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Best Practice in Action: Sharing your fundraising tips with your supporters

  
  
  
 



Our “Best Practices in Action” series highlights fundraising tips nonprofit organizations can share with their own supporters.



Today's post highlights the importance of sharing your own fundraising tips with your nonprofit supporters.



Encourage your supporters to fundraise



As an example, here’s a tip the Autism Center of Tulsa use when they begin contacting their supporters about joining their annual fundraising event the Ready. . . Set. . .Run! 5K/Fun Run. Knowing that fundraising might be intimidating for some participants, they set out to dispel any anxieties by sending all their fundraisers some fundraising strategies and general information. Here's what they have shared in the past:



The Ready. . . Set. . .Run! 5K/Fun Run is a great way to raise funds for the Autism Center of Tulsa. Each registered team member makes a contribution with their registration, but much more is raised from team members who are at our event "in spirit." Encourage everyone on your team to be an active fundraiser. Each team member should raise his or her own donations, using the online donation system.



Each team member should send an email to a group of contacts and letters to those without email, explaining their participation and their connection to autism. These personal messages are the key to success. People give because they are asked. People give because they are personally touched by the cause. Visit www.autismtulsa.org for more information about how the Autism Center of Tulsa helps those affected by autism in our community. Your Team Hero(es) can also decorate a collection box or jar for funds at your office, social group, meetings, church, etc.



Empower your supporters



They are exactly right. . . people give because they are asked and are personally touched by the cause. Autism Center of Tulsa highlighted several reasons why donors give and even encouraged supporters who couldn't attend the event to fundraise anyway and participate 'in spirit.' This personal touch can really go a long way with supporter engagement too.



Sign up for FirstGiving’s nonprofit account and get your fundraisers on board









Photo Courtesy Kevin Shorter 2011 

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