Fundraising in a camp setting is often over thought or even feared. The idea of asking someone for money can be very intimidating for camp pros that haven’t done it before or have the wrong idea of how fundraising works. I often hear, “That won’t work here” or “we don’t have big donors” and of course “I’m just not comfortable asking people for money”. These are normal responses for a camp pro getting started. And with a little front work and training, we easily get past most of those concerns. Let’s start with a few basic ideas to help out.
Each of these topics could be a blog in itself – and we certainly did not dive deep into any one topic. But here is the take away I really want you to understand. You CAN do this, it is not scary if you understand it and have a plan. Have a good case statement, invest in people and have a plan.
Thank you Dave for being our Guest Blogger!
Dave Sherry, Founder, Fundraising Consultant, Operational Consultant
Ps. Are you using our fundraising module yet? Give it a look to learn more…….