With the economy slowing, many of us want or need to pick up some additional income. What are the things a job needs to offer for a mom? Well, the opportunity to make good money obviously, freedom to work around your schedule as a mom which is your most important job, and support so that you can do your job effectively and make the money you want.
There are great opportunities in the fundraising industry for stay-at-home moms. Moms often have a great network of other parents and tend to know a lot of people who need fundraisers. Can you think of any groups off hand that you know need to raise money? Church groups, dance teams, cheerleading squads, bands, elementary schools, PTAs, athletic teams are just a few of the hundreds of groups who need to raise money. Almost every organization or group out there is looking for new ways to raise money. You could be their fundraising resource. With a little bit of knowledge and training, you can use your skills as a homemaker and a mom to create your own successful fundraising business.
First, decide if you want to research and build your own company from scratch or if you want to find a fundraising company that offers leads, training and support in the industry. If you have tons of knowledge about fundraising and have a lot of contacts already who you know need to fundraise, it might be a good idea to go it alone. However, if you want support, a training program with a proven success record, tools and leads, you may want to go with a fundraising company. Look for a company that is available to answer your questions and that wants you to succeed. Whether you work with a company or you ‘go it alone’, you can make your fundraising company a huge success with your focus, perseverance and positive attitude.
Starting your own fundraising business will require time and work, but you will be able to set your own schedule, be your own boss and decide how YOU want to run things. It’s YOUR business. Good luck and happy fundraising!
Jenny Ann is an expert fundraiser and writes exclusively for ABC Fundraising.