A Brief Overview of Fundraising Presented by Danny Jamieson and Jason Hendrickson
The Basics How to organize within the team How to present your program to potential sponsors
How to organize within the team • Find what works best for YOUR team
Create a budget • Gives a goal to raise • Helps plan • Creates a timeline • Sets goals for completing car • Shows sponsors that teams are: • Long term • Organized • Mature • Serious
Support team • Designate a team within the team to focus on fundraising • Leadership Opportunities • Display a chart showing progress • Be colorful and creative • Can be student specific
FUN-damentals of Fundraising • Get over the Fear • Be Prepared • Possible Sources
Working with your fear • Role play with team members • Critic – not everyone has had speech class • Attend at least 2 presentations prior to presenting
Preparing yourself • Always… BE PROFESSIONAL!
Sponsorship packets • Include, but not limited to: • Mission statement • Brief history • Budget • Goals (present and future) • Team’s needs
Correspond with sponsors • Thank-you’s, Newsletters, etc. • Helpful to create a data base • Organizes sponsors (past, present, and potential) • Power Point presentations • Know the presentation • Consistent, organized, professional, high tech. • Media Material • Media guides-brief explanation of the team • Slide shows, video, pictures, posters, etc.
Potential Sponsors • Companies • Mom and Pop’s to Corporate • Organizations/Groups • Service clubs (Kiwanis, Rotary, etc) • Door-to-door • Creates contacts • Friends and family • Increases involvement • Grants • Great supply of unclaimed money