Ideas For Fundraising Events
Raising funds can be a nightmare especially when done in a small town where everybody is reluctant to part with their hard-earned money. And who would not be? Letís face it with rising costs of living, a few dollars given to charitable projects is not a joke. Before a person donates his dollars, he needs a damn good reason for it! One way to organize a fundraising is through an event, where guests can enjoy themselves and at the same time support a good cause. Often, these events will include activities that will generate funds for the organization. Primary of this is the selling of goods and services that will make up the majority of the fundraising campaign. Below are some good ideas for events that you can organize to introduce your project.
Fashion Shows This may seem pretty expensive to organize but it can be really cheap. In fact, you can even get kids in the community involved thereby extending good will and camaraderie with the locals. Make local town folks wear clothes that will later be auctioned off for the charity project. Chances are the models themselves will be buying the clothes. Dinner This is another great money-generating idea, which enjoys quite a good track record.
However, because of the sheer expensiveness of the tickets, a dinner will usually work out when it involves rich people in town. This is often done by organizations, which have good connections within the society circles. International organizations can also benefit much in these kinds of fundraising campaign when in a foreign land. You can also try a more casual event like barbecue and hotdog cookouts or camping trips. Bazaars and Garage Sales Another common fundraising events is the selling of goods and services for a good cause. Often, the products that are being sold are made by beneficiaries of the project. Examples of successful campaigns are the cards that children make for UNICEF. Concerts This is one of the great ways to reach a younger audience. You can raise funds through the tickets of the concert that will be sold. Some bands especially the local ones are willing to perform just for the exposure while others are supporters of causes and will probably agree to perform for a minimal fee.
Car wash This is one of the most common fundraising events in schools. The overhead cost is not that much because the event will be utilizing people and volunteers.