When you are beginning to think about fundraising for your school you should start the process with a powerfully written fundraising plan.
When we are in the midst of the craziness and stress that is fundraising, it can become hard to get a full handle and understanding of your overall strategy. You know you need to raise money from current parents and alumni, and you know that you are going to hold an annual event and send out letters asking for donations, but you might be unsure how these things are going to tie together, and how they can help you reach your end goal.
Write Out a Plan:
By writing a written fundraising plan, you will be able to see the big picture easier. You will want to outline where you are going to find new donors and how to cultivate them and how to maintain or even upgrade your current donors. This written plan should describe the specific framework for your newsletters, events and any other tactic that you will be using. This will help you stay on task, in turn helping you raise more money for your goal.
When you have your written goal in front of you, you can make sure that everyone who is on your fundraising team is on the same page. If you are selling candies made in Hawaii, then you will want to make sure that everyone is aware of that, instead of thinking that you are selling candles. Also, you will be able to ensure that everyone has the same priorities for the money raised and that you are not creating situations of confusion and frustration. This will help keep everyone on track, helping each other, to make sure that you can raise the most money possible.
All great fundraising plans in Hawaii include having specific deadlines and delegating responsibilities out to people. Make sure everyone is aware of each deadline, and that everyone knows which responsibilities are theirs to keep track of. Without deadlines and delegated responsibilities fundraisers can fail.
Writing all these plans out, for everyone to see and acknowledge, will help provide and enforce personal accountability within your team. By taking the time to outline who will be taking which steps you will be better able to keep your fundraising plans on track to meet their goals. This will also allow you to identify which areas are in need of more support and assistance.
Every school, church, and organization, especially those located in Hawaii, no matter how big or small they might be, will benefit greatly from having a well-written fundraising plan. Having this plan in place will help you immensely, and is a tool that is so needed in this competitive world that we live in.
Schools, churches, and organizations in Hawaii are always on the lookout for donations to help them with their fundraising goals, and you will want to make sure that your fundraiser is the most organized so that you can be a step above the rest and ensure that your Hawaii fundraising goals are met, or even exceeded.