January is a busy time for our customers to start planning for their upcoming fundraising campaigns. Over the past few weeks, as our sales team has taken calls and helped our clients set up their fundraising websites, we’ve also found many people asking for additional fundraising resources.
Below we highlight a few of the most commonly requested fundraising resources…just in case, these may also be helpful to you.
Most Commonly Requested Fundraising Resources:
1. Payment Processing: Every fundraising campaign now includes an online fundraising component… which means, your organization is going to need to credit card processing services for accepting online donations, collecting registration payments, sponsor payments, etc. We often have our customers asking us who we “recommend” and finally, we can recommend ourselves! Our new merchant services division (launched this past fall) offers the lowest credit card processing rates in the industry along with many other benefits including: free credit card terminal, no annual contracts, 1-2 day approvals, AND a Free donations Website with Activation of a new Account (now you just can’t beat that)!
2. Sponsor promotion: Another question our customers often ask about is how to attract pitch and secure fundraising sponsors. After all, fundraising events aren’t just about raising funds through donations, but often a good portion of funding comes in through sponsorships. luckily we have lot of resources to help you here including a video presentation titled “how to get sponsors to support your fundraiser“. If you are interested in bringing sponsors on board, now is a great time to start. Often businesses start their budgeting at the beginning of the year, so even if your fundraising event doesn’t take place until next Fall, now is the time to start bringing sponsors on board.
3. Website Customization: Every organization wants to be sure that they are properly communicating their mission and brand as part of their fundraising campaign. Our fundraising templates allow organizations to create a fundraising website that matches the brand standards of your organization while safely collecting donations and managing all details of the fundraising event. Organizations can easily upload images and videos, make goal statements, list sponsor logos, include event details, tools, maps, etc. and track fundraising success with a goal thermometer.
4. Planning tools: Many of our new customers often ask for advice to help them better prepare for their upcoming fundraising events. DoJiggy has a fundraising resource center loaded with helpful tools, tips, guidelines and FREE fundraising templates to help you with your planning. Some of the free downloadable templates include: sample fundraising event budget, “how-to plan a walk-a-thon” free guide, walk-a-thon pledge sheets, various golf tournament planning tools (entry forms, budgets, event check-lists), sample press release, auction bid sheets, and more!