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Fall Fundraising Made Easy With Expert Tips from ZGIVE


The fall fundraising season is finally here! As your go-to authority for your digital fundraising and virtual auction needs, we would like to lend you a hand in organizing your upcoming events. Previously, we shared some of the most unique and fun fall fundraising ideas. Were you able to check that out? Which ones did you like the most? Have you started planning the event?

If you already have things set in motion, but you struggle to figure out how to move forward, our blog post below might be able to help you out. In our discussion, we will hone in on foolproof fundraising tips to help you amplify your reach and get more people to contribute to your nonprofit.


Start With The Essentials of a Nonprofit Fundraiser

Every successful fundraiser fundraising event has a specific set of goals. Have you taken the time to evaluate yours? It would help to have a fundraising checklist on hand before you start any of your events. Here are a few things that you will need to figure out:

  • Outline your fall fundraising event objectives

  • List down the possible tactics or strategies you need to use

  • Pull up data from previous events and learn from them

  • Prepare your list of volunteers and partners

  • Select your event’s target audience

  • Update your lead generation forms, social media platform, and website

  • Begin conceptualizing the details of the events (including the email reach out template, budget, timeline, and list of donors)

Mark the Important Dates for Fall Fundraisers

There are so many notable celebrations during the fall season that you can use as a theme for your fundraising efforts. Have you marked any of them in your calendar yet? To give you an idea, here are some important dates for nonprofits during the fall fundraising fall season, according to Nonprofit Tech for Good:


  • September 27: World Tourism Day

  • October 4: World Animal Day

  • October 5: World Teachers Day

  • October 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • October 10: World Homeless Day

  • October 10: World Mental Health Day

  • October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

  • October 12: World Arthritis Day

  • October 13: World Thrombosis Day

  • October 15: International Day of Rural Women

  • October 16: World Food Day

  • October 16: Global Cat Day

  • October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  • November 13: World Kindness Day

  • November 14: World Diabetes Day

  • November 19: World Pancreatic Cancer Day

  • November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  • November 30: Giving Tuesday

  • December 1: World AIDS Day

  • December 3: International Day of People with Disabilities

  • December 5: International Volunteer Day

  • December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day

  • December 10: International Human Rights Day

  • December 18: International Migrants Day

Organizing your digital fundraising or virtual auction during any of these days might help you pique the interest of your donors. These special occasions might also help raise awareness of your nonprofit's mission, vision, and goals.


Find a Reliable Digital Fundraising Partner

After going through your task checklist and preparing things needed for the actual event, we recommend looking for a fall fundraising platform. This is especially important if you plan on hosting a hybrid or digital fundraising event. With the right fundraising solution, you can do virtually anything, such as:

  • Create marketing materials to reach out to your donors

  • Ensure you have the right tools to raise for your cause

  • Ease the burden of organizing fundraising initiatives like virtual auction

At ZGIVE, we offer two fantastic options for your fall fundraising event. In addition to the DIY auction, we have READY-AUCTION™, a turn-key virtual auction that our team programs and curates for you. All you have to do is promote the event to your donor audience.