Fundraising Tips for your Club, Charity or Not-For-Profit Organisation
Fundraising should be fun and easy. Listed below are some things to help you and your team to increase your fundraising targets whilst having a heap of fun.
TIP 1 - IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START:
- Get your team together
- Brainstorm ideas
- Identify people skills and what they like to do
- Plan a calendar of events
- Create an action plan and allocate tasks
- Create a Fundraising Activity To Do List
- Agree on the next get-together
TIP 2 - SUCCESSFUL TEAMS:
Fundraising is a TEAM effort
- Think as a Team and act as a Team
- Share the load and the tasks
- Communicate with one another often
- Encourage and focus on having positive people in you team
- Negative people are hard work and waste precious energy
TIP 3 - GOOD REASONS TO FUNDRAISE:
Some may ask “Why should I give you money? We need support for the:
- Funds needed for research
- Regional people to have access to support and facilities available in the city
- New Facilities
- New Equipment
TIP 4 - GET THE WORD OUT:
People must know about your fundraiser so they can participate or contribute.
- Letters: Send out letters via snail mail. Many fundraising e-mails are lost among the junk; make sure everyone has something tangible. Opt for using something that stands out and is personal so that people know it is from you.
- E-mail: Still use e-mail to get the word out, just do not make it your only way. E-mail is still great for reminders and for those you may not have a physical address for.
- Internet: Use your Facebook, blogs, your fundraiser website or any other Internet sites to get the word out. Some of our fundraisers raise hundreds of dollars by posting the order form, label designs, and reminders on their Facebook page.
- Place an Ad: In your local newspaper, on community noticeboards, anywhere you can get to potential buyers/ contributors.
- Newsletters: If your fundraiser, or a local community organisation, publishes an email or printed newsletter, write an article about your cause, including a strong call to action.
Note: Wine is an adult product. We do not encourage the involvement of children and young people under the age of 18 years in promoting or distributing wine.