International Fundraising Conference (IFC) is upon us and we’re so excited to be attending. IFC has brought the fundraising community across the Asia Pacific region together for the very first time! This unique event will encourage networking, education and inspire NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organisations) and philanthropists to elevate their fundraising strategy.
Before it all kicks off in Bangkok we want to share our top 5 fundraising tips to get you thinking about how you can elevate your fundraising strategy at fundraising events and online. Whether you’re attending the conference or not, the tips below are sure to get you thinking about what to do before you start planning…
- Maximise funds by utilising your MC at your fundraising event
The MC can create an unrivalled atmosphere which can directly raise more funds for your amazing cause. Make sure you clearly communicate the objectives set for the evening to the MC to ensure your target is met! Here are a few more suggestions on how to best utilise your MC at your next fundraising event!
- Simplify your auction process at your fundraising event
Using a trusted fundraising platform will not only eliminate all of the admin that comes with running an auction via paper and pen, but the platform will also help you easily maximise your fundraising efforts. Invest in a fundraising platform that doubles as a one-stop event website and reduces the number of steps it takes for your guests to start giving. Givergy offer award-winning fundraising technology to assist with the above.
- Use your donors to reach a wider audience
Whether you’re using a third party online fundraising platform or your own website to auction off items or ask for a donation; ask donors, especially the ones with a large network, to share your campaign. Getting your donors to spread the word will help to reach a wider audience, helping you to raise even more!
- Give your sponsors the recognition they deserve
Choose a fundraising platform that will allow you to elevate your sponsors profile. Embed their logo in your online auction, with a media page including sponsor information. Giving your sponsors this additional exposure throughout the evening will help you retain them for your next fundraising event, securing you a smooth cash flow.
- Remind guests why they are at your fundraising event
It’s key to remind guests why they are at the event. When the alcohol is flowing and the entertainment is jaw-dropping it can be easy to forget that there is a fundraising element to the event. Plug gentle reminders throughout the evening via your host to boost the total amount raised. This will keep the audience engaged with the fundraising element whilst enjoying the evening!
If you’re looking to fundraise online or at an event please don’t hesitate to request a FREE consultation with one of our fundraising consultants, to find out how we can help you exceed your fundraising targets!