What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word fundraiser?
- Long hours of walking house to house in the cold?
- Selling scout cookies or soccer candy bars?
Here's the good news: A fundraiser can be fun, creative, and successful! It's a great extracurricular activity to raise money for your club or organization!
Find a sponsor
Who could drive by an invitation like this?!
Cut costs of fundraising by having local businesses and companies sponsor you. For example, the post prom committee at my school did a car wash, and wanted to do another, creative fundraiser.
We held a prom fashion show in the high school auditorium. A bridal shop sponsored the show and provided dresses and tuxes for students to model.
With a lot of work and advertising, the fashion show went off without a problem. We raised over $1,000!
There are two tried-and-true ways to raise money:
- Host a bake sale.
- Hold a car wash.
These great fundraisers take little planning and cost almost no money to create.
Bake sales and car washes probably will not make your organization as much money as other types of fundraisers. But they are perfect for raising a couple hundred dollars for a last-minute expense...