Boost Fundraising Turnout & Profits


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Boost Fundraiser Turnout & Profits! Choose the right fundraiser for your group, market strategically, use social media to get more participants involved and raise more money for your good work!

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Boost Fundraising Turnout & Profits

  1. 1. Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits Karen Bantuveris Founder & CEO @VolunteerSpot
  2. 2. This webinar is for you if… • You organize fundraising events for your group, school or nonprofit. • You want to improve participation and boost profits. • You want to involve others in supporting a cause you care about. @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  3. 3. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors! • Family owned since 2000, • Creative fundraising solutions turning kids artwork into family keepsakes! • Easy ordering & streamlined profits • Over 30 custom products with personalization options. • Beautiful, reusable bags make for unique fundraising products! • Flexible ordering • Huge catalog of environmentallyfriendly products • Promotion Zone: Helpful online resources for fundraiser success! Visit them online today! Visit them online today!
  4. 4. We’re giving away swag! . @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  5. 5. Save Time. Get More Volunteers Involved! Coordinate volunteers and collect contributions – online, EASY! Carnivals & Festivals, Races & Fun Runs, Book Fairs, Auctions, Walkathons, Cook-offs, Bake Sales, Product Sales and more! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  6. 6. VolunteerSpot for Fundraisers FREE! Simply Plan: Auctions Carnivals Concessions Cook-offs Concerts Festivals Tournaments Races Book Fairs Walkathons and anything else you organize! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  7. 7. Agenda • Fundraising Overview • Product Fundraisers • Building Online Community • Real-World Fundraisers @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  8. 8. Fundraising Begins with Community @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  9. 9. $$$ $,$$$ @VolunteerSpot $$,$$$ #FUNdraising $,$$$,$$$
  10. 10. Product Fundraisers • From Neighborhood door-to-door to Facebook wall-to-wall • Can be in-addition to real-world fundraising events or stand-alone • Social channels amplify participation & profits • Include a ‘donate cash’ option • Create a communications timeline • Share results @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  11. 11. Choosing Products • Who is Selling? • Who is Buying? • Calculate Profits • Company Support & Service • Match to Events & Seasons @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  12. 12. Socialize your Sale @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  13. 13. Build your Community @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  14. 14. @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  15. 15. Social Media Strengthens your group Listen When we have calls-to-action, our community will be engaged. Inspire Share Connect It’s like having a conversation! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  16. 16. Social Media Strengthens your group Listen Trust Inspire Share Action Connect @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  17. 17. Social Media Strengthens your group Listen Trust Inspire Share Action $$$ Connect @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  18. 18. Build your Community • • • • • • Website Newsletters Emails Blogs Public gatherings Corporate and community partners @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  19. 19. Build your Community Show your Lions Pride! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  20. 20. What to Post? 1. Upload photos & video and tag volunteers (NOT kids) 2. Create ‘Events’ pages for big activities 3. Fundraising & Membership Links & Status updates (#,%) 4. Call for Volunteers 5. Interesting articles community happenings 6. Questions/polls on related topics 7. Thanks to corporate sponsors 8. Appreciation to volunteers & participants @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  21. 21. What to post? @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  22. 22. Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT MORE FUN MORE PROFIT @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  23. 23. Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT MORE FUN MORE PROFIT @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  24. 24. Create a Social Media Plan Identify… • Timeline of When to Post • Which Social Channels • What Messages • Who will share • How to measure @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  25. 25. Create a Social Media Plan Include… • Onsite & Online tie-ins • Social incentives • Fun polls & ‘ticklers’ • Members, bloggers, community/corp. partners • Check-ins • Photo sharing • Options to donate @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  26. 26. Example: Spring Carnival Social Media Plan When Where What • 1 month before • • Publish URLs & Twitter/Instagram hashtag on all materials (#EECarnival) Carnival is around the corner – preorder tickets & skip the lines! <click here> Post: Please sign up to help at carnival <click here> 3 weeks before • • Who should we put in the dunking booth? Vote! Basket Bidding warm-up! Check out these awesomes. What do you want to bid on? 7-10 days before • Carnival next Sat. Thx 2 R sponsor @BigStore! • Can’t wait for Carnival! Which cake should I bake for the cakewalk? <photos> Definitely going to bid on this: <photo/link>. What’s your fav? 1 – 2 weeks before Personal buzz from community • @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  27. 27. Social Media Plan When Where 2 – 3 days before What Photos of prep work, updates on carnival booths, entertainment, prizes, etc. Acknowledge volunteers and sponsors POSTERS • Join us Online! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest • • At Carnival Hashtags# • • Check in After Please tweet! #EECarnival Tell us your favorite carnival booth on on Facebook and get a free raffle ticket! Project a Twitter ‘backchannel’ screen: Social ambassador badges “I for Cause, Do U?” Lots of Photos & Video Thanks to volunteers and sponsors RESULTS : $$ Raised, Impact to Group @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  28. 28. Add Online to Auctions Online Bidding Supports Participation in your Real World Event. • • • • Gives participants a sneak peak Builds excitement for some of your best items Promotes auction to folks who can’t attend in person Leverages the (school) calendar with off-season online auctions Thanks to Roger Devine from for the great ideas! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  29. 29. Pre-event Buzz @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  30. 30. Day-of Buzz @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  31. 31. Recognize Volunteers & Participants @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  32. 32. Thank Sponsors @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  33. 33. A virtual bulletin board for pinning images and resources – a creative way to connect, share, and inspire your community to action! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  34. 34. Pinterest for Fundraisers • Highlight “hot” items • Show off games and booths • Show where the money will go • Showcase your theme • Photos of invitation • Include website link below pin Thanks to Sherry Truhlar of RedAppleAuctons for the great ideas! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  35. 35. Get Help! Like the ideas, but don’t have time? Create a position for a volunteer leader: Social Communications Coordinator & a TEAM of Online Ambassadors @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  36. 36. Thank you for joining! Join us! @VolunteerSpot @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  37. 37. Get Started Today! FREE! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising
  38. 38. Join us! @VolunteerSpot #FUNdraising