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5 Fundraising Ideas to Plan for 2021 Alasdair Elmes

With 2020 coming to an end, planning for 2021 is now in the heads of many nonprofit leaders. But the uncertainty facing many industries might make fundraising seem impossible right now. However, with the right planning and mindset in place, you can turn the fortunes and make the best out of the coming year, despite the challenges that can spill over from this year. It all starts with planning a perfect fundraising event that will leave an unforgettable experience in the minds of the participants. Here are some fundraising event ideas that can help you plan for 2021.

  • Talent show

Everybody loves entertainment, that is never an argument. While there are many ways you can entertain your participants, the best way is to offer them the best quality talent. You can do this by crowdsourcing entertainment and putting on a talent show.  The good thing about this is that you can make it as high-end or as low-key as you like and decide the kind of vibe you think suits your event and participants. With this kind of show, you can easily provide your supporters fun while expanding your network. If this is the right thing, go get a permit and organize a top-notch talent show that meets your expectations.

  • Host virtual a race

Similar to a talent show, virtual races are also entertaining, and some people feel attracted. With these races, participants pay a registration fee for them to participate in the event. These races are scheduled to start at a certain date and time, but some of them are done any time or whenever it is convenient indoors on a treadmill. Allow these individuals to share photos through social media platforms such as Facebook or WhatsApp and prepare medals or prizes for those who complete the race to be awarded. An example is fundraising and giving away T-shirts and ensuring that all proceeds benefit a given course.

  • Try a social media takeover

Social media is a platform that is slowly but surely changing the nonprofit landscape. As such, try different ways to enhance your social media presence, including media takeover and using hashtags. With social media takeover, you bring attention to your event or course by reaching out to sponsors, influencers or celebrities and ask if they are willing to post or “donate” their social media accounts to inform the public about your cause. The content they post in their social media accounts will lead traffic to your nonprofit’s website and increase donations for a particular cause. This ensures that you reach and educate a broader audience.

  • Host a movie night

Many people like watching movies. As such, you can capitalize on this by hosting a film screening or movie marathon for a cause at one of the closest auditoriums or theatres. Sell tickets and snacks as well as drinks to those who attend the screening. The income from the sales can be used to fund a given cause. Also, ask relatives and friends to host their small movie nights on behalf of your cause and channel all the income to it. Speak about your mission clearly and make it understood by everyone.

  • Host fitness lessons or events

The world is currently experiencing a fitness craze. Almost everyone currently wants to go to a gym and have a workout. Therefore, capitalize on this by focusing on a particular fitness such as yoga, self-defense, and weight lifting or tennis events. Look for local fitness experts who might be willing to help you in your cause by conducting the initiative. The participants can participate after paying a certain amount, all of which will go to a given cause.

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