising revenue. Your potential supporters will understand such a fund raising effort as long as you make sure you do it in a proper way.

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