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Nonprofit organizations typically set fundraising goals for each of their special events, even before the planning committees are formed. These goals are needed so that budgets and plans for the future can be set. A significant amount of research and predictions can go into setting these goals to ensure they are challenging but achievable.

But I don’t believe these goals should be used to manage the charity walk event. I believe there are problems with giving the charity walk committee the fundraising goals.

You want the committee members to own the goals. They will be more motivated to achieve the goals. The best way to do this is for the committee to discuss and determine their own goals.

Also, the goals of the organization may not take into account the enthusiasm of the volunteers who lead the event. By allowing the committee to set their own goals, even higher goals might be set that will exceed all expectations. The walk committee could be held back from their potential if goals are imposed on them.

Empower your charity walk committee to set their destiny and be their best. The ultimate results may surprise you.



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34 Responses so far.

  1. Diana GrantNo Gravatar says:

    Very well said Roger, asking your committee about their goals can help you have great success for your charity walks. Thanks for sharing your views.

  2. AlainaNo Gravatar says:

    Having a open discussion with committee is the way to had a well organize charity walks. At least, every one can provide there own opinions…

  3. VincentNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone will have to set their own goals instead of setting a group goal as each n everyone will have their own strength in a charity walks. Instead of forcing everyone to follow 1 main goal, it is better that everyone can set their own goals and even better when they are able achieve it.

  4. marieljacksonNo Gravatar says:

    Every goal must take a good plan and many idea’s to conduct it successfully, By these you will impressed with the outcome of your plan.

  5. jessietaylor92No Gravatar says:

    When you are in a organization, every member or committee should act as one in order to achieve your goals. But before achieving your own goals, you should first meet your organization’s goals for charity. In this way, you will not worry how to do it or achieve it. Because you are as one. Remember two heads are better than one.

  6. Catherine67No Gravatar says:

    Hi Roger! I love your post, this is very inspiring. Setting up your goals when you have a committee must be tackled by the group. Set a meeting and have your suggestions and hear others suggestion how you can meet your goals for your group’s charity walk.

  7. ArmandNo Gravatar says:

    For me, who really sets in charity walks must the people around it. When you engaged or involved yourself in this kind of organization, you should know your responsibilities as charity worker. Many are waiting for you help, they should be the one who will inspire you and your organization in doing so. They are your goals.

  8. CatherineNo Gravatar says:

    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream — C.S. Lewis”. As you note, articulating and writing down specific goals along with the steps needed to accomplish these is necessary.

  9. CatherineNo Gravatar says:

    I think every goal has a plan..Nice sharing of inspiring post to us..Keep it up..

  10. TyraNo Gravatar says:

    For me every goal has a plan..This post is really inspiring thanks for sharing this post to us..

  11. NancyNo Gravatar says:

    If you have a goal in your life you might plan it first..Thanks for inspire me in this post..

  12. Paula JonesNo Gravatar says:

    Your expression reminds me of the English actor Mr Bean.Once you have a agoal you must have an action plan in place so that you can meet that goal, otherwise you will achieve nothing but to waiste your time and others

  13. NatalieNo Gravatar says:

    You should plan your goal first..Thanks for a great information in here..

  14. SteveNo Gravatar says:

    I think every goal has a plan. Nice posting. Thanks

  15. isabella057No Gravatar says:

    If you really want to achieve one goal, you have to act as one too! Plan everything before putting it on actions.

  16. Theriz26No Gravatar says:

    Staying focused is one of the vital keys to achieve the goal. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post.

  17. Samantha32No Gravatar says:

    Its really great if you are listed first your goals in order to achieve this step by step without regrets..

  18. NicoleNo Gravatar says:

    To achieve your goal you need to be focus! plane everything and don’t rush things.Good post thanks for sharing!

  19. DerekNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with most people here. I think setting up individual goals is really important.. then setting up group goals will then follow.

  20. Dean.CNo Gravatar says:

    Life without goal is nothing, it’s seems that you are physically present but mentally absent…

  21. Brien27No Gravatar says:

    Goals is about to plan and not rush, this is what I learned when I struggle the challenge of life and attaining different success…

  22. Ashley WardNo Gravatar says:

    It is nice to belong in an organization because there are a lot of privileges that you will get. Setting up goal according to your plans is really important and it is the first thing I always considered when I am about to have plan for something else.

  23. Lacey12No Gravatar says:

    Let’s make things worthy by listing our goals and attain it step by step frequently.. Planning is the best way to attain successfully our goals in life…

  24. FeyeNo Gravatar says:

    It’s better to have goals for every committee. This would be the foundation of success for the whole organization.

  25. LaceyNo Gravatar says:

    Setting a goal is the best way for performing every task effectively, and most of us must acquire this kind of attitude in order to achieve every goal in life…

  26. Leslie42No Gravatar says:

    Goal is the one who bring us into the net of success, setting up it is really great…

  27. CarolNo Gravatar says:

    Great suggestion. This will definitely make the committee feel they are making a difference as well as providing a huge contribution.

  28. maryNo Gravatar says:

    our hockey team used to raise money for a skateathon. we do a skateaton every year and do by paper. Kids collect minimal amounts. This allowed for us to have a personalized site, and each participant or parent can register their child/themselves. And then it’s simple, you can send out email requests via email or use facebook or twitter and request donations. You can reach family all over the world. Our team/club went from raising $10,000 last year to $26,300 this year. Fantastic, no money collection all for donors to pay online via Paypal. our club set up their own paypal account so money went directly into account. And a very small one time fee by the company and they do the hosting, send excel reports, and set up our own site. We would never do another way. so simple

  29. LeanneNo Gravatar says:

    I do believe that “Goal” has a huge part in making each of us a great person…It’s a way of making such thing possible…

  30. peggyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s always nice to have goals but we must be realistic.

  31. If you really want a well-organized charity walk you have to discuss it with your committee to avoid confusion and trouble in the end. You must have one goal by acting as one. I do not see any problem in planning first before doing anything.

  32. win a holidayNo Gravatar says:

    Can you think of a unique place for a charity walk in the Cleveland area? Someplace that will get some exposure from the public, that isn’t so secluded, even if the walk is in the evening? Any ideas will work? Thanks.

  33. MarcusNo Gravatar says:

    Nonprofits usually have it pretty easy when wanting to obtain their goals imo.

    • Roger CarrNo Gravatar says:

      Marcus – Regardless of whether the organization is a nonprofit or not, by definition the goals should not be easy to reach. Goals need to be achievable, but they also need to be challenging. I am not aware of any nonprofit organizations that have it easy achieving their goals.

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