Imagine if you will…. a world where non-profit organizations and community groups had access to a big pool of community funds. Funds that were made available for events, community projects or to help those less fortunate. In one of my past lives this was an all too familiar reoccurring dream.
Raising money isn’t a skill most people come by naturally. And, it is much more difficult for volunteer run community groups. Volunteers often wear multiple hats and they don’t have a dedicated fundraising team. Just keeping the doors open or projects going can feel like a never-ending task.
Spring is affectionally know as the ‘unofficial start of fundraising season’. Community fundraising can be a fun way to raise awareness along with much needed funds for local causes.
Community based non-profit and volunteer organizations are important elements of our society, addressing the needs and interests of residents that the public and private sectors do not. I don’t think I am alone in saying non-profit organizations are more effective in delivering services than government agencies.