How To Start A Fundraiser Business: Plan And Opportunities For Fundraiser

October 29, 2010 One Comment

Fundraising over the years has gotten a bad reputation. Many have used the guise of fundraising to get money that was never intended for charity or non-profit organizations in the first place. In order to make it as fundraising business, the individual has to have the will, creativity, as well as a good number of contacts.

A fundraising business can be accomplished by one person in their own home. In fact, many fundraising businesses are home-based businesses.

Fundraiser Business Plan And Opportunities

  • Like all business, a successful one starts with a good business plan. A good fundraiser business plan will help mold the business and help keep track of goals and objectives achieved.
  • Determine which area of fundraising will be specialized.
  • Build reputation and credentials as a fundraiser. Begin by receiving training or enrolling in courses.
    Hosting small fundraising events for schools, churches, and other small businesses will also help build experience and contacts.
  • Learn the state regulations for starting a business and be ready to comply with each and every one. Register the business, obtain permits and licenses to operate the business from home.
  • Organize the home office and maintain a good record keeping system before actively seeking clients.
  • Determine pricing structure of your service.
  • Learn bookkeeping skills and manage accounts.
  • Organize a calendar for upcoming events, deadlines, and appointments.
  • Attend fundraising events of organizations that can serve as potential contracts. This will open up many fundraiser business opportunities.
  • Promote the business through cost-saving advertising methods such as word of mouth, flyers, advertising through non-profit newsletters and many more.

Requirements to Start A Fundraiser Online (Home Based)

  • Not too many types of equipment are needed to start a home-based fundraiser business which can help with start-up costs.
  • If there is already a home office present such as computer, Internet, and phone line, this can already serve as the base for the fundraiser business.
  • Not all fundraisers have undergone formal training as a fundraiser. Writing skills, people skills, and a creative mind can help jump start a fundraising business.

One Comment »

  • S R D said:

    I am Chemical Engineer and I want to start any small scale business in either rural areas or urban. I am also ready to invest some 50k right now. Can you please advice for some good businesses which have good growth?

    Also I have question about fundraiser business, do we need to get license from local authority to start a fundraising business in USA?

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