5 Tips for Successful Fundraising


What goes into making a fundraiser? You’d think the process isn’t that difficult - just arrange for a fun event and get people to come. But there's a reason nonprofits will hire other organizations to do their fundraising. It’s a much more involved process that takes skilled planning and foresight to assure everything goes as smoothly as possible! Here are five tips and tricks from Do More Iowa on how to put on an amazing fundraising event.

1. Have a Purpose and Set Goals

What is the purpose of your fundraiser? Do you have a particular campaign or program you are trying to raise money for? Raise brand awareness? Improve your organizations overall public appeal? Set objectives to reach these goals, both financially and socially. Assign roles to individuals throughout your organization to assure you reach each one.

2. Choose Your Client Wisely (if you’re working for one)