Do you have an event coming up in support of your charity? Do you need to spread the word in order to raise more donations? Whether you are hosting a bake sale or a walk-a-thon, free classifieds ads can help you bring in more attendees and donations while supporting a worthwhile cause.
Spread the News About Your Event
The first order of business when placing an ad for a charity is to let others know when, what, where and how. For example. If you are holding a jogging event, be certain to give the time and location, as well as what others will need to bring. Do they need to bring water? Do they need to wear certain colors? If you are holding a bake sale, do others need to bring in a cake, cookies, etc? Be certain to list all the necessary things needed in order for the event to run smoothly.
Consider a Special Guest
Nothing makes people quite as excited as meeting a special guest speaker, especially if that person happens to be a celebrity. If possible, consider arranging a special time for an honored speaker or celebrity who also supports your cause to make an appearance. This obviously may not be feasible in every case, but if given the chance, it will make the turn-out that much higher. If you cannot arrange for a guest speaker, research which celebrities support your cause and mention them in the ad.
Don’t Forget Those Taxes!
Charities that have the 501 exemptions allow individuals to write off their donations on their taxes. This alone persuades many people to donate and support charities. If you charity qualifies for 501, make sure to mention that in your ad. Not only are you more likely to get donations, but you may also find that there are numerous people out just looking for a legitimate charity to donate to.