Post by Natti Schmid, WAVAW Office Manager
Does the idea of reaching out to individuals to ask for donations make you uncomfortable?
I understand that – no matter how much you care about a cause, soliciting donations can be difficult. So why not try a different approach? How about a fundraising event?
Below is a list of simple ideas for ways to get your community together for fun and funds!
1. Host a BBQ
Whether it’s in your backyard or in the park, get your pals together, throw some hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie patties on the grill, share a laugh, and collect donations for WAVAW! Simply leave a donation tub by the condiments and let the cash roll in.
2. Organize a clothing swap
Have your friends bring their used clothes over to your house and do an exchange. A donation to WAVAW gets you in the door – and everyone walks out the door feeling fly!
3. Manicures and Movies
This one takes minimal planning. Pull out the nail polish, pull up a movie, invite your closest friends over, and get to painting! You can do the manicures, or they can be DIY. Either way it will be a fun night, and a low pressure event for both you and your friends.
Always be sure to let guests know in advance that you will be collecting donations so they come prepared to donate.
We would love to hear about how your fundraising is going! Let us know if these tips have been helpful by following us on Facebook and sharing your stories and strategies with us.