How to Fundraise Successfully

What are your group’s fundraising goals?

Before you begin, take a moment to think about what you would like your chapter to be like this time next year. With your leadership team, discuss the following points.

  • What plans you have in mind for the upcoming year? Think broadly, then focus on the details later in the discussion. Your whole team should be on the same page before you can work on the nitty gritty.
  • Now that you have the big picture, set specific goals. How many events do you want to have? How many people do you want to reach? How much money do you want to raise?
  • With your goals in mind, create a timeline of events, and begin to outline a budget that will support events. Without setting goals and outlining strategies to meet those goals, the everyday task of fundraising will have no direction.
  • Once you have a goal in mind – and a strategy that will get you there – you can begin raising funds!

There are three key forms of fundraising on campus:

University Sponsorship

Event Sponsorship

Individual Sponsorship