It’s really important to recognise that people volunteer for many reasons. Those reasons often coincide with or respond to basic needs that they want to fulfill. Some of those needs include: The need to improve or maintain self-esteem The need to feel that one’s contribution is genuinely useful and helpful The need to have a sense … Read moreRecognise the value of volunteers
Source: How to build a successful fundraising strategy from scratch | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian
The main reason why people say they have not volunteered is because they have NOT been ASKED. So ask! Ask everyone you meet, do business with or see socially, from the owner of the corner shop to other parents at the school gate. Have others in your office do the same and start asking people to become involved. … Read moreDo you know the number 1 reason why people don’t volunteer?
Recruiting volunteers and having a party too. Consider holding a “you plus two” party. Ask everyone to bring along two people who they think might be suitable volunteers. A party is a great way to introduce people to your organization and to show them what great fun volunteering can be. They just might volunteer on the spot. Or, they … Read moreRecruiting Volunteers – Ideas
Voluntary organisations, like their counterparts in the public and private sectors, incur organisational overhead costs in addition to project costs. Full Cost Recovery means accounting for an organisation’s expenditure on the basis of incorporating all costs incurred by the organisation – Core (or Overhead) Expenditure as well as Project Specific. Full Cost Recovery is essential for ensuring that … Read moreFull Cost Recovery
Increasingly, charities and voluntary groups are being told to move away from grant dependency, and to become more business-like, earn income and consider loan finance. Additionally opportunities for delivering public services are increasing. Organisations need to react accordingly to survive and prosper in this new environment. Thus to achieve sustainability in the current economic climate, an organisation’s funding needs … Read moreSustainable Fundraising
Be precise Tips Always be sure you know exactly why you are raising funds; there’s nothing more off putting to a potential supporter than you not being able to tell them how their money will be used. It might be that you want to buy new equipment, that’s a good start, but if you say you … Read moreFundraising – be precise.