Nonprofit organizations rely on passionate volunteers to help raise money for their charities in creative ways. For many people it can be hard to continuously come up with interesting ways to fund these organizations, but rather than using boring fundraising techniques, thinking of unique ways to engage a crowd will undoubtedly result in more followers and an increase in funds. Here’s a list of some ways you can creatively get your community involved with donating to a good cause:
First, organize a competition. This idea is broad, so you can cater the competition towards something people in your community will be eager to participate in. It can range anywhere from food to fashion, just make sure you are fully aware of the local regulations when it comes to competitions before you start planning one. People who register to be in the competition should pay a fee and collect donations that will all go to the nonprofit organization you are raising money for. Make sure you notify people at least two months in advance so you can get a grasp on what kind of audience will be in the crowd and how much you should sell tickets to the competition for. In addition, it’s a good idea to sell food as another fundraiser on top of the competition.
Gift wrapping is another great way to help fund a nonprofit organization, especially if it’s close to the holidays. Cliff Kimani, featured writer for Udemy blog, suggests, “Organize a group of volunteers to wrap gifts for shoppers at a store for a small fee… This is a life-saver during the holidays, and many shopping centers or malls will be happy for you to set up show,” (Kimani, Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas).