Top fundraisers use the following strategies when planning to raise money:
- Understand the community/target audience and try to identify something that might be of value or interest to them.
- Publicize the fundraiser heavily.
- Undertake the fundraiser with great enthusiasm — it’s infectious!
- Pursue fundraising activities on a year-round, ongoing basis.
Sample ideas to get you started
Dine and donate night
Ask a local restaurant or cafe if they could hold a “31-Day Challenge Night” in which a portion of the proceeds for the day benefit the event.
Invite 10 people over for a round of charity poker. Send invitations explaining your 31-Day Challenge participation and request everyone bring $25-$40. If you want to try this on a larger scale, hold it in your church basement or local school.
Organize a party for the big game and ask everyone for a donation when they arrive. You can do this for the basketball playoffs, hockey playoffs, Indy 500, Kentucky Derby, Masters’ golf, etc.
Get your friends and family together once a month for game night. Encourage everyone to bring a food dish. Everyone pays $5 or $10 to play, with all the money going to your 31-Day Challenge fundraising goal.
Host any type of event
You can take one of our ideas above or create your own event to support your 31-Day Challenge fundraising efforts. We can provide you with CHOP banners, posters, balloons and advice to help ensure your event is a success.
For more info, contact us and let us know you’re interested in hosting your own event.