How to Choose a Charity to Fundraise For

Posted on December 9, 2018 under EFS Blog, Fundraising Ideas

As the year comes to a close, people are looking to embrace the giving spirit and spread goodwill to those around them. Because December is the season of giving and giving back, many people take this opportunity to raise money for charities they care about. There is a bevy of fundraising ideas you can take part in to raise money. One of the trickier parts of starting a fundraiser is deciding which cause to raise money for. Part of the answer is going to rely on your personal investments in charitable causes. Which causes speak the most to your heart? Here’s some advice on how to narrow down where you’ll donate.

Decide on a Cause

Sometimes you’ll read about a charity and hear things you both like and don’t like. Instead of focusing on which charitable organization, focus on the cause they support. Causes can be anything from child abuse prevention to animal cruelty prevention to cancer research. Once you’ve decided which cause you’d like to help, you can narrow down charities that work in that area.

Ask Around

The greatest resource you have while choosing a charity to support is the people around you. There’s a good chance that once you decide on a cause, the people in your life will be able to name a few charities that help that cause. Even if the people you know don’t offer many options, you can research online. Asking Google is never a bad idea.

Look into Options

Once you have a list of options, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty. Not all charities work the same. Because charities need to raise money to stay afloat, different organizations direct different percentages of proceeds directly into the cause. Look into exactly how exactly your donations will be spent before choosing a charity to support.

Embrace the Spirit of Giving

Once you have a charity that you can get behind, the fun can start. Coming up with fundraising ideas can be a creative and fun process. Getting others involved can be as easy as word of mouth. During December people are always looking to give back in whatever way they can. This can earn your donations as well as volunteers.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of helping those in need. Whether you’ve decided to give back to the children of your community or save animals in need of love, you’re doing good in the world. Choosing a cause and a charity can be hard, but this advice can help narrow your options. For fundraising ideas, contact Effective Fundraising Solutions at 855-888-4337 or visit us online.