Here’s how to get started:
- Gather your friends, family, and colleagues who are interested in helping the Dedham Food Pantry
- Create a fundraiser to help raise funds and awareness.
- Reach out to your networks to secure support for your fundraising campaign. Please email us if you have any questions.
*As people responsible for fundraising for non-profit organizations, we often get “analysis paralysis,” the inability to decide on a course of action. We spend so much time reviewing great new fundraising strategies, attending conferences, reading development books, and seeking advice from colleagues that we have trouble launching a new fundraising initiative.
Here are some ideas to fundraise:
1. Hold a fundraising event.
2. Send a fundraising letter to your donor file.
3. Host a walk-a-thon, dance-a-thon, or other participatory fundraising event.
5. Send a fundraising e-mail to your list.
6. Approach your top supporters to ask for individual gifts.
7. Start a viral fundraising campaign.
8. Launch a board giving campaign.
9. Recruit volunteers to raise money on your behalf.
11. Find donors to run hosted events.
12. Seek out a major donor to fund the project.
13. Use scratch cards.
14. Hold a silent auction.
15. Choose an unusual fundraising idea.
16. Choose a “quick” fundraising idea.
17. Find in-kind donations to meet your need, rather than asking for checks.
By no means is this an exhaustive list. These 17 ideas should, however, provide a great starting point for deciding on your organization’s strategy for raising a quick $10,000, $25,000, or whatever you need to help you accomplish your mission.