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  • BEFORE you fundraise (Credits: Montana WBC & WBC Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Posted by Corinne Goble on January 27, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Top 10 Things You Need To Do BEFORE You Start Fundraising For Your Center

    1. Get a Google Business Page

    • Update photos and information each month for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    2. Get an Awesome Advisory Board

    • Who are your champions? Include influencers.

    • Who does a great job on social media and has a great network?

    3. Strategic Partnerships

    • Team up with another business or economic partner to connect with a new market

    • Teach Trainings: Prospera/MT WBC, members teach trainings giving that company access to

    new clients. Leverage what you can do for the businesses that support you.

    4. Connect more with your elected officials

    • Ask for an introduction and meet with your legislators and tell them what you are doing

    • Go to commission/legislative meetings

    5. Market your organization

    • Be present in your community

    • In-kind donations for stickers/decals/signs/shirts/banners/videos

    6. Come up with a tagline

    • If the name of your WBC doesn’t tell people what you do, then you need one!

    • SLC WBC: Helps Women Build Confidence, Create New Opportunities and Experience Success

    7. Teach trainings or host tours

    • Become an authority or the go-to on a particular subject and do presentations

    • Trainings provide a great way to make program income

    8. Nominate yourself and your partners for Awards

    • SBA’s Women’s Business Outreach Center

    • Each community has awards!

    9. Create an event

    • Online calendars, Facebook groups, and publications

    • Create an event on Facebook and share it with people.

    10. Get out there!

    • Join a networking or Leads group, church group, bike group, whatever!

    • 92% of consumers trust recommendations from other people (Nielsen)

    BONUS:

    11. Start a Blog on your website or write articles for a local paper

    • Gives you great Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on your website

    • Gives you a reason to push content out on social media

    Next Step: Tell people that you are raising money!

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