Do You Have Your Fundraising Event Strategies Nailed Down?
The weather is starting to get “nice” in many parts of the country, and do you know what that means? Well, in my city—Atlanta—that means if you are driving on Saturday or Sunday, you better be prepared for slower traffic on side roads due to fundraising walks and runs, and bike events for nonprofits.
These events are successful for the charities and the participants—even all the people who see the crowds on the roads are part of the experiences.
While I know most large nonprofits have an annual calendar of events mapped out well in advance, I also know that I have just as many readers of my blog who are small and medium nonprofits that might still be thinking through options for community events this year. If you are reading this blog and fall into this category, I have found an amazing resource for you.
The folks over at MobileCause have compiled a list of 57 fundraising event ideas. They’ve even done some legwork for you and included a list of things you will need and/or should think about when considering each of the ideas.
They’ve got everything from raffles to battles of the bands to game-night fundraisers. Plus, if you are looking for event fundraising ideas that fall into specific categories, they’ve organized it that way as well.
- Fundraising Event Ideas From A to Z (All 57 Ideas)
- Annual Event Ideas
- Cheap and Easy Event Ideas
- Colleges and Universities Ideas
- Faith-Based Ideas
- K-12 School Ideas
- Kids and Teens Ideas
- Sports Teams and Clubs Ideas
Take a glance—there is not a more comprehensive list out there for nonprofits to use! And kudos to MobileCause for sharing such a great resource with the industry.
Vice President, Strategy & Development
Eleventy Marketing Group
Angie is ridiculously passionate about EVERYTHING she’s involved in — including the future and success of our nonprofit industry.
Angie is a senior exec with 25 years of experience in direct and relationship marketing. She is a C-suite consultant with experience over the years at both nonprofits and agencies. She currently leads strategy and development for marketing intelligence agency Eleventy Marketing Group. Previously she has worked at the innovative startup DonorVoice and as general manager of Merkle’s Nonprofit Group, as well as serving as that firm’s CRM officer charged with driving change within the industry. She also spent more 14 years leading the marketing, fundraising and CRM areas for two nationwide charities, The Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Angie is a thought leader in the industry and is frequent speaker at events, and author of articles and whitepapers on the nonprofit industry. She also has received recognition for innovation and influence over the years.