Fundraising Tips for Success
1. Create a Planning Committee
Ask enthusiastic people whose dedication and skills will make for a successful
event. Involve enough volunteers to share the workload.
2. Set a Goal
Set realistic goals that you can measure and obtain. By tracking progress, you
will generate stronger event participation and community goodwill.
3. Choose the Right Event
Decide on the right fundraiser that fits the interests and skills of your group and
the community you’d like to be involved.
4. Identify Your Target Audience
Decide who you would like to participate in the event. Is it public participation for the
whole community or is it geared towards a specific group or organization?
5. Schedule Your Event
Pick a date and time for your event carefully to encourage maximum
participation. Give yourself plenty of time to organize, publicize, and
guarantee great success. This would be the right time to contact
Rebecca@alsphiladelphia.org to get the necessary forms submitted
and have any questions answered.
6. Plan Your Budget
By identifying and planning for expenses and income sources in advance, you
will maximize proceeds by keeping event costs down. Work on getting things you
might normally pay for donated instead.
7. Create a Community Of Hope fundraising page
By creating a page in honor of a loved one or for your event, you can let your
friends and family know about your event, they can donate securely, and you
can keep track of all of your donations. Click HERE to get started.
8. Promote and Publicize Your Event
Get the word out early! Press releases, flyers, posters, community bulletin
boards, emails, Facebook – all are easy ways to publicize. Even TV, radio,
newspapers, and magazines often provide free public service time and ad
9. Collect the Funds
Gather most donations ahead of time or during the event. Otherwise, all funds
should be collected within two weeks of the event.
10. Say Your Thank-Yous!
Recognize and acknowledge everyone who participates, let them know how
much money was raised, and do something special for your committee. This
can lead to the fundraiser becoming an annual event generating donations to
The ALS Association for years to come.