Benefit Of Fundraising
Fundraising is the effort of gathering contributions in one form or another and a way to get resources that would otherwise be unavailable. Non-profit organizations and personal organizers alike do not hesitate to use it. Planned and executed correctly, it could ensure a rainforest reforestation or money for a new library.
1. Can reach people otherwise out of reach.
Often, a fundraising event attracts more than the organizer’s circle of friends and their circles. It draws people in, perhaps even from around the world. This happens especially if the event or goal is big enough. It can even reach people who wish to go to the event, rather than support the goal.
2. It can accomplish much more.
A single person can only offer so much in terms of time and resources. A fundraiser brings people with their own resources and monetary strength to back up the goal, often far more than what a single person would be able to offer.
3. It can create connections.
A fundraiser brings people with similar goals together, as they are the people who would actually attend one. Volunteers and well-meaning people with resources can and will meet. This can eventually lead to more organized and funded events.
4. It can find volunteers.
Fundraising, especially for big or famous goals, can easily find volunteers to man and run it. Those same volunteers may then be called upon for different projects.
One of the foremost problems with fundraising events is the scams that are sometimes involved. There are a number of people who meant well who have ended up supporting a scammer rather than saving the whales. Those same people may never support a fundraising event. Another problem is that just about anyone can make a fundraiser. This can stretch interested parties too thin, with too many people asking for money or resources.