Thursday, May 21, 2020

How to Continue Fundraising Remotely

In this time of uncertainty, due to COVID-19, we’re all in the same boat working under unusual conditions from home in our pajamas or binging on untold numbers of TV series. Will we be able to enjoy the summer? Only time will tell. One thing’s for sure we’re all hoping for life to get back to normal.

However, there is one question that might be running through your mind: how to continue raising funds during this period? Whether you’re part of a an existing fundraising group or you’re planning a new fundraising effort, here are some tips help you continue your FundScrip fundraising

1. Home Delivery via Direct Shipping

If your fundraiser normally handles logistics through the group itself, now might be the time for supporters to start ordering and raising money by having their gift cards be delivered to their homes via Direct Shipping. When supporters place their orders, they simply need to select Direct Shipping as their shipping method.

2. Take Advantage of Our Free Shipping Offer

Many of our groups have long taken advantage of our free shipping offer for group orders, but now supporter orders shipped with Direct Shipping via Lettermail can also get free shipping! They just need to have a maximum of four cards with a value between $200 and $500.

Find out all the details about how supporter orders can qualify for free shipping.

3. Keeping in Touch Is Essential

Supporters are the foundation of any group, so take the time to thank them whether it’s via email, social media, text message or a video conferencing service. On the one hand you can catch up with them and on the other hand, it’ll be an opportunity to discuss the fundraising campaign and motivate them to order consistently.

4. Setup a Campaign Page

Use the power of the internet to share your fundraising campaign by setting up a Public Campaign Page for your group. Ask the administrator of your group to create the page that will allow you and your supporters to easily share their story and cause.

5. Daily Necessities

As always, the key to succeeding with FundScrip is to consistently use gift cards to buy your daily and weekly necessities. Despite the current situation, we all still need groceries (Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys), pharmacy products (Shoppers Drug Mart, Brunet, Rexall) or fuel (Esso, Shell, Petro-Canada, Ultramar).

It might take a little out-of-the-box thinking, but with a few changes, you can make your fundraising program work remotely!