The Importance of Competition and Incentives in Fundraising

October 3, 2022

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In this article, we will discuss why competition and incentives are important when it comes to fundraising and overall fundraising strategy. They both produce better outcomes & profit overall. Let’s be real – everything is a little more fun with some completion and being awarded for reaching certain goals, right? Let’s talk about how they both benefit the fundraising process!


Competition is a key factor in any fundraising effort. It creates excitement and generates buzz around the event or cause. In addition, it encourages people to give more money since they know their donation will make a difference. By pitting people against each other, you can create a sense of excitement and generate buzz around your event or cause. It allows people to have the same goal but want to win and reach it before others do. Healthy competition only benefits the overall fundraiser especially amongst crowd fundraising! Competition also helps to teach the youth how to work for what they want. This allows them to be aware of a goal and that there are others working and fighting towards the same goal. It’s a good life lesson.


Incentives are also important in fundraising. They provide an added reason for people to donate and can help increase the total amount of money raised. They are also important in fundraising by offering rewards for donating and making people feel appreciated for what they did or contributed towards the fundraiser. This can help you reach your overall goal and even go above and beyond it. As mentioned above, competition helps when it comes to crowd fundraising, and so does providing incentives as it highlights top performers. It also creates a reason for customers to join in on future fundraisers as they feel rewarded for the work they did and the goals they met.

Don’t Forget These Key Elements!

So, if you’re looking to raise more money for your next event or cause, make sure to keep competition and incentives in mind. You’ll be glad you did! The importance of competition and incentives in fundraising and fundraising strategy cannot be understated. Incorporating both of these elements into your strategy is essential if you want to see success. Competition creates excitement and generates buzz around an event or cause, while incentives provide an added incentive for people to donate money. By incorporating both of these elements into your fundraising strategy, you can maximize your results! So, if you’re looking to raise more money for your next event or cause, make sure to keep competition and incentives in mind. You’ll be glad you did.

How MoneyDolly Helps Create Competition and Incentives

MoneyDolly creates the perfect platform for both competition and incentives! Coaches can track student performance and sales and therefore can keep them up-to-date on who’s performing the highest and closest to receiving incentives for the most successful students in the certain fundraisers. Check out some MoneyDolly success stories and read about how the platform has helped coaches and participants!

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

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Damion Smith

Founder and CEO

Prior to starting MoneyDolly, Damion spent the last 25 years helping teams, schools & organizations raise money while growing multiple companies across the country. He has served in many capacities including Sale Representative, Sales Manager, Senior VP of Sales & President.