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Fundraising 2010

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Fundraising 2010

  1. 1. “How do I fundraise at my Twestival?”<br />1<br />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)<br />
  2. 2. A thought ...<br />Ideas in this presentation won’t be suitable for everyone, so only consider ones that suit your event & venue<br />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<br />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)<br />2<br />
  3. 3. raffle<br />3<br />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)<br />
  4. 4. food, drink, play things always go down well<br />services: a visit from a poet, a house clean, teaching people how to...<br />goodies from the band, the venue, the charity<br />what’s local: cinema, theatre, national park? Ask for tickets<br />gyms and hotels are great because there is little extra cost in donating use of high value facilities – a promotional opportunity for them<br />restaurants, spas, beauty parlours<br />many council run facilities like swimming pools have allocations of tickets for charities<br />Body Shop, Lush, etc have always been generous with us<br />things for the raffle<br />tips<br />4<br />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)<br />
  5. 5. raffles – staying legal<br />you will not need a licence for a raffle for a one-off event provided that:<br />tickets are only be sold during the event (not in advance)<br />there are no cash prizes to come from the ticket money<br />no more than £250 is spent on the prizes (donated prizes do not count)<br />tickets must not be more than £1 each <br />the result of the raffle must be drawn at the event.<br />tip<br />agree in advance what will happen if committee members win raffle prizes<br />tips<br />5<br />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)<br />
  6. 6. raffle prize ideas<br />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<br />anything original – artwork, jewellery, signed books pics, CDs, trip backstage at a theatre or concert, tour of local radio or TV station<br />would your local MP agree to be a slave for the day? Or go into ‘stocks’<br />pubs, clubs, local limo companies<br />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!)<br />think local – magazine subs, organic food or drink deliveries <br />6<br />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)<br />
  7. 7. activities<br />7<br />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)<br />
  8. 8. activities<br />can a local DJ or radio presenter MC for you for the night?<br />could a local auction house provide an auctioneer?<br />The guys in Scotland are holding a human auction – could you adapt for your event?<br />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<br />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)<br />And Edinburgh’s fishing ducks for prizes<br />8<br />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)<br />
  9. 9. Games<br />Charge to enter/play:<br />Dry biscuit race – water biscuits, who can eat the most in a minute (make a song & dance about the rules, & have water available!)<br />Popcorn race – one person lies on floor while partner has to hoover popcorn that’s been spread over them, with prize for winning team<br />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!<br />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<br />Casino table<br />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)<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Games/2<br />Charge to enter:<br />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)<br />quiz or test<br />skittles <br />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)<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Sell services<br />11<br />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)<br />
  12. 12. Work with the bar/venue<br />Would they let you sell food ?<br />Chocolate fountain<br />cookies/cupcakes?<br />If not, could they do two special Twestival dishes where set amount of price goes back to Twestival<br />Could your venue create a drink just for you?<br />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<br />12<br />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)<br />
  13. 13. What might people pay for on the night?<br />Ask providers of services to donate time in exchange for the publicity/relationships:<br />Craft table; make an Easter bonnet?<br />Head massage<br />Tarot or palm reading<br />For the girls: makeover or nail bar<br />Careful who you ask to do this one: a hug stall, or kiss stall<br />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)<br />Professional photography<br />13<br />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)<br />
  14. 14. Begging bowls<br />14<br />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)<br />
  15. 15. Get people to donate<br />Provide a bucket for collections:<br />Have it by the door as people arrive & leave for change donations<br />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<br />Send it round during highlights like a band playing or speaker talking<br />Don’t let the band play until you’ve raised and extra £x (with care, as they’ve paid for tickets in advance)<br />15<br />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)<br />

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