Here is a green fundraiser product that is an easy sale at farmers markets, shopping centers, and other high-traffic locations.
Rain Barrels International is a Rain Barrel Company out of Raleigh, North Carolina which manufacturers rain barrels out of once used “food grade barrels” that after being dumped by food processing companies would otherwise go into our countries landfills. Our company’s goal is to educate people about taking one step to water conservation by using our product to collect rainwater.
We have successfully created a fundraiser program for organizations to raise money for their group. Our fundraisers are extremely easy to do and very profitable! We are currently trying to implement some great GoFundMe event ideas as well.
HOW OUR RAIN BARREL FUNDRAISERS WORK:
1. You arrange a date and location with our company for your event.
2. We charge a base wholesale price for each of our rain barrels + shipping and you add on $20.00 for your fundraiser.
3. You do advertising in your organization, community, Twitter, Facebook, newspaper, etc. We provide you with all the copy to assist in this advertising.
4. Our company does internet advertising on all of the local online free ad sites to assist your organization.
5. We provide a PDF flyer for you to print out and distribute about your fundraising event.
6. Your clients purchase their rain barrels on our website under your fundraisers name using Paypal.
7. On the day of your organizations fundraiser we have the barrels delivered to the event location for your groups’ distribution.
8. You will receive a check from our company within 10 days after your fundraising event.
Specifications of our Rain Barrels:
55+ gallon capacity
Designed with brass spigot for garden hose attachment
Barrel has a screen to prevent mosquitoes from accessing water
Side brass overflow
Made from plastic reused food grade barrels (since these are reused there are some minor cosmetic scratches)
Colors Available: Black and Terra Cotta
View our website at http://www.rainbarrelsintl.com/
For questions e-mail info@RainBarrelsIntl.com
Our fundraisers are easy to do and you will have an assigned representative from our company who will assist you in potentially raising thousands of dollars for your organization.
Daily deals coupon giant Groupon offers free grassroots fundraising assistance to worthy community causes and nonprofit organizations across the country. Groupon Grassroots helps you craft a compelling message about your group’s fundraising need and then promotes it their subscribers on the Groupon website.
This assistance is not for general fundraising campaigns that contribute to the operating budget nor does it help sell tickets to galas, races, or silent auctions. Its all about project-specific fundraising with measurable impact and community-oriented results.
According to Groupon: “Groupon Grassroots campaigns always have a project-specific goal and create a sense of urgency for the donor. Whether it is a matching donor specific to the campaign, an enticing registration incentive, or a particular project or program that you have an affinity for, Grassroots campaigns generate energy and excitement around the featured cause that isn’t normally available.”
Groupon Grassroots helps coordinate your campaign from beginning to end. Once you’ve identified a compelling project, a Groupon Grassroots Campaign Organizer will coach you through building and launching your campaign. Throughout the process, we’ll provide you with the following resources:
A creative campaign write-up crafted by our dedicated team of Groupon Grassroots writers
A step-by-step promotions and public relations guide to marketing your campaign
Phone consultations to discuss the best campaign strategies for your organization
Access to the Groupon Merchant Center, where you can monitor campaign performance and analyze demographics
A check issued to your organization for 100% of donations received (Groupon absorbs all credit card fees)
Post-campaign communications guidance so you can build on your success and establish a long-term relationship with your supporters
Here is a video that explains Groupon Grassroots Fundraising:
Here is a cute news story I ran across about a high school volleyball team doing a whipped cream pie throwing fundraiser. It sounds like fun, but I’m not sure I’d want to be on the receiving end of a pie in the face all day long…well 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. anyway.
For a small donation, $3 for one pie for $5 for two, folks can toss a pie in the face of their favorite volleyball player.
Read more: Norwood High Volleball “Pie” fundraiser at Norwood Day – Norwood, MA – Norwood Bulletin http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood/news/x938530027/Norwood-High-Volleball-Pie-fundraiser-at-Norwood-Day