Funds for NGOs : 5 ways to get fund

Last modified: September 14, 2018 by Priyanka K in NGOs | 4 comments

NGOs always need funds. When running any campaign or event, NGO needs more funding to support their cause. Also, it is not easy to get the support from donors all the time. So, what are the solutions to get funds for NGOs?

Most of NGOs suffer from lack of funds, marketing, volunteers, awareness, poor network & governance.

Initially, you start with fundraising, it needs to make sure, you have arranged a number of things in place.

  • Do you have your 501(C)(3) status? That’s important when you begin fundraising.
  • Do you have a website? Because, most of the people currently can consider your website as the face of your organization.
  • Therefore, you want one that’s professional and makes people want to donate to your NGO.

    Here’s what I found:

    How to get it funds for NGOs ?

    The following are solutions to get more funds and build powerful NGO.

    1. Should have a website

    So, you work hard for your NGO, doing good work, coordinating volunteers and raising funds.

    Seems like, it is very easy to share what you do? why you do it? where you’re doing it?
    Therefore, the website is one of the best ways for NGO to get attention, promote your campaigns, build trust, get a donation and make an even bigger impact.

    So, you can also turn your website into a valuable tool. To get funds, coordinate events, mobilize volunteers and share your successful stories.

    On website, you can do lots of things.

  • Get NGO contact information to anywhere
  • Get donation from all over country
  • Worldwide visitors can connect with you on social network
  • Visitors can read and comment on your articles
  • Visitor can know about your campaign, events
  • Get volunteers from all over country
  • Use website as Marketing tool to promote your NGO
  • 2. Use social media to reach out to potential donors

    Social media is an important medium for communication. It connects with a huge audience spreading across the world, within a fraction of a second and spread your message.

    There is a list of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, etc…

    Social media sites provide a platform for social interaction. To make every post on a social media platform is an opportunity to build visitors.

    Once, you build a visitors, you will be able to interact with your visitors.

    Posting about your work on social media sites assist you to reach out to the audience. Maybe new visitors reached out and created awareness of your work by posting on social media sites.

    You should take benefit to support your fundraising efforts.

    With a donate button on your social profile, those who are passionate about the cause will donate the cause. Thereby increasing your online fundraising success.

    3. Effective video for campaign

    There are many ways to create a campaign. Make a video for your campaign. A video is a most effective way to tell your story.

    Also, you can use footage from your programs, highlight a particular individual.

    Use animation to tell the story, why your audience should help you and the way they will get involved.

    By making a campaign video, building it into your fundraising pages.

    You create it simply for fundraisers. Donors to find out about the cause and connect with the people it helps.

    4. Motivate volunteers

    No one organisation is successful without volunteers.

    Hence, volunteers are considered as the lifeblood of NGOs. As they are the people that work passionately for the donation.

    Volunteers will save the earnings, the organization needs to pay to an employee. Therefore, contribution to the funds indirectly.

    They will work for raising funds in their own circles, wherever they’re trustworthy to directly contribute to the NGO yet.

    Recognize the efforts of the volunteers and appreciate them from time to time to stay them motivated.

    Share your success with them, what is more, ensure they understand how much their contribution has meant for the success.

    5. Crowdfunding

    crowdfunding is a way to get funds from a large number of donors through the internet, social media. How the organisation can make their crowdfunding plan and how to implement it.

    Plan the campaign with a suitable date and time. Pick a team with passionate people and volunteers also from your organization.

    Your network is your most valuable asset when you are planning a crowdfunding campaign.

    Prepare the communication material for every group in a targeted and focused manner.

    So, make sure that you have a start date and end date. You have planned, how much you want to raise. You have listed who all will be contacted.

    Also, make sure you utilize all the communication platforms available to you, like a website, any specific web-pages, social media like facebook page if you may have.

    Wrap Up

    These are some of the best tips to help you to get fundraising for your NGO. I hope you will find this article helpful.

    I hope this article is useful to you to achieve your goal using the website. Feel free to let us know your thoughts by commenting below. I’d love to hear about them in a comment.

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