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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
DEER CREEK - Annual Phone Campaign (Supply scripts!)
GROVE - Five couples paid $600 each for dinner served by superintendent and principals at Stone Point Supper Club
OKARCHE -450 tickets sold to their banquet and auction
OKLAHOMA CITY - Mrs. Baird's Bread donated $ .05 per loaf for a six-week period
UNION - $5 per new account at local bank (Rogers County Bank)
WAKITA - Planned giving dinner
YUKON - OKC Philharmonic
Also, ask businesses with matching dollars or funding programs/foundations
Real estate agents
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!
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Bubbles, image maps, flow charts, and all other kinds of images help us perfect fundraising projects from what is required to who does what.