Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro.

If you’re a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has given me the chance to get to know an exceptionally talented team personally.

A couple of weeks ago, they also published my article 5 Versatile (and Easy!) Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits. While I usually don’t write about the content I’ve authored for other platforms, this is a topic that I know is very important for nonprofit organizations, especially the ones with smaller budgets. So, here are the 5 fundraising ideas that you’ll learn more in-depth when you take a few minutes to read the article:

  1. Hold a Shoe Drive Fundraiser in Your Community.

Shoe drive fundraisers allow you to collect gently worn, used and new shoes in exchange for cash for your cause. You’ll find out the easiest three things you can do to get your shoe drive fundraiser started, which don’t require that your team ask supporters for money. All you have to do is ask for their shoes. Find out how it works!

  1. Leverage Smart Social Media Storytelling Strategies.

Social media is an excellent platform for nonprofit storytelling, which allows you to communicate the excellent work you do. It’s a low-cost or free way to help spread the word and, in turn, even raise money. In the article, I will tell you how you can ensure to communicate for your followers a compelling story about your organization.

  1. Mobilize Your Supporters Through Crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding is an excellent way to reach a broader audience and has been used successfully by many groups. First, you begin with those closest to you and then work your way out. In the piece, you’ll learn the most crucial things you have to keep in mind based on what works with the most successful crowdfunding campaigns.

  1. Spread the Word About Matching Gifts.

Matching gifts from corporate programs is one of the easiest things you can do to raise money for your organization, and it’s an opportunity that many nonprofits miss. Discover how to spread the word about matching gifts, since it’s essential to inform people (many don’t realize that they have access to matching gift dollars for charity through their employer matching gift programs).

  1. Try Selling Customized Products to Raise Money.

Getting donors to give a second or third time may not be easy. But, offering branded merchandise might be an excellent way to entice them to stretch their support. If you’ve thought about this in the past but weren’t sure how to get started, we’ve got you covered. Find out how to do easily sell merchandise.

Those are the five fundraising ideas that I lay out in greater detail in the article, 5 Versatile (and Easy!) Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits, which you can find on Nonprofit Pro. Find out how you can create more opportunity and revenue streams for your nonprofit by taking a look at the article.

Author of “Not Your Father’s Charity: Grip & Rip Leadership for Social Impact” (Free Digital Download)


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