We are excited to say that recently we have been doing a lot of work with the Reno Rebirth Blog. Jenifer, our CEO is doing monthly posts on what the Reno area can do to better the community, you can see the first post by clicking the link below.
In addition to the monthly posts, It’s My Community Store was featured in a story by Mark Robison on Sunday. The story included several local businesses that are giving back to their community and of course our section about turning office supplies and printer supplies into funds for more than 50 non-profits. Take a look at the article and what all these great businesses are doing for charities, non-profits, and their communities.
Last two weeks we gave some tips on your Online Fundraiser.
- Online Fundraising Tip 9: Ultimately… Be you. It’s not all about "Join us" "donate now" "Tell everyone!" There is a philosophy growing across the internet, the giant Google is down to earth and corny, they do a goofy april fool’s joke every year, they have subtle jokes all across their documentation and help, and not to mention the Google Doodle that appears everyonce in awhile that changes out the Google logo. People love creativity and fun posts.
- Online Fundraising Tip 10: Be professional. Being human is a great way to have supporters warm up to you. But, use common sense when it comes to posting on social media. You have a presence that people look to, so give them something to be proud of. Instruct the staff to do so as well, like no wild, and crazy party pictures, that type of thing. Obviously don’t be rude or crude.
Thank you for reading through these tips, I hope they are helpful for your Sacramento Fundraiser.
Read Part I & Part II
For Non-profit organization fundraisers, the current state of affairs is bleak, but many have utilized the power of the internet for Online Fundraising. We present to you our second round of tips on how to use social media for your Sacramento fundraiser.
- Online Fundraising Tip 5: Keep everyday, events, and online fundraising campaign interactions separate. Have the employees answer inquiries and provide or direct to useful information, always have them be courteous and genuine. But, when in campaign mode, it’s best to have everyone provide consistent and structured information and answers.
- Online Fundraising Tip 6: Stay organized. Providing information is great! Providing the same information over and over…. that’s not so great. So mix it up, a suggestion is to have themes for days of the week; whether it’s sending texts, asking for donations, providing a story (sad or inspiring), etc. Keep it on schedule.
- Online Fundraising Tip 7: Stay on top of things! This can’t be stressed enough, staying on top of things and being consistent, without large gaps of downtime lets people know that you’re there and you’re proactive about what you do. People can grow to depend on you to provide information, graphics, or trivia.
- Online Fundraising Tip 8: Set up a FAQ. You’ll get lots of questions, figure out between 20-50 of the most common questions. Prep yourself, your staff, and your supporters on the best answers to these.
These tips should help you out for this week. We’ll have more next week, so stay tuned
View Part I
To a Reno Non-profit Fundraisers are essential to success, a simple fundraising program can be the key. By embracing few or many Reno fundraising ideas, donors get a choice when helping your organization. They want to help, but don’t quite want what your one Reno fundraiser idea is. Give them multiple things to give back. This strategy also opens multiple sources of donation income which will take a much longer time to run dry..
There are many fundraising opportunities out there, but getting overwhelmed by the business of fundraising can take the fun right out of the fundraiser. Easy to manage and get going is the best course of action for a non-profit that will allow you to get the money you need and get back to doing what you love.
To some it’s a very scary world out there, especially to concerned parents. When a school asks children to step in to do field trip fundraising, sports team fundraising, and other Reno school fundraising, it can be nerve racking to set the kids out to sell something to strangers.
Below are a few Reno fundraising ideas to keep your children safe.
- For Reno School Fundraisers, notify the school admin office so they are aware. They may also offer some advice, safety tips, or some Reno fundraiser ideas
- Door-to-door sales is outdated and an unsafe practice. Though it seems like a good idea to get kids out there to make sales, it’s dangerous to do this in todays world. Instead, as parents, be involved, make phone calls, emails, or use social networking. Also, only contact friends, family, and people you know are safe.
- Be involved, use any fundraising ideas as a learning tool to teach safety and etiquette, as well as how to present themselves. It’s My Community Store makes it easy to do Online Fundraising, but the Internet makes it easy for you kids to get in trouble, so always be with your child to take the wheel and lead a safe trip.
- Be the banker! Several times in fundraising history, children have gotten in trouble by money getting lost. Sometimes no one is to blame, other times kids don’t know better. It’s My Community Store takes care of money handling and distribution, so with us this isn’t really a concern. But, it is advice for any kind of fundraising idea.
- Communication is key. Stay in touch with people, let them know what’s going on. Make it clear how the fundraiser works, what it’s for, etc. Don’t rely on kids to give a message to anyone, they forget, get the message wrong, or don’t understand themselves what they are saying. Phone calls, emails, bulletins, flyers, announcements (Online is best) all can help the terms of safety.
It’s My Community Store encourages the safety of children when fundraising, but also for them to have fun!
For your Reno Fundraising Opportunity choose It’s My Community Store!