Event Organizing Firm Helps Nonprofits Raise Donations in Tough Economic Times
Chicago, IL, March 27, 2009 — Since 2001, …For A Cause, and its forerunner, Ride For A Cause, has been organizing cycling and walking events to raise money for charities that focus on AIDS and breast cancer issues. But that is not their only focus; they also encourage their participants to choose an additional beneficiary. This can be any non-profit organization that is meaningful to the participant. Some past participant beneficiaries have included the National Kidney Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the National Autism Foundation, just to name a few.
…For A Cause has three programs from which non-profit organizations can benefit, and all three can provide much needed donations through an innovative revenue stream. “An organization of any size can take advantage of these programs but, typically, smaller organizations with a more forward-thinking fundraising mentality may ultimately reap greater benefits from these programs,” said founder Rob Webber. “What we mean by this is if an organization can look at these opportunities as an additional source of donations that may not have been raised, it would be a win-win situation for all the organizations involved.”
The only thing required by participating beneficiaries is to announce the event to their supporters and constituents. They can do this through email announcements, placing the event on their websites, putting up posters, using direct mail, or advertising in local outlets. The more an organization puts into announcing the event, the greater the potential return. Our participants raise an average of $2,500.00 each.
Single participants – If an organization can secure one to four participants, it will receive one-third of the donations raised by participants designating the organization as their additional beneficiary. The remaining donations will be split equally between …For A Cause and either the AIDS or breast cancer organization.
Five or more participants – If an organization secures five to 10 participants, it will receive two-thirds of the donations raised; the remaining one third will remain with …For A Cause.