While you are waiting for your coffee, take the time to check if you have these 3 fundamental features in your fundraising campaign.
Fundamental number 1:
Fundraising campaigns need effective teamwork. Do you have the full support of your organisation's leadership? You need a team to run an effective fundraising campaign. Teams work best when they have committed members who bring different skills to the team. A great way to explore what skills your team has and, what skills it lacks is to use the Belbin team roles approach to high-performing teams.
Fundamental number 2:
It really helps to focus the team if you have all co-written a compelling case for support. This is a simple, short, and clear statement of WHY your supporters should give you money. Inspiring Fundraising is a great online resource that gives a very good explanation of how to write a case for support. Check out their website: https://inspiringfundraising.co.uk/developing-a-fundraising-strategy/
Fundamental number 3:
Get organised and keep track of the work. This involves making lists of potential donors and keeping track of who, when, and what you asked them to donate. There is a great online training course that will help you. The course is available on Coursera and is run by the University of California, Davis.
Check it out: https://www.coursera.org/learn/fundraising-development
You are also very welcome to contact us at Brickless Co-operative for further advice and support.
Now I think your coffee is ready.