how to move past fear and explode your fundraising efforts

how to move past fear and explode your fundraising efforts

Do you ever find yourself staring at a super long call list, and struggle to get started? Maybe you tell yourself you’ll start at a certain time, or do it tomorrow.

But more things are added to your plate and before you know it, you've done a ton of work, but never got started on those donation calls.

The list is intimidating. It’s nerve wracking. Your heart beat rises and your palms get sweaty just thinking about it.

25 Ways to Promote Your Fundraiser + Build Your List at the Same Time

25 Ways to Promote Your Fundraiser + Build Your List at the Same Time

In order to have any sort of fundraising event, what do you need most? A list of people that you can actually invite to join in!

Here is a list of 25 ways that you can build a list for your next event. The methods listed here skip the whole reaching out to complete strangers who aren’t ready or interested in you or your message.

Any of the things listed here will help you to reach people who want to hear from you, people who want to help. They  will also help you to build strong, lasting relationships that you can use well past your first event.

You don’t have to do them all now, or ever. Just start by choosing a couple that resonate with your personality and your mission.

Let’s get to it!

How to Write Sponsor Letters that Connect

How to Write Sponsor Letters that Connect

What is it about sponsorship letters that make some super engaging to potential sponsors, while others just get put (or sent) to the trash without really being read?

Why do some bring in a lot of money, while others seem to be a waste of time, and sometimes paper, creating?

Here are some quick and easy steps that you can do to make your sponsorship letters stand out.

How to Make Fundraising Cold-Calls The Right Way

How to Make Fundraising Cold-Calls The Right Way

Cold calling is one of the hardest fundraising activities to get people to do. Why? Because no one likes calling people asking for stuff. They feel like they’re bothering people. And on the flip side, no one likes to be on the receiving end being bothered!

And that’s all assuming that you get someone to answer. In most cases you don’t even get that far because most people have learned by now that if you don’t know the number, then don’t answer the phone!  

So if it’s so painful to do (and a general life-suck of valuable time that we’ll never get back!), why do so many fundraising organizations keep doing it?