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Your Best Fundraising Tips!

This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Mark Crocker 1 year, 9 months ago.

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  • #4168

    Mark Crocker
    Keymaster

    How do you fundraise for a trip? Share your favourite ways to raise money for mission

  • #4276

    Mark Crocker
    Keymaster

    here is a slideshow i put together on this a few years ago. You may enjoy.

  • #4328

    Vincent Chan
    Participant

    There was this one unique dinner fundraiser that I didn’t organize but participated.  It was for a Africa STM and they planned a nice evening with an African theme – like your African cultural entertainment, info on the trip, and wearing their cultural clothing, etc.

    BUT there was a twist.  While everyone paid the same price for the dinner, not everyone got the same food.  Instead, the team created three portion sizes to reflect the disparity in financial status in the country they were going to.  So a small percentage of the diners had nice plates, some had smaller-than-regular plates, and then many had like half a meal or less – to reflect on what some of the people in poverty had to eat.

    Anyways, not necessary the best money raising tip, but an interesting twist.

  • #4329

    Mark Crocker
    Keymaster

    cool idea – raises money and awareness

  • #4426

    Vincent Chan
    Participant

    One of our fundraisers that raised the most in one shot was our city-wide Amazing Race.  First off, yes, it was A LOT of work as we mimicked the show as best as we could with the different stations and locations throughout Greater Vancouver.  There was only 3 of us on the team, but lots of willing volunteers.  But here’s the money part of it.

    We charged $15/person so basically $60/team.  So imagine if you had 10 teams, that would be $600.  Not bad.  However, we included a secondary source of funding by allowing each team to raise additional funds for our trip – in however way they want – to gain bonus time during the trip, such as receiving a head start.  And not only that, as these teams are “fundraising for us,”  hitting certain benchmarks will unlock bigger and better prizes.  In this particular fundraiser, we capped it at $250/team.

    So if you do the math.  $600 from team registrations.  Each of the team maxed out the addition $250/team advantage so thats another $2500 for a total of $3100 raised for our team of 3, from one (tiring) event.

    Regardless of how much, I think the tip here is that we found a way for our friends to fundraise for us 🙂

  • #4429

    Mark Crocker
    Keymaster

    Thats a really cool idea Vincent – and sounds like a lot of work, but a decent return on a long day. did you keep the documents for it all? If you are so inclined, you might want to post them to the buddy drive for others to access? Really great work!

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