Planning Political Fundraisers With Kick - As election season approaches, politics start to heat up and so do the fundraising campaigns. Most political candidates need repeated infusions of cash and willing volunteers to make it to the finish line ahead of the pack. Rather than a tired balloon rally or a dreary pancake breakfast, here are some tips for planning political fundraisers with kick.
Political charities are about people and people's issues. Keep it personal by holding diverse events that appeal to specific groups of citizens. Examples could include college campus rallies, senior community centers, family-friendly events, churches, synagogues and so on.
The real heart of political fundraisers is the host committee, a group of loyal supporters and volunteers who work behind the scenes. Host committees can comprise a small number of key players or involve dozens of volunteers, and they are the people who make the calls, ask for donations and launch campaign events that generate enthusiasm and support. Look for supporters who are energetic and willing to work.
Some political events are strictly for attracting new supporters. Think of your fundraiser as an investment in the future. Prospecting events don't always pay off immediately, but they can open the doors to future contributions from a fresh donor base.
Get to know the people who are working for your cause, and make the most of their skills and expertise. Cultivate volunteers who are experienced in fundraising, marketing, sales and event planning, and put people to work in their best capacities. It's a great way to kick up your political fundraising campaign and reach a higher level of support.