Attention Fundraisers: Are these September action items on your to-do list? Part 1

September is a good time to lay the groundwork for more efficient and effective fundraising in the coming months. Below - one example (check back for more):

Go back to school.  Find student organizations willing to:

- hold a fundraiser to benefit your organization. For example, college-   level social organizations, such as sororities and fraternities, might be interested in partnering with you.

- help with a fundraiser your group is holding. High school service groups, like Key Club, would be good prospects.

Do it now. 

If you wait, you may find that another group has beaten you to the punch. If you do nothing else (now), find out how far in advance your favorite service groups schedule their activities for the school year.

Benefits you can reap:

- volunteer help with your fundraising event,
- volunteers who remain involved with your organization, and
- donors  (because there’s a good chance that your loyal volunteer turns into a loyal donor).