Money is not the most important thing in times of trouble but there are situations where a huge amount of money is needed to get through a troubling situation. It could be for a person who needs financial help for cancer treatment or rebuilding a church that was damaged during an earthquake. Raising funds to help out a community or a person in need is probably one of the most humbling things you can do as an individual or as a non-profit organization. But raising funds can be a stressful and overwhelming task especially for those who are doing it for the first time. Here are some tips on how you can plan out your fund raising:
The first thing you should answer is the question “Why do you need money?” The answer is your mission. It is important to be clear about why you are raising the money and what you are going to do about it. For instance, if your mission is to rebuild a church, then also add specifics to where the money will be going such as CBD Oil for Sleep construction materials, purchasing of church pews, etc. A clear mission statement will let donors know that they are not being scammed and that a responsible person is behind this fund raising.
How much do you need? You need to have an overall fundraising goal and this number should not be a guess out of thin air. Aim for too little and you might find yourself doing another fundraising in a few months. Ask for too high and people will doubt your intentions. Go over the budget, do your estimates, and do price comparisons in order to come up with the right total amount that you must raise. Also, you should have a deadline as to when you should reach your goal. Do you need the money in three months or half a year? This will motivate you and your group to work hard to reach the goal. Otherwise it might take years for you to raise the money.
Once you know how much you need to raise, you have to figure out how you are going to raise the full amount. Ask help from local companies who are known for their community activities, ask help from bigger non-profit organizations that supports your cause, ask help from people you know. The most common fund raising tactics include sponsorship from big companies or organizations, events where proceeds goes to your fund raising, telemarketing, bake sales, and doing a fund raising online. The right mix of tactics can help you reach your goal in no time.
Be prepared for rejection and stress
Not everyone has the extra money to shell out for your cause – no matter how great it is. It is not being uncaring or selfish, it is just a reality. You have to consider that other people have their own financial problems to settle as well. So do not take rejection personally and burn bridges when people are unable to help out. Put your chin up and push on. There is no use wasting time moping about how little progress you are making or how disappointed you are that someone you know will not help. Practice relaxing techniques such as breathing exercises or yoga to keep your stress levels in check. Use cannabidiol oil to soothe your nerves and calm you down. Sip on a warm cup of chamomile tea to feel better.
Raising money these days entails a lot of effort and patience. The economy is unstable and people have their own finances to worry about. But if you know how to do it right, it is not impossible to reach your goal.