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2015 Fundraising & Marketing Tips


During this time of the year we find ourselves giving to those in need. Finding a organization that needs additional help during the holiday time can bring joy to your life knowing that you are making a difference. Websites like Volunteer Match can connect you with these opportunities or contacting your local food pantry, churches or homeless shelter to see how you could help. Today there are so many free marketing tool to help you building a social media presence that give you the option to connect with more people that support your cause this also allows you the opportunity to receive more donation through your website or other media outlets that support online fundraising for free. The list shown below is for nonprofit and those who are thinking about starting the process.

For Nonprofit Organization:

If you are a 501c3 nonprofit organization you can use this time to organize events in the community. Here are a 5 tips to make sure people can find your organization and stay connected to you through out the year.

1. Have a functioning website.
(A website that has some key important pages. Starting with an About us, Events, Contact Us, Donate and Program/Services. If you don’t have a website name or domain name Godaddy is a great company to connect with their web hostiing packages start a $1 a month with free Domain name register)

$1/ mo Hosting + Free domain! Stick it to the slow websites!

2. Create a Business Facebook Page
(The page will allow you to connect with you donors and volunteers on a different level)

3.Register your organization with Volunteer Match www.volunteermatch.org I have used volunteer match to find volunteers for our Brain Tumor Walk for a Cause events every year. Also this is a great way to find Board Members and Administrative help.

4.Register with GuideStar www.guidestar.org
(This is a site where millions of IRS recognized tax exempt organization register. You can upload your determination letter and 990 report.

5.Register your Events or Program you need funding for with website like JustGive.org and GoFundMe.org. This is a great marketing tool just add to your profile what you seeking fund for with a Video and Picture with links to your website.
( www.justgive.org , www.Youcaring.com , www.gofundme.org )

These five tips will give you a head start to connecting with those who support your organization cause.

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