20 Easy Charity Fundraising Ideas For Trustees

20 quick, simple and easy charity fundraising ideas for trustees to help raise money for your charity

Simple, Easy Charity Fundraising Ideas For Trustees

Many charity trustees aren't actively involved in fundraising and charities are missing out, not least because there are lots of easy ways for them to do so.  Here are 20 quick, simple and easy fundraising ideas for charity trustees to help and support your charity.

Simple Fundraising Ideas To Get Charity Trustees Involved

The best way to engage any volunteer is to ask them what they enjoy and are interested in and how much time/flexibility they might be willing to give, then offer them ideas that work for them.  There are 20 simple fundraising ideas for trustess below.  Get you chair to table this at trustee meetings at least annually and during trustee induction also works well.

4 Charity Fundraising Ideas For Trustees To Make Donations

  • If you're one of those great people who can and wishes to make either a substantial one-off or ongoing gift, that's fantastic, but, if not;
  • Almost anyone can make a small regular donation, or buy a raffle ticket.
  • Or consider leaving a gift in your will and.
  • Even better if you're willing to share that, to encourage others to do so as well.

4 Easy Charity Fundraising Ideas - Using Your Trustee Networks

  • Discuss with the fundraisers who in your own network might be engaged and help arrange an introduction or invite them to visit. Review prospect/donor lists with your fundraisers.
  • For companies, it could be access to a staff volunteer programme, or charity of the year, or payroll giving.
  • Represent your charity, or even speak at external events, or;
    • Secure a speaking opportunity for your charity’s staff.
  • Promote your charity’s work via your own networks, such as articles in newsletters, or:
    • Forward campaign e mails/newsletters to individuals in your own network.

4 Simple Social Media Ideas For Trustees

  • Connect with your charity on social media, and like and share its posts.
  • Recruit social media champions to connect with your charity and promote it into new networks of potential supporters.
  • Appear in a short social media video clip, saying why you volunteer and describing the fantastic impact your charity has.
  • Or, better still, get someone well known in your network to do so, or provide a quote you can use.

8 Simple Charity Fundraising Ideas For Trustees To Get Hands On

  • Host a 'friendraiser' and invite your charity along to talk about your work.
  • Do something good for yourself and your charity, at the same time.
    • The marathon you’ve always wanted to run, or a fun run, or lose weight, or give up smoking.
  • Contact local shops/businesses and ask them to display a collection tin, or make a raffle donation, or auction prize, or sponsorship.
  • Attend external meetings, where your presence may support the staff team.
  • Write thank you letters or make calls to donors.
    • Or sign Christmas cards to key funders and stakeholders.
  • Don't just turn up, but rather, actively engage with guests and promote your work at events.
    • Better still, invite friends/colleagues to come along as well.
  • Sell tickets/ or source auction items/raffle prizes.
    • Get inventive, by seeing who can source the best 'money can't buy' prize.
  • Get some exercise by distributing posters/leaflets in your local community.

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