Get Started Fundraising 101

FundraiseAre you interested in helping people in need by raising funds but aren’t sure just quite how to get started? Our very own Iesha Kincaid put together an exciting list of opportunities to help you reach out to your friends, family and network to get going!

Have a garage sale. Summer is the perfect time of year to have a garage sale at your house and to get your family and friends involved in donating items to sell. The money you collect can be used to help people in need.

Rent-a-Worker. Allocate some time of the week that you can spend doing odd jobs to raise money for your favorite cause. Odd jobs can include, but aren’t limited to: mowing lawns, babysitting, tutoring, household chores, car repairs, painting, pet sitting/walking, running errands, washing cars, etc.

Strike gold. Ask friends and family to donate gold they no longer want or use. Take the gold to a reputable place where you can trade it in for cash. Donate the cash to your favorite cause.

Cook-off. Host a cook-off and sell tickets for participating in the food tasting.

Make and sell jewelry or other crafts. Do you have a talent for making jewelry? Do you knit, crochet, or sew interesting items? Consider making and selling your own crafts or craft patterns at local swap meets or online to raise money.

Hold a bake sale in your local community. Who can resist homemade baked goodies and treats? Consider holding a bake sale to help raise money. Your patrons will enjoy the tasty treats and you’ll bring together the community and help those in need at the same time.

Host a spa night. Find a few local vendors or friends interested in volunteering their facial, manicure, pedicure or other spa services for a worthy cause. Host the spa night in your home and ask attendees to make donations in lieu of paying for the services.

What are you waiting for? Get started today. Why not even join our fundraising contest and enter in a chance to win a Galaxy Note tablet or other cool prizes? Contact us if you have an idea you’d like to share or if you’d like more tips. Happy fundraising!