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Develop a Fundraising and Sponsorship Strategy
Supplies such as signs, banners, t-shirts, fliers and giveaways can help draw attention to your event and enhance your message. With careful planning, you can develop a fundraising and sponsorship strategy to pay for the materials you need.
Here are some steps to start the process.
Determine Your Budget
Make a list of the supplies you need for the event. What do you already have? What do you need to buy? From there, you can start to develop a reasonable budget and determine how much money you need to raise.
Raise money and excitement for your Kick Butts Day event by hosting a fundraiser. Here are a few examples:
- Hold a car wash
- Organize a bake sale
- Host a battle of the bands or charity concert
- Invite a restaurant to hold a charity night:
Ask a local restaurant to donate a percentage of their sales on an “off-night” when they aren’t usually busy. Invite family, friends, classmates and everyone you know to go out that night for dinner. Sell this opportunity as a win-win for you and the restaurant. You have an interest in recruiting the most people that you can, and the restaurant will have more customers than usual.
- Set up a raffle:
Solicit donations from local businesses and sell raffle tickets at a community event. Charge a small amount for the raffle ticket, and pick a winner at the end.
- Organize a gift wrapping drive:
Set up at a local mall (with permission) and charge a small amount to wrap holiday gifts.
Sponsorship and In-Kind Donations
Many local businesses are eager to support charitable projects. Seek out businesses in your community that have already supported student efforts such as sports and clubs.
The most effective way to recruit a sponsor is to meet with them in person. Tell them about Kick Butts Day and what you are trying to accomplish with your event.
Determine what the sponsor will get out of the sponsorship. Will you advertise their sponsorship on a t-shirt, Facebook event, flyer or in any other way? Will the sponsor be able to attend the event and promote their business? This is a great way to incentivize the partnership.
Also, consider some practical ways local businesses could help -- you may think you just need money, but you could also use in-kind donations of materials like banners or T-shirts.