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Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits               Karen Bantuveris                 Founder & CEO                 @Volunt...
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor!  See’s Candies has been bringing sweet smiles for 91 years! With all products made in the U...
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor!                                   http://vols.pt/Rewards  Download the RewardVolunteers App...
Save Time. Get More Volunteers Involved!Coordinate volunteers and collect contributions – online, EASY!  Carnivals and Fes...
This webinar is for you if…    • you organize fundraising events for      your group, school or nonprofit.    • you want t...
Agenda  • Fundraising Overview  • Product Fundraisers  • Building Online Community  • Real-World Fundraisers  • Collect Co...
Fundraising Begins w.Community            @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
$$$   $,$$$   $$$,$$$
Product Fundraisers • From Neighborhood door-to-door to       Facebook wall-to-wall • Can be in-addition to real-world fun...
Choosing Products • Who is Selling? • Who is Buying? • Calculate Profits                                            http:/...
Socialize your Sale           @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
Build your Community           @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
@VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
Social MediaStrengthens your group            Listen                                           When we have               ...
Social MediaStrengthens your group           ListenInspire               Share                                            ...
Social MediaStrengthens your group           ListenInspire               Share                                            ...
Build your Community•   Website•   Newsletters•   Emails•   Blogs•   Public gatherings•   Corporate and    community partn...
Build your Community                                       Show your                                       Lions Pride!   ...
What to post? 1. Upload photos & video and tag volunteers (NOT kids) 2. Create „Events‟ pages for big activities – 3. Fund...
What to post?          @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
Real World Fundraisers       MORE TURNOUT          MORE FUN                  =        MORE PROFIT          @VolunteerSpot ...
Real World Fundraisers       MORE TURNOUT         MORE FUN             =        MORE PROFIT          @VolunteerSpot   #Rai...
Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT = MORE PROFIT Add SOCIAL to your communications plan to Build Buzz and Participation •...
Create a Social Media Plan Identify… • Timeline of When to Post • Which Social Channels • What Messages • Who will share •...
Create a Social Media Plan Include… • Onsite & Online tie-ins • Social incentives • Fun polls and „ticklers‟ • Members, bl...
Example:Social Media Plan                                                     Spring                                      ...
Social Media Plan When          Where          What Few days                     Photos of prep work, updates on carnival ...
Day-of Buzz              @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
Recognize Volunteers &Participants          @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
Rewards Volunteers  Log Volunteer Time and volunteers & the            organization wins!                              htt...
Thank Sponsors         @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
A virtual bulletin board                           for pinning images and                           resources – a creative...
Pinterest for Fundraisers• Highlight “hot” items• Show off games and booths• Show where the money will go• Showcase your t...
VolunteerSpot for Fundraisers                   FREE!                                          Online Signups             ...
Give Volunteers a Choice Give Time or Give $$ • Add fundraising to any   VolunteerSpot activity • Volunteers 10x more   li...
Get Help!               Like the ideas,               but don’t have time?  Create a position for a volunteer leader:  Soc...
Thank you for joining!                                                         *Become a part of our                      ...
Join us!Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot    @VolunteerSpot   #Raise$   VolunteerSpot.com
See’s Has Lots Of Money Making Options!                   Chocolates, Lollypops, Brittles & More      Gift Certificates   ...
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Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits

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Learn how to boost fundraiser turnout and profits by picking the best fundraiser for your group, adding product fundraisers to events, building community, and using social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits

