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Great Ideas for Your Holiday Nonprofit Fundraising Featured

Great Ideas for Your Holiday Nonprofit Fundraising Sincerely Media

Holidays are always a time to have fun and participate in an activity you believe in. During such a time, many people choose to participate in charity. As a volunteer, giving is better than receiving during this time of the year. Since most people purchase gifts and would be willing to give back during this season, it gives you a chance to boost your end-year fundraising. However, this can only succeed in an environment with a good fundraising plan. Here are great ideas for your holiday nonprofit fundraising to help you plan.

  1. Run a holiday-themed peer-to-peer fundraiser

Any serious nonprofit always seeks ways to engage existing donors and build new relationships with new supporters. As a nonprofit leader, this is why you should try peer-to-peer fundraising to find new donors or supporters this coming holiday season. First, ask your board members, existing donors and potential supporters for your cause to join a fundraising team and host a holiday-themed peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. During the event, share your cause, goals and mission and encourage the participants to be part of it. You can also take advantage of social media, email and in-person marketing approaches to reach new people. In the spirit of the holidays, create fun out of it to make people enjoy your event.

  1. Run a holiday walkathon or fun run

Holiday-themed fun runs and walkathons are becoming the favourite holiday activities of many people. It is a simple activity that requires your runners to dress up in their favourite running kit or holiday regalias such as Santa’s elves, Mrs. Clauses and more for Christmas holiday run events. You can also allow the runners to wear themed clothing such as white or red. Make the event fun and festive, and ensure your supporters are excited about your event. This will increase your support base and get more people to join your cause. Register your participants using readily available software. You can link your campaigns to social media to reach as many new supporters as possible.

  1. Christmas tree sales

Christmas is the world’s biggest holiday celebration, and people always buy as many gifts as possible. However, the most sought-after item during this season is a Christmas tree. More than 79% of American families buy at least one Christmas tree for their homes during December. Seeing the importance of it, you can take advantage of the demand by buying it low and selling it at a profit as a plan for your fundraising. If you live in a community with Christmas trees, ask willing individuals to donate if they are willing. Some will be willing to donate some of their proceeds, which you can use to purchase trees in bulk and sell them.

  1. Sell discount shopping cards online

This can be one of the best fundraising initiatives during the festive season. Since many people buy stuff for their holidays, holiday discount cards can be a perfect way to fundraise for your nonprofit. A discount card is a great tool to spread awareness about your charity and raise cash for your cause. These cards can be customized with your nonprofit’s logo and tagline. Your organization can set a price for each card and allow buyers to select the amount of donation they are willing to give in exchange for the discount card. This can be achieved by seeking a prearranged discount agreement with specific merchants.

  1. Offer babysitting services

If you love spending time with kids, babysitting services can be your best activity this holiday. Parents need time to do some activities such as shopping, and your nonprofit can help them for a small fee. Get responsible volunteers to babysit in the evening during the holidays and get the money you need for your cause.

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