Many nonprofits think that now is not the time to fundraise online. So many people are out of work and have no money. Why should we waste our time and energy with such a frail financial environment? The truth is in many ways now is the best time to do a crowdfunding campaign!
Just imagine how many people are available to volunteer for your cause. People have been cooped up in there home in quarantine and your fundraiser can be just the outlet they are looking for.
During these difficult times many people out of work experience feelings of low self-esteem. Success in your project can give them just the boost that their ego needs to get past these difficult times. Studies have shown that the most popular advice for someone out of work is to keep oneself busy.
Volunteering Has Its Benefits
Volunteer fundraising meetings are an excellent opportunity for people to meet new people that they never met before. Many people prefer to stay away from there accustomed circles during transition times to avoid embarrassment. Offering people an opportunity to join a new group opens doors to socialize in a fresh environment.
The fact that they share the same interest in your organization is enough of a reason to build a new relationship in their lives. Another important reason if not the most important reason is that doing good feels good. The most satisfying feeling in human nature is the feeling of helping someone else.
Finally, many people associate their position of work with their sense of purpose in life. By giving people out of work the ability to volunteer you are helping restore in them a sense of purpose.