3-Day St. Patrick’s Day FUNdraising Ideas

Are you feeling lucky, 3-Dayers? Well, you should be! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and this holiday is a pot of fundraising gold if you follow our rainbow of ideas. By putting in a little effort, you can see great fundraising results with these ideas for fun crafts, cookies and more around this holiday.

Simply Delicious Desserts

No-bake desserts can still be tasty, and they’re easy to make! These easy-make Oreos are festive, and a quick addition to a team fundraising bake sale. Make them just in green or even with a variety of colors like white and pink, too! Another no-bake option is these Lucky Charm Rice Krispies Treats, which are a fun play on childhood favorites that families can purchase for a holiday indulgence.

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Make your own pot of gold

Have fun with one of the holiday’s greatest traditions and create your own pot of gold! Work with local businesses to get donations of gift cards or other products and create fun gift baskets, then sell those for donations to the 3-Day. You can also supplement the baskets with crafts and treats like the ones we recommend here.

Deliver luck

Put an extra bit of luck with your next round up fundraising letters! Instead of paying for postage, put that money towards making Leprechaun Popcorn, and attaching a donation letter to each bag. They’re small enough to fit a small bag and a note into a mailbox, and it will bring a St. Patrick’s Day smile to the faces of your friends and family.

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Put your words on a string

Write a thank you note to past donors and follow this simple tutorial to make a green paper butterfly out of your note. This could be especially effective to send to people who have donated in the past, but haven’t yet donated for this year’s 3-Day. Send it to people who have already donated as well! It’s always a good time of year to remind our donors how much they mean to us.

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Do you have any fun St. Patrick’s Day fundraising ideas? Share them with us!

Susan G. Komen 3-Day: March Fundraising Calendar

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Happy March to one and all! The 3-Day Series starts less than six months from now, which means it is time to kick fundraising into high gear. No matter where you are in your fundraising efforts, there is still plenty of time to grow your goals, or help your friends and team members grow theirs. With that in mind, we are starting a monthly blog post with new, creative fundraising ideas to keep your efforts fresh and fun each month.

There are lots of holidays and other events happening in March, so get ready to be inspired!

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March is Women’s History Month, Craft Month, and Nutrition Month, among others, and there are plenty of fun ways to use those holidays to your advantage:

  • We have tons of fun craft ideas on our Pinterest page that you can use to raise funds.
  • Or host a craft night for your team to bond, exchange ideas and have a little fun!
  • Nutrition Month is the perfect time to amp up your training by asking for donations for every mile you walk this month, with proceeds going towards your fundraising.

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March 15th also marks six months to the start of the Seattle 3-Day, so if you’re walking in that event, it’s the perfect time to remind friends and family to donate to your goal.

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Other key days this month include

  • March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: Unofficially known as Grahamwich Day in the 3-Day family! Volunteer to make school lunches for donations, and be sure to include a PB&J sandwich.
  • March 9: Popcorn Lover’s Day: Host a movie night, complete with popcorn bar, and ask attendees for donations! You can create fun flavored popcorn with sea salt, cinnamon and sugar, BBQ rub and more.
  • March 12: Daylight Savings Time: We may gain more sunshine hours, but we still “lose” an hour in the day. Ask for donations of $23 (or $230!) for the 23 hours in that sunshiney spring day.
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day: We will be sharing festive fundraising ideas specific to the holiday, but feel free to get creative on your own!
  • March 21: First Day of Spring: Here’s a challenge from us! For every $50 you raise “spring” over something and take a video, making your jumps taller and taller each time. Start with small jumps like a shoe box, then work your way up to “springing” on your bed. Just be sure to leap safely!
  • March 23: Puppy Day: Have a furry friend? Hold a puppy kissing booth! Even if you don’t own your own pup, you can offer dog walking services or make homemade dog treats for donations.
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day: Celebrate your team, your cause, or anything you love most, and ask your friends and family to share the love with a donation.

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What are your fundraising goals for March? How will you work to achieve them? Share here to brainstorm with fellow walkers or reach out to your local coach for more ideas!

Can’t-Miss 3-Day Fundraising Graphics

If a picture is worth a thousand words, shouldn’t these cute, shareable 3-Day fundraising graphics equate at least that many fundraising dollars? We think so! Whether you’re just starting your fundraising efforts, or have already hit your goal, you still have plenty of time to raise more.

Whether it’s in an email, shared on social media or printed on a letter or flyer: Team captains, send these out to your walkers. First timers, use these to hit your goals in no time. Veterans, blast them out to hit a new fundraising high.

No matter who you are, check ‘em out! And see how you can use them to help you reach (and then celebrate) your goals! Happy Fundraising Friday!

 

Need to get started?

Post this, and ask someone to make your day with your first donation!

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Surpassing goals left and right?

Share this to your Facebook page, and tag those who helped you get there:

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Just need just one-more-donation to help you meet your goal?

This one’s perfect for that. You’ll exceed your goal in no time!

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Friends need a gentle reminder that you’re still fundraising?

This one will do the trick!

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Fundraise your way right past that goal you set?

Raise it, and post this one to encourage people to keep on giving! #cantstopwontstop

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Thanking your donors publicly is a great way to entice others to do the same!

Don’t forget to tag your donor once you hit your goal!

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These graphics can also be printed and used in your other fundraising efforts. Print them on stickers and attach one to a follow-up fundraising letter to catch potential donors’ eyes. Make them into buttons and have team members where them at your fundraising event to brag about hitting their goal, or encourage people to keep contributing.

How would you use these fun graphics to help with your fundraising?