Friday, June 27, 2014

Successful Fundraising Ideas
Stumbling upon this thought-provoking fundraising map was serendipitous. Think!

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From our foundation archives, we list some fundraisers executed by local education foundations around the state in 1997-98 and 2001. Of course, we added comments.

Tying certain types of fundraisers to community festivals, holidays or other events should increase audience. 

For example, when the Boren Mentoring Initiative recently took its Magical Mentoring Tour to Guymon, board and staff members as well as volunteers of Main Street Guymon and its Main Street Guymon Transformers mentoring program provided delicious, plentiful "from scratch" salads and homemade rolls for the event lunch. They volunteered their time, resources, and skills for an organization fundraiser, but the attendees "made out like bandits" because of the extraordinary quality of the food and the hospitality. A huge win-win!

ADA - Afghans

ALTUS - Vision Seekers Prints and Belt Buckles

BLACKWELL ‑ Alumni Reunion Luncheon - $1,000 Bell Ringers

BRISTOW - Hall of Fame Dinner

BROKEN ARROW ‑ Selling Books of Students' Quotes - Murder Mystery Dinner

CASHION - Christmas Cards

CATOOSA ‑ Run/Walk; Mall Receipts from Fountain

CHICKASHA - McDonald's Hot Cake Dinner

CLAREMORE ‑ Rotary Club Chili Supper - Change/Double Your Dollalrs Campaign
CRESCENT ‑ "Follies of 1998"

DEER CREEK - Annual Phone Campaign   (Supply scripts!)

DICKSON ‑ Tailgate Party

EDMOND - Honored Teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week 

EL RENO ‑ Boots and Jeans Gala Dinner & Auction

GROVE - Five couples paid $600 each for dinner served by superintendent and principals at Stone Point Supper Club

HENNESSEY - 100-Year Class Reunion (or any year reunion)

KIEFER ‑ Junktique & Basket Auction

HUGO - 8 Km Run and 2 Km Fun Walk/Run  (Some runs allow dogs on leases for the family walk/run.)

JENKS - Annual Jamboree and Auction

KINGFISHER ‑ Talent Show - Trivia Challenge

LAVERNE ‑ Academic Tournament

MUSKOGEE - Musical Dinner Theater 

NORMAN - Annual Mail Campaign

NOWATA ‑ Historic Mansion & Auction

OKARCHE -450 tickets sold to their banquet and auction 

OKEENE - Talent Show  

OKEMAH - Awards Banquet

OKLAHOMA CITY - Mrs. Baird's Bread donated $ .05 per loaf for a six-week period  

OKMULGEE - Stock Market Challenge

OOLOGAH ‑ Concession Stands at Local Rodeo

OWASSO ‑ Holiday Home Tour   ('Garden and Pond Tour, anyone?)

PAULS VALLEY - Basket Action

PERKINS‑TRYON ‑ "An Evening with Will Rogers"

PIEDMONT ‑ Founder's Day Celebration; Indian Taco Dinner

PRYOR ‑ Restaurant Opening - Donor who will match up to $100K

SAPULPA - Golf Tournament (In Oklahoma City, almost every large nonprofit has a golf tournament.)

SAYRE ‑ Masonic Lodge

SEQUOYAH ‑ Wild Thing Feast

STROUD ‑ Christmas Ornaments; Cookbook of Recipes from Teachers - Walk of Fame Brick Program 

UNION - $5 per new account at local bank (Rogers County Bank)

VICI ‑ Oklahoma Opry Concert 

VINITA - Spelling Bee

WAKITA - Planned giving dinner

YUKON - OKC Philharmonic

Also, ask businesses with matching dollars or funding programs/foundations

Service clubs


Real estate agents

Land developers

Sports events, especially golf tournaments

Regarding talent shows, we recently attended the Senior Follies in Oklahoma City. Tickets were $22.50 each except for a small discount for blocks of 10. The performance was in a theater at Oklahoma City University. All of the performers were over 60, including a spry choreographer and tap dancing performer, age 78. Think creatively!

Incidentally, Kiwanis Clubs all over Oklahoma have pancake breakfasts and/or bean dinners often with silent and live auctions. Tip: The two Edmond Kiwanis Clubs make more profit from selling advertising on the paper placemats than on the pancakes. Think about it! 

Sausage Sizzler/Hot Dog Fundraiser Map, Rotary
Bubbles, image maps, flow charts, and all other kinds of images help us perfect fundraising projects from what is required to who does what. 

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