There are many ways nonprofits can raise funds to support their charitable activities. Here is an overview of a few most effective ways:
Start a GoFundMe page. GoFundMe is the largest fundraising platform for raising funds online. Your organization should determine a specific project or program which needs funding. GoFundMe gives small nonprofits the possibility of be seen by a large number of individuals.
Google Ad Grants. This is not cash, but the benefit of free grants can be much better than cash. Many 501c3 organizations get thousands of dollars of free Google ads each month. This provides a huge advantage for a small nonprofit with limited funds. You advertise your activities, projects and accomplishments to those who are interested in your cause.
Amazon Smile. Many individuals spend significant amounts of money on Amazon each month. You can add your company to Amazon Smile. Individuals make purchases and note your 501c3 to receive a small percentage of the sale. Thus, your organization receives funds and there is no expense to the actual donor. Amazon bears the cost.
Large companies have foundations. Almost all large corporations have foundations that fund 501c3 charitable causes. Do your research, find corporate foundations that fund in your areas of interest.
Start a volunteer page. Relationship building with volunteers serves as a great way to build your brand with your volunteers, many of whom will also provide funding for your organization as well as spread the word about the good work which your organization does.
Offer memberships. Give volunteers the acknowledgement of their appreciation by letting them know that they are a part of something that is both important and worthwhile.
Share your organization’s accomplishments. Always share what your organization has done in the recent past. Share both large accomplishments and small milestones. This lets individuals know that you are executing good strategic and operational plan.
Offer games and challenges. Make it fun and challenging for participants. Small games and challenges will spread through social networks as this is a great viral marketing tactic.