If you want to raise lots of money for local charities, you’re going to have to get creative. A lot of the tricks that people used to rely on, like going door to door, are getting ignored. The charities that are getting major donations are working to reach people in new ways.
Here are some of the best ways to fund raise for charities.
Donations Through Text
People send millions of text messages every month. If you’re trying to convince people to donate, have them do it through a text. If you have people text a certain word to the right number, you can have them donate a small amount of money to you. These donations may be fairly small — a dollar is a popular donation about — but you’ll get a lot of them.
Have A Competition
People are competitive by nature. If you host some kind of contest, people will want to participate, and not just because it’s a charity.
One smart idea is to have a competition where people have to pay to vote. People who are very motivated to win may donate a large portion of their own money in order to get ahead, or encourage others to donate on their behalf.
Take A Prisoner
If you can get a local celebrity to work with you, try imprisoning them (with their permission, of course.) The public will only be able to get them released if a certain amount of money is raised.
It’s clear that there are plenty of different ways to raise funds for charities. If you’re trying to raise money for a good cause, give the suggestions listed above a try. All of these strategies will help you to bring in money. Getting creative can be great for charitable organizations!