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Ideas to Fundraise for a New Roof on Your Parish’s Church

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A church with a roof as lovely as this one might need a fundraiser from time to time.In the US, there are over 380,000 churches serving congregations across the nation, fostering empathy, boosting faith, and developing more supportive communities. In particular, since the pandemic hit in 2019, millions of people returned to their faith and strengthened their connection with their local church. 

Nonetheless, churches require regular maintenance and repair and, while nearly 60% of volunteers in the US dedicate time to religious initiatives, the crisis has caused donations to be at an all-time low. If you are looking to find a way to financially support your new church roof, make sure to check out these expert tips offered by the Sherriff Goslin Roofing team.

Use Social Media Channels To Connect With Younger Audiences

In recent years, the number of churches and Christians in the US has been steadily declining, and adults below the age of 40 are among the least religious groups. Because of this generational change, donations are low, and churches are struggling to find the right financial support. 

However, there are some channels that your Parish’s church can use to connect with younger adults. For example, social media platforms allow you to create a solid virtual community and partner with other Parishes. Thanks to the multimedia formats you can use on social media, your community can learn more about the church’s principles, projects, and mission. When your community starts to grow, you can expect your donations to increase!

Run Challenges

There are some fundraising challenges that help you involve your community. While some of these might not pay for the entire roof replacement project, it can help you reduce your expenses and find extra funding for your church. Some options include:

  • Find “lost treasures” - this challenge encourages people in the community to shake their jackets, old bags, or car cup holders to find some loose change. Once found, the lost treasure can be brought to church.
  • The “give it up” challenge - this initiative asks the members of your community to give up minor expenditures, like a takeaway coffee or drink. After all, statistics show that men spend nearly $2,000 on coffee each year, and women as much as $2,300! They can then donate what they have saved to help the community.
  • Host social media competitions - some of the most famous fundraising initiatives include Run For Life and Movember. You might not be able to collect over $10 million dollars, but you can certainly cover the new roof’s cost!

Partner With a Local Business

Over 31.7 million small businesses in the US represent an important pillar of the national economy. If there are small businesses in your community, consider asking business owners to offer their services to other community members and donate the earnings to the local church. Whether you can network with hairdressers, mechanics, local retail shops, and grocery stores, this initiative can benefit both you and the businesses in the community. 

Use Crowdfunding Platforms

The global crowdfunding market was worth over $12 billion in 2020, and it is expected to grow by 50% over the next five years. If you are looking to connect with an audience wider than your current following, crowdfunding platforms can help. Partner with a trusted roofing contractor, get a clear estimate, and launch your fundraising campaign today. 

Get a Professionally Installed New Roof for Your Parish Church

There are many ways for you and your faith-based community to join together to collect funds for your place of worship’s roofing needs. Whether your church or place of worship needs a new roof or needs repairs, the experienced professionals at Sherriff Goslin Roofing are here to help. Our crews will work efficiently to inspect your roof and make recommendations for any needed repairs or new installations. Give our team a call today.