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Fundraising 2010
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Fundraising 2010

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to help Twestival raise funds at their events

to help Twestival raise funds at their events

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  • 1. “How do I fundraise at my Twestival?”
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, August 2009 with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 2. A thought ...
    Ideas in this presentation won’t be suitable for everyone, so only consider ones that suit your event & venue
    There’s no such thing as a bad idea: hate an idea? Build on it – how could you tweak it for your event? Change the tone to fit your event
    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers March 2010 with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
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  • 3. raffle
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, August 2009 with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 4. food, drink, play things always go down well
    services: a visit from a poet, a house clean, teaching people how to...
    goodies from the band, the venue, the charity
    what’s local: cinema, theatre, national park? Ask for tickets
    gyms and hotels are great because there is little extra cost in donating use of high value facilities – a promotional opportunity for them
    restaurants, spas, beauty parlours
    many council run facilities like swimming pools have allocations of tickets for charities
    Body Shop, Lush, etc have always been generous with us
    things for the raffle
    tips
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 5. raffles – staying legal
    you will not need a licence for a raffle for a one-off event provided that:
    tickets are only be sold during the event (not in advance)
    there are no cash prizes to come from the ticket money
    no more than £250 is spent on the prizes (donated prizes do not count)
    tickets must not be more than £1 each
    the result of the raffle must be drawn at the event.
    tip
    agree in advance what will happen if committee members win raffle prizes
    tips
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, April 2010with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 6. raffle prize ideas
    could local sports venues offer 1-2-1 training eg tennis as a prize; football clubs may donate gear – or even send along a player
    anything original – artwork, jewellery, signed books pics, CDs, trip backstage at a theatre or concert, tour of local radio or TV station
    would your local MP agree to be a slave for the day? Or go into ‘stocks’
    pubs, clubs, local limo companies
    local celebrity donations eg Kate Winslett’s mum’s pickles; Jordan’s bridal veil; Uri Geller’s bent spoon (they may even turn up for you!)
    think local – magazine subs, organic food or drink deliveries
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 7. activities
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 8. activities
    can a local DJ or radio presenter MC for you for the night?
    could a local auction house provide an auctioneer?
    The guys in Scotland are holding a human auction – could you adapt for your event?
    Easter egg hunt – get 50 squares on a piece of paper – charge £1 a square, with an Easter egg as the winning prize for the square that gets chosen
    Challenge on the night – eg if we raise £50 extra the organising committee will do a rendition of ...; x will shave have their head shaved/hairy chest waxed; the band will play x (works well if you ask a heavy rock band to play a Cliff Richard song, or vice versa)
    And Edinburgh’s fishing ducks for prizes
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 9. Games
    Charge to enter/play:
    Dry biscuit race – water biscuits, who can eat the most in a minute (make a song & dance about the rules, & have water available!)
    Popcorn race – one person lies on floor while partner has to hoover popcorn that’s been spread over them, with prize for winning team
    Balloon popping – people have to sit on a balloon on a chair and the first one to pop their balloon by bumping up & down on them. For a real challenge, ill the balloon with helium & allow sponsorship of them!
    Donkey race – line up ‘donkeys’ (people on hands & knees – you can even make the ears) & jockeys to race (make sure you warn people about safety; don’t want injuries!) – or toys on strings that people have to reel in
    Casino table
    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010 with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
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  • 10. Games/2
    Charge to enter:
    Pagan tree – sell cards for people to write Twestival messages for Concern and tie with Twestival coloured ribbons to a plant or tree at venue (forward to Concern afterwards/take pics & share)
    quiz or test
    skittles
    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010 with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
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  • 11. Sell services
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 12. Work with the bar/venue
    Would they let you sell food ?
    Chocolate fountain
    cookies/cupcakes?
    If not, could they do two special Twestival dishes where set amount of price goes back to Twestival
    Could your venue create a drink just for you?
    Ask them to create a Twestival cocktail or flavoured beer where £1 of price goes straight back to your Twestival – it works for the bar as they know they’ll sell more of these
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 13. What might people pay for on the night?
    Ask providers of services to donate time in exchange for the publicity/relationships:
    Craft table; make an Easter bonnet?
    Head massage
    Tarot or palm reading
    For the girls: makeover or nail bar
    Careful who you ask to do this one: a hug stall, or kiss stall
    Swearbox or ‘dirty word’ box eg anyone who mentions work gets fines. (Make the fine small, though, and keep an eye to ensure it doesn’t result in uncomfortable coercion)
    Professional photography
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 14. Begging bowls
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)
  • 15. Get people to donate
    Provide a bucket for collections:
    Have it by the door as people arrive & leave for change donations
    Can someone speak about Concern whilst the bucket goes round? (Put £10 & some change in the bottom to set the tone) Or show a Concern video
    Send it round during highlights like a band playing or speaker talking
    Don’t let the band play until you’ve raised and extra £x (with care, as they’ve paid for tickets in advance)
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    Prepared by Claire Thompson, Waves PR, for Twestival fundraisers, March 2010, with thanks to teams for sharing their learning (claire@wavespr.com; t: +44(0) 118 944 0394)

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