Let Fundraising Software Help You Launch Your Next Fundraising Event

first_imgFundraising Software Can Help You Launch Your Next Fundraising EventIn 2013, more than $20 billion was received by non-profits in the form of online donations. The fundraising software that your organization uses can make it easy for donors to give, thereby increasing the success of your event fundraising, or it can be a roadblock if it frustrates donors when they try to make a contribution.Online Fundraising Tools Make Non-Profit Event Management Simpler and More ProfitableEvent fundraising is a great way to raise money while engaging with donors and building community. Engaging supporters in a positive experience with your organization reassures them that they are supporting a good cause and inspires additional giving.Share the Love—Publicly Appreciate Your DonorsOne of the main reasons that donors stop supporting non-profits is lack of communication from the organization resulting in a feeling that their contribution is not appreciated. Hosting an event provides a fantastic opportunity to interact with donors and express appreciation.If you have speakers, take the opportunity to showcase donors by asking them to speak about why they support your organization. Their enthusiasm will have a strong influence on their peers at the event, but you don’t have to let it stop there. Social media gives you a way to post their pictures, along with quotes, to spread their message of support to those who are not at the event.A fun way to really show your donors how much you appreciate them is to make a wall of fame with their names on it, or better yet, a red carpet photo booth. Making them feel like VIPs will make the event fun for them and they will be happy to share the pictures with their friends. You should also share the pictures on your website and in social media. (Plan in advance by reviewing your organization’s publicity policies and having release forms ready if necessary.)Incorporate Fundraising Software with Your Event to Increase DonationsEvent fundraising traditionally centers on ticket sales and the live event, but there are several ways to use fundraising software to encourage additional donations.Mobile Donations: An increasing number of people are making their donations with mobile devices. Supporters will be feeling strongly connected to your cause at the event. Some people think ahead and bring checkbooks to non-profit events, but many don’t, so remind them that they can make donations right then and there with their mobile devices.Memberships and Recurring Donations: Online banking and mobile devices make it easy to set up a recurring donation or pay for a membership on the spot. Take advantage of the generosity inspired by an event to get donors to sign up for these forms of long-term support.Additional gifts: Non-profit fundraising software can help increase donations even before the event. When you send out invitations or reminders to purchase tickets online, be sure to make it easy to make an additional donation. Donors who know they will donate more than the ticket price may want to make an additional donation right then, and it also allows those who will not attend the event to make a donation.Since 2001, Network for Good has helped over 100,000 nonprofit organizations raise more than $1 billion online. To discuss how we can help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts, contact us today or call 1-888-284-7978 x1.last_img read more