Church Fundraising Resources

DoJiggy is dedicated to helping churches and communities of faith better plan, manage and execute fundraising campaigns and events. With our Church Fundraising Resource Center, we strive to provide the best collection of resources to make your fundraising efforts more successful. Our goal is that these fundraising resources, used with our fundraising software platform, will save your organization valuable staff and volunteer time and allow you to raise more money for your cause with less hassle. Why reinvent the wheel, when DoJiggy brings these proven fundraising church fundraising resources to your congregation.

Church Fundraising

An Overview of Church Fundraising

Church fundraising has become a popular way for church congregations and groups to raise money for specific causes and to help supplement operating income – especially in an economy where financial budgets are tight. If you’ve been chosen to organize a church fundraising program, you may be wondering where to start. In order to help you in your planning efforts, we’ve created some useful guidelines for organizing church fundraisers to help you be successful in your planning efforts.

Guidelines to Assist in Planning a Successful Church Fundraiser

  1. Creating a Plan and Establish Goals: Discuss your goals with the congregation or planning committee. Determine how much money your church needs to accomplish your goals when it’s needed, and estimate costs for fundraising initiatives. What resources are available to help you achieve these goals? 
  2. Identify Potential Fundraising Sources: Create a list of potential donors and approach them for support. This list can include local businesses, members of the church, friends, and family.
  3. Define your Messaging: What is the purpose of your fundraising event and how is your message connected to the Gospel and church? Messaging is especially important to churches.
  4. Promote Your Church Fundraiser:
    • Announce the fundraising initiative on your church website along with a link for how to donate.
    • Post an announcement in your church calendar of events or on community bulletins.
    • Utilize community gatherings. Make announcements at your weekly church services and use gatherings to recruit volunteers, gather donations, and build excitement.
    • Encourage members of your church to spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors.
  5. Create a Timeline and Checklist – Start planning months in advance (if possible). There are a number of items that should be included on your checklist such as: 
    • Recruiting volunteers.
    • Producing communications, flyers, posters for bulletins, and more.
    • Determine fundraising event logistics (date, location, vendor needs, etc.)
    • Implement systems for collecting donations, managing money, tracking performance.
      • DoJiggy provides Church Contributions Software to assist you with processing and tracking donations and managing the details of your church fundraising initiatives. Use it for free with optional tips from your supporters.

        Church Fundraising Resources

Church Donation Software

Church Donation Software

Our Church donation software provides a secure online tithing and donations website for your church, church group, or community of faith. Donors can make one-time donations or set up a user profile for recurring giving by month, quarter or another term. Donors can easily track their tithing history by viewing and managing their account online using a username and password established during registration. Learn more about automating your church donations today.

Mission Trip Fundraising

Mission Trip Fundraising

Many believe that mission work is a staple of the evangelical lifestyle that the Bible calls us to. For this reason, churches have mission teams made up of church members and church youth who travel to spread the word of the Lord and often to serve the less fortunate. With mission trip fundraising, donations raised will go towards travel costs, supplies, and funding missionaries’ needs while they are on a mission. Read on to learn the best ways to raise donations for this cause.

Church Fundraising Ideas

Church Fundraising Ideas

Great church fundraising ideas make for successful church fundraising campaigns and are a fantastic way to support your faith and community. Whether you are raising funds for a mission trip, youth groups, or resources for the development of church programs, we have compiled a number of creative church fundraising ideas to help you organize a successful church fundraising campaign while not losing track of your mission.

Church Fundraising Templates & Letters

Church Fundraising Templates & Letters

Donation Request & Thank You Letters: We’ve provided guidelines and sample letters to help you get started with your church fundraising efforts. After all, the first step in fundraising is reaching out to your networks and requesting donations to benefit your cause. To get started, just download the documents below, customize them for your church, and then share with fundraising administrators and participants to help kick-start your organization’s fundraising efforts.

Fundraising Event Budget

Fundraising Event Budget

Financial tracking and planning is one key ingredient to your church’s fundraising success. This fundraising event budget is pre-populated with all income and expense categories and includes a profit/loss summary for both estimated and actual expenses. Whatever size church fundraising event you are hosting, this budget will serve to help predict and estimate costs, as well as monitor income and expenses throughout the planning stages. Further, the budget can later be reviewed with a committee or consultant, to help you with product ordering, fundraising, and profitability goals.

Community Based Fundraising

Community-Based Fundraising

Community based fundraising events are a wonderful option for church fundraisers and provide a great opportunity to grow your congregation and build relationships with other community groups! Plan for community fundraising events and activities that require cooperation and encourage involvement for families and your congregation. We’ve put together a few suggestions of types of community-based fundraising events to get you started.

Benefits of Church Fundraising

Church fundraising is about more than just raising money. While that may be your primary goal, remember that your efforts are also working to do the following:

  1. Strengthening your faith.
  2. Raise funds for further development of church resources and educational programs.
  3. Bringing people and talents together in new, fun ways outside of typical worship.
  4. Providing great opportunities to socialize and get to know members of the congregation.

Before taking on any church fundraising initiatives, consider praying together as a congregation or group and asking God to guide your efforts. With Him helping, your church is sure to take the right path. See Church Fundraising Ideas for more detail on our favorite fundraising events.

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