BlogFundraising Organizing a Fundraiser? You’ll Want to Read This First Fundraising Organizing a Fundraiser? You’ll Want to Read This First Author: Farhad Chikhliwala July 24, 2015 Contents 🕑 2 min read What will your next fundraiser be? A comedy show? A bachelor auction? A good old fashioned barbeque? While fundraisers are a great way to bring in additional revenue for your organization, your time and resources are limited, so you want to hold the best fundraiser for your nonprofit’s needs. Many nonprofits have already figured out which fundraiser is best for their organization by asking these three questions: How can I maximize funds raised? How can I increase member participation? How can I minimize costs to coordinate? But if you’re just starting out and unsure of the answers to these questions, a survey of 99 nonprofits done by Software Advice (a website that reviews software) may help you. It reveals which fundraising events tend to be the most effective for any nonprofit. The answer might surprise you: Fun Runs. Whether you’re a small, medium, or large nonprofit, a Fun Run can have a high return while being easy to plan and budget friendly. They’re also a great way to engage your community and increase publicity for your organization. Here’s a video to help you learn more: For Your Next Event, Consider a Fun Run Here is a helpful infographic Software Advice put together on their survey, which explains why Fun Runs are on top of the podium. Additional Resources for Organizing a Fundraiser How to Organize a 5K 200+ Amazing Fundraising Ideas Any Organization Can Try Today The Event Checklist Used By Top Event Planners Social Media Fundraising: 6 Tips to Make It Work for You The Top 21 Fundraising Software Tools for Nonprofits 6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!) Related Fundraising Articles Fundraising 🕑 72 Min Read 130+ Awesome Fundraising Ideas: Contests, Raffles, Challenges & More! Tatiana Morand This Week Fundraising 🕑 11 Min Read 15 Quick & Easy Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits and Clubs WildApricot May 17, 2023 Fundraising 🕑 14 Min Read Top 15 Grant Writing Courses + Tips from Experts on Getting Funded WildApricot May 16, 2023 The Membership Growth Report: Benchmarks & Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents Get the report now!