Month: November 2015

Consider Online Fundraising

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As William Gibson put it “The future is here”.

Who remembers life before the internet?
Life before smart phones? Granted, there is a debate raging about how we have become a society glued to our screens but, we have to admit that the internet has simplified many things for us too.

10 years ago, fundraising still depended on going door to door and was always limited to ones geographic location. Now, by using the web, online fundraising has made the fundraising process effortless, almost automatic, making it easier than ever before for anyone to raise money.

Here are some of the ways online fundraising makes your fundraising efforts so much better.

  •  It extends your reach beyond your local community.

It’s a terrific way to extend your reach beyond your local community. You can reach friends and family anywhere in the U.S and they have the convenience of using a credit card. In 15 minutes or less you can be up and running.
Also, you are able to integrate online fundraising with social media. You can share your fundraiser on Facebook, so you are able to cast a wider net, and therefore increasing the number of potential donors.

 

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  •  Around the clock fundraising.

Your fundraiser is not limited to the time that you are going door to door , or meeting at your community center. Your fundraiser is running 24/7. Whether it is donors reading their emails at 6am or scrolling through Facebook at 10pm, your fundraiser is there, available for them to make a donation.

  •  A platform to share your story.

Online fundraiser allows you to have a home page that you can personalize and add a note to tell people your story, why you are fundraising and why it is important to support your cause.

  •  Your information is safe.

We will not generalize, but usually online fundraisers are perfectly safe. We can definitely guarantee your safety with Flower Powers online fundraiser. Flower Power Fundraising uses state-of-the-art encryption technology to make sure donors’ financial information does not end up in the wrong hands.
In a nut shell, online fundraising has had an enormous positive effect on the success rate of fundraisers. The future is here, so if you haven’t started fundraising online, start today!

 

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Why Healthy Fundraising?

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Fundraising is an activity that can be undertaken by almost anyone. We regularly see them run by schools, sports teams, bands, and church communities, even by individuals with causes close to their hearts.

Participating in, or running of a successful fundraising campaign can be an invaluable opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and experience, contribute to stronger communities as well as generating the money needed to affect those causes.

But fundraising also provides us with a wonderful chance to exercise our ability to make smarter, healthier lifestyle choices. We can flex those decision-making muscles to steer ourselves towards improving our well-being! That’s something we all need to do these days – for both our children, and ourselves.

It’s so easy to run a fundraiser with chocolates, cookie dough or pies, but the ramifications of that decision linger on much longer than the fundraiser itself. This is especially true when children are involved in the fundraising process. Should we be teaching them that it’s ok to purchase and consume products that are detrimental to their lifestyle and health – even though there are better options out there to choose from?

There are, however, fundraising options (such as Flower Power Fundraising) that not only eliminate the consumption of saturated fats and high sugar foods, but also have a great impact on the environment. Think about it.

Make the choice to have a healthy fundraiser.

It will be an opportunity to:

  • Make money for your cause, while promoting a healthy environment.
  • Provide positive role modeling to the community and its children.
  • Encourage someone else’s decision to make smarter choices that go beyond short-term gratification.
  • Align yourself with your values, even if it’s through a simple fundraiser.
  • Be a good citizen by unifying your group’s efforts towards our planet’s well-being.

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