Written Documentation

More from the multi-part series on fundraiser preparation. This section is about the importance of written documentation of all your processes to improve communications and efficiency.Importance I can’t stress enough how important it is to have written documentation for all your major organizational activities. Besides the annual plans and specific timelines mentioned above, detailed plans […]

Fundraiser Preparation

No matter what your resources, the key to fundraising success is to compose and follow a plan of action. Your plan must be your own design. It must detail how you will meet your specific needs and achieve your goals.Your plan should identify and combat your weaknesses while leveraging your strengths. It should contain specific […]

Use A Business Focus

More from the Fundraiser Preparation series – Running your fundraiser like a business. You must set realistic fundraising goals and divide responsibilities among team members for meeting your goals. A business focus increases your fundraising success.What’s involved in your fundraiser business Setting realistic goals and breaking them down into areas of responsibility are two extremely […]

Fundraising Basics 2

Fundraising Basics – Part 2: Preparation – Being prepared will make your fundraiser go smoothly. Fundraising preparation means putting everything in writing including your fundraiser goals, staffing plan, sales plan, merchant plan and delivery plan.Put it in writing The more details about your fundraising efforts that are in writing, the fewer instructions you’ll have to […]

Fundraising Basics

Fundraising Basics Part 1 – When you’re doing a fundraiser, you’re actually creating and running a small business on a temporary basis. This section on fundraising basics covers the operational details of running a fundraiser – preparation, organization, and execution. Preparation For FundraisingThe first thing you need to do is to conduct an annual needs assessment […]

Planning A Fundraiser

Looking for tips on planning a fundraiser? Here are some articles covering everything from recruiting volunteers, coordinating events, getting items donated for auctions, and last minute profit tips.These fundraiser planning tips should help you pull off the best fundraiser in your organization’s history by giving you insight into the planning process, the importance of having […]