If you haven’t yet noticed, CharityKick has made a few changes to the website to make it easier to use! Now once a charity dare is created, our admins will approve it within 48 hours. Right away after that, it was start receiving donations! In the future, we might even have the charity dare idea person delegate a non-profit right off the bat too, to get the ball rolling even faster. So check out some of our requested dares and see where you’d like to throw a couple of dollars!
In the meantime, let’s talk about when these events actually happen. They often won’t leave the ground without help form many moving parts and people – especially a charity dare that includes idea people, donors, organizers and non-profit workers. So it can be super important to make sure everyone involved if feeling part of the team and motivated to stay an advocate of the cause.
Shower them with praise
The best thing you can do as an organizer, while promoting your dare or as a charity is thank your supporters. This is often free and can be done frequently, so keeping up your thanks can help make the troops strong and ready to help. Tweet or Facebook praise, then send an e-mail to your list of helpers. Or, better yet, mail out a quick postcard before, during, or after the event- everyone loves seeing something that’s not junk mail in their box!
Offer small gift or discounts
A little can go a long way. Business are often eager to help out good causes, but might be hesitant to offer large sums of money. So. Why not ask the local cupcake shop to provide treats for volunteers? Or, get a local lip balm make to donate a fishbowl of their favorite flavors – they will get promotion and exposure in return. Some restaurants may present a coupon program exclusive to donors, volunteers or participants. The possibilities are endless – you won’t know until you ask.
Keep them as VIPS
Want a stellar staff of volunteers or donors? Make them feel special. Go the extra mile to keep everyone involved and feeling needed. If an event is being orchestrated for a heart disease non-profit, for instance, ask people involved if they would like to be on a special mailing list about organization updates. If hoping to get a celebrity into a charity dare, create something memorable and personal for them to receive at their home– this will keep stars happy, excited and supportive so they will feel more inclined to participate.