North Carolina, the good ol’ Tar Heel state, is known for the generosity of its inhabitants. So, if you are planning a fundraiser in any of the cities here you can achieve success with proper effort. Here are some tips that will work for you regardless of whether you are in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh…anywhere. Choose a company, and you can choose from the many that have a presence online, that has the experience of working with schools, sports organizations, cheer-leading groups, etc. The events and logistical effort required is more or less the same here. A fundraising company that can manage both large and small fundraisers is best, because sooner or later you will scale your operations and it’s a good idea to work with a fundraising company with which you have developed some rapport. Basically, choose school fundraisers specialist in North Carolina that has the necessary expertise in dealing with operations of your scale. If the fundraiser is to be held simultaneously over multiple locations, then check with your North Carolina fundraising company if it can deliver and if the scale of the operation makes you eligible for some...
One of the best ways to learn about the whole concept of fundraising is to get involved with a church fundraiser. If you happen to be a resident of the sunny state of Florida, you have many options and you can check out different fundraising concepts to raise funds for your church. A very important choice to make first up is between tried and tested ideas on one side and new fundraising concepts on the other.  For example, a bake sale is a standard fundraising event, while a sports event for senior citizens is something different. When you go to church you meet different kinds of people.  It is an opportunity to network and make friends.  Make use of this opportunity to create a list of donors from the congregation.  Learn about the interests of people, what moves them, their family, and of course the financial status.  Factor in this information when you wish to decide upon an appropriate fundraising event for your church. When you raise funds for your church, you help an environment in which people find peace.  It is only appropriate that to promote your church; you choose fundraising ideas...
There’s no dearth of fundraising companies in the state of Florida; the question is which one should you choose for your fundraiser. A cursory search on the internet will throw up many contenders. And they’re all good. You want to work with one that satisfies your needs and what are these needs. If you are based in Tallahassee, you obviously would wish to team up with a local fundraising company and not one based in Orlando, Florida. Simple logistical common sense at play here. Many Floridian fundraising companies specialize in certain types of fundraisers. You can get an idea about this from their websites or through reference checks. You may want a raffles fundraiser because it worked for you the last time or it could be an auction, or a cake-bake…anything. The most important thing is to work with guys that have the credentials. This ensures maximum returns on your investment. Returns on investments also depend upon the terms that the fundraising company has in place. You can hope to get good returns and a successful fundraiser with Florida fundraising companies that make use of the natural resources abundant in the state. Go...
If you wish to enliven fundraising proceedings, the best thing that you can do to throw kids into the mix. Kids bring enthusiasm and innocence with them. • An art gallery – Get kids to get creative. Provide them with the means to bring out their artistic side. Arts and crafts items created by kids can then be sold for charity. Or you can hold an auction. • Sports – There is no end to the number of activities that you can have kids involved in. For example, athletics, football, hockey, basketball, etc. money can be raised by levying a participation fee, charging the audience, selling gear, etc. • Car wash – Get the kids to spread out in the neighborhood on offer to wash cars. This is a great way to not only earn some money, but also spread the word about the cause. This activity can be combined with others such as lawnmowing, babysitting, running errands, etc. • Egg decorating contest – A perfect fundraising event to enthuse parents and kids. It calls for very little investment from your side. This supply participating kids with hard-boiled eggs and sketch pens. The best...
Soccer fundraiser programs are popular because they work and they work so well because they can be integrated into any type of fundraising; the sport is popular all over America. Another reason why such fundraisers are popular is because they can be carried out on their own or in collaboration with a fundraising company and many such companies can be found online. An on-field soccer tournament can have many fundraising activities built around it in order to help you raise money. And do remember that you don’t need a full-sized field, even a basketball court will do. Use a smaller sized ball and smaller goal posts. You can hold a competition; on its own or in a fair. Tickets bring in the money; then there is food. Sporting events attract food-hungry folks that will gladly much down all the hot dogs on sale. There’s a quick buck to be made here. And there’s a fair bit to earn selling souvenirs in the form of tee-shirts, socks, cards, shoes, mags, wristbands, headbands, and more. Once you have a crowd congregated and in the mood then it is totally up to your ingenuity and skill to make them contribute to the...
College fundraisers have the advantage of a workforce that is energetic and also tech-savvy. Combine the two and you get a great combination to take your college fundraising online. A successful online fundraiser has many benefits. It increases your reach manifold. And it is up to you to get them to support your cause. The first step is to set up a website. Get a website with a name that reflects your charities’ name and ethos. On the landing page or home page, place content and easy navigation that encourages the visitors to delve deeper and explore. Wordpress is a great content management system that enables easy putting up of content and also the all-important SEO. The website fulfills the following functions – • Reaching out to people so that more people come to know about the work you are doing. • Increase your donor database. • Sharing your success so that readers know that giving a donation will make a difference. • Share your accounts so that people know that everything you do is above-board. • A donate button lets people share funds easily. • Maintain a blog so that new happenings can be made known, new projects and be announced and public curiosity can be piqued. Write articles...
Ah! Lollipops, yummy lollipops. Everybody loves them. Including dentists. Am sure, they must be enjoying these balls of goodness sneakily. These can be incorporated into any fundraiser and you’re guaranteed to make money. Not only are these fundraisers good money raisers they are also good money savers. Transportation of lollipops is easier because they don’t require refrigeration. They sell all through the year, unlike ice cream. Another great thing about a lollipop fundraiser is that the product sells more or less on its own; you don’t have to do a lot of legwork unless you wish to go door to door and take orders that you can fulfill later, nothing wrong in such bulk selling. And lollipops lend themselves nicely to such bulk sales. You can choose different types of flavors – raspberry, bubblegum, lemon, fruity, cherry, cinnamon, etc and a lot of these have very alluring names. But what is of real allure to you is the margin- the ROI. You should try to strike a balance between a product that will sell, give you a good margin. You can also incorporate some gourmet stuff, which may not sell like hot cakes but each sale counts for a lot....
A fundraiser event has to be planned and executed such that you get maximum bang for the buck. Make a budget and then try your best to stick to it. The budget will incorporate all the various allocations –f or venue, promotions, prizes, etc. A fundraising event that has dedicated volunteers working for it has a much greater chance of succeeding and that too with low expenditure. A committed force of volunteers can handle and delegate tasks that would otherwise have to be handed over to paid work persons. Are you reaching out to the right people? It’s important that your marketing efforts be targeted. You can get an idea about the people you should be targeting from your previous interactions and fundraisers. You should compare responses to emails sent and the interest that you are able to generate on online forums and social media sites. A fundraising event that can attract donations irrespective of the physical presence of the donor requires a very good social media strategy. You need to reach out to the people in as large numbers as possible. The success of a fundraiser depends to a large extent on the extent of relationship building that you...
Breast cancer is one of the biggest scourges faced by womenfolk and what’s worse is that if left untreated, it kills. Any effort to spread awareness about it is welcome. This is because this is a curable condition if detected in time. Here are some breast cancer fundraising ideas that you can employ to raise funds for your charity or organization. Plan an evening in an auditorium which covers information on the subject via documentaries on breast cancer and a question –answer session with an expert on the subject. The proceedings from an entry charge go towards the relevant charity. Another idea is to host a breast cancer check-up camp for a very nominal fee. It will no doubt attract attention and get good attendance from women. Ensure that the event happens on a weekend so that you get more people attending it. Hitch your fundraiser to an existing event. This way you won’t have to look for space or hunt too hard for footfalls. Set up a booth in a fair and sell what you think will sell – cakes, pastries, savories, knick-knacks, lemonade, anything… let it be known that it’s all for a good cause and that the...