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Information For Rappellers - Fundraising Tips

How To Raise $1,500

1.      Create your fundraising page by visiting OverTheEdgeWestMI.com and registering for the event

2.      Send an email to your family, friends, and coworkers and be sure to include a link to your personal fundraising page so that they can contribute to your fundraising goal

3.      5 generous friends give you $50

4.      10 of your contacts give you $25 (neighbors, people from your local church, school, gym, club, etc.)

5.      5 friends give you $20

6.      15 Facebook friends give you $20

7.      20 coworkers give you $15

8.      Your donation of $100

9.      Your fundraising event raises $100 (or more! See below for ideas)

10.  Your company’s matching funds of $100 (better yet, see if they will match all of the funds that you raise!)


Fundraising Ideas

Corporate Fundraising Opportunities:

  • Dress Down/Jeans Day at the Office
  • Fines for Meeting Interruptions
  • Company BBQ/Picnic/Potluck (charge by the plate as a donation)
  • Auction a Day Off

Fundraising Event Ideas:

  • Golf tournament
  • Book fair
  • Bake Sale
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
  • Trivia Fundraising Evening
  • Food Tasting Evening
  • Hosting a Wine Tasting
  • Sports Tournament (Softball/basketball/volleyball/etc.)
  • Car Wash
  • Dog Walk Fundraiser
  • School Spirit Fundraiser
  • Live Charity Auction
  • Apparel sales (water bottle, bracelets, etc.)
  • Bicycle race
  • Chili cook-off
  • Yard Sale

Ways to Promote Events:

  • Social Media Posts
  • Press Release For Local Papers
  • Email Templates
  • Website Calendar
  • Public Calendars
  • Flyers (libraries, community locations)
  • Ask local businesses if they would be willing to provide monetary donations or in-kind gifts such as printing, giveaways, auction items, food and more. Or they might display your event flyers at their stores. In return, you can list their business name and logo in your event program.