Posted by Jenny Stemmley on March 16, 2015
Funds in the Sun: 6 Exciting Outdoor Fundraisers for Your Organization
Well, it looks like the warm weather has finally started to arrive (knock on wood) and you know what that means. Time to start planning your next summer fundraiser. If you haven’t started thinking about it yet, now’s the time.
Check out this list for some inspiration on how to raise funds in the sun this year!
1. City Wide Yard Sales
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure PLUS it’s a great way to raise awareness and funds. Divide a lawn or park up into sections and sell lots to locals. Another twist on the model is to collect a small percentage of sales made from each participant. Throw in a concession stand and you’ve created a fun way to bring the community together through your business, while funding your next cause.
2. Car Washes
Everyone wants to go cruising with the windows down, but nobody wants to wash their own car. Provide your community with a solution to that conundrum this summer by putting on your own car wash. It’s cheap to do and people love to respond to causes, especially when they see the immediate benefit of a squeaky-clean vehicle.
3. City Wide Barbecues
Everybody loves a good barbecue. It’s an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family on a bright and sunny afternoon. All you need to do is cook up some delicious food and let the park take care of the rest. Collect entrance fees or simply charge by the plate to raise funds.
4. Local Concerts
Anywhere you go, you can find music lovers and aspiring musicians. Round up some local talent and put on a concert to benefit your business. It’s a fantastic way to help support local artists and get people out of there house for a bit, all while raising funds for your next cause.
Anything from 100 inning baseball games to parent-child competitions. These are fun bonding experiences that the whole family can enjoy. Offer small prizes—trophies, ribbons, gift certificates—and leave people feeling good about your business and the contribution that they’ve made towards it.
6. Commemorative Brick Campaigns
Give donors a concrete way to help your cause, literally! A commemorative, laser-engraved brick campaign is a great way to raise funds and create a distinct, time-tested structure that locals can admire and visit on nice sunny days. Double-up on fundraisers and sell these bricks at any of the above mentioned events to raise even more funds!
Don’t wait! Summer’s only a few short months away. Start planning your outdoor fundraisers today. Contact Fundraising Brick by phone at 855-BRICKS4U (855-274-2574) or click here to learn how a commemorative brick campaign can benefit your cause or to start your own campaign today.
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