How To Raise Funds For A Charity
Posted On May 2, 2017
One of the most rewarding ways of feeling fulfillment is by helping others and raising funds for a charity or cause that you believe in and care about is a great way to start. While holding a fundraising event can be a collective team effort that is fun, it can also be a daunting task. Read on to find out a variety of methods of raising money for your charity of choice.
Choosing a charity
The ideal way of picking a charity is to find a cause that you care about and is passionate about. If you have done a charitable donation to a specific cause, then you would know what types of charities you have in your community. There are various causes you might care about, animals, health, or raise money for a homeless shelter or an elder’s home and so on. It is vital to make sure that whatever charity you raise funds for is a legitimate charity, thus visiting their offices and confirming their non-profit status will save you a lot of hassle before you start fund raising.
Holding an event
There are many charities that hold events all throughout the year that you can join and help as a charity sponsorship to raise funds. For example; you can have people sponsor you if you take part in a fundraising walk for a certain cause. Furthermore, there are other forms of charitable events such as carnivals that can be held to fundraise; where an entrance fee will be charged and the community will get together to host different games and events and the proceedings of them will be given to the charity. Most of these carnivals will have their cause explicitly written down and displayed so that everyone is aware of the cause and the good deed that they will be a part of.
Competitions such as a bake off to a costume design competition can be held to raise money. Prizes and gifts can be donated and the main source of money can be through entrance tickets. If resources are available, local celebrities can be invited to judge these competitions in order to bring in more crowd and thus funds. Having a band to donate their time and perform will be a great way to gather people out to the event. The most important part is to make sure that the way in which you are raising funds is transparent and people will trust you to use the funds raised to help and improve the charity.