Why You Shouldn’t Run Your Own Fundraiser

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Thinking about running your own fundraiser? Think again!

When it comes to running a youth group or team fundraiser, there are many aspects that people aren’t prepared to take on by themselves. This article will discuss what goes into a successful fundraiser and a few reasons why you should consider allowing professionals to help you achieve the best results. Partner with a fundraising company that takes all the unneeded stress and distraction off your plate, making your fundraiser enjoyable and successful. This is how it should be!

What all goes into a successful fundraiser?

There is a lot of work that goes into making sure a fundraiser is successful. You need to have a clear goal, identify your warm market, set up a system for collecting donations, and more. If you’re not prepared to take on all of these tasks, and more, it’s best to avoid running your own fundraiser. It can be daunting coming up with fundraising ideas all by yourself. The cool part is – you don’t have to! 

If we’re being honest, money is the goal! A successful fundraiser produces a strong financial outcome. This can be a weighty task when there is a large goal on the line, and funds that are truly needed. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced team that will help you accomplish this. Now, while money is the goal, so is supporter retention. It can be difficult to earn supporter retention without the right plan and execution. Sounds easy, right? Well, that’s not always the case! 

Specific Reasons to Avoid Running Your Own Fundraiser

Time & Effort

First, it takes a lot of time and effort to plan and execute a successful fundraiser without the proper platform.  You’ll need to find your market, set up a budget, and promote the fundraiser. If you’re doing this on your own, it’s easy to stay focused on just one area and lose sight of all the other important tasks to ensure the fundraiser is successful. All of this takes a lot of time and energy that you may not have. You don’t want to overdo it with all the fundraising ideas, lose pivotal time, and you certainly don’t want to crash and burn.

Many Resources Needed

Second, you need to be able to reach a large number of potential supporters in order to make your fundraiser successful.  This means having strong tools, leadership and accountability. If you don’t have the time or resources to create a good plan to engage your youth, then you’re better off leaving the fundraiser to an experienced team who does. When friends and family are donating, they want to know exactly where their money is going and know they’re somehow making a difference – even if it’s just to support one child whom they love! From the smallest donation to the largest one, it all plays a crucial role in your overall goal and is extremely important to treat every supporter with the same respect. This can be hard to do when running your own fundraiser and building the resources to do so.

You MUST Stand Out

Third, fundraising is a competitive business, and it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd if you’re not an experienced fundraiser.   Unless you have a unique angle or product, it can be tough to get people to pay attention to your fundraiser.  There are a lot of great fundraisers out there, so you need to make sure yours is one that customers won’t ignore. This is why it’s way more efficient to leave this up to a team who has done this before and know exactly how to make sure the fundraiser is efficient and successful, catching the attention of loyal supporters from the start.

A Simple Reminder

So, while there are maybe a few reasons people want to run their own fundraiser, there are way more disadvantages that you should keep in mind before deciding to go ahead with a fundraiser of your own. Ultimately, it’s best to go with a platform that can guarantee successful fundraisers for you & take off the unneeded stress from your already busy life. 

Why MoneyDolly is the Best Fit for You

MoneyDolly not only helps to provide successful numbers when it comes to running fundraisers both in participant numbers and financial numbers, but it also provides you with a team of dedicated fundraiser specialists. The MoneyDolly team spends day in and day out in the fundraiser world, helping groups achieve their goals and maintain customer satisfaction and loyalty. MoneyDolly doesn’t just care about the supporters and creating successful fundraisers, they care about YOU. When the organizer is happy and taken care of, the overall fundraiser gets the overall attention that it needs. It’s a team job! We’re not your average fundraising company. We’ve worked hard at discovering and mastering the ways to produce a successful fundraiser from start to finish. So, let’s get work! 

Want to learn more about the fundraising world and access some specific tips on avoiding fundraiser burnout? Check out the article for more!

About MoneyDolly

MoneyDolly is a Utah company that is owned and managed by experts with over 50 years of youth fundraising experience, face to face with coaches and group leaders. MoneyDolly does not require any cash up front. Successful fundraisers can be started in a matter of just a few days. MoneyDolly has already raised over $25 million for youth and adult leaders around the country. Get started today at www.moneydolly.com.

Damion Smith

Damion is the Founder & CEO of MoneyDolly

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