6 Top In-Person Fundraising Resources: Nonprofit Tech Carnival

As was announced previously, this month's Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival highlighted the many facets of in-person fundraising.

Throughout the month, we received a great number of quality submissions and are happy to share 6 in-person fundraising resources with you today.

Each resource that is featured focuses on key aspects of the in-person fundraising process and how nonprofits can reach success by maximizing their efforts.

The In-Person Fundraising Resources Carnival

1. Event Donations: 6 Tips to Help Nonprofits Raise More Funds

Increasing donations is a common topic of discussion on various nonprofit-related blogs. And rightly so! This page is one of our favorite go-to resources about event donations. In addition to tackling the many challenges that arise, this article contains expert advice to take your fundraising event to the next level. 

Click here to learn more from DipJar.

2. 10 Steps to Planning a Successful Fundraising Event

The key to success with any kind of fundraising activity is thoroughly examining what you’re doing and assessing what you can tweak to make your efforts just that much more effective. Luckily, BidPal has done just that for event fundraisers.

For example, one of the 10 steps is about marketing your fundraiser effectively.

The most effective promotional plans involve multiple channels of communication, both online and off... Your website can be one of the most effective methods, as you can easily display the event’s details, reasoning for fundraising, and advertise registration forms. 

Click here to read more of BidPal's advice.

3. Tips for a Successful Donation Ask

Many think of in-person fundraising as a one-to-one conversation, however, a donation ask at an event is another form of in-person fundraising! Learn tips from this Gesture article on how to make a donation ask effective an increase donations for your cause.

Click here for Gesture's tips on asking for donations.

4. 19 Fundraising Event Planning Tips (You Wish You Knew)

If you’re looking for a resource that provides a window into the world of in-person fundraising, this is it. From the basics of event fundraising to unique strategies, this MobileCause resource has it all.

Click here to read the full article on MobileCause's blog.

5. 60+ Fundraising Event Ideas

At a loss for planning the right fundraiser for your cause? Salsa Labs has 60+ ideas that will lead you in the right direction to hosting the perfect event:

  • Charity auction
  • Trivia tournament
  • Galas
  • Cause week
  • Travel raffle

Click here to read Salsa Labs' complete list.

6. How to Ask for Donations: A Nonprofit's Guide with Top Tips and Actionable Steps

This article from Double the Donation features an easy-to-follow guide that answers all of your questions regarding donation asks. If you're looking for ways to optimize your campaign communications, make sure to give this article a read.

The article explains:

When you treat donors as more than money generators, you deepen your connection with them and help ensure that they continue giving down the road.

Click here to read all of Double the Donation's tips.

That concludes this month’s Fundraising Strategies and Nonprofit Tech Carnival. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest announcements. You can even reach out to Taylor Gibbs to learn more about participating or hosting just like we did.

Jon Fraser