  1. 1. Boosting Fundraiser Turnout & Profits Karen Bantuveris Founder & CEO @VolunteerSpot
  2. 2. Special Thanks to Our Sponsor! See’s Candies has been bringing sweet smiles for 91 years! With all products made in the USA and no added preservatives, See’s Candies products make great fundraisers that everyone will love! Visit them online today! http://vols.pt/Fundraising
  3. 3. Special Thanks to Our Sponsor! http://vols.pt/Rewards Download the RewardVolunteers App for the iPhone Today! @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  4. 4. Save Time. Get More Volunteers Involved!Coordinate volunteers and collect contributions – online, EASY! Carnivals and Festivals, Races & Fun Runs, Book Fairs, Auctions, Walkathons, Cook-offs, Bake Sales, Product Sales and more! @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  5. 5. 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 #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  6. 6. Agenda • Fundraising Overview • Product Fundraisers • Building Online Community • Real-World Fundraisers • Collect Contributions on VolunteerSpot @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  7. 7. Fundraising Begins w.Community @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  8. 8. $$$ $,$$$ $$$,$$$
  9. 9. 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 #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  10. 10. Choosing Products • Who is Selling? • Who is Buying? • Calculate Profits http://vols.pt/Calculator • Company Support & Service • Match to Events & Seasons @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  11. 11. Socialize your Sale @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  12. 12. Build your Community @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  13. 13. @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  14. 14. Social MediaStrengthens your group Listen When we have calls-to- action, our Inspire Share community will be engaged. Connect It’s like having a conversation! @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  15. 15. Social MediaStrengthens your group ListenInspire Share Action Connect @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  16. 16. Social MediaStrengthens your group ListenInspire Share Action $$$ Connect @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  17. 17. Build your Community• Website• Newsletters• Emails• Blogs• Public gatherings• Corporate and community partners @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  18. 18. Build your Community Show your Lions Pride! www.facebook.com/CHSLions www.Twitter.com/CHSLions Pinterest.com/wacc.org @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  19. 19. 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 and participants @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  20. 20. What to post? @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  21. 21. Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT MORE FUN = MORE PROFIT @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  22. 22. Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT MORE FUN = MORE PROFIT @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  23. 23. Real World Fundraisers MORE TURNOUT = MORE PROFIT Add SOCIAL to your communications plan to Build Buzz and Participation • Events & Tickets • Volunteer recruiting • Social incentives • Fun polls and „ticklers‟ • Members, bloggers, community/corp. partners • Check-ins • Photo sharing • Options to donate @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  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 #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  25. 25. Create a Social Media Plan Include… • Onsite & Online tie-ins • Social incentives • Fun polls and „ticklers‟ • Members, bloggers, community/corp. partners • Check-ins • Photo sharing • Options to donate @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  26. 26. Example:Social Media Plan Spring Carnival When Where What 1 month • Publish URLs & Twitter hashtag on all before 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 • Who should we put in the dunking booth? Vote! before • 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! Personal • Can’t wait for Carnival! Which cake should I buzz from One – 2 community bake for the cakewalk? <photos> weeks before • Definitely going to bid on this: <photo/link>. What’s your fav? @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  27. 27. Social Media Plan When Where What Few days Photos of prep work, updates on carnival before booths, entertainment, prizes, etc. Acknowledge volunteers and sponsors POSTERS • Join us Online! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest • Please tweet! #EECarnival • Tell us your favorite carnival booth on on At Carnival Twitter# Facebook and get a free raffle ticket! • Project a Twitter „backchannel‟ screen TodaysMeet.com • Social ambassador badges “I for Cause, Do U?” Lots of Photos & Video After Thanks to volunteers and sponsors RESULTS : $$ Raised, Impact to Group @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  28. 28. Day-of Buzz @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  29. 29. Recognize Volunteers &Participants @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  30. 30. Rewards Volunteers Log Volunteer Time and volunteers & the organization wins! http://vols.pt/Reward @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  31. 31. Thank Sponsors @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  32. 32. A virtual bulletin board for pinning images and resources – a creative way to connect, share, and inspire your community to action!@VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  33. 33. 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 #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  34. 34. VolunteerSpot for Fundraisers FREE! Online Signups For: Carnivals Concessions Cook-offs Concerts Festivals Tournaments Races Book Fairs Walkathons and anything else you Online Sign Up Sheet Example organize! @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  35. 35. Give Volunteers a Choice Give Time or Give $$ • Add fundraising to any VolunteerSpot activity • Volunteers 10x more likely to donate than non-volunteers. @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  36. 36. 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 #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  37. 37. Thank you for joining! *Become a part of our social community* Facebook.com/VolunteerSpothttp://vols.pt/Fundraising @VolunteerSpot Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot http://vols.pt/Rewards @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  38. 38. Join us!Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com
  39. 39. See’s Has Lots Of Money Making Options! Chocolates, Lollypops, Brittles & More Gift Certificates Candy Bars @VolunteerSpot #Raise$ VolunteerSpot.com

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