I believe there are better ways to fundraise for your organization than the typical bake sale or car wash. Below are some great fundraising suggestions that may prove to benefit your nonprofit.
3 Risk Free Online Creative Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits
Posted on March 29, 2010 by Timothy Spell
Everyone is having a hard time making ends meet in this recessions. Implementing low risk and creative fundraising ideas for nonprofits is critical to the success of an organization. Nonprofit CMS has found 3 cool nonprofit fundraising ideas that your nonprofit can start with today.
Coffee With A Cause
CoffeeWithACause.org is a unique fundraising program that has one goal: Help Nonprofit’s Raise Money. Your nonprofit organization can get into the program for no cost. You make money by putting a banner on your website (or include it in your email blasts or other marketing material). Every time one of your supporters purchases coffee through CoffeeWithACause, your nonprofit gets over 10% of the proceeds! Everyone buys coffee anyway, so why not give it a shot?
Network For Good
Have a “donate now” button on your website. Network for Good has weekly free webinars with tips and trickets for boosting your online donation efforts. Their free service (Basic Donate Now) includes recurring donations, online donation tracking and gives donors automated tax receipts. More information can be found at Networkforgood.org.
iGive is an online fundraising service that returns a commission to your organization when your members or supporters make online shopping purchases through their network of online stores. Not all nonprofits are comfortable working with charity malls. Some NPOs feel that it’s akin to a form of advertising or corporate sponsorship or that it supports consumerism, which may not mix well with your organization’s mission. Your staff and/or board should debate the issue and develop a policy.
So there you have it, 3 online creative fundraising ideas for nonprofits. These online fundraising programs should not the be ‘end all be all’ of your fundraising efforts, but implemented correctly, can send recurring revenue into your organization quickly.