The concept of charity is the act of recognizing and showing compassion to others in need. There is love and kindness involved and the action is selfless, meaning you shouldn’t expect nothing but helping without any reward – a simple act from the heart.
Raising money for charity means collecting funds for a particular reason or specific cause, and the best examples I can give you are medical help for diseased people, feeding the homeless, raising money to build a new school or house, or even to buy precious medication for the people who need it.
Now, how to do it? Some people organize fun and exciting events, such as walks, car washes, dinners, bake and yard sale or dances. Others organize some more energetic and crazy events like cycling in the mountains, swimming across the English channel, or running in the desert. Everything is good when it involves helping others by relieving their problems and pain, in any shape or form, and I am sure you agree with me. People can participate in any events as I mentioned above, and do what they most like to do, raising money and supporting any cause, and if there is one that inspires you to give back, don’t even think twice.
The importance of charity nowadays relies on the data itself – the increasing poverty rate worldwide and the growing number of homeless people, among other social existing issues. Have you been waiting to give something to a good cause? This year is the year! With this pandemic coronavirus, a lot of people have become jobless, homeless and sick in this time of crises and that’s why, even though we need to keep the physical distance, we should be more united than ever.
Now, are you the president of a charity and are looking for ways to step up and raise a little bit more for your charity fundraising? Keep scrolling because I will give you some tips to guide you to through these hard times.
Host Your Incredible Event
This strategy is common and it’s one of the most profitable acts to raise money. Besides that, it’s a great way to build relationships with the community and everyone attempting these events. Always remember that, instead of just asking people to donate, you can have volunteers and supporters to help everything going the best way possible. One of the most important things to consider is the type of event you create, which should attract a good number of people. It’s also extremely important to always be clear about the cause you’re supporting.
Achieving perfection will be hard but if you keep in mind your budget to organize this party or sports event and plan every detail with time to spend, such as the localization and some food or items that can be donated to you, you will definitely be successful!
Creating an Online Platform
Events are a good idea but you can also get money from crowdfunding by creating an online platform that reaches everyone. Nowadays, this way is one of the most efficient ways to get funds, but don’t forget it’s essential to consider the website design, the users interface, the customer support options, the access to the funds and other features, as this way it will be easier for the people who couldn’t go to your event but still wanted to help your cause! Using the technology to help makes so much sense and the platforms GoFundMe.com and GoldenGiving.com are a great example of it!
Improving Advertising Skills
Once you have your platform and create events on special days, it’s essential to share them as much as you can on social media, in order to become the most visible to potential donors online.
Another tip I have for you is that when people donate, make sure you show them appreciation by saying “Thank you” and remind them of the good things that will be possible to do with their donation. Making a personal note could be excellent in strengthening the relationship! You can also have prizes and rewards for the highest donors (even though it kinda defeats the purpose of a selfless act).
Last but not least, tell your story and answer the question “What will the funds be used for?” and “Why are you connected to the cause and what made you support it?” Maybe you can even create an interesting narrative to tell the world your purpose and the goals you want to achieve!
Together We Are Stronger
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world” and I genuinely think if we apply it to this topic, we can easily understand that once you help people around the world, you are already changing someone’s life and inspiring others to also help. It doesn’t matter the type or the amount of help you can give, so never give up on supporting the most important causes that inspire you! Have a nice day, and thanks for reading.