Traditional church fundraisers from previous generations no longer resonate or inspire the modern donor base for most churches. The market has changed drastically with the advent of social media and the economic down turn in the US. Donors are also looking to roll up their sleeves and be involved firsthand with church fundraising events, giving their time rather than funds.
By the Numbers: The Need for a Fresh Look at Church Fundraisers
In 2011, US churches reported membership numbers down 1.15% and church giving declined by more than $431 million from total giving in 2010. Across the country, churches have felt the sting of downward shifts in charitable giving and church fundraiser participation. According to the National Council of Churches, the last 2 years have been especially harsh with church giving in 2012 dropping another $1.2 billion from total giving in 2011.
With this significant dip in traditional giving, the goal for most churches today is to find a way to combine the need for firsthand involvement of donors along with a guaranteed return on church fundraising events.
94% of all US churches have a weekly attendance of 500 members or less. Of those churches, 59% report a weekly attendance of 100 people or less. With smaller numbers of attendees, churches need a way to get every congregation member involved with their church fundraisers
Funds2Orgs Church Fundraising Events
Funds2Orgs understands the needs of churches to find creative, engaging church fundraiser ideas. Due to the drops in annual giving and weekly attendance, US churches are challenged to find church fundraisers that will engage their members and communities to be involved.
The Funds2Orgs shoe drive fundraiser model presents a perfect solution for churches to create revenue within their congregation while accruing no overhead cost. By collecting gently worn, used shoes, your next church fundraiser could exceed traditional giving methods and provide sustainability with the support of your entire congregation.
The shoes collected from your church fundraiser benefit micro-enterprises in developing nations, helping families and communities in extreme poverty find self-sustainability and hope. Your church fundraiser now goes beyond the pulpit and reaches out to the world wide community, relieving suffering in desperate communities while aiding your mission at home.
Know a local church that needs a revenue boost? Contact Funds2Orgs and start your next church fundraiser today!
Looking for information regarding youth fundraising ideas, mission trip fundraising ideas, or other religious fundraisers? Funds2Orgs has successfully worked with specific religious based groups in the past. Contact us today to learn how we can help you be successful in your church fundraising events!