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‚Äôs 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.