Posts Tagged ‘fund raising ideas’

Managing a Fund Raising Event

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Fund raising events not only bring in funds for your organization, but also raise awareness about your noble cause. However, managing a fund raising event requires significant energy and effort. Organizing these events needs correct planning, promotion and management. Here are few tips which will help you in effective management of fund raising events.

Establishing guiding principles and goals
Before starting a fund raising event, you need to be clear about the goals you need to achieve through the event. You need to know how much money is needed to fulfill the goal. Apart from this, you also need to be clear with your plan, course of action and scope of the fund raising event. Create a project plan with clearly defined goals; roles and responsibilities of each participant.

Choosing the right event
An appropriate event should be selected keeping the cause in mind. Some popular events include auctions, dinners, raffles, athletic events, arts and crafts exhibition, cheer leading contest, ball room dance contest, 5K run or walk and fashion shows. Also check how you will make money from these events – through sale of tickets, sponsors, sale of items, auctions, door prizes, etc. This will help you in designing your strategy in a better way.

Selecting event volunteers
It is very difficult to organize the whole event by yourself. Taking the help of volunteers makes the task much easier. Ask the members of your organization to participate. You can also get volunteers from the local community by contacting them, describing the purpose of the event and the ways in which they can help. Assign roles to volunteers such as treasurer, organizer, manager, etc. based on their strengths. Encourage participants to set and achieve personal as well as team goals.

Planning, budgeting and advertising
Fund raising events need proper planning and execution. Prepare a planning work sheet and instruct every volunteer to execute it properly. For budgeting needs, you can make sponsors as partners. Manage the money carefully that you receive from these sponsors. Allow them to bear the costs of hiring the venue, marketing costs, refreshments, etc.

You should market your event in such a way that your cause is highlighted. Make use of fliers, announcements at community gatherings, posters at local shops, internet, custom imprinted glow sticks, press releases, etc. to promote your event. Proper planning and promotion enhances awareness about the fund raising event and its cause.

Takeaways – cheap but attractive products
It is always good to offer takeaways at the fund raising events. They convey ‘thanks’ to the participants and donors for making the event successful; hence don’t overlook them. Keep aside little amount of money to buy cheap but attractive takeaways, like glow products. You can offer various glow products such as, glow sticks, glow wrist bands and bracelets as takeaways at the event.

A well planned fund raising event has a very good chance of making donors open their purses. However, you need to be flexible, as things may not go as the way you planned. Be prepared for the unexpected also.

Body Lights were Perfect!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

I ordered several Body Lights–some Red/Green ones for stocking stuffers at Christmas, and Red/White/Blue ones to sell. Also bought Purple/Blue ones to give to friends.

At a charity silent auction, the Red, White, and Blue ones sold out in an hour, and raised a lot of money! (more…)

Glow Necklace Youth Fundraiser in Denmark, Maine

Monday, July 20th, 2009

We had this recent comment from a customer in Denmark, Maine.

Thank you for the great service, wonderful product and honest pricing. We had our annual Concert in the Park and fireworks this past weekend and our church youth group decided to sell glow necklaces as a way to earn some money for a couple of projects they wanted to do. They purchased 200 assorted glow necklaces to raise $100 for some projects they wanted to do and did it in a way that everyone at the event enjoyed. The parents liked them better than a sugary treat, and it helped make the whole event that much more memorable for all! (more…)

Football Fund Raising with Custom Glow Necklaces

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Everyone’s tired of going to their local high or junior high school to watch football and being bombarded with offers to buy over priced sausage and other foods. Glow necklaces are a great alternative fund raising avenue many schools and organizations have yet to utilize.

Imagine every outdoor game selling some fun novelties to your fans who can wear them in support. Be it flashing novelties or glow sticks with your team’s name, there’s something for every school. (more…)

Charitable Glow Stick Donations

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

We get a lot of requests for donations, and we would love to help every organization but unfortunately our allotment of donations goes quickly. However, we do offer special pricing for non-profit organizations on our products to assist with fundraising. Contact us for details.

Kids go wild for glow necklaces and bracelets!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The kids where ecstatic when I pulled out the necklaces & bracelets at my daughters 16th b-day beach party bash! Thanks so much for the secure packaging, marvelous customer service, rapid turn around and superior prices. We will be ordering more for the upcoming football game fundraisers!

Middle & High School Basketball Season Fundraising Ideas

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Customized Flashing Coke Pilsner Cups: Have your school

Top 3 Relay For Life Fundraising Ideas

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Flashing Root Beer Floats: Go to your local grocery store buy the following:

Kearney Lions Club Flashing Ball Fundraiser a Success!

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Thank you for making our Lions Club fund raiser a huge success. We sold all 600 Urchin Ball Flashing necklaces in less than 45 minutes at our Fireworks display. Your products sell themselves. We will order more for next year.

Thanks again,

D

Kearney Lions Club