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A How-to Guide to Fundraising Ideas for a Great Cause in 5 Easy Steps

Fundraising is not nearly as complicated and time-consuming as most people think. Follow this simple plan devised by Gerry from www.fastfundraising.co.nz to raise money for a cause you believe in.

Raising money for a great cause is a great way to both give back and help make the world a better place. With millions of charitable organizations in need of funds, you won’t find any shortage of worthy causes to direct your attention toward. Fundraising will be both enjoyable and rewarding if you choose methods of raising funds that are compatible with your abilities, skills, and interests. Once you get started, you will soon discover how good it feels to roll up your sleeves and do some good.

Follow these five easy steps to raising funds for a worthy cause:

Step 1

Identify a great cause you’d like to raise funds on behalf of. Make a list of worthy causes that interest you. Narrow the list down to one cause you’d like to focus your efforts on.

Step 2

Create a fundraising goal based either on monetary factors (e.g., $500 for ABC Charity) or time-related factors (e.g., Id like to raise as much money as I can for X Charity by Christmas). Make a reasonable and realistic goal considering the amount of time and energy you can devote to your endeavor.

Step 3

Develop a fundraising plan, choosing specific ways to go about raising money. Plenty of options abound. Do anything from selling items to hosting events or placing collection jars in high traffic areas. You can even choose to post a listing on a fundraising website. Decide which activities match your interests, skills, abilities and, of course, your fundraising goal.

Step 4

Implement your fundraising plan. Put your plan into action. Make the full force of your energy, enthusiasm and passion for your project apparent. This will encourage others to lend support to your effort and help you along toward your goal.

Step 5

Present the funds you raised to the charity you chose. The beneficiaries of your hard work will be grateful for your generosity. Give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back and celebrate your good work!

After you have gotten the hang of it, you will discover that fundraising is easy, rewarding and even fun. It can also be both addictive and contagious. Raising cash for your favourite charity is a great activity for groups of all ages and sizes to engage in. So gather your friends, decide on a cause, devise a plan and spring into action. You’ll have a great time doing something wonderful. Best of all, you will do your part to make the world a better place in the process.