Today's guest post on Animal Charity Fund Raising is brought to us by RSPCA Choices.
Every single day of the year can offer an opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of some loving animals that are affected by who knows what, without them doing anything bad. We all need to do our part and organizing a simple fundraising event is something that every single person can do. The problem is that if you never did this in the past, there is a pretty good possibility that you do not know what to do.
Here are some simple ideas for fundraising:
- Celebrate a birthday, party, wedding or any other milestone moment by letting people know that a charitable donation is possible instead of a gift. RSPCA Choices allows this with ease after you set up your own page and highlight the charities that you support.
- Organize a Theme Day at your office. Make the theme close to an animal charity and ask for a donation. Alternatively, organize an office party where the invitation is based on a charitable donation of any amount.
- Car washes or yard sales can always be organized by virtually anyone. Let people know why you do this and support the charities of your choice through branded uniforms and clear banner signs.
- Block parties or neighborhood parties – accept donations at the party. People are more inclined to donate anyway when they are having fun.
- Find local bands and ask for their support. Organize a charitable concert and the concert charge can be donated to your charity of choice.
- Organize a sports tournament. This is a little trickier but it can bring in a lot of money.
- Sell items on the internet and donate a part of the profit to the charity of your choice. Do the same in the event that you own a brick and mortar store.
- Organize shop to give charity promotions.
Don’t Forget About Social Media Coverage
Nowadays we tend to use the internet a lot and much of our time is spent on social networks like Facebook or Twitter. If you organize any charitable or fundraising event, no matter how small it is, make sure that you include social networks into the mix.
People might think that this is not a necessity but let us consider a very simple scenario. Let us say that you just announced donating to one of the projects that support dog rescue programs through RSPCA Choices (since we already mentioned above). A simple share on your Facebook page might lead towards some friends seeing that there is such an opportunity. Maybe they will also donate.
When it comes to fundraising for animal charities, we have to understand that every single extra amount that can be gained counts. Animal treatment and care can be expensive, as you most likely already know by now. If we can help, it is time to do our part and join the fight. Find a charity that you support and try to raise as much for them as possible.