People want to fundraise – it’s your job to give them to opportunities and the tools to do so on behalf of your cause.
Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? Take heart fellow fundraiser, practice makes perfect. Or, to put it another way, confidence breeds competence.
The seven event fundraising techniques or “best practices” described here emerged from analyzing data and interviewing nonprofit event and development staff. Our goal: Gain a clearer understanding of what they do to achieve success on a regular basis.
Here’s a glimpse at how we at the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) Office of Philanthropy & Partnership were able to raise $200,000 in five months through our Dragon Boat Upstate Festival and Virtual Toy Drive, thanks to discovering, equipping and appreciating those folks both online and offline (with awesome social fundraising tools).