$2,300 sounds like a lot of money to raise, especially if you’re new to peer-to-peer fundraising and don’t know where to start. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day team gathered some fun and unique fundraising ideas, whether you’re just getting started or are reaching for a higher goal!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and this is a perfect excuse to turn this lovely holiday into a fundraising opportunity! Offer to babysit your grandkids, your nieces and nephews or your friends’ kids while those you love enjoy a night out. Maximize your fundraising amount by telling them what you’re fundraising for and let them give whatever they feel is right.
- Capitalize on Your Strengths
If you like to bake, try taking some cookies or cakes for your neighbors in exchange for a donation. Or if you like doing chores around the house, offer to clean someone’s house or do some yard work for them. Throw a good old-fashioned car wash block party and invite the whole neighborhood! Whatever it is you’re good at or enjoy doing can be turned into a fundraising opportunity!
- Organize an Easter Egg Hunt
With Spring in our midst, start planning ahead and offer to set up Easter Egg Hunts in your friends’ and family’s yards. Easter Egg hunts are cheap and easy to put together, and by asking for a donation in return you’re bound to come out on top.
- Tell Your Story
We all have connections to breast cancer, but each story is unique. Talk to your friends, family or even strangers at the grocery store and tell them about your upcoming journey on the 3-Day and why this cause is important to you. Direct them here so they can learn all about how the money you raise is making a difference and saving lives.
- When in Doubt, Ask Your Coach!
The 3-Day coaches are there for you every step of the way in your journey. This includes fundraising! Our experienced coaches have interacted with thousands of participants just like you over the years and have heard tons of stories. Plus, they have all been in your shoes before, fundraising for a 3-Day. The 3-Day coaches can always lend a helping hand when it comes to strategizing for fundraising and making sure you meet your minimum.
Don’t Forget the Basics
When in doubt, try these basic fundraising tips:
- Ask friends and family
- Ask for a specific amount
- Set a deadline
- Follow up
- Say thank you!
Check Out Other Fundraising Blogs
We’ve compiled a list of other fundraising blogs we’ve done in the past for success stories and other unique ideas you can try.
Do you have any tried-and-true fundraising tips? Let us know in the comments section so other members in the Pink Bubble can try them!