Fundraising within your community
July 15, 2013
Sometimes, the biggest fundraising success stories aren't just centered on large corporations giving massive sums of money to the most popular charities. In fact, many instances of fundraising never make in into the news broadcasts of the day, as some projects are completed with little thanks. In these cases, it's just about a community banding together to help one of their own out of the goodness of their hearts.
For example, when Greylock Community Club bar manager and North Adams, Mass., resident JoAnn Langlois needed money for various reasons, her neighbors stepped up to the plate, according to iBerkshires.com. Langlois has to contend with medical bills and memorial expenses for both her son and her daughter, who died within five months of each other.
The news source said that she quickly became her family's sole provider. By mid-July, the Greylock Community Club had already raised $2,500, though three fundraising events to take place in the near future should increase that figure.
These types of projects occur everyday across the nation. Take the people in Atlanta, for instance. WXIA-TV reported that local bikers recently took part in the Bikers Battling Breast Cancer fundraiser, after the 2012 event raised $93,000. The numbers for the 2013 campaign have yet to be released.
Organizations that are looking to raise funds through grant opportunities or local campaigns can use nonprofit financial management solutions to improve their chances of success. The software can help program leaders identify potential donors and send out applications with accurate accounting information.