While extremely rewarding, creating a fundraiser can also be incredibly stressful and time-consuming.In order to run your fundraiser successfully and to manage your time properly, we recommend building a team to help you prepare and run your fundraiser. Below, find a description of the four major roles your fundraising team should consist of (you may have multiple members assigned to each role):
The Fundraiser is the backbone of any fundraising team. This member’s sole purpose is to make sure your event raises as much money for your cause as possible. As a key member of your fundraising team, the Fundraiser will focus on the following tasks:
Most importantly, the Fundraiser will constantly ask the question “will this decision help us raise more money for our cause?” If the decision does not lead to increased proceeds, the Fundraiser will not advocate for the proposed idea.
Another crucial member of your fundraising team, the logistics manager will keep your fundraising plans moving as your team prepares. Specifically, the logistics manager will:
Your fundraising team would not be complete without a member in charge of marketing. This member’s focus is on spreading the word about your cause and fundraiser by any means necessary. Your marketing team will focus on:
The final role in your fundraising team is the finance manager. This person/team will create a budget for your fundraiser in order to ensure that costs are low enough and proceeds are high enough to generate a profit that can be donated to your cause. Functions of the finance role include:
Building a strong fundraising team focused on these four roles will ensure that you are prepared to run a successful and (partially) stress-free fundraiser!