Now more than ever fundraising is a crucial part of getting a lot of businesses and schools back up and running. A lot of businesses took a huge hit because of this shutdown. We’re seeing more small businesses struggling to stay open or closing down altogether. Schools need to adapt to online or hybrid learning, but that means they need money for masks, cleaning supplies, but more importantly making sure each child had either a computer or tablet at home to get their work done. “Touchless” fundraising is going to be taking off over the next few months. Here’s what you can expect.
What is “touchless” fundraising?
Social media and the internet, in general, have made fundraising a lot easier to manage than 10 or 15 years ago. Instead of going door-to-door to neighbors or tracking down your family, friends, and coworkers to buy something. Now you can reach a larger audience using social media. Some benefits of virtual or online fundraising are:
● No physical contact. All sales will be made online.
● Higher profits, because you’re able to reach a larger audience.
● No paperwork. You don’t have to add up all of the sales and handle the cash yourself.
● No group deliveries, or tracking down the buyers. All merchandise ships to homes directly.
What are some touchless fundraising ideas?
● Online Shopping: You can set up a website where all of the items are listed.
● Virtual Walk or Run: Who doesn’t love exercising while raising money? This is great for an entire community or even across the country! Create a landing page for your event where people can clearly see the rules and regulations for the event. They can pledge a certain amount for every kilometer they walk or some other way you want them to participate.
● Online Gaming Tournament: Video games are a great way to bring people together. You can live stream yourself playing a game and each person who donates can help you dictate what you do in the game or have tournaments with other players with games like Halo, Mario Kart, Call of Duty, and more!
● Virtual Cooking Lesson: Some fundraisers come with delicious cooking kits you can make from home. During a virtual cooking lesson, you can cook up some of the crowd favorites or create a custom dish.