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RAINMAKING! 15 Fundraising Ideas for Chapter Revenue Enhancement For 2006-2007 Camp NSA Presidents-Elect 1. Movie Night! Charge admission. Show Convention & Winter Workshop videos/DVDs. Discuss what you like, what doesn ’ t work, …

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RAINMAKING!

15 Fundraising Ideas for Chapter Revenue Enhancement

For 2006-2007 Camp NSA Presidents-Elect

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 1

1 movie night
1. Movie Night!
  • Charge admission.
  • Show Convention & Winter Workshop videos/DVDs.
    • Discuss what you like, what doesn’t work,…
  • Variation: Demo Video night and show speakers' demo videos.
    • Discuss what's effective, how to produce one's own.
  • Hold on weeknight or weekend.
  • Just add popcorn!

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 2

2 resource table
2. Resource Table
  • Sell members & guest speakers' products (with permission), tapes/CDs, and even of current / past chapter meetings and events
  • Announce that % of $ goes to chapter.
  • Create tracking sheets, agreements, release forms for any taping and selling

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 3

3 sell sponsorships
3. Sell Sponsorships
  • For meetings, events, website, directory. Sell banner ads, create sponsor programs, sell ad space in your print directory, newsletters, e-zines, etc.
  • Create packages of perks for sponsors that may include speaking promos at meetings, signage, visibility in printed materials for logo, business name, etc.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 4

4 video shoots
4. Video Shoots
  • Bring in a reputable videographer
  • Book a venue
  • Invite an audience
  • Sell time to have demo videos shot.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 5

5 speakers showcase
5. Speakers Showcase
  • Stage day / night Showcase with sampling of speakers for meeting planners, corporate buyers.
  • Partner with local MPI, ASAE chapter or stage this solo.
  • Charge speakers, audience members, garner a percentage of speaking fees derived from spin-offs of actual event.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 6

6 one day special events
6. One-Day Special Events
  • Partner with local Chambers, CVBs, colleges/universities and others to teach:
    • Public Seminar on Public Seminars
    • MBA in a Day
    • How to Be An Emcee
  • Split costs and gate.
  • Both parties promote.
    • See www.SpeakerNetNews.com compilation on gate splits for more details.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 7

7 in kind donations
7. In-Kind Donations

Anything (products/services) that cost the chapter money can be sought as a donation:

  • Lighting
  • Taping
  • meeting space
  • Sound
  • Printing
  • Web hosting
  • Travel
  • etc.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 8

8 speaker auction
8. Speaker Auction
  • Stage classy auctionof speakers' presentationsfor bureaus and local companies
  • Use top chapter speakers
  • Charge % of normal fee
  • Proceeds go directly to chapter

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 9

9 special fundraising events
9. Special Fundraising Events

Hold an annual event similar to the

Foundation Benefit to fund chapter’s

own projects, scholarship funds or

other needs.

  • May be at special venue, on boat…
  • Can be linked to a time of year
  • OR…link to a current event.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 10

10 affiliate program
10. Affiliate Program
  • Speakers University or Pro–Track style multi-month programming for non-members.
  • Charge non-members to receive training in how to become a professional speaker.
  • Use Chapter CSPs, other resources to groom future members

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 11

11 anthology books
11. Anthology Books
  • Chapter members author a book.
  • Sell wisdom on pro speaking.
  • Members write a chapter apiece.
  • Proceeds go to the chapter.
  • Print-on-demand

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 12

anthology book one model
Anthology Book - One Model
  • Chapter recruits 12 to 20 speakers to each write a chapter for a book on a central theme
  • Each person buys 400 books at $5.00 ea. + shipping (usually around 50¢/book).
  • Books’ cover price: $25

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 13

12 compilation of forms
12. Compilation of Forms
  • Assemble various forms of value to speakers
  • Bundle and Sell as a set:
    • Contracts,
    • booking forms
    • checklists
    • templates
    • Etc.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 14

13 coaching clinics
13. Coaching Clinics
  • Use visiting speakers (or chapter resources) who coach and sell their time before/after chapter meetings for private or semi-private coaching sessions.
  • Split gate (% to both coach & chapter)
  • Can be done in same venue or nearby, same day or day before/after a chapter meeting.

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 15

14 celebrity photos
14. Celebrity Photos
  • Charge for photos with visiting celebrities

Note: No speakers were actually paid for this slide.

Dancing with the Stars

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 16

15 garage sale swap
15. Garage Sale/Swap
  • Members donate their old books, tapes, CDs, and more.
  • Can include raffle, auction and surprises.
  • Bundle materials
  • Consider a nominal cover charge

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 17

for more information
For More Information
  • Contact Craig: nsa@craigspeaks.com(510) 547-0664
  • Share your successes with Craig

Courtesy of Craig Harrison’s Expressions of Excellence!™ CampNSA Fundraising Ideas

www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com Page 18