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Business Holiday Fundraising Tips

Business Holiday Fundraising TipsThe holiday season is a time when people tend to be more generous and giving towards others. It is the best time to do some fundraising for this reason. While you want to make sure you have the best NY Fundraising Insurance to cover you in the event something goes awry, there are a few things you can do to help you keep from stressing over your holiday fundraising events.

  • Make a list of donors that you have worked with in the past. Make a plan to contact them this season to say thank you for their previous contributions. Remind them what they helped you to achieve with their gifts. Only ask for donations if it is appropriate.
  • Take your time. As tempting as it may be to rush through your list of contacts, slow down and have an actual conversation with them. They will be more willing to donate if you show that the money is not your only concern. They may even open up about other ways that they want to contribute to your fundraising
  • Involve fundraising in every aspect of what you do. Have guest speakers at an open house to explain why they are personally involved with your fundraising campaign. Include a story or letter from an organization or person that you helped in your holiday cards. Give a face to the fundraising you are doing to help potential donors feel more sentimental and charitable.
  • Make it fun. People are more willing to get on board and contribute if they feel that you truly believe in what you are raising money for. Show them that you enjoy what you are doing and that you want them to be just as excited to be involved. Follow up with them after the fundraising event is over.
  • Say thank you. Make a list of all the people that you want to thank and come up with a personal way to thank them. A handwritten letter may take time but shows the donor that you truly appreciate them.

Whether you are having a charity luncheon, selling goods or just collecting monetary donations, remember that fundraising is the goal. Be proud of the charities that you are setting out to help this holiday season.

At A.J. Benet Inc. We know that while your goal is to raise money, protecting yourself and your business is a requirement. Call us today for information on how we can help you. 888.639.4560

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