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Planning Your Fundraiser with Pinterest

by ticketprinting on April 15, 2014

Pinterest can be a fun way to spend a few hours daydreaming about your next vacation, finding ways to fix up your house, or picking out a new wardrobe. But it can also be a useful tool in planning your next fundraiser.

If you haven’t used Pinterest before, there are some easy tutorials on the website. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes a valuable tool in your event planning. Here’s how you can plan a great event with this free service!

Brainstorm: We know what we’re raising money for. We may even know who we want at our event. But what kind of event should it be? A sit down dinner? A concert? A race? Should it have a theme? How much should we charge for tickets? Should we do a raffle? Set your timer and browse the wide assortment of user ideas on Pinterest. You may find some new ones for your charity. You can even find event checklists to help you out!

When you’re searching, you can start by searching pins, boards, or users (pinners). Make sure you search wisely and save the great info you find!

Organise: Once you have a clearer vision of what you want your event to look like, start a board for your event. As you’re browsing the web or Pinterest, pin ideas that you may want to use now or perhaps for a future event. Have your fundraising team (volunteers, staff, board members) follow your board and make it a collaborative effort.

Share: If your organisation doesn’t have a Pinterest account, this might be the time to open one. Before or after your event, help promote your charity or cause by sharing your board on Pinterest and other social media outlets. If you post pictures of the event to your blog, make sure to pin those pictures to your board. And make sure your supporters know how to follow you on Pinterest (or any other social media sites). Always post links in emails and newsletters so they can get the latest information.

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel every time we throw an event. We all want our charities to be successful, so sharing our good ideas is key to building a good fundraising community. And who knows? Someone might soon be using your great fundraising ideas they run across on Pinterest!

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