Archive for January, 2012

Fundraising is a necessity for non-profits. And with time, a kind of fundraising fatigue sets in with not just the volunteers and fundraisers but also the patrons. This can be highly detrimental to your organization’s future. You need funds and you need to keep people interested. Not just the individual donors but also the institutions, they need to have strong reasons for supporting your efforts on a consistent basis. Apart from delivering results you need to make things interesting for people that you want to help you. Remember, yours is not the only charity that approaches them. There is a lot of competition. To this end you need to come up with unique and interesting fundraising ideas. Remember, as in business so too in fundraising. It is easier to retain an existing customer / donor than to get a new one. Here are a few unique fundraising ideas. One year make savings the theme and let your donors know that it’s not going to be a high-end event this time round. Instead the money being collected is going to be diverted to the charity as much as possible. Do you know what a reverse raffle is? It’s a concept where everyone...