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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:10 pm 
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Here is a space for you to record YOUR most successful fundraiser. Comments to this section may be used in the December 2005 Top 10 Fundraising Ideas Web page at http://www.pathfindersonline.org

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I have to list 2 fundraisers here as our TOP fundraiser (take whichever one you prefer) as both have proven to be very successful:

1A) "Stress Break"/"Stay at Home Vacation" by mail - I recently outlined this in the forum. (read it for details) We did this in preparation for Oshkosh and ultimately raised in the neighborhood of $2000 from it. We asked for a donation of $5, though the actual amount varied. This was extremely well received; we had many positive responses verbally and via mail, and donations came from uptown, downtown, prison (believe it or not), and everywhere in between! Aside from the materials and the time it took to put the packets together, there was amazingly little time requirement for the amount received (good bang for your buck).

1B) Dinner/Bakesale Auction - this past weekend, we easily cleared $2000. Part of this was due to a good turnout (over 100 people) and the fact that it's a fun annual event that people enjoy and bring others to each year. Labor intensiveness: pretty high, though people are more than willing to bring items to be auctioned off (Community Services donated two beautiful quilts that they made). The stress on staff was greatly reduced this year by the TLTs taking responsibility for and supervising most of the main areas (money, food distribution, auction items).

(great, now Mark will probably give me a hard time for not listing just one fundraiser like he asked :) )


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:04 am 
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I hadn't even imagined this type of fundraiser, but the club in Angwin is doing this one this year, hopefully with some success. The following announcement showed up in the online announcements as well as in the bulletin.
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD OFFERING. In lieu of buying Christmas cards to send to local members of our church family, why not let us print your greetings in the bulletin. Then you can use what you would normally have spent on Christmas cards for an offering to our Mountaineer Pathfinder Club. Your altruistic gift would be most cherished and appreciated. Call the Church Office by December 20, to have your name on the Bulletin Christmas Tree, 965.7297.

Oh yeah, and having more than one "top" fundraiser is okay man! :P :P

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:40 am 
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Hey Guys
Can you explain how you did the first fundraiser? It was Stress break and stay at home vacation.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Johnster wrote:
Hey Guys
Can you explain how you did the first fundraiser? It was Stress break and stay at home vacation.


The expanded information appears in this same Fundraising Ideas that Work forum.

http://www.pathfindersonline.org/forum/ ... .php?t=546

You can call it whatever you like, but "Stay at home vacation" worked for us because it helped to set the idea in the person's mind that they were actually going on a mini "vacation." (many of them liked this novelty) If you would like more detail than this post, please let me know :D


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