Fundraising for local institutions, such as museums, zoos, aquariums, libraries, theaters, symphonies, and ballets comes with unique opportunities. Auction items and giving campaigns can be tailored, benefactors are often long-standing, they can serve as their own event space, and institution communities enjoy their services while simultaneously supporting them.
This fundraising guide aims to help local institutions enhance their fundraising campaigns for an even more integrated donor-giving experience. The guide is completely free, just like all content on givesmart.com. We’ll never charge you for fundraising resources, or share your information with third parties. Our goal is to see nonprofits succeed, and foster a creative, collaborative and successful community of nonprofit fundraising developers. If we can help you with fundraising software solutions for your events and campaigns, so much the better.
Inside this fundraising guide you’ll find:
Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside.
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You know that it’s important to stay in contact with your donation partners all year round, but which methods are most effective? How often should you call, text and email, and what are some best practices to keep in mind when you do? We’ve prepared resources to help you get the most from every touch point.
In addition to reaching out by text and email, we’re always encouraged by the donor engagement events, both online and offline, that our nonprofit partners put together.
Some of the events that we’ve seen include:
One of the best ways to get new ideas for your organization is to see how others are succeeding, even in challenging times. Read examples of successful fundraising campaigns, and be inspired by what other local institutions have done to remain connected and relevant today.
Planning fundraising campaigns requires hard work, organization, and extra time from your volunteers. Let your passion drive you to pull off a successful campaign. Don’t forget that you have fundraising resources within your community to help in event planning, budgeting, and marketing! GiveSmart can help you with your campaign by managing your ticketing, registration, online auctions, mobile bidding, donations and payment processing.