Like any fundraiser, momentum and goals are key to success. Fundraise Local has tools to help, but ultimately your non-profits members, parents, supporters, and their friends and families drive success.
We suggest managing your fundraising efforts utilizing four very simple steps.
- Set an achievable and date sensitive goal
- This goal does not always have to be a precise financial goal; it may be a goal regarding participation. Hypothetically, you may have a goal that every affiliate link makes at least three sales within the first ten days of your campaign, three more sales in the next ten days, and five additional sales in the next 30 days of the campaign. This goal would equate to nine sales in 50 days per participant. If your non-profit has 50 participants, at $10 raised per transaction, that equates to $4500 raised in 50 days! Want to raise more? Raise the bar!
- Set up your affiliate links and track them weekly
- Fundraise Local has a ton of trackable data at your fingertips. One of the features to drive results is ‘affiliate links.’ By sending a quick email to your participants, they can receive a unique link. With this unique link you can track their success. If someone makes a purchase after clicking their link, you can see this. Everyone works a tad harder when their success if visible…. Be sure to praise your participants when you see their link used to encourage them to send it out as much as possible via text, email, Instagram, or Facebook!
- Need a prize?
- Your campaigns success is everyone’s success! Feel free to ask us for a prize to encourage your participants to hit their goals! We will either provide a prize or leverage our business partners to offer a prize to encourage more sales to their location.
- Use social media!
- When you see an awesome small-business jump on Fundraise Local or you see an awesome new offer as an option to fundraise on the site, share it on social media. Let’s be honest, if your supporters are hungry for pizza on a Friday night and they see you post how Sam’s Pizza is donating $10 to your organization with the purchase of a $50 gift card, where do you think that person will choose to eat? A simple social media post can drive your fundraising efforts to new levels!