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5 College Fundraising Ideas to Support Your University

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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” This is an extremely strong statement and it's true. That's why many people pursue a higher education. At Fundraising Brick, we believe that the same can be said about fundraising opportunities. Never miss an opportunity to fundraise, especially when it's for your university. It's that notion that led us to create this quick list of fundraising ideas that you can use to help meet your university's financial goals this semester.

  1. Sell School Apparel
  2. Capitalize on school spirit. This doesn't just apply to current students. Faculty members have just as much school spirit as students; parents and family members love bragging about their college educated kids; and alumni are always proud and nostalgic of their alma mater. You can even create special apparel specifically for your current cause for added incentive.

  3. Put on a Talent Show
  4. Everyone loves a good talent show. It gives the gifted a chance to display their prowess and individuality and it gives onlookers the opportunity to be entertained by their classmates. It's a fantastic way to bring your student body together. You can turn a generous profit by charging admission, as well as having an entrance fee for competitors.

  5. Let Students Fight Zombies
  6. With the resurgence of popularity in zombies in the past decade, it's no surprise that there's been an actual game made out of it. That game is called Humans Versus Zombies (HvZ). It's essentially a big game of tag with nerf guns where one zombie is chosen at the beginning and the “virus” spreads to the rest of the participant (humans) through a tag. Last human alive is the winner.

  7. Pit Alumni and Students Against Each Other
  8. Nothing sparks more school spirit than an Alumni Versus Students competition. This can be any sport or series of challenges that you can imagine—baseball, football, soccer, obstacle courses, etc. Charge tickets to the event and watch your alumnus and students come together to support their university.

  9. Hold a Commemorative Brick Campaign for Alumni
  10. College is a time in a person's life that is completely unforgettable and is looked back on fondly. Give your past students a chance to give back to their school in a concrete way with a commemorative brick campaign from Fundraising Brick. It's the perfect opportunity to not only raise funds, but also recognize your alumni for their hard work and charity. When you do a commemorative brick campaign each donation made by an alumni is laser engraved into a brick and used to create a distinct new wall, walkway or structure on your campus. A structure that will stand the test of time just like your students.

For more information on a commemorative brick campaign for your University, contact Fundraising Brick by phone at 855-274-2547 or click here . A Fundraising Brick campaign is a great way to raise money for any cause and we are happy to make your next fundraising endeavor a successful one.

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