Year-End Countdown (Day 90): 3 Things to Do This Week

first_imgIt’s official: there are only 90 days to go until year-end. Start getting ready now by checking these three things off your to do list:1. Assemble your #GivingTuesday and Year-End Ambassadors.Especially for a giving day like #GivingTuesday, your campaign success depends on having a group that is actively rallying their friends and social networks to help hit your fundraising goal. Furthermore, these ambassadors can help keep the momentum going through December 31. Engaging team members works best when they are asked to bring their talents or networks to the table. There are lots of talents needed for a successful campaign, so there should be a job for everyone who wants to participate.Start recruiting your board, staff, and loyal volunteers to fill these roles:Giving moneyDirect donatingChallenge giftsMatching fundsRaising moneyPersonal fundraisers launched on your behalfOutreach to friends and familySkill sharingMarketingDesignPRWritingTechnologyVideographyPhotographySocial AmbassadorsSharing through social channelsOnline or offline eventsPlanningGoal settingCampaign managementDatabase managementNetworkingOutreach to community partnersIn-kind supportCorporate supportVolunteer recruitmentThe hardest part of building your team is asking people to get involved in one more thing. But, if you communicate the importance of year-end fundraising that kicks off with a virtual party  for your cause (#GivingTuesday) it creates a spark for building your team. 2. Start setting up your P2P campaign.With a peer-to-peer campaign, your board, staff, and volunteers can set up individual giving pages and share them with their networks. You’ll reach new donors and raise more money—and it’s extremely easy to do. And, with Network for Good’s peer-to-peer fundraising software, you have the option to approve a fundraiser’s page before it goes live so you can ensure your nonprofit’s message is consistent across all pages.3. Make sure staff is trained on fundraising software.December is coming, and it’s going to be crazy. You want to make sure you have the right infrastructure in place now to send appeals, accept donations, record donor data, and thank your donors.To help share the load during the busy season, make sure your staff is fully trained up on everything they need to know to make changes to your donation page, send an email appeal in your donor management system, and find the information they need so they can answer questions from your donors.If you want to learn more about Network for Good’s fundraising software, schedule a product demo now.last_img