House parties are one fun and easy approach to start fundraising. They are informal, efficient, and can easily change to fit each group’s size, needs, budget, and goals. House parties also provide a great opportunity to promote your work, network with others in the community, and serve as a morale-booster for group members.
Virtual house parties have many of the same benefits as in-person house parties. They’re fun for attendees and relatively easy to plan and execute. They provide an informal way to share about your work, network, and boost morale for members.
Fundraising is just like organizing—it’s about building relationships through one-on-one conversations. Speaking to donors in person allows you to build strong relationships, which will lead to increased donations over time.
Good fundraising is not about money; it’s about the desire to improve your community or world for the better. Creating effective talking points will help you speak about your work in a condensed, compelling, and easily digestible way.
You already have many of the skills necessary to raise money for your group, and we are here to help you put those skills into action. To start with the basics, we’ve outlined a few key principles to being an effective fundraiser.
Monthly recurring gifts are important to help build long-term support and raise more funds, and donors can easily set up monthly gifts through your ActBlue page! Personalize and use this email template, or use it as a reference to write your own.