There are many ways for volunteers to help with fundraising.
Your job is to make the best possible match between the fundraising task and the volunteer personality, and to train your volunteer fundraisers so they are comfortable in their role.
Training is essential.
Events are the obvious place for volunteers in fundraising.
- Have a volunteer planning committee do the work.
- Volunteers can solicit sponsorships and other contributions.
- They can provide services pro bono or at a discount.
- You will certainly want to have volunteers help staff the event.
In most cases, volunteers will likely purchase tickets or tables and invite friends (who may become donors or future volunteers).
Engage volunteers in donor stewardship.
It’s a perfect group to do hand-written thank-you notes. Make it a “thank-you” party, bringing several volunteers together. Provide refreshments and use the opportunity to share or solicit information from your volunteers.
Use the skills and talents of your volunteers.
Have someone with marketing skills help market programs, services and events. A writer can assist with grant writing or annual giving appeals.
Volunteer Hub has more information https://www.volunteerhub.com/blog/your-best-fundraisers-could-be-your-volunteers/.