About Non Profit Fundraising

85% of Non Profit Fundraising every year is accepted from direct individual donations. However, how does one raise funds? Apart from direct activities, online fundraising is very famous around the world these days.

Did you know that 85% of Non Profit Fundraising every year is acquired from direct personal donations? 

That 85% consists of large and little donations but it is the steady stream of small donations that keep most nonprofits floating. 

One should plan and forward his or her steps carefully if the organization is new and they are not sure about the procedure of Non Profit Fundraising.

Ideally, the first step should be to cultivate donors in the local community and then move on to Internet Fundraising. 

How does one raise funds? 

One can raise your funds through assistance, product sale, special events, and by phonations. Online fundraising is very famous around the world these days.

Primarily one has to find one or two donors who will make a large donation (known as primary donors).  

Let us discuss some easy steps to get prospective donors interested and involved in the project.

1) Create a list of prospective donors who may get curious about the organization’s activities.

2) Primarily one should concentrate on friend-raising activities rather than fund-raising ones, like organizing some extraordinary events (a spaghetti dinner, carnival, concert, or some other fun activity) with several door prizes.

3) Now create a mailing list of those individuals who are somewhat interested or may get interested in the organization. One should include the following attributes in the mailing list-

    a) detailed address of office and residency

    b) phone number  

    c) personal & precise information 

4) Within 3 days mail a nice letter to every listed person. In addition, tell them-

    a) how the organization is helping somebody in the community.

    b) that it is only feasible with the support (monetary and otherwise) from good people like them.

    c) ask them for contribution and include a pre-addressed return envelope to make it comfortable for the donor.

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5) Try to invite the possibility to come as a volunteer.

    a)  have a volunteer coordinator well prepared in advancement to accept all calls, and to put them to good use.

    b)  the coordinator should introduce them to the staff, and make them feel like to are a part of the organization. Once a volunteer regards being a part of the organization, he or she (and friends) is more reasonable to contribute. 

6) Send letters and newsletters to those people who did not volunteer. It may work to good effect if they are asked to speak to their civic groups and local and prayer groups about the organization. A good relationship always pays. 

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7) Thank anybody and everybody whenever and however likely on whatever occasion.

Finally, maintaining donors’ involvement over time is required. Try to get them excited about what you are doing with their thoughtful help.

Remember: Non Profit Fundraising is all about making relationships.

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