Would you agree that it’s easier complete a job when you
have a blueprint to follow? Yes?
Also, the exact opposite maybe true which brings us to
the old axiom:
“Fail to plan, plan to fail”
Usually most groups avoid in kind donations for nonprofits planning because they view it as
difficult or tedious or may be in a rush to get going. Don’t
let this happen!! What appears to be unpleasant far exceeds
the dismal results you will have without a plan.
Fortunately, the exact opposite is true when you have the
necessary tools at your disposal.
That is why this report was written. To give you an idea of
how easy it is to plan your fundraiser and to stay focused
on your goals.
*First of all, I cannot stress this point enough: You need
to know why you want to fundraise. You do this by answering
fhe following questions:
Answer the above question and you will have the source of
your group’s motivation and the community’s effort to help
you acquire the funds you need.
Find out what you need. Survey those who are active
participants within the your organization or group.
Example: The PTA/PTO may want to ask teachers what is needed
in the classrooms or administrators what is needed in the
school as a whole. Then choose from the list of items that
appear in the majority or allow the fundraising committee to
decide amongst the available choices.
This is where you create a goal.
For instance, if your goal is to raise money to purchase
computer equipment, research all the costs involved
(hardware, software, installation, etc.).
Also,don’t forget the annual costs of maintenance and repair
if you are purchasing equipment.
4)Who will be your fundraising personnel responsible