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As 2021 draws closer, many nonprofits are looking for new strategies to obtain money for their causes. This is never an easy thing, more so at such a time when the coronavirus pandemic has affected almost everyone and every industry than ever before. Despite the challenges, there are still some ways you can achieve your goals and get the money you need for your nonprofit. It all begins with the right planning for a fundraising event. Below are five ideas you should try for your 2021 fundraising initiative:

  • Host a cooking competition

Cooking and eating are almost everyone’s hobbies these days. As a food enthusiast yourself, you can decide to surprise your participants with your master chef abilities by hosting a reality TV cooking show or cooking competition. A competition will engage your participants, give them fun, and grow your network. Make it enjoyable by giving contestants some prizes and allowing the attendees to contribute a certain amount, all of which will go to a given cause. You can also sell other items such as competition t-shirts and make attendees pay for food, drinks, and pay to taste food made by the contestants.

  • Throw a tie-dye party

If you have been looking down upon tie-dye parties, perhaps now is the time you should reconsider. Unlike other events and occasions that require a reason- like holidays or birthday celebrations- tie-dye parties can be customized, a reason enough to celebrate. You can customize t-shirts that state your cause and host a get-together for your participants. Charge an entry fee, offer personalized items for a donation, and get local artists to develop ideas of good sellable items for your event.  While at it, ensure costs are attractive and low enough so that participants can buy as much as possible. You can sell things such as t-shirts, custom bracelets, and necklaces to the participants to fund your preferred cause.

  • Host e sports fundraising event

Many people are sports fanatics, and hosting a sports fundraising event might prove to be a good way of getting cash for your cause. With competition is heating up, fans cheering, and people celebrating, you can easily make a right, closely-knit family out of participants. Rally the crowds to contribute to a cause and inspire them to attend similar events in the future. With this, you are likely to get sponsors for your future events and unite people for a cause. Whether it is soccer, baseball, or bowling, you can get the most out of sporting and build a network that you can rely on.

  • Create and sell customized merchandise

Customizing merchandise is not only a way of fundraising but can also be an excellent way to advertise your organization. With customized items, you will be able to raise some cash while also promoting your work. On the other hand, your supporters will get valuable and memorable items, making the whole thing a win-win for you and the supporters. You can design t-shirts, bracelets, pillowcases, necklaces, and carrier bags, among others, and raise money by selling them to fund your cause. You can also try things such as coffee mugs and phone cases based on how you view them.

  • Crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding is the easiest way for any nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to raise money for a given cause. With this approach, you have to be extremely creative if you will beat other crowdfunding initiatives for donors. Make sure that your story is as engaging as possible so that donors can have a reason to fund your campaign. Some crowdfunding platforms you can take advantage of are GoFunMe.com, but you can look for others too.

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