Persuading people to part with their time or resources for a cause close to your heart can be a challenging task. Part of the challenge is building awareness about your cause. The other challenge is mobilizing a group in a coordinated fashion to achieve your goal.
Fortunately, online sign ups can make it easy to spread the word about your event and mobilize a group of people. See these four tips for getting started with your donation sign up.
If you need to coordinate donations for items you’d like to collect for a nonprofit. You can easily list out the items and volunteers can sign up to donate certain items and bring them to a drop-off location. Be sure to list the date and location you need the items dropped off. Additionally, you can create a slot for volunteers who can help sort and deliver the collected items. See how Nan Howard used a donation sign up to make a big difference for her favorite nonprofit.
If asking for money better suits your fundraiser, get started with collecting monetary donations by visiting our fundraising page. We’ll walk you through setting up a payments account, and you can see some of the common ways to organize a fundraising sign up.
Genius Tip: Good Samaritans giving back to their community may like to donate anonymously. Make sure to provide an extra layer of privacy by hiding names on your sign up.
Remind volunteers where to check-in, what to bring, deadlines for donations, and even link a map to your sign up that will guide people directly to your event or donation locations. Check out these 4 messaging features for additional ideas and tools to help communicate with volunteers and share information that you don’t want them to miss.
Expand your efforts to increase visibility into your event by directly integrating your sign up on your foundation’s website. Tell people to simply visit your website to sign up or donate, and you can reach a new audience beyond the people you have email addresses for.
No matter how you share your sign up, you will be putting your donation page directly in front of family, friends, and acquaintances who are likely to help out if they can. Don’t forget to encourage them to share your link and website on their own social media accounts to help spread the word further!
Hosting a small celebration at the end of an event with all of your volunteers is a great way to show your appreciation, while also boosting volunteer recruiting efforts in the future. There are many appreciation gift ideas that can accommodate large or small-scale events, so try to find one way to thank volunteers and encourage better retention.
Online sign ups can take a major weight off your shoulders during a hectic donation season. Put your pen to paper (or in this case, mouse to sign up) and bring your fundraising vision to life with the help of SignUpGenius.