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Ramadan, the Month of Giving

Ramadan is the best month of the year – there’s no question about that within the Muslim community – and that shows in their donating habits. It is safe to say that most Masjids receive the bulk of their annual donations in Ramadan. In fact, a number of Masjids in Canada reported receiving between 45% and 65% of their annual revenue during the month of Ramadan.

After all, the prophet Muhammad (SAAW) ‘was the most generous of all the people, and he used to become even more generous in Ramadan.’ Aside from emulating his example, Muslims become more generous in Ramadan to attain its multiple blessings. By virtue of fasting, their nafs is less prone to committing sin and more inclined to doing good.

As a matter of fact, Muslim organizations are very fortunate in that Ramadan exists over a whole month. You see, in the mainstream non-profit sector there are giving days here and there in the year, but nothing as long as Ramadan. Ramadan gives Muslim organizations 30 days to appeal to their target audiences for donations. That is unheard of in the non-profit sector! Hence, proper planning for this giving season should begin months in advance and every Muslim organization should make the most of it.

Watch these short video clips on some of the things that the Kanata Muslim Association did to achieve very rewarding results in Ramadan, featuring their imam.

Case Study – The Power of Repeat Donors
This is a case study that shows just how important repeat donors are to a Masjid organization, particularly in Ramadan! It also shows how critical it is to keep a record of donors.
Five Fundraising Practices your Masjid can do in the Last 10 days of Ramadan
The last 10 days of Ramadan have a very high significance in a Muslim’s life. They contain the most significant night of the year, Laylatul Qadr. What are 5 practical ideas your Masjid can do to maximize returns during this blessed period?

Deadline to register​

Tuesday, 15th of February 2022

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Guidelines for selecting the Fundraising Campaign Lead:
Of course the Fundraising Campaign Lead can have support from other members of the organization. Even a team can be formed, but there should be a designated team lead who will assume responsibility for fulfilling the requirements and meeting the deadlines of the Masjid Fundraising Master Program.