Fundraising this spring looks different. There are new challenges being posed to our organizations, but that does not mean you need to cancel your fundraising. Here are Ryan’s top tips for running a successful fundraiser during COVID-19.
1. Work with Small Businesses in your Community.
Fundraising can be hard. Fundraising in a pandemic can be really hard. Now is the time to think outside of the box to create a fundraiser that will be supported and successful. With small businesses across the country struggling, this may be the best time to rally around them. Need some ideas? Set up a plant sale with a local nursery, or sell senior t-shirts designed and produced by a local company.
2. Plan for Contactless Fundraisers.
During the time of social distancing, self isolation, and face masks, how can you raise money for your team/club? Fundraisers that do not require human contact are going to help everybody at the end of the day. Gift cards and future services may be the best avenue. Local businesses have been offering gift cards at a reduced rate. Why not work with businesses to have the difference of the gift card value go to your team or group? Using E-Gift cards and automatic receipts make it possible for your team to fundraising without anyone leaving the house.
3. Support others while Fundraising
Some of the most successful fundraisers are centered around a service for people who need it the most. Spring work days, or product deliveries allow your teams to leverage their man power to raise funds and help others in the communities. Spring and summer mulch sales, or bags of softener salt can be ordered and delivered without contact between people.
At the end of the day, creative and contactless fundraising centered around our communities is our best option for successful fundraising. If you need any assistance or would like to use Classmunity for your fundraisers please contact our team. We would be happy to help.