With my deployment pending (unfortunately), Team Sam went into fundraising mode early. I wanted to contact the majority of our potential corporate sponsors prior to my departure and with the recycling trial run, we felt it was best to start in October of 2008 for the May 2009 Great Strides.
I didn’t start nearly that early last year, which begs the question: When is fundraising season? At the organizational level, I doubt there is one. Our own CFF in San Diego ran a second major event in December to raise money. Alicia and I didn’t participate in that directly as we had a CF event already planned for that morning. Yet this does go to show that at least the foundation doesn’t seem to have a “season” per se.
As an individual fundraiser, I do have a season, at least at this time. I figure it runs from around February until the end of May. That’s when, if I’m not deploying, I have done the bulk of my fundraising. But I’m still a young fundraiser, so let’s open this up.
When is fundraising season for you? Is it year round, and if not, how do you decide when to start and stop?
If you run it year round, the question is: How do you keep finding new donors? Or do you have donors who give multiple times throughout the year?
11 months ago