Alternative ways to raise funds during a pandemic
Many organizations have either canceled or looking for creative alternatives to maximize fundraising efforts. If you are considering cancelling or postponing your event, here are a few creative ideas that can help your fundraiser:
- Online Auction/Mobile Bidding: If you have to cancel your event, switching your Live or Silent Auction to online can help your organization raise some of those fundraising dollars back. Check out a recent Online Auction here – https://rebeccaswish.cbo.io
- Peer to Peer Fundraisers: Talk with your Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers that you have or might need to cancel your special event. This is a great opportunity to get creative and think outside the box. Check out Partnerships for Children Sweet 16 Fundraiser. Partnerships for Children incorporated their Board of Directors and added pictures of their “16 year old selves” to their individual fundraising page. Want to set up your own fundraiser, check out HelloFund.
- Text to Give: Give donors option to Text to Give with a fundraising goal thermometer. We also have the option for Donors to pay with Apple Pay, Venmo or Paypal with our Text to Give Option.
When a decision is made to cancel or postpone your event for which you’ve secured sponsorships and sold tickets, it is important to create a positive message. Remind sponsors and attendees about the impact funds raised will have on your organization.
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