Fundraising Here I Come!

3 03 2011

Sheila in my office is planning another mission style trip this Fall and has asked me to help her with Fundraising again.  I’m excited.  I love coming up with ideas, planning, getting everything organized and helping someone meet their Goal.  I think it’s awesome that she has this calling in her life to do such great deeds.  She went to Romania last year and some of you helped her with that.  This year she will be going to Ghana.  I am hoping to have some Fundraising Events that will again have you interested in joining me help reach her goal.

I thought a little brainstorming with the blogosphere might help get some extra creative juices flowing.  I have a lot of wonderful friends out there that have great ideas.  Any comments, suggestions and help is extremely appreciated.

Here’s what we’ve talked about so far.

Request for Donation Letters
Sheila will write a letter to send to family, friends and supporting organizations asking for a financial donation. 

This one is a really “sweet” idea.  We’ll hand out the tubes of Mini M&M’s.  You can enjoy those tasty little treats until the tube is all empty.  Then you fill the tube back up with quarters!  You can fit $14.00 in one tube.  Sheila had a good response with this one last year that we hope to repeat.

What Fundraising effort is complete without a raffle?

This one is just fun all around.  We’ll charge an admission to play, just like you would with your regular Bunco group.  Snacks are a must!  We’ll have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Boobie prizes, along with some Door Prizes and an empty your Change Purse Raffle Table.  Last year we had a good turnout for the short notice we gave everyone.  We are looking at the calendar to find the perfect date in order to get bigger attendance.  Question for you readers – How do we get entire Bunco groups interested in coming?  That would certainly boost our numbers.

Crafting Workshop
The brainstorming is still going on with this one, but we’re thinking a small fee to come receive a tutorial from an expert and then you get to make your own.  Something like a 2-hour event with snacks, friends and fun.

Home Party
Sheila’s looking into having a Home Party that’s a Fundraiser.  Something like Pampered Chef, Beauti-Control, 31 Gifts, Premier Jewelry, etc.  Another question for you – Which one would you choose?  Which one would you rather purchase from?


What do you think?  Got any really cool ideas you can share?  Do you have any words of wisdom to help make these a true success?

To be quite honest, we do not have a whole lot of time before we need to start putting some of these ideas into motion.  Her trip is scheduled for October.  Luckily, when my wheels start turning on things like this, they keep spinning!




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