Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Event Idea: Set Up A Book Sale

Another old favorite fundraiser. People are sure to donate books they are done reading and people will be sure to buy them as a good read and a good cause. Ask people to drop off their unwanted books or better yet just go door to door. If you find your fundraiser has left over books you may even want to donate them to a hospital, shelter or seniors home.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Event Idea: Have A Bake Sale

Always a favorite event fundraiser even though it isn't the "newest idea". Why? Well because home baked goodies can't be beat. Also because some community members love baking and sharing with others. It's recommended to not have these too often though so try spreading them throughout the year. Here's a great tip: Bake some scrumptious cookies using the cookie dough from a popular cookie dough fundraising brochure and make sure to have your order book ready to sell from and raise extra money.

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Event Idea: Run A Recycled Bottle, Can Or Ink Cartridge Drive

An excellent fundraising idea for our times. Raise money and do good for the environment. Let your community know that they can drop off their refundable bottles, cans or ink cartridges at a central location. Your group will handle the sorting and keep the refunds. A nickel or dime may not seem like much but if this fundraiser is well publicized, all that plastic, glass, aluminum and cartridges will add up quick. To raise more and as an added incentive / service to your community, you can go door to door to pick their refundable bottles and cans or tie in with a local business to become a drop off location for your group.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Event Idea: Have A Car Wash

A great service and event fundraising idea for all those car loving people out there. Get your group volunteers together and pick a central location with high car traffic. Make sure you have room for cars to line up and have a few hoses going so you can wash more than one car at a time. As an added fundraiser sell some snacks and beverages to car owners. Be sure to have enough chairs and shade for your car owners to sit while they wait.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Event Idea: Try A Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner Fundraising Event

Food is always a good fundraiser so try a fundraising breakfast, lunch or dinner event. Keeping it simple is best. A Hotdog event fundraiser is a great way to start. Have your local grocer donate the hotdogs, buns, condiments, chips and pop. Set up in a busy area, even the parking lot of your grocer. You can use a propane BBQ or boiler for the cooking. Offer up a package deal like "1 Hotdog, bag of chips and can of pop for only $3!" This way you can raise more, faster. Important: Be sure to thank your grocer by giving them recognition for their food donation.

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