#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Takeaways: first-and-foremost, offer a raffle! What Levitt and Dubner do not explore, but is worth noting, is the fact that as your organization solicits donations to a fundraising raffle, your organization enjoyes an exchange of publicity with businesses for almost no cost.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Creative Way #5: Give Something in Exchange for the Contribution. Creative Way #9: Seek a Donation Gift and Sell Raffle Tickets. This way, you can use it as a prize, and sell tickets to raffle it off at the end of the fundraiser. “Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. Do you often feel as though your friends and family think that when you approach them? If so, you are not alone.

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Grow your email list without spending money


A great (yet time-consuming) way to promote email signup is to create a fun contest, quiz, or raffle. Example from No Kid Hungry (click to enlarge): List exchange. The size of the lists exchanged should be equal, and typically organizations choose to suppress donors from these messages.

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Building Your Nonprofit Email List

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You can announce a raffle or a contest, asking people to write their email addresses on the raffle stub to enter. Premiums, contests and raffles: Any kind of donor contact that has a reward is a good opportunity to ask for email addresses. In the case of a membership premium, the donor is already excited about receiving a gift in exchange for a donation, so obtaining their email is usually easy.

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Poker Night… For the Ladies – Fund Raising Ideas for Charities

The Biddery Blog

They might be able to provide cards, chips and tables and in exchange offer them free advertising with your group. If you have a strong female base, think about a poker night (or luncheon) for the ladies!

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Using mobile phone marketing to build an email list


San Francisco AIDS Foundation promoted a contest in which they raffled an iPad in exchange for joining the email list via SMS. AIDS Walk San Francisco benefitting our client the San Francisco AIDS Foundation just took place this past weekend.

Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Be creative with fun raffle ideas, and never overlook the income-producing power of a Fund-A-Need. Get your wine or drink mixers for free in exchange for promoting their logo on your step-and-repeat. You know it’s there, lurking in the shadows of your workload.