I am debating trying to get businesses to sponsor my Susan Komen 3 day team. What prices should I have as starting examples (I will also be offering the option of donating any amount they wish) for donation amounts?
Also, I was thinking of offering to put sponsors of certain amounts business logo's on the t-shirts we will wear while walking. So as to get their name out. :) My manager here at work actually does graphics and t-shirts and stuff so I am going to see if he will assist me. Usually if he does a fundraiser he will only charge them the actual cost of the supplies, which is very cheap. I am thinking of the bigger the donation the bigger the logo as well as the more days we will wear it (for example we will have 3 days of walking, 3 different shirts... if they donate more money they can get their logo on our shirts for 2 days or 3 days, etc).
I also thought it would be nice to make a banner to carry across the finish line and offer to put logo's there for donations. AND (I'm full of ideas! lol) I am making a special website devoted to our team for information and online support/donations. I thought about offering to advertise them on our page as well.
Does all of this sound like a good idea? What price ranges should I start with?
When designing a fundraiser you'll want to determine the amount of the ask using a pretty simple formula. Decide how much you want to raise total. After you've decided how much you want to raise you can use a "gift calculator" to determine how many sponsorships you'll probably need and how much you should ask each sponsor for.
Here's a link to a free calculator, I use it regularly. http://www.blackbaud.com/company/resources/giftrange/giftcalc.aspx
The thing about logo stuff is that stuff costs money, which takes away from your fundraising goal so keep that in mind. Otherwise, your ideas a great.
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by HotMama330 at 11:35 AM on Feb. 24, 2011