Fundraising tips, anyone?

@diutay (1315)
Philippines
April 25, 2009 2:39am CST
Our newly organized group have received several requests already for medical missions. Though we would like to accommodate all of it, we cannot due to some budgetary constraints. Thus, we are working on raising as much funds as we can. Do you have any tips on how to do it? Any innovative ways in which we can source out money for our projects? Any suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
25 Apr 09
Hi, I too am associated in such Organissation and know the strain of finance when schedule a programme. We had twice adopted lucky draw coupon sell and it really helped us raising fund. What we actually did was to limit the number of the coupon and make it a little nit high priced and approach the economically more affluent people and they would not reject so easily. Besides if your group is well known there for such activities you could go to the main market avenue where there is more rush and jingle small tins. People would surely drop money there. Do not forget to take along the play card which would read the mission you are going to accomplish.
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
25 Apr 09
Wish you al good luck.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
Thanks once again. We need all the luck in the world.
@littleowl (7157)
26 Apr 09
Is it possible for you to do a carboot sale or something similar where some people make cakes and sell them, anything that you no longer need or want..eg ornaments to sell..this could help you make some money. really this is all I can think of at the moment, but do hope some other mylotters can help...littleowl
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Thanks, littleowl. We're even thinking of collecting things from members and maybe sell them online. During our launching activity this 23rd of May, we'll sell some odds and ends and some food items.
@maezee (32248)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Here are some random ideas off the top of my head: You could start an online Paypal donation page, and email everyone you know with the link. You could have a garage sale and donate the earnings to whatever your cause is. You could have a bake sale. You could go door to door and ask to rake yards or shovel sidewalks (depending on the weather there). You can even do something small like set up a coin jar in your house (good if you live with a lot of people), and ask people to drop their spare change in it when they can. This seriously adds up! Hope these suggestions help! Good luck with your fundraising!
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
Thanks for the tips. I'll present those to the group. We'll have our meeting in three hour's time so it is very timely.