How to save the environment—or, at least, how to host an Earth Day fundraiser
You want to save the environment, but you’re struggling to come up with Earth Day fundraiser ideas.
Struggle no longer. This comprehensive guide to Earth Day fundraising activities not only gives you ideas for which charities to raise money for but also how to raise the money.
Go on and save the environment. Or at least raise some money to save it.
3 eco-friendly charities worth raising stacks of green for
100 years is good, but let’s make sure the National Parks Service makes it to 200. They manage the upkeep of dozens of parks nationwide. Make your Earth Day fundraiser geared towards saving the parks.
Have a favorite park? Center your Earth Day activities around saving Yellowstone. Or Yosemite. You can even have the donors pick where they’d like their money to go.
The versatility of the National Parks Service makes this a great Earth Day project for students—or any organization, for that matter.
The Environmental Defense Fund has a modest mission: end world hungry, stop climate change and protect the health of world citizens.
With such a wide circle of influence—the EDF works hard to reform policy and forge corporate partnerships—they are the perfect recipient of any Earth Day fundraiser.
In the electronic age, e-waste (read: electronic waste) has become a real issue.
Recycling for Charities’ mission is to change that. They take old cell phones, PDAs and other gadgets, refurbish them and then sell them. Not only does this reduce landfill waste, but Recycling for Charities donates their properties to charities.
So, if you’re looking for Earth Day project ideas that save the environment AND the people who live in it, hosting a fundraiser for RFC might be the perfect fit.
So, how exactly do I go about hosting an Earth Day fundraiser?
Good question. There are a lot of options out there—bake sales, selling candy bars, trivia nights. But when’s the last time a bake sale was profitable? And who really needs candy bars or pizzas?
No, you need an Earth Day fundraiser that will turn a profit. Fundraising Brick might be your saving grace.
One of our clients—the Ole Miss athletic department—sold just 500 bricks. And they made a profit of $80,000. Much better than the $20 you’ll make from a lemonade stand or bake sale. And, if you want an Earth day project for students that’ll prove they have the power to make a difference in the world around them, this is the activity to do.
But how do you sell the bricks? Don’t worry—you aren’t alone when you work with Fundraising Bricks. We have a whole fundraisingteam to help you generate ideas. It’s really the most hands-free Earth Day fundraiser you could host. We’ll offer you marketing materials, ideas and whatever else you might need to achieve—or exceed—your goals.
Plus, bricks and tiles serve as a permanent testament to your donors’ generosity. What’s more, the bricks can be perfectly integrated into your school or community garden as a reminder of the importance of your Earth Day fundraiser.
April 22 is right around the corner. Give us a call today and we’ll set everything up.
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