4 Ways to Organize Nonprofit Fundraisers

Nonprofits depend on the generosity of donors to support their work in local communities and around the world. Every minute counts when planning your fundraising strategy, as nonprofit leaders engage companies and individuals to join your mission. Planning events to connect with donors is a group effort - and the more people that can help, the better.  Sign ups streamline organizing from volunteer scheduling to fundraiser ticket sales, giving you more time to invest in growing your mission. 

Check out these four ways to plan nonprofit fundraisers with sign ups: 

Host an Auction 

Let the bidding begin! Auctions are a favorite fundraising event, giving people the chance to support your cause and win fun items and experiences. You can use a sign up to request donations such as gift baskets, gift cards and professional services. Silent auctions are a great way to spark excitement and conversation at in-person events like galas. You can also open your fundraising efforts to a broader audience with an online auction.  

Our partner company Auction Frogs makes it easy to manage online auctions, event fundraising, mobile bidding and more. You can upload images and set parameters for accepting bids, and easily process payments with a system integrated directly into the software. The tool also provides a host of supporting features, such as real time reporting. 

Planning a silent auction? Check out these tips and ideas to make it a fun event that brings in money for your group.

Plan a Gala Event 

Invite your community for a night of celebration in their finest! Gala events give nonprofits an opportunity to thank donors in person and share how your work is making a difference. Sign ups streamline organizing for formal events so leaders can spend more time connecting with supporters. You can take care of important planning details with a sign up such as collecting RSVPs and organizing volunteers.  

Share your sign up link on social media and in digital communications like email newsletters to promote your event.  

Looking for a unique gala theme? Check out these ideas for your next event.

Organize a 5K Race or Fun Run 

Fundraising races are a win-win! You can bring your community together to get moving and benefit a great cause. It's simple to register race participants and coordinate volunteers with an online sign up. You can collect race fees as part of the registration process. 

You can customize confirmation and reminder emails to share important details about your event. Simplify check-in on race day by attaching waiver forms or other documents to confirmation emails.  

Choose a sign up design that reflects your event and create slots for registration and volunteer roles. You can also create separate sign ups for event volunteers and another for registration. We offer several ways to display separate sign ups together so people can easily find all your opportunities. 

You can create a custom question if you need additional information from participants such as a T-shirt size. With our premium plans, you can create between two and ten custom questions. 

Check out these fun ideas to inspire your 5K race theme

Coordinate a Sale 

Selling items like baked goods, raffle tickets or arts and crafts can be an effective way to boost your fundraising efforts. Selling things that reflect your nonprofit or feature local businesses can help your fundraiser stand out. Organizing in-person sale events provides great opportunities to connect with your community and share your mission. Sign ups make it easy to coordinate volunteers and expand your audience with online sales.

You can add slots for items, include photos and offer easy payment processing. Our SignUpGenius payments platform, powered by Stripe, makes it easy for people to buy and support your cause in a few clicks. 

Want to plan a fundraiser that goes beyond a bake sale? Check out these ideas

Sign ups simplify planning for your fundraisers so you can focus on growing relationships with your donors and volunteers. Learn more about how sign ups help nonprofits streamline organizing and grow their support. 

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