Every new year brings new opportunities and new ideas to try for your fundraising efforts. Get creative with some of these choices to truly make your efforts unique and fun.
An option that yields great results without much investment from you is hosting a raffle. This isn’t a new idea, but you can try some of these innovative approaches to getting more people interested. A 50/50 raffle is the most well-known type and just splits the money between your organization and a winner. A balloon raffle is a fun way to get people involved by having them pop balloons to retrieve their tickets. Finally, you could host a potluck raffle where people vote on their favorite dishes by purchasing raffle tickets. Because raffles require little investment from you, you can even use a raffle as an add-on activity for another fundraising event that you’re hosting.
A t-shirt fundraiser offers twice the benefits — they help you raise money and market your cause or organization. You’ll add your logo and slogan to a t-shirt and people who contribute to your cause will receive it as a thank you for their involvement. When people wear the shirt in your community, more people will be interested in your mission and want to participate as well.
Crowdfunding is an idea that merges social media into your fundraising efforts. There are a few websites to choose from to host your crowdfunding efforts. Once you get the page set up, you’ll then promote it using your social media platforms. If the fundraiser itself has a social media presence or if each team member is sharing the website on their pages, or both; it’s a quick way to spread the message. In addition, crowdfunding pages make it incredibly simple for people to contribute to your cause. They’ll usually just have to choose an amount and use their credit card to give.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop fundraising strategies, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell, to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.