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Raising money for FoWSART

Whether you are looking to host a solo fundraiser or a large-scale event. We’ve got you covered

Here are some great ideas to consider

We know fundraising isn’t easy. When looking to organise a fundraising event it’s important to remember there is a lot of things to consider.

Some things to consider:

  • Your budget
  • Time commitment
  • How much you’d like to raise

Here at FoWSART whatever the type of event, we want to help. 

Here we have outlined some fun and easy fundraising ways to help support a vital cause. Take your fundraising to the next level with:

1000KM Walk

How It Raises Money: Sponsorships

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Team members pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day over a certain time frame (often a week or month) in exchange for sponsorships.

Considerations:

You can also purchase pedometers online (in bulk) and have participants track their own metrics. To keep costs down, there are plenty of apps that count steps. Consider directing your participants to free pedometer apps

Pool party

How It Raises Money: Entry fee

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It’s summertime and it’s sweltering. What can you do to cool people off and raise money at the same time? Host a pool party!

Considerations:

Connect with your local pool (community/town, neighbourhood association) and get information on prices and availability. Discuss, including the option to bring your own food to sell, lifeguards, insurance, etc. before committing. 

Swim-a-thon

How It Raises Money: Sponsorships

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Difficulty: **

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Similar to a run, a swim-a-thon is a great fundraiser for schools, swim teams, and youth clubs.

Considerations:

Partner with a neighbourhood or city pool and recruit swimmers from nearby swim teams (research Swimming and your local centre to find swim team contact information), as well as your current donor base. 

Crazy bets

How It Raises Money: Sponsorship

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Difficulty: *

Outcome: ** 

Are you a supporter willing to go the distance to show your passion for what we do? If so, then consider daring them to perform an outrageous bet for charity. They can camp on the roof of your building or dye their hair a funky colour- as long as it’s outrageous!

Considerations:

Promote these outrageous bets on social media to maximize your exposure to bring in more sponsorships. 

Raffle

How It Raises Money: Sponsorships, In-Kind Donation, General Sale

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Difficulty: **

Outcome: *

Ask staff, supporters, and volunteers to donate gift cards, gifts, and money that will be raffled off.

Considerations: Ask local businesses such as restaurants, boutiques, and salons to donate items for the raffle.

Skydiving

How It Raises Money: Entry fee

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Difficulty: **

Outcome: **  

Are you a supporter willing to jump out of a plane for a worthy cause.

Considerations:

Coordinate an event with a local skydiving outfit or encourage participants to fundraise and skydive on their own. Either way, they’ll be people jumping out of a plan because of your nonprofit or charity- and that’s something to celebrate.

  

Seasonal events

Easter egg hunt

How It Raises Money: Entry fee

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Difficulty: *

Outcome: *

Prep children in your community for a visit from the Easter bunny with a fun Easter Egg Hunt.

Considerations: To cut down on time filling those plastic eggs, buy them in bulk online.

Santa

How It Raises Money: Entry fee

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Difficulty: *

Outcome: * 

Kids love Santa, and their parents love supporting worthwhile organisations. That’s why a visit from Santa is a win-win for your nonprofit or charity and the community. 

Considerations: Schedules get very hectic around the holidays. To ensure a good showing, plan your day with Santa at the very beginning of December. Don’t forget to have an amateur photographer on-hand to capture all those happy faces.