Why Become a Volunteer Fundraiser?
To Make a Difference
Inspire and Support
Your investment in your community does not go unnoticed.
Help Make a Difference
Solicitations from volunteers have a unique impact on donors.
Connect with the Community
You might just have some fun!
Be a Part of the Action
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Remote / Virtual Fundraising Tips
Although we don’t recommend meeting people in person given the risks of COVID-19 transmission, there are still some ways to make your solicitation more effective. Here are some ideas:
Schedule a time in advance that you and the donor are both available for a good period of time so the solicitation will not be rushed. You should ask for a time when the donor is less likely to be interrupted
Make sure you have good lighting and sound on your end and that you are making the solicitation from somewhere you will be less likely to be interrupted.
If possible, use a teleconferencing service to solicit gifts so that you can make a more personal connection. Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, and several other services offer free accounts.
If you solicit gifts by phone, make sure you wait until the donor is done speaking. Without visual clues, it can be difficult to tell if the person on the other end of the line has completed their thought
Follow up with each donor to build a stronger personal connection. Reaching out via email, phone or text can go a long way to creating a lasting commitment.
Make it simple for the donor by sending them a calendar invite with a link to your video meeting, so they have a reminder and all of the information is in one place.