- Needs-based crowdfunding
You don’t get it if you don’t ask. That should always be in your mind. Therefore, instead of keeping silent about your cause, you should go out there, tell people about it, and ask for support. If you want to fund a specific cause or a nonprofit project, be proactive and crowdfund for it. Make people understand what your nonprofit is all about and why you need money. If people know nothing about your charity, they will not help you in your cause. Start a crowdfunding campaign and explain the need for funds. With the right crowdfunding strategy, you will get the funds you need for your cause. So, please don’t be shy about it.
- Host a dine out for charity
Dinner for a cause is always attractive to most people. You can take advantage of people’s liking for food by partnering with a local restaurant for a charity dinner. Invite your supporters for a meal and ask the restaurant to donate some of the night’s proceeds for a cause. You can accompany this by setting up a charity page where those who cannot make it to the venue can contribute small donations. This approach gets your nonprofit into the community and allows you to meet your supporters and other people and establish a strong relationship with them.
- Volunteer give-a-thons
Like the Giving Tuesdays, give-a-thons allow you to engage your volunteers within a specific set date. It allows a nonprofit to harness the donors' enthusiasm by organizing a fundraiser and getting people involved while building relationships with the volunteer community. A give-a-thon is a high-energy event that allows people to enjoy a few hours of fun and giving. This allows volunteers to meet new people and interact with the community.
- Matching gift campaigns
This is a great source of money for nonprofits. Matching gift campaigns is a popular method of raising money by incentivizing donations with donations offered by partners. As you seek funds for your campaign, work with a major donor or partner with a business to secure a matching gift. This method excites donors and bolsters your fundraising efforts.
- Special funds
Start a special fund where people can donate whenever they want. Explain what the special fund is all about and why it was started. Explain how this fund will help you further the cause and how it will further the mission and vision of your nonprofit. Make the special fund as transparent as possible and use donation-tracking tools.
It is sometimes vital to give tangible things instead of cash. Donating in kind is more immediate, and donors can quickly determine how their donations will be used. You can create a fundraising program that encourages people to donate in kind. For example, if your nonprofit’s mission is to help animals find a shelter, you can encourage the volunteers to help locate animals and find them homes. Ask them to participate in bringing animals to safety or even taking some of them to their homes if they have a space.