Fundraising should be fun and easy. Listed below are some Easy Fundraising Ideas 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. Our most successful Fundraiser ever was the Australian Women’s Dragon Boat Team. The team set a goal: each team member aimed to sell at least 6 dozen: they sold a staggering 84 dozen wine (that’s over 1,000 bottles!) and raised over $5,000.00 – wow, great 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.
- Print: Print and hand out copies of your Order Form.
- Letters: Send out letters and Order Forms 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.
We know Fundraisers are amazing people who do their good work in their own time. We would love to hear your Fundraising tips, so we can share them with everyone.
Phone us on 0408 190 636 or fill out the Enquiry Form to receive our Fundraising Wine Information Pack.