All fundraisers need to have a firm plan set in place before the fundraising begins. By following this fundraiser planning guide your fundraiser will have a higher successes rate.
First thing to set is the dates for your fundraiser. Your what is an in-kind donation fundraiser must have a beginning, middle and an end. If you find that your fundraiser has not made the money you were hoping for do not extend the end date. Your donor pool needs to know when the end is and what to expect.
Second is to plan your ending. If you are to hold an event to culminate the end of your fundraiser plan in advance. You want to ensure that no other organization is holding an event on the same day.
Third is to keep your budget in mind. You must have a clear cut budget in mind for your fundraiser. You can hold successful fundraisers with a limited budget you simply must plan for this and stick to your budget.
Forth is to set up a fundraising committee. You must have people that are in charge of organizing, running and managing your fundraiser. Committees work best when they are limited to 4 to 8 people.
Fifth is to create a timeline. By setting up a timeline you will be ensured that your fundraiser will run smoothly and on time.
Sixth check on a regular basis that all is running smoothly. You want your volunteers to stay on task and to get there assigned task accomplished in a timely manner.
Seventh be prepared to offer help to your volunteers. This can be a tricky task if your volunteer is not performing properly. You do not want to offend a volunteer but you do need to make sure that your fundraising work is getting done.
Eighth is to advertise your fundraiser. Let the community know that you are planning a fundraiser. Give them all the details they need such as date, time and duration.
Ninth after your fundraiser is over conduct an evaluation of the fundraiser. You will want to know if it worked, did it raise money and how did your volunteers feel about the fundraiser?
Now is the time to start thinking about your next fundraiser. While all these tips are fresh in your mind start looking into your next event and remember to always have fun with your fundraiser.