Set Up A Website:
-Detail your journey and progress so that everyone can stay updated.
-Create a PayPal account for donations (EASY)
-Inform every one of your fundraising efforts!!
-This makes everyone feel involved and they are more likely to help you out.
-This site gives YOU a percentage (CASH)
-Profit on Magazine Subscriptions is 40%, including shipping
-Profit on Books is 40%, excluding $5.00 shipping cost which is already included in the price
-Profit on Music is 40%, excluding $1.40 shipping cost which is already included in the price
-Profit on Cookie Dough is 40%, excluding $4.00/tub shipping cost which will be added to the price
-Profit on Restaurant.com eCertificates is 40%
-We posted this on our Facebook pages and in emails to everyone
-I even printed up little cards, handed them out and put in my bills!!!
Huge Community Yardsale:
-Find out if your town or one near by hosts something like this
-If not ORGANIZE ONE!!!
-There is usually a small entry/booth fee.
-We posted signs telling everyone about our Adoption Journey.
-People were literally handing us $20, $50, $100! It was amazing and so touching to have our community support!
-We met a lot of great people in the process as well!
-Get family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc involved: have them donate things for your sale or have them ask friends, neighbors, co-workers for items!
-Make up a flyer asking for item donations and tell them about your adoption journey.
-Day of the Yard Sale: Have signs posted about your journey and tell every visitor as well.
-Hand out flyers telling them about your journey and include a link to your website!
Baby Bottle Drive/Adoption Shower:
-Purchase inexpensive baby bottles... yard sale, dollar store, bulk stores.
-We made invitations and placed them in a cheap baby bottle and decorated it.
-The invitation asked that each guest not bring presents but fill the bottle up with spare change and bring it to the Adoption Shower.
-We also informed them we would be having a welcome home party.
-People brought bottles with change, cash, checks & saving bonds!!
-We also brought a bottle to each business that we frequent & know the people that work there well.
-Our Bank, Insurance Agency, Cell Phone Provider, Hair Salon, Favorite Restaurant, Etc...
-The shower was a hit... we used it to educate our family and friends about adoption!!
-It was so nice to connect with our family and friends and get them in on our journey as well as prepare them for the adoption.
-Make sure to include all links to all of your sites in your signatures for email, forums, Facebook.etc...
-This gets the word out there and it could spread like wildfire!
-A friend of mine sells PartyLite. They have a fundraising program that you get 50% of the proceeds paid directly to you!!!
-Contact proadoption on cafemom or email@example.com
-Many other direct sales type of businesses offer a fundraising program!
FaceBook Group Page:
-Set up a group page and invited all of our friends.
-Created a PayPal account and add our paypal button to our Group Page.
-People we didn't even know were donating to our cause... it was amazing!!!
-I also added the PayPal button to every post I made, email I sent and signature I used! It worked great!!
-Small bake sales are great but what about a bake sale that you take orders?!?!
-Make up order forms that tell about your journey and the money needed to raise.
-People love homemade goodie and will love helping you out with your cause.
-Have friends and family pitch in to fill orders.
-Make extras of all the orders
-Host a bake sale and sell off excess sweets! Yummy!!!
GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS IN YOUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS!!
Let me know if you need any help